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      xmlns:its="http://www.w3.org/2005/11/its"
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      type="topic" style="task"
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      id="bluetooth-turn-on-off">

  <info>
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    <link type="guide" xref="bluetooth" group="#first"/>

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    <revision pkgversion="3.4" date="2012-02-19" status="outdated"/>
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    <revision pkgversion="3.10" date="2013-11-09" status="review"/>
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    <credit type="author">
      <name>Jim Campbell</name>
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      <email>jwcampbell@gmail.com</email>
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    </credit>
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    <credit type="author">
      <name>Shaun McCance</name>
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      <email>shaunm@gnome.org</email>
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    </credit>
    <credit type="editor">
      <name>Michael Hill</name>
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      <email>mdhillca@gmail.com</email>
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      <years>2014</years>
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    </credit>
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    <credit type="editor">
      <name>Ekaterina Gerasimova</name>
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      <email>kittykat3756@gmail.com</email>
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      <years>2014</years>
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    <credit type="editor">
      <name>David King</name>
      <email>amigadave@amigadave.com</email>
      <years>2015</years>
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    <include href="legal.xml" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2001/XInclude"/>
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    <desc>Enable or disable the Bluetooth device on your computer.</desc>
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  </info>

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<title>Turn Bluetooth on or off</title>
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  <comment>
    <cite date="2013-11-09" href="mailto:mdhillca@gmail.com">mdhill</cite>
    <p>Add link to shell-terminology definition of system status *area* of top
    bar when it has been written, explain that if your network connection is
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    through a Bluetooth device it will show up in the system *menu* and only
    then will its icon be visible as shown.</p>
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  </comment>

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  <p>You can turn Bluetooth on to connect to other Bluetooth devices, or turn
  it off to conserve power. To turn Bluetooth on:</p>

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  <steps>
    <item>
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      <p>Open the <gui xref="shell-introduction#activities">Activities</gui> overview and
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      start typing <gui>Bluetooth</gui>.</p>
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    </item>
    <item>
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      <p>Click on <gui>Bluetooth</gui> to open the panel.</p>
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    </item>
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      <p>Set the switch at the top to on.</p>
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    </item>
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  <p>Many laptop computers have a hardware switch or key combination to turn
  Bluetooth on and off. Look for a switch on your computer or a key on your
  keyboard. The keyboard key is often accessed with the help of the
  <key>Fn</key> key.</p>
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  <p>To turn Bluetooth off:</p>
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      <p>Open the <gui xref="shell-introduction#systemmenu">system menu</gui> from the
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      right side of the top bar.</p>
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    </item>
    <item>
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      <p>Select
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      <gui><media its:translate="no" type="image" mime="image/svg" src="figures/bluetooth-active-symbolic.svg"/>
      Not In Use</gui>. The Bluetooth section of the menu will expand.</p>
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    </item>
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      <p>Select <gui>Turn Off</gui>.</p>
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    </item>
  </steps>
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  <note><p>Your computer is <link xref="bluetooth-visibility">visible</link> as
  long as the <gui>Bluetooth</gui> panel is open.</p></note>
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