Bluetooth indicator disappears on turning off bluetooth

Everytime I turn off my bluetooth, the indicator icon in the system tray disappears, as opposed to just greying out as expected. Next time I need to go to the settings select bluetooth to turn it on, which makes the indicator to reappear.

Is there anyway I can make the indicator icon not disappear but stay greyed out when not in use?

Here is Solutions:

We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first solution because it is tested & true solution that will 100% work for you.

Solution 1

Thanks Grzegorz for the nudge in the right direction.

I found the below bazaar fork there. Its pending review but seems to be working for most:


Installation instructions are at:

How do I install a bazaar fork in 13.10?

The summary of commands to use:

sudo apt-get install bzr build-essential 
sudo apt-get build-dep indicator-bluetooth  
bzr branch lp:~robert-ancell/indicator-bluetooth/dont-hide-on-rfkill  
cd dont-hide-on-rfkill  
sudo dpkg -i indicator-bluetooth_0.0.6daily13.02.19-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb

Restart system

Solution 2

Unfortunately you can’t make bluetooth activator to grey out if not active in Ubuntu 13.04.

Check the sources of indicator-bluetooth at Launchpad.

Note: Use and implement solution 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂

All methods was sourced from or, is licensed under cc by-sa 2.5, cc by-sa 3.0 and cc by-sa 4.0

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