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Old 05-10-2016, 05:03 AM   #1
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Chrome browser changes bluetooth adapter name


I am using Mageia 5 with Firefox and Chrome browsers. If I set up my bluetooth adapter name to something like "Mageia 5 Desktop", I can connect using my phone and or tablet normally.

Sometime later, presumably after using the Chrome browser, the desktop bluetooth has been changed (without my help) to "ChromeLinux_72CO".

Why is this, and how do I stop it happening?
 
Old 05-16-2016, 02:34 PM   #2
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Do you turn on Chrome sync?
 
Old 05-16-2016, 07:03 PM   #3
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Not that I'm aware. Don't know how I would do that - searching settings and can't find a setting. If I set the bluetooth name to "Mageia 5 Desktop" using bluetooth configure, starting Chrome immediately changes it to "ChromeLinux_72CO", whether bluetooth is turned on or off. Where is the bluetooth name stored?

Doing a Google search for "ChromeLinux_72CO" finds only this posting!
 
Old 05-20-2016, 03:11 PM   #4
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It might be that Chrome Apps did that.
 
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I noticed that my BlueTooth adaptor was named similar but I've just renamed it manually and started Chrome a few times as well as transferred some files form my Blackberry and the name I gave it seems to have stuck.
Thanks for mentioning this though as I'll now keep an eye out for it being related to Chrome.
 
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I'll post again rather than edit: I have been messing around with desktop environments, uninstalling and installing software and the like and having just logged back into my normal XFCE desktop, opened Chrome and started playing Netflix I looked at the name of the Bluetooth device and it's ChromeLinux_C7EA.
I know some will disagree but, for me, the quicker Firefox has Netflix and the like working on Linux (if the user chooses) the better.
Don't get me wrong, Chrome isn't too bad but this kind of thing is worrying especially as it's the information-gathering tool for an advertising agency.
 
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