ToothFairy 2.8.4

March 6th, 2024 (ToothFairy)
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Version 2.8.4 of ToothFairy is now available.

ToothFairy is a Mac menu bar utility that lets you connect AirPods to your Mac with a single click or keypress. It also works with other Bluetooth headphones and with input devices such as mice, keyboards, and game pad controllers. You can see at a glance which devices are connected, as well as their battery levels. ToothFairy can make music and videos sound better by using a higher quality codec for audio output. It can also run scripts when Bluetooth devices connect or disconnect.

This is a free update that includes the following changes:

  • See multiple Bluetooth devices at once, including their battery levels.The battery info updates more quickly after connecting a device.
  • Advanced SettingsThe Run shell script after connecting/disconnecting help page now explains how to trigger a shortcut.
  • ToothFairy is better at remembering the current sound input device so that the Improve sound quality by disabling audio input from device feature will restore the proper one after connecting a new device.
  • You can now pull down a device’s menu while the connection progress indicator is spinning.
  • ToothFairy no longer shows arrow icons while it’s in the process of fixing the sound output, as this was confusing. Instead, it will continue showing the device as half-connected until it’s done. You can still see what’s happening with the fixing via the tooltip and the menu item text.
  • Device SettingsIf the feature to fix the sound output is disabled, clicking the half-connected device icon now disconnects the device instead of doing nothing.
  • Each help page now has a link to a Google translation so you can view it in a different language.
  • Updated the French localization.
  • Fixed a bug where the progress indicator wouldn’t stop if you clicked the menu bar icon when using the Don’t disconnect when clicking icon or pressing hotkey option.
  • Made various fixes and updates to prevent Cocoa from logging warnings.
  • Made various threading improvements.
  • The build number is now displayed in a tooltip in the About tab.
  • Mac App Store receipt validation works better on Macs with damaged Ethernet ports.
  • The Setapp version of ToothFairy now requires macOS 12 or later, due to updating to version 4.1.0 of their framework.

ToothFairy 2.8.4 works with macOS 10.13 through macOS 14 and requires a Bluetooth device. In-depth information about ToothFairy is available in the manual.

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