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Make the AddressBook autodetect your Bluetooth phone Apps
If you go into the preferences file for your Address Book and enable the boolean option "ABCheckForPhoneNextTime," your address book will automatically connect to your Bluetooth device when it starts up. This file is located in your user's Library -> Preferences folder and is called com.apple.AddressBook.plist.

[robg adds: You can also set this value in the Terminal by typing defaults write com.apple.AddressBook ABCheckForPhoneNextTime -boolean true. I don't, however, have a Bluetooth phone with which to test the hint.]
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Make the AddressBook autodetect your Bluetooth phone
Authored by: Greenfruit on Jul 04, '03 01:40:24PM

yep it works, nice one.

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Make the AddressBook autodetect your Bluetooth phone
Authored by: Mac112 on Jul 05, '03 02:42:23AM

Could someone please come up with a way to make the same thing happen when the computer wakes from sleep and Addressbook is already running?



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Make the AddressBook autodetect your Bluetooth phone
Authored by: Greenfruit on Aug 25, '03 12:30:43PM

try the sailing clicker from www.sailing.com, then on proximity sensor, set AB:re-connect bluetooth for when you come back.

you can also get system:auto sync and when bluetooth reconnects it will see if youve isyncd within a day and if you havent it will isync for you

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Make the AddressBook autodetect your Bluetooth phone
Authored by: Anidel on Jul 05, '03 07:50:21PM

Yes, it's working, but not lasting forever.
If you disconnect the Address Book from the phone and then quit the application, it will fall back to the normal use and next time you run the application again it will not automatically connect to the cellphone.
I think this option is just a reminder for the application about its last status.

A small script that sets the flag and opens the Address Book would fix it.

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Make the AddressBook autodetect your Bluetooth phone
Authored by: celkins on Jul 09, '03 04:59:12PM

The following AppleScript works for me:

do shell script "defaults write com.apple.AddressBook ABCheckForPhoneNextTime -boolean true"
run application "Address Book"



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