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Notepad, LibreOffice, Excel, Word, Print Test Page, etc. crash when printing to Canon MF8350Cdn on Windows 10 Pro (64bit)

by on Feb.17, 2017, under Techie

Environment Details:

  • Windows 10 Pr 64bit
  • Wired LAN
  • Latest print drivers (as of today)
  • Canon MF8350Cdn

ISSUE: When printing from a LibreOffice app, Nodepad, Excel, Word, the Print Test Page button of Printer Properties the application hangs/crashes and never prints. Reloading drivers and rebooting didn’t help. Below are the steps I took to fix it after stumbling across a similar post for another Canon MF model.

SOLUTION:

  • Click the Windows button
  • Click Settings
  • Click Devices
  • Select printer (ie Canon MF8300 Series UFRII LT)
  • Click the Manage button
  • Click Printer Properties
  • Device Settings tab
  • Change “Spooling at Host:” from “auto” to “Enabled”
  • Click Apply, then OK

Should work perfectly now – at least did for me!

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Forgot the Mozilla Firefox Master Password?

by on Feb.08, 2017, under Techie

If you have ever forgot the Master Password to Mozilla Firefox just put the following in the address bar and then click the RESET button at the bottom of the page and it will be removed along with ALL the saved passwords that were in the browser.

chrome://pippki/content/resetpassword.xul

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E-mails to Google Mail (@gmail.com) marked as spam

by on Feb.01, 2017, under Techie

I manage a private server that starting in late 2015 started having many of there e-mails for Invoice, Sign-ups, Lost Password Requests, or even support e-mail replies get put directly into the SPAM folder of the @gmail.com recipient with the notice of

“Why is this message in Spam? …” and some more about the content looking like it was spam (I have lost the exact wording).

In the past I had tried to adjust wording in the e-mail templates, but there are only so many ways to say what needed said. We have SPF, DKIM, and DMARC records which were soll perfect, but one thing was causing all of the problems. We also are only, currently, using IPv4 for e-mail. This server uses WHM/cPanel on the back-end and the site is WordPress/WooCommerce.

Cause: The sending server address was the main IP of the private server (X.X.A.X) vs. the static IP of the domains (X.X.C.X). Therefor the sending IPs PTR record didn’t match the domain the e-mail came from.
Fix: Change it so e-mail sent from a domain with a static IP (X.X.C.X) is also sent from that IP (X.X.C.X) vs. the servers default mail IP address (X.X.A.X).

  • Login to WHM
  • Click on Exim Configuration Manager (under the Service Configuration menu)
  • Click the Domains and IPs tab
  • Change “Send mail from account’s dedicated IP address” to On. The default (very stupid default IMO!) is Off.
  • Click Save at the bottom and Exim will restart
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    Optimizing images reported in Google PageSpeed Insights

    by on Jan.31, 2017, under Techie

    I’ve seen messages about being able to better optimize .jpg files from Google PageSpeed Insights and could never find a way to get the kind of reduction on .jpg file types they talk about. Today I found Compressor.io – optimize and compress your images and photos that did the job perfectly!

    I used Lossy to get 60%-80% compression and really shrink the file. They support JPEG, PNG, GIF, and SVG.

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    Network Users unable to login to Mac Machines after update to OS

    by on Dec.15, 2016, under Techie

    I have seen this a few times while supporting some Mac machines (mostly wireless, so I’m not sure if this applies to wired connections) at a local business. I find that after many major updates to the OS that the users report they are unable to login when the login is a Network User. In these cases you need to login as a local user (hopefully you have an admin or roaming account with a local copy of the user profile) and let it finish all the update/questions and once to the home screen, just log out and you should be able to login as your Network User.

    NOTE: I first saw this in early 2016 and again just a few days ago. It doesn’t seem to effect every machine, but just randomly.

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