Bluetooth and my old iMac, advice?

Reply Thu 30 Apr, 2015 03:36 pm
I'm just back from a near nauseating sequence of having my computer freeze with a notice from Bluetooth about that I don't have any wireless connection. I don't even know what bluetooth is, except that people use it while driving.
I know I don't have a wireless connection, of course, or at least not an active one. It says Continue, but I can't with a frozen cursor.

This has happened before, and I managed to get rid of it that time, so I kept unplugging this time too. Finally the screen came up with no bluetooth blooey. Would have been faster but I forgot the main plug and know better.

I don't know but figure there is a way to disable this nonsense.. or I hope.
I think there are reasons, iffy ability of my mac to take a bunch of windows now, and odd stuff tends to happen when I have a sports page on. Grrrr. Anyway, the problem spirals happen when I am reading about sports. I guess those are heavyweight sights in some way.

Anyone have a clue how to disengage Bluetooth? I don't want to engage them while trying to disengage..
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Reply Thu 30 Apr, 2015 04:18 pm
I realize you don't really have Bluetooth but this might offer a solution of sorts: http://www.isaackeyet.com/2011/how-to-restart-bluetooth-blued-on-a-mac/
Reply Thu 30 Apr, 2015 04:28 pm
I'll look, on tenterhooks, they are so pushy.

Not right away, I'm relaxed now, normal a2k at hand.
Will report, and thank you.
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Reply Thu 30 Apr, 2015 04:56 pm
Yes I check out that link as well.

Also, you should be able to go into system preferences, then Internet and wireless, click on Bluetooth.

For instance when I go into mine it shows my wireless keyboard, wireless mouse and my iPhone. If you don’t have wireless devices there shouldn’t be anything in the list.

Then from system preferences go into network it should say Wi-Fi connected.

Reply Thu 30 Apr, 2015 05:59 pm
I suspect none of that is available in my system preferences, which hadn't been clued in, as they hadn't cottoned on to it yet (2006, presume updated for a while), but I'll check manana. Mac shuts off old systems re support. I like mac, but that is tacky, while I suppose financially smart.
Reply Thu 30 Apr, 2015 06:01 pm
I understand lack of support, though I don't like it, but letting bluetooth shut me down in the same time period is icky.
Reply Fri 1 May, 2015 01:23 pm
Looks like I could fix it, JCboy. At least via your clues I found the Bluetooth symbol, that I have no devices (yes, I knew that) and that a little circle had an On check. I unchecked it; so far so good. Thanks, all!
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