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  • Jay Versluis 5:59 pm on July 25, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Firefox,   

    Categories: How To   

    How to clear your Browser Cache 

    Apple SafariWeb Browsers like to save websites that you’ve visited earlier to speed up how quickly they can be displayed.

    Everything that should be downloaded from the web is saved as local files (up to a point), and if a browser sees that you’re visiting site again that you’ve just been to, he serves the saved files rather than request them from the web again.

    You can clear this cache and force the browser to load the results from the web. Eventually the cache clears itself, but it depends on “when the browser feels like it”.


    If you’re using Safari, you can clear the cache by heading to Safari – Reset Safari. Tick “reset all website data” is usually enough, but you can clear several other things while you’re there too (like the history).

    Screen Shot 2014-07-25 at 17.33.20


    On Firefox this option is option is rather hidden under Firefox – Preferences – Advanced – Network, and under Cached Web Content there’s a button “clear now”. It’s always good to have a second browser installed just so you can check up on the other one (and trust neither).

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    Alternatively, hold down CMD on Mac (or CTRL on Windows) and reload a page – this sometimes works on a “per page” basis, especially if you don’t trust what you’re seeing.

    iOS also has this option under Settings – Safari – Clear History and Website Data.

    Just something to keep in mind when you’re seeing unexpected results.

    Thanks to Jerry and his new book for this article – I just explained this to him in an email and thought this would make an excellent blog post 😉

  • Jay Versluis 11:40 pm on August 10, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , File Permissions, , Time Machine   

    Categories: How To   

    How to fix permission problems when restoring folders from Time Machine Backups 

    Airport TimeCapsuleI had an odd problem the other day: I wanted to restore a fairly large folder from my new AirPort TimeCapsule. But the restore always stopped at one particular file, with an error message about permission problems.

    The folder in question was about 4GB in size and contained just over 10.000 files in total. I was baffled! Time Machine had never failed me before, so what was going on out of a sudden?

    Well I guess it’s a computer, and things just go wrong sometimes. Thanks to Apple Support this problem is now solved – and I thought I’d share the insight, both with you all and my future self.

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    • valamusic1 6:47 am on November 14, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Hi there, thanks for the info here. I am having the same problem with restoring some music projects from my time machine. I have followed the steps above and the only problem is that the lock icon is greyed out so I am unable to make the changes. Any idea why this might be? Is there a set I might be missing out?
      I was about to call Apple Care but my Apple Care product has just expired, so I’m a little stuck…thanks! 🙂

      • Jay Versluis 8:10 am on November 14, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        Hi valamusic1, that’s really bizarre – I’ve just checked this on Mavericks 10.9.5 and I’m getting the same thing now: the lock icon is greyed out. Perhaps it’s no longer needed because I can apply different permissions to a file or folder just by changing the drop down menu. Maybe this has changed to make our lives easier. Ignore the lock icon and proceed – let me know how it works out for you.

    • valamusic1 12:50 pm on November 14, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Jay, thanks for coming back to me. Sorry, I should have said I’m running Mountain Lion 10.8.5. I haven’t upgraded to Mavericks isn’t compatible with the music programme I’m running (Logic 8). Unfortunately I am unable to select “Apply To Enclosed Items” as it is also greyed out. This afternoon I repaired the Time Capsule disk using disk utility just incase this might do the trick but unfortunately it’s not worked either.

      • Jay Versluis 1:01 pm on November 14, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        That’s a shame. Here’s something I’ve heard last time I spoke to Apple Support, perhaps it helps you out: whenever you buy another piece of equipment from Apple, Apple Care for your time capsule is automatically extended – it’s a loophole so that your time capsule is always covered. So if you have bought anything with Apple Care, give them a ring and your time capsule *should* be covered, and perhaps the Apple Support team can help you out for free. Good luck!

    • valamusic1 2:38 pm on November 14, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      I’ll look in to that, thanks for the heads up!

    • Alfred N. Bundal 2:42 pm on March 19, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      OMG Thank you soooo much for this. You saved me. I just stumble across this when i lose hope finding the right answer for my problem. Thank you so much. It helped me.

    • Laura Krause 3:22 am on June 28, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      I’m having a similar problem but the solution above doesn’t work. I don’t have the option to “apply to enclosed items” and I don’t know how to fix it.

    • JAck 3:09 pm on March 14, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you immensely. Never knew you could do the enclosing thing on permissions. Always thought that would be a stick in the mud problem.

