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Endlessly Disconnecting Bluetooth – and how to actually disconnect

Like many other people, I’ve had problems with an endlessly scrolling ‘Disconnecting’ message when my bluetooth modem connection goes down, or fails to dial up correctly.

I accidentally discovered a method for dropping the bluetooth connection properly, and removing the cycling message from the OS X menu bar:

  1. Get iStat Pro’s free dashboard widget
  2. Make sure your network connections are displayed when you start Dashboard
  3. Wait until your connecting goes crazy, and won’t drop the connection
  4. Fire up dashboard and, in the bluetooth pane on the iStat Pro widget, click the ‘Disconnect’ button twice


Now if only that would help in re connecting ….