Hi Jock,Hi Atanere, I purchased a bluetooth dongle and attempted to set it up.Everything looked good and the bluetooth icon appears in lower right of my screen .It picks up the speaker and says successfully added but sound comes through th laptop speakers and not through the bluetooth speaker. Ive tried to see if there is a switch to direct sound through the bluetooth speaker and not the laptop speaker.Can you perhaps think of what could be happening here Kind Regards Jock
OK, I hope we can get this going! Just a coupe of quick checks, but these are probably good from what you said above. Your icon now should be a bright blue color (not a dimmed gray). When you left-click on it, it should show any nearby devices, including your speaker... and it should show the speaker as "connected." All good, right?
This is where I hope we get it... so, left-click on your speaker icon on the panel (near the bluetooth icon, maybe by the clock). In that little window, click on the Sound Settings. The settings windows has 4 tabs along the top, and mine opened to the Output tab, which is what we want. There it should show Devices... and I think you can click on your new speaker there to make it work.
While on that Output tab, there is a "Test Sound" button below the Devices, but that does not work for me... maybe it will for you. But back at the top, I switched tabs to "Sound Effects" and after increasing the volume up from zero, I was able to click on the small play button on individual system sounds and hear them in my headset.
I hope that works to get your speaker going! But the next thing is I'm not sure if it will keep the new speaker as a default so that it is active after you reboot the computer, or if you will have to go through this step each time. I'm running my test on a Live Mint DVD, so no settings survive a reboot for me right now. But if yours does not keep the new speaker after a reboot, then we will look to see if there is a way to fix that.