    • Mike 10:26 am on January 20, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      The link for Pondini’s instructions is dead. Can you suggest another link?

      • Jay Versluis 11:12 am on January 20, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Mike, thanks for bringing this to my attention. I’ve just fixed the links in the article.

        Sadly James Pond (owner of died in 2013. Lucky for us, keeps a record of his marvellous works alive for the foreseeable future. The direct link to his instructions are here.

    • Mike 4:20 pm on January 21, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks Jay. Sorry to hear about James.

  • Jay Versluis 10:22 am on June 5, 2013 Permalink | Reply  
    Categories: How To, Plugins ( 19 )   

    How to style the Tumblr Widget Sidebar Plugin 

    tumblr-logoI’ve been recently using Tumblr more to post sketches from all kinds of devices, and naturally I wanted to embed them in some of my websites’ sidebars.

    I found the extremely helpful Tumblr Widget plugin by Gabriel Roth for this: install, drag in the widget add Tumblr URL. Done!

    I wanted my images to be in a size that the widget didn’t offer, so I did some tweaking – perhaps it’ll help if you’re in a similar situation.

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    • hamsa 7:13 pm on August 3, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for this. It inspired me to do my own tweaking.
      i created a box for 9 images.

      here are some of the changes that I made:

      echo ‘{‘photo-caption’};
      <option value="9" >9
      and changed the <a href rel=”nofollow”> so it goes to my tumblr page instead of just the image files.

      i’ve got to figure out how to lessen the bottom margins, but i’ll tackle that after dinner, or next week or something.

      • hamsa 7:15 pm on August 3, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        oy, i must have screwed up my post with a bunch of html i threw in the comment. sorry, bout that. maybe throw a tag around it.

    • Jay Versluis 6:08 pm on August 5, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      No problem – thanks for sharing, Hamsa!

  • Jay Versluis 12:05 am on May 1, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Autodesk, SketchBook Pro   

    Categories: How To   

    How to switch SketchBook Pro 6 into Full Screen Mode 

    SketchBookPro-LogoThe Mac version of Autodesk’s SketchBook Pro 6 works well on small screen – but since real estate is limited, there is a way to switch the app to Full Screen Mode.

    Rather than the double-arrow in the top right corner though, you’ll have to use the shortcut


    Don’t ask me why, it’s not very well documented for such an intuitive app. And since I keep forgetting how to do this, here it is in writing.

    Thanks to Eric from Autodesk for this tip (discussion)

  • Jay Versluis 6:01 am on January 26, 2013 Permalink | Reply  
    Categories: Dreamweaver ( 12 ), How To   

    How to update jQuery Mobile in Dreamweaver CS6 

    Adobe_Dreamweaver_CS6_IconSince the release of Adobe’s Dreamweaver CS6 the jQuery and jQuery Mobile libraries have been updated. This means that when you create a new Mobile Starter page, you’ll get outdated libraries by default.

    With a bit of hacking we can change this to the most current version though. Let me show you how it worked for me – many thanks to Greg’s article on how to do this in Dreamweaver CS5.5.

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    • Matt 10:25 pm on March 26, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      This is all great information but can you be a little more descriptive at the end. I have the problem when I open up the jQuery mobile swatches it shows no themes. You say to manually create an image folder and move the files across. I don’t know what you mean by move the files “across”.

      • Matt 2:24 pm on March 27, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        I just figured out the issue with no themes or icons showing up in the jquery mobile swatches panel. After and assuming you updated the files properly you must go to the jQuerySwatch file located in the configuration file and update the html file. Look for the line that refers to the jQuery library and update with the version you just updated ie: Third Party Source Code/jquery-mobile/jquery-1.8.2.min.js” to Third Party Source Code/jquery-mobile/jquery-1.9.0.min.js”.

        • Matt 3:01 pm on July 10, 2013 Permalink | Reply

          I know it’s been awhile but I found a YouTube video on how to do this. Unfortunately it’s in Thai but you can watch him step by step and it’s pretty easy to follow along.

          • Jay Versluis 8:14 am on July 11, 2013 Permalink

            Nice find! The guy opens with his email and phone number – why not drop him a line.

          • Sean 10:17 am on February 15, 2014 Permalink

            if your in the mood.. switch on automatic captioning… its freaking hilarious!

