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  • Jay Versluis 6:07 pm on August 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    How to enable automatic user logins on Mac OS X Yosemite 

    Screen Shot 2014-08-23 at 17.49.01By default Yosemite doesn’t like users to auto-login when the system starts. Instead you have to select a user, type in the password, and then the system starts to boot. Not necessarily what we want.

    To disable this feature you usually head over to

    • System Preferences
    • Users and Groups
    • Login Options

    and pick your default user from that handy drop down menu. Notice however that this is greyed out on Yosemite:

    Screen Shot 2014-08-23 at 17.47.59

    So what gives?

    Turns out that this option is not available if you’ve agreed to encrypt your disk via FileVault. And it makes sense too: otherwise your hard disk data could be accessed upon boot without a password, rendering this feature useless.

    Hence, to bring back automatic logins, turn off FileVault under

    • System Preferences
    • Security and Privacy
    • FileVault

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    According to this system, I can do that in about 32 days…

    Notice that if you use your iCloud password as the login password, auto-logins are also disabled. In which case, change your login password to a “separate password”, switch off FileVault and voila – auto logins are back at your disposal.

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    • Itaque 3:15 pm on August 3, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      I tried doing this, made sure I am using a different password than iCloud and turned file vault off and unlocked my settings in groups and chose my account from the pull down menu but it still asks me for my password WHY!

    • Erich 1:14 am on October 4, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      my vault IS NOT ON but everything is encrypted anyway (for some reason) How do I shut off password login? And why do I have to remember MORE passwords to get rid of using one all the time, even though I:m sure I’ll be forced to use it later (again , for some reason) I don’t ever want to use a password again , and someone steals some of my files, then they probably need them more than I do, and think leaving them out to be stolen is my right anyway! I mean, they’re my files, right?. Please respond.

      • Jay Versluis 11:37 pm on October 6, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        Pass I’m afraid, Erich: if your FileVault is not on, and you’re not using an Apple ID to login, and the Automatic Login option is set to your current user, and you’re still being asked for a password, then I’m afraid I have no idea what’s up with your system. May I suggest a visit to the Genius Bar, or perhaps a call to Apple Support.

  • Jay Versluis 5:59 pm on July 25, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    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”.

    Safari

    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).

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    Firefox

    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
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    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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  • Jay Versluis 10:22 am on June 5, 2013 Permalink | Reply  
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    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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  • Jay Versluis 12:05 am on May 1, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Autodesk, SketchBook Pro   

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    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

    OPTION+CTRL+J

    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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  • Jay Versluis 4:07 pm on December 23, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    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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  • 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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  • Jay Versluis 12:48 pm on November 12, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    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.





     
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