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Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 keyboard or mouse getting Error 10 in Device Manager

by on Mar.16, 2017, under Techie

I found this solution while working on a laptop with Windows 10 and the mouse wouldn’t work (touchpad or USB) and in Device Manager it showed Error Code 10 for the hardware not starting. Removing the device driver and re-installing didn’t help. I finally found that you need to have the following Registry keys in the Registry and set correctly (in my case the key was missing all together) to fix this problem. It can affect Windows versions 7, 8, 8.1, and 10 for ether the keyboard or mouse.

Keyboard:

  • Open regedit and browse to:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E96B-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
    1. NOTE: Do not expand the key any further!
  • Look for a REG_MULTI_SZ value named UpperFilters in the right-hand pane; if isn’t there then create it (New -> Multi-String Value)
  • Make sure the value of UpperFilters is set to kbdclass
  • Close regedit and reboot.

Mouse:

  • Open regedit and browse to:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E96F-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
    1. NOTE: Do not expand the key any further!
  • Look for a REG_MULTI_SZ value named UpperFilters in the right-hand pane; if isn’t there then create it (New -> Multi-String Value)
  • Make sure the value of UpperFilters is set to mouclass
  • Close regedit and reboot.
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Disable “…application downloaded from the Internet.” warning in OS X

by on Mar.16, 2017, under Techie

I found this online while trying to stop the annoying “Google Chrome is an application downloaded from the Internet.” on an OS X machine I was setting up. Posting here so I can find it quickly again in the future. Obviously put in whatever app you need to do this on in place of the “Google Chrome.app”
Source: krypted.com

Run the following from Terminal:

sudo xattr -d -r com.apple.quarantine /Applications/Google Chrome.app

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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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