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Mar
01

Office 2011 Word in El Capitan quitting on launch

Some users still feel the need to use Office 2011 and have been having a problem with Word and other apps quitting on launch. Rebuilding the database, trashing preferences, cleaning cache didn’t solve.

The solution for Word and Excel quitting on launch is to turn off Error Reporting.  

You can turn Error Reporting off by navigating to /Library/Application Support/Microsoft/MERP2.0/Error Reporting

Launch Error reporting. In the application dropdown menu, select Preferences.  Uncheck Enable Microsoft Error Reporting.

Changes will not take effect until you relaunch your Microsoft applications.

Feb
19

How to randomize MAC Address in OS X

How to randomize MAC Address in OS X
openssl rand -hex 6 | sed 's/\(..\)/\1:/g; s/.$//' | xargs sudo ifconfig en0 ether

Set Mac Address to Arbirtrary Address in OS X
sudo ifconfig en0 ether aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff

Feb
18

"Synthetic" clicks in Keychain Access

In a recent security update (December 14, 2015), Apple implemented a security measure that disallows the ability to remotely click Keychain Access windows (synthetic clicks).  For instance, if you are remotely assisting a customer with retrieving a password, upon opening a Keychain Access entry, you wil not be able to click Allow or Always Allow in order to reveal a resource password.  The user will have to click locally.  This can also be especially troublesome if working remotely on a headless server as there may be no local user to assist.

 

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Feb
15

Help, My keyboard is split on my iPad! Is there a way to fix it?

Yes there is.  On the bottom of your iPad keyboard, there is an icon for a keyboard with a down arrow on the icon. Hold the keyboard button down and a toggle to merge or merge and dock the keyboard will appear. While holding your finger on the ipad screen, slide your finger to the merge and dock toggle to put your keyboard back on the dock and merged back to one keyboard.

Feb
08

How to Upgrade Universal Type Server 4 to Universal Type Server 6

Before upgrading, backup UTS database. To do this, Log into Server Administration. Then Go to Datastore > Backups and click “Backup now”. Go to /Applications/Extensis/Universal Type Server/data/backups. Copy or move the latest backup to a safe place.



You will need to Uninstall UTS 4 before installing UTS 5.
1. Go to /Applications/Extensis/Universal Type Server/applications
2. Double-click to launch Universal Type Server Uninstaller.pkg and go through the wizard to uninstall UTS.
3. in the Applications Folder, move the the Extensis folder to the trash.
4. Go to /Library/ remove the Extensis folder.
5. Go to /Library/Preferences/ remove anything that starts with com.extensis.

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Feb
03

OS X 10.11 El Capitan "Repair Disk Permissions"

With the introduction of OS X 10.11 El Capitan the Disk Utility.app no longer offers the option to "Repair Disk Permissions".

With the introduction of System Integrity Protection (SIP), in theory this is no longer necessary.

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