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Is there a way to control Bluetooth using only keyboard commands?

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#1 siletha


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Posted 21 January 2017 - 02:15 PM

Hey guys! I'm not a computer whiz so I'm wondering if you'd be able to help save me some money. I have an Acer laptop running Windows 10 that has had a broken touchpad since I purchased it from the previous owner. I normally use a Bluetooth mouse with it and accidentally turned off Bluetooth on the control panel the other day. Since the mouse isn't connected, the laptop is unusable. I'm looking for a way to turn on Bluetooth using only the keyboard so I don't have to buy another mouse if possible. 



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Posted 23 January 2017 - 12:50 PM

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How about how to get there using the keyboard?



Use arrow keys to select Settings, press Enter

Use arrow keys to select Devices, press Enter

Use arrow keys to select Bluetooth, press Enter

Press tab to get to the Bluetooth on/off slider.

Press the space bar to switch from off to on.


The touchpad may not be broke.  Tap twice in the upper left and it may turn on.

#3 siletha

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 08:05 PM

Thank you! Unfortunately that did not work to fix the touch pad but I'm glad to be able to use the laptop again.

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