      • Jay Versluis 7:25 pm on April 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Matt,

        glad it’s all worked out for you. I think I’ve spotted my mistake there, I hadn’t changed all the references that I should have. Like you said, it’s all working fine now, including the swatches.

    • Issac 12:20 pm on April 3, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for sharing!!

    • Dave 6:14 pm on June 27, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Great tutorial… It works nicely for when you create a new page from sample. Do you know how to fix the insert->jQuery mobile->Page so that it knows about the updated scripts as well? When I use that, it still references the old version 1.0 scripts.


    • Terry 11:36 am on August 2, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you for the tutorial. I have been putting this off for a few months and decided to tackle it. Your tutorial made it easy.

      Like Dave, I am also not seeing the updates and still see ref to old 1.0 scripts/css. Restarted and still the same. Anyone else had this problem and solved?

      Thanks again.

      • Jay Versluis 3:37 pm on August 2, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        Terry, how are you creating a new jQuery Mobile page? I start from fresh (ie File – New – Page from Sample – Mobile Starters – jQuery Mobile (local or CDN)). Now I get a HTML page with the correctly referenced files for the new version. You can add more “pages” by going to Insert – jQuery Mobile – Page (Dreamweaver will place the code inside the existing file for a new page).

        However if you’ve already got a standard HTML page (without jQuery references in the head) and try to use that option, you’ll be presented with a dialogue that offers to add those references, pointing to the old version. I’m not sure where DW saves those I’m afraid. But then, I’ve never had to use this option, as usually the jQuery references are setup already.

        • Terry 9:57 pm on August 2, 2013 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks for replying Jay.

          I made the changes as tutorial shows. Then go to file->new-page from sample->mobile starters and then no matter which version I choose still see ref to old versions.

          Beats me what is up. I have tripled verified that the .htm files have really been changed but still see ref to old versions.

          Thought maybe there was some type of cache but did not find anything. See other people having same issue after searching Google, so maybe I have not totally lost it, lol.

          I shall not give up and when found will share here. Betting it is something so simple will be embarrassed:)

          Thanks again for your help.


          • Jay Versluis 11:26 pm on August 2, 2013 Permalink

            That is bizarre indeed… I’m sure you haven’t lost it 😉

            Are you on Mac or Windows? I’ve tested this on a Mac and it worked fine – but I haven’t tested it on a Windows. Maybe that explains it?

          • Terry 11:35 pm on August 2, 2013 Permalink

            I am old, old school and on Windows so that may explain the whole thing.

            Going to try on a Windows laptop in day or two and see if same thing happens. If so we can then darn near say it is a Windows thing,

            Thank you Jay,


    • Terry 7:32 pm on August 4, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Had responded to your question about mac or win and either did not submit or something else happened.

      I am on win.

      Still have not found a solution but after reading around I am not alone. Seems to be a common problem. There must be some hidden area in win machines, lol.

      For the life of me I cannot understand why the adobe folks would not make it simple to upgrade jquery. Seems it would be a very simple process to build-in.

      Thanks again Jay for your help,


    • Walter 1:37 pm on November 1, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      any method for updating the JQueryCodeHints.xml file for the new tags? THanks

    • Mary 5:39 pm on February 18, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      i cant seem to save over the builtin folder files. its in Read only mode. I’ve tried changing permissions and nothing is working. Am I doing something wrong? I am on a windows machine.

      • Jay Versluis 11:03 pm on February 19, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Mary,

        sadly I can’t speak for Windows – I’ve only tried this on Mac. But I agree – it sounds like a file permission problem. You can usually tweak those in Windows by right-clicking on the culprit and selecting Properties (you may need Admin privileges to make them writeable). Good luck!

      • n3xia 3:39 am on June 14, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        I’m a Windows user too. You need to save the .htm files to a non-system folder (e.g. your desktop) first, then paste over the files in C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Dreamweaver CS6\configuration\BuiltIn\Mobile Starters. You will then see a prompt asking you to allow administrator access in order to overwrite the files 🙂

    • KANXA 7:21 am on June 10, 2014 Permalink | Reply



      • Jay Versluis 8:16 am on June 10, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        Pass I’m afraid – the last version of Dreamweaver I used was CS4 many years ago, and jquery was not part of that release. Sorry 🙁

    • Vincent Mesce 10:06 am on July 8, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      why are the files downloaded from jquery saved as .mno, .js, .css but no html?

