MAC OS X

  • RESET FORGOTTEN ADMIN PASSWORD OSX 10.11 EL CAPITAN

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    Reset Forgotten Admin Password OSX 10.11 El Capitan

    The passwords for all accounts on OSX 10.11 El Capitan, OSX 10.10 Yosemite, OSX 10.9 Mavericks and OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion including admin and standard user accounts can be reset and changed when booted from theRecovery Partition on OSX.

    Boot into Recovery Partition

    Reboot into the Recovery Drive by choosing the ‘Apple‘ menu > Restart, hold down the ‘command’ + ‘r’ keys on the keyboard during the start up process when you see the start up screen you can let go. When the machine boots eventually you will see the OS X Utilities screen.

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    Go to the Utilites menu and select Terminal

     

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    At the prompt type ‘resetpassword’ (hit enter)

     

     

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    This launches the Reset Password screen, select the Volume Hard Drive in the top part of the window pane, then for the user that you need to reset select the user account in the lower part then add and confirm the new password and click save, you get a confirmation screen and details about the keychain account.

    Go to the Apple Menu and click Restart to boot back to the normal hard drive and the new password will take effect immediately.

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    Reset Forgotten Admin Password OSX 10.11 El Capitan

  • EXPORT BOOKMARKS FROM CHROME

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: IT, Mac OS X, Windows

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    Step 1: In the top-right corner of the browser window, click the Chrome menu

    Step 2: Select Bookmarks > Bookmark Manager.

    Step 3: Click the “Organize” menu in the manager

    Step 4: Select Export bookmarks.

    Chrome will export your bookmarks as an HTML file, which you can then import into another browser.

    Credits: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/96816?hl=en 

  • CITRIX – GOOGLE CHROME – LAUNCH.ICA FILE

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Development, Mac OS X, Windows

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    Presenting Problem

    You click to launch your applications in Google Chrome and the application does not launch. Instead, you see a launch.ica file downloaded from Google Chrome or the launch.ica file is opened up by some incompatible program on your computer (such as by another web browser or a Microsoft Office application).

    Background

    The launch.ica file is a Citrix file used by your web browser to virtualize your Citrix applications. This file is usually downloaded silently from Chrome and opened automatically by the Citrix application installed on your local computer. However, a recent update to Chrome has changed this usual process.

    Google released the Version 42.0 update to Chrome on April 15, 2015. As a part of this update, Chrome now handles certain web content differently. For Citrix , Instead of downloading and automatically launching the launch.ica file like in the past, Chrome now just downloads the file instead. Depending on other local settings, your computer may try to automatically open the launch.ica file with an incompatible program as well.

    Most users have Chrome set to update automatically, hence your Chrome may have already updated to the latest version without your knowledge.

    Solution

    To resolve, we need to tell Google Chrome to continue to automatically open the launch.ica files instead of just download them.

    1. Attempt to launch a Citrix application
    2. When you see the launch.ica file appear at the bottom of your web browser, click on the little arrow next to it and choose Always open files of this type

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    3. Restart Google Chrome
    4. Log back into Citrix and launch your application again

    Additional Steps

    If the above changes did not resolve your issue, then the Google Chrome update may have affected the default program that your computer uses to open .ica file types. As a result, you need to adjust the default program that opens .ica files on your local computer.

    For Windows Users:

    1. Launch the Control Panel
    2. Open the Default Programs menu (this is under Programs if you are in Category View)
    3. Choose to Associate a file type or protocol with a program
    4. Find the .ica file type and choose to Change program…
    5. Browse to C:\Program Files (x86)\Citrix\ICA Client (you can paste this in the Open with… window)
      • Depending on your computer settings, the appropriate directory might be C:\Program Files\Citrix\ICA Client if the (x86) directory doesn’t exist
    6. Select wfcrun32 from the above directory to set the Citrix Connection Manager as the default program to launch .ica files
    7. Restart Google Chrome
    8. Log back into Citrix and launch your application again

    For Mac Users:

    1. Locate the launch.ica file downloaded from Chrome (typically in your Downloads folder)
    2. Right-click (control + click) on the launch.ica file and select Open With > Other
    3. Browse to your Applications
    4. Select the Citrix Receiver,check the Always Open With checkbox, and click Open

    Credits: https://harborcloud.zendesk.com/entries/81554985-Google-Chrome-Click-to-launch-an-application-and-see-a-launch-ica-file

  • CHANGE YOUR OS X ACCOUNT NAME

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    Change the full name

    A user’s full name can be changed by that user or an administrator. The full name doesn’t need to be the same as the account name (short name) or home folder name.

