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In June of 2009 I wrote an article about a feature of Windows 7 that I loved… but couldn’t at the time confirm would actually make it into the final release of Windows 7. In fact I was unable to find any documentation on it at all, which led me to believe, late one night, that I might have violated a non-disclosure agreement. The article was called Smartphones and Windows 7 – VERY Smart!
Fortunately the feature made it through, and here is how I set it up and access it.
- Make sure your phone is properly paired to your computer.
- Double-click on the Bluetooth icon in the Windows Notification Area.
- Double-click on your Bluetooth Device (Alternately right-click on your device and click Control)
- The Bluetooth Phone Operations and Settings window for your device will appear.
- Under Phone Operations click the Connect button next to the line ‘Use this computer as a headset or speakerphone for calls on your phone (Model Number).
- On the phone you will have to accept the connection attempt.
Once I did all of that my phone rang… complete coincidence of course, but the timing was great. I put on my headset (Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000) and answered the phone… the call came through over the headset.
I know that on the previous post the screen shot showed that I could enter a phone number to dial, hang up, and so on. I suspect this functionality will differ by phone model; I still have my old phone configured and the screen shot is slightly different; having said that the dial-from-computer functionality never worked on the old one – always said ‘not supported by this phone’.
Give this a shot… it is much easier to make calls without having to hold the phone to your ear for hours!
For more information about the Windows Springboard Series visit http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=8418918.
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