      • Jay Versluis 1:09 pm on July 8, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        You may have to ask the jQuery community about that. I imagine that because it’s a JavaScript library, jQuery isn’t called via HTML, and hence no HTML files are part of the library. A PHP library for example would also not necessarily include HTML files.

      • Terry 1:37 pm on July 8, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        Jquery is not HTML. It only “expands” HTML so it can do other things and in this case assist you in building mobile ready sites.

  • Jay Versluis 4:07 pm on December 23, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Categories: How To   

    How to use Xcode with a remote Git server 

    Xcode_iconImagine you’ve created a project in Xcode with a local Git repository. Now you’d like to put this online so that others can collaborate with you. How do you do that?

    This has been puzzling me for a while, and there doesn’t seem to be a clear documentation on this subject – so I’ve decided to take some notes as I figured it out. Here are step by step instructions on how to make it work.

    All we need is a server running Git and SSH credentials to that server to get started.

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    • Jaro 12:56 pm on April 2, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      But what if I dont wish to make a new bare repository. Instead I wish to use the local .git file that is here: /%PROJECT FOLDER%/.git ?

      • Jay Versluis 2:16 pm on April 2, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Jaro,

        In that case, just head over to the Xcode Repository browser (in the Organizer) and click the little plus icon on the bottom left. You can add a local repository there.

  • Jay Versluis 2:27 pm on December 23, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Categories: How To, Linux ( 101 )   

    How to install Git on CentOS 

    Git-Logo-2ColorGit is a superb version control system that’s tightly integrated into Apple’s Xcode. To collaborate with some coding buddies of mine we wanted to setup a central remote storage on my Plesk server so we could all contribute to the code.

    Since we did not want to share our code with the public we wanted to make it secure. So secure in fact that we could contribute from coffee shops around the world, hence we decided to use Git with SSH. This is probably the easiest and most straightforward way for read/write access to Git remotes: no daemon to setup, to Firewall to tweak – all we needed was a set of SSH credentials and a server running Git with a bit of space.

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  • Jay Versluis 5:14 pm on December 14, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Categories: How To, Windows ( 22 )   

    Workaround: Parallels Desktop is not seeing my DVD Drive in Mountain Lion 

    Today I wanted to install Windows 7 using Parallels Desktop 7 on my Mac, but sadly I always got an error message every time I tried. It was saying it could not connect to my DVD drive – which clearly my Mac could.

    Doing some research it turns out that several people had this problem, however I didn’t understand the instructions given by Parallels very well. Getting frustrated I decided to write my own, and give you some pointers where else to look for help.

    For this scenario I’m using a DVD copy of Windows 7 Home Premium and the latest version of Parallels Desktop 7.0.15107. Parallels Desktop 8 is already out but I’ve decided not to upgrade at this point.

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    • Tim 5:56 pm on August 26, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you so much – this is an amazingly helpful article! Great work – Really clear and a much better job than Parallels code word instructions!

  • Jay Versluis 12:48 pm on November 12, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: automatic,   

    Categories: How To   

    Where is the recurring payments dashboard in PayPal 

    I keep forgetting where to find what used to be known as the Recurring Payments Dashboard in PayPal. They’ve removed this when they restructured their menus a while back, and since then I’m lost when I need to find and change a subscription payment that’s coming in.

    This option is now hidden in something rather cryptic and does not show up when you do a search on PayPal either. So without further ado, here’s how we can find our incoming subscription payments:

    1. Login to PayPal
    2. Head over to Profile – My Selling Preferences
    3. Find My Automatic Payments (that’s in the second block under “Getting Paid and managing risk”)
    4. Hit the Update link on the right
    5. Happiness!

    Click on a payment to cancel or amend it. Hope this helps us all in the future.

  • Jay Versluis 9:59 pm on September 3, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: ,   

    Categories: How To   

    DNS Servers from OpenDNS 

    I was on the phone to Apple Support the other day. Among many other things they suggested that I use the OpenDNS servers for local DNS queries on my system rather than mu router’s.

    An what do you know – they work faster indeed. Here they are – in case I forget:


    To add those on your Mac follow these steps:

    • open System Preferences (click on the top-left Apple logo)
    • under Network, select your local WiFi network and click advanced
    • under DNS click the little plus sign at the bottom and add the above servers

    Note that even though they resolve websites and domains faster, every now and again they do get it wrong. I guess they try for a certain amount of time, and if they don’t get a response from the server they just display an error message. In that case, delete them and go back to that of your router.

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