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

    Categories: How To ( 31 )

    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, How To ( 12 )

    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 This means that when you create a new Mobile Starter page, you’ll get outdated libraries by default.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.jsโ€ to Third Party Source Code/jquery-mobile/jquery-1.9.0.min.jsโ€.

        • 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

            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 ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 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 ๐Ÿ™

    • 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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    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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    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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    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
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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.

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

  • Jay Versluis 8:51 pm on August 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply  
    Categories: How To, Themes ( 31 )

    How to style WP Affiliate Platform 

    I’ve recently done some research on Affiliate Programmes that integrate with WP Ecommerce.

    I came across the excellent WP Affiliate Platform from Tips and Tricks HQ – it works beautifully and is very easy to setup. At only $39 it’s a steal – considering how much business it can generate for you. Thanks Ruhul!

    I wanted to make the front end integrate with my original site – which is just like tweaking a WordPress Theme. Let me talk you through it in this article.

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    • parta 4:02 pm on September 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      But…the wp-affiliate on the page (I place [wp_affiliate_view] on the page) can not be change by this method….How can I change it??

    • Adriene 12:03 am on November 23, 2012 Permalink | Reply

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  • Jay Versluis 5:06 pm on August 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

    Categories: How To, Linux, PHP ( 31 )

    How to upgrade PHP on CentOS 5 

    With the recent end-of-life announcement it becomes clear that WordPress isn’t going to support PHP 5.1.6. for much longer anymore.

    CentOS 5 however comes pre-compiled with PHP 5.1.6 and there are no plans to change this in the current version.

    For simple folk like me it’s unimaginable to re-compile the entire OS from source or switch to a different distribution altogether. yum doesn’t help much by default – unless you’re looking in the right repositories.

    Help is at hand, courtesy of the 1and1 Knowledge Base. Without further ado, here’s how to upgrade PHP on CentOS 5:

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  • Jay Versluis 8:41 am on July 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply  
    Categories: How To, MySQL, PHP ( 31 )

    How to increase the Upload Limit in phpMyAdmin? 

    Since phpMyAdmin is written in php, all we need to do is change the file upload limit in the php.ini file. On CentOS and RHEL distributions, this file is located in /etc/php.ini

    Find this section:

    ; File Uploads ;
    ; Whether to allow HTTP file uploads.
    file_uploads = On
    ; Temporary directory for HTTP uploaded files (will use system default if not
    ; specified).
    ;upload_tmp_dir =
    ; Maximum allowed size for uploaded files.
    upload_max_filesize = 2M

    Change the 2M to something bigger, say 100M.

    Please note that this is a server wide setting and as such will affect all users on your server.

    • Carlos 12:09 pm on March 4, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Where’s the phpmyadmin.ini file?

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