Sean O'Donnells Weblog
Being a gnome user, the last few releases on Ubuntu have driven me batty by omitting the nautilus bluetooth integration. This very handy functionality allows you to right click on a few and send it via bluetooth.
For some odd reason it has yet to make it into any version of Ubuntu and using gnome-obex-send from the command line is more than a touch annoying.
However thanks to a fabulous Nautilus extension I have found a way to replicate the functionality
Now the official gnome-bluetooth extension should look like this
And here is what my replacement looks like
1. Selecting the file to send
2. Selecting the device to send to
3. Watching the progress of the file as it is sent
So if I am not using the nautilus-bluetooth extension what am I using? I found a fantastic Nautilus extension called Nautilus Actions. This allows you to quickly and easily define your own context menu items for everything in nautilus. Once you have it installed simply run nautilus-actions-config and create as many actions as you like. The configuration I used for the Bluetooth send option is shown below. Once you have installed it and added a rule, restart nautilus with nautilus -q and you are done. Why this is not a standard part of every gnome based distribution is beyond me.
(By the way, the resumption of posts does mean that my new T43p has arrived. Im still finishing up configuring ubuntu on it, but expect a full write up as soon as I am done)