How to receive files via Bluetooth using Blueman

A few months ago I wrote an article about sharing and receiving files via Bluetooth using gnome-user-share. But recently I found out that this can be done more easily using Blueman. Blueman is a simple bluetooth manager which aims at controlling and simplifying bluetooth tasks. Let me show you how to install Blueman and configure it to receive files via Bluetooth.

Actually, I got this idea from the ubuntuforums user arnab_das. He was having a similar trouble of transferring files from his mobile to pc. And he fixed it using Blueman. In order to install it either click this link (if unable to use the link refer this) or enter this command in the terminal.

[shredder12]$ sudo apt-get install blueman

Fedora users use this command command.

[shredder12]$ su -c 'yum install blueman'

Now, once you have installed it you will probably see an additional icon in your top panel. If not then go to System->Preferences->Bluetooth Manager to start the service. The top try will look something like this

Now, right click on the icon, select Local services and go to transfer. In order to enable receiving files, select "Accept files from trusted sources".

Thats all you have to do.

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