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    Get Surface to Automatically connect to Bluetooth Mouse?

    I got a Bluetooth mouse today which when paired with the surface works great. Problem is when I close the surface down or go out of range, I have to manually remove and add the mouse again. Surely there is an easier way to automatically connect when I turn the mouse on?

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    What brand is your Mouse? I have paired a Microsoft Wedge Mouse with my Surface and it re-connects automatically even if I've not used it in a while.
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    speedlink? its fairly cheap

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    Hmmm....do you know which rev it is using for its Bluetooth Stack, is it a 2.0, 2.1, 3.0 or 4.0? I haven't tried anything but 3.0 (Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000) and 4.0 (the Wedge Mouse). Both reconnected automatically. You can also check in the Devices and Printers (Desktop Control Panel) and right click on the mouse and go to properties to see if there is the ability to reconnect automatically.

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    This is the mouse, doesn't actually say. No option in the properties

    Speedlink Snappy Wireless Bluetooth Mouse - Pearl White: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

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    Are you using the built-in Bluetooth or the Mouse Supplied Bluetooth receiver?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdfire View Post
    <snip>Problem is when I close the surface down or go out of range, I have to manually remove and add the mouse again.<snip>
    My really old, perhaps BT 2.0 Genius BT mouse never manifests this issue. When I come back in range all I have to do is wake up the mouse.

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    I'm using a Logitech V470 BT mouse. No problem at all with mouse auto reconnecting when RT is restarted or awakened. Sounds like it's your mouse that's the problem
    Last edited by yeewiz; 01-27-2013 at 10:14 PM.

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    Time to upgrade. Go for the wedge!
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