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Sep
5
comment Export movie in specific dimensions or in the exact same dimension as the source
It applies to other dimensions as well. iMovie has a limited export option. I want to use whatever the source is.
Jul
29
comment Crashplan won't back up or restore from external hd. How can I get my data?
Sorry for picking up such an old question! I didn't notice the date.
Jul
29
comment Crashplan won't back up or restore from external hd. How can I get my data?
If somebody is talking about G and Z for drive stations, that can only mean it's Windows!
Jul
10
comment How can I recover firefox bookmarks and passwords from HD from broken laptop?
Please read the question. He mentions Firefox!
Jul
9
comment filezilla showing error while connecting to FTP server
Yes, somehow filezilla cannot reach the server.
Jul
8
comment An inaccessible folder with a random name has appeared in my ~/Pictures folder
I guess this is a temporary folder or file created by some program or service and something went wrong. But I can't tell for sure.
Jul
8
comment An inaccessible folder with a random name has appeared in my ~/Pictures folder
In the mean time - it's always wise to make a backup of your data while something strange is going on. When making a backup, move this folder somewhere outside of the backup set, so it doesn't get backed up resulting in a system lock.
Jul
8
comment An inaccessible folder with a random name has appeared in my ~/Pictures folder
I have flagged this question and asked to move it to the linux forum. Maybe if you system is Ubuntu, it should belong in Askubuntu. So please add another tag to the question, with the proper Linux OS in it.
Jul
8
comment An inaccessible folder with a random name has appeared in my ~/Pictures folder
I would move the folder into a new folder. You can try to zip it to keep a copy. Use df -h to see how much space you have left before and after doing this. If the folder itself cannot be deleted, you can try to delete the parent folder. No guarantees, but sometimes operations on parent folders work where they don't on the files or folders inside. You can also try chmod or chown and see how that works out.
Jul
8
comment An inaccessible folder with a random name has appeared in my ~/Pictures folder
Can you "open" the folder in an editor? Like in Vim: vim 3TNksAEHqX. Use a commandline editor. All folders are just files in Linux, so you can open them. You can do the same with a real folder and compare.
Jun
23
comment Firefox won't play Youtube videos anymore
Disabling HTTPS Everywhere for Youtube does the trick. Not how I would like it, but it's good to know this solution! Thanks!
Jun
13
comment Apache 2.4 vhost not working
I don't see that line in any of the config files inside /etc/httpd. In the Apache 2.4 upgrade page it says that The NameVirtualHost directive no longer has any effect, other than to emit a warning. Any address/port combination appearing in multiple virtual hosts is implicitly treated as a name-based virtual host. See httpd.apache.org/docs/2.4/upgrading.html
Jun
12
comment Can't browse HTTPS pages. TLS error. Outobox virus?
Some tips: set your system DNS to 8.8.8.8 (Google) or OpenDNS. Check your hosts file. And make a backup of important data!
Jun
12
comment Can't browse HTTPS pages. TLS error. Outobox virus?
Install Firefox, download from ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/30.0/win32/en-US/ if needed. If you open this in your browser it's https again, so you might want to use your ftp program. Then use FF until your problem is solved!
May
30
comment FTP clients: why don't they start downloading right away?
Well, sometimes I think that this results in double the download time, and many times I don't care about a progress report. This is similar to Windows Explorer, copying a folder with thousands of files, which can take many minutes before it even starts.
May
29
comment .docx document can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer
Thanks for the info! The document is scanned by Google and found safe as I explained in another comment. The real question is not what this docx document is trying to install, but why Gatekeeper catches this file?!
May
29
comment .docx document can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer
I have Word 2008 (Mac) installed, use it rarely because I prefer Libreoffice. Double clicking the document resulted in opening Word 2008, which I don't want. So I opened the info window of the file and changed the standard application to LO. When I double clicked the document, the same happened for LO, so it's not a Word problem I guess. I checked the file with Google VirusUploader (which checks against 52 av-engines) and it was OK. I then entered admin credentials and could open the document.
May
20
comment Network printer - can each computer connect directly to the printer?
Thanks. This is a small office, about 8 computers, no need for accounting or different privileges.
May
19
comment What medium should be used for long term, high volume, data storage (archival)?
@MichaelKjörling - could QR codes work at such high resolutions? Or multiple codes per frame? Seeing how widely used they are now, and thinking about how long normal barcodes are in use, they might be around in 50 years.
May
17
comment Can't type into password box on login
I hope you have data in a partition that can be accessed by OSX. Did you try a new install just now, or is this the one that has worked before? How long since you upgraded to 8.1?