Acer Bluetooth 1.2 USB Dongle User's Manual
The settings on the Discovery tab of the Bluetooth Configuration Panel determine whether
this computer looks for other Bluetooth devices automatically, how often it looks and what
type of devices it looks for.
Periodic Search for Devices
When "Look for other Bluetooth devices" is selected, Bluetooth automatically searches for
devices every X minutes. X is a whole number between 1 and 60. To change the time
between auto inquiries, highlight the existing time and enter the new time.
NOTE: When My Bluetooth Places is first opened it performs an initial automatic search for
devices even if "Look for other Bluetooth devices" is not enabled.
Determine the devices that will be reported
Bluetooth can screen out devices that you do not need access to.
The options are:
Report all Bluetooth devices
Report only selected Bluetooth devices (see Discovery, Adding Specific Devices
and Discovery, Deleting Specific Devices).
Select the desired option from the drop-down list.
Discover Specific Devices
The type of device(s) that this computer looks for and reports when it is searching for other
Bluetooth devices can be limited.
Limit the remote devices reported
Bluetooth can report only specific devices, specific class(es) of device(s), or specific type(s)
of device(s) within a class.
Specific devices: an individual computer or Bluetooth cellular telephone are
examples of specific devices.
Specific class of device: "computer" is an example of a class of devices
Specific type of device within a class: "laptop" is an example of a specific type of
device within the "computer" class of devices.
The devices to be discovered can be mixed-and-matched; you can discover one or more
specific devices, classes of devices and types of devices within a class at the same time.
Remove a device from the list of devices to be discovered
In the Bluetooth Configuration Panel, from the Discovery tab, select the device to be
removed and click the Delete button.
NOTE: If "Report only selected Bluetooth devices" is not selected the Delete button will not
Temporarily override the discovery of specific devices
In the Bluetooth Configuration Panel, from the Discovery tab, select "Report all Bluetooth
devices." The specifically selected devices will be discovered along with all other devices.
To re-enable specific device discovery re-select "Report only selected Bluetooth devices."
NOTE: When all devices are deleted an error message will appear if "Report all Bluetooth
devices" is not selected.