    OS X v10.10 Yosemite

    1. Go to Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Users & Groups.
    2. If the lock icon in the corner of the window is locked, click the icon to unlock it. Enter the admin name and password, if prompted.
    3. From the list of users, open a shortcut menu by Control-clicking the user that you want to rename. Choose “Advanced Options” from the shortcut menu.
    4. Change the name in the “Full name” field, then click OK.

    Credits: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201548

  • ADOBE PHOTOSHOP AND LIGHTROOM SHORTCUTS

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Graphic Design, IT, Mac OS X, PC

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    We all know how we love shortcuts … check out the below shortcuts and cheat sheets to make designing quicker.

    Photoshop CC

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    Lightroom CC

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    Happy tapping

  • MULTI BOOT USB FLASH DRIVE

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Development, Linux, Mac OS X, Open Source, PC

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    Okay, so I love having recovery tools on a bootable USB drive.

    One of my life savers is Hiren Boot Tools (Download the ISO here). Then I had a great idea. What I’ll do is buy a HUGE 64GB USB flash thumb drive and make different partitions. I.e. one for Hiren, one for Windows 7 Installer, one for BackTrack (for you know what – wireless sniffing), one for Ubuntu etc. However I came into a bit of an issue. On Windows only the first partition is identified, however on MacOsX or Linux (Unix) all the partitions are found. However, I’m currently working on more Windows machines. So after some research I came across Yumi Multi Boot Loader.

    I highly recommend the app … it runs multiple loaders on a single partition and does it very neatly.

    Download from here

    Creating a YUMI Multiboot MultiSystem Bootable USB Flash Drive
    YUMI works much like Universal USB Installer, except it can be used to install more than one distribution to run Live from your USB. Distributions can also be uninstalled using the same tool!

    YUMI - Multiboot USB Creator

    YUMI’s Main Multiboot Boot Menu

    YUMI - Multiboot Boot Menu

    Credits:

    http://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-multiboot-usb-creator/

    Happy multi-booting

  • VOICE OVER ON MAC

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    To enable or disable the voice over option on Mac (Which I think is really cool) Press the command+F5 keys together.

    Credits : https://discussions.apple.com/thread/1879370

  • FACEBOOK TOUCH / CHECKIN FROM BROWSER

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Mac OS X, PC

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    So you on your PC and you’d like to check-in into Facebook – navigate to https://touch.facebook.com Login and you’ll have the check-in option. Enjoy

  • MAC OUTLOOK SHORTCUTS

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    So you want to quickly send that email and you too lazy to click on the send button in Outlook for Mac 2011.

    Like me who doesn’t want to remove my hands from the keyboard and just wants to click send via a keyboard shortcut. Coming from Windows where Alt + S does that made me wonder – what’s the Mac equivalent so to quickly send that mail press Command and Enter (COMMAND + RETURN) .

    For a full list of shortcuts please review the reference below – my favourite list is:

    Create a new message COMMAND + N
    Send the open message COMMAND + RETURN
    Save an item COMMAND + S
    Print an item COMMAND + P
    Undo the last action COMMAND + Z
    Redo the last action COMMAND + Y
    Hide Outlook COMMAND + H
    Quit Outlook COMMAND + Q


    Reference
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-za/mac-outlook-help/outlook-keyboard-shortcuts-HA102927379.aspx

  • BINARY

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    Yup … all this fancy graphics, animation, calculations, algorithm all comes down to machine reading binary … This is my name in binary …

    |A|h|m|e|d| |V|a|r|a|c|h|i|a|<new line>

    |65|104|109|101|100|32|86|97|114|97|99|104|105|97|13

    |41|68|6D|65|64|20|56|61|72|61|63|68|69|61|0D

    |01000001|01101000|01101101|01100101|01100100|00100000|01010110|01100001|01110010

    |01100001|01100011|01101000|01101001|01100001|00001101

    Check our yours at http://durso.org/ynib/

    Amazing huh …