2016 May

How to stop Safari downloading .pdf as .pdf.lspdf

There may be an issue that arises, apparently rarely, if you have once installed the Livescribe Echo application. Safari, when downloading a .pdf, will appear to keep adding a second extension, .lspdf, to the file name. Searching on Google doesn’t really return anything useful, and removing com.apple.Safari.plist etc. doesn’t help either. This article reports a way to solve that problem, which to the best of my knowledge has not been solved before.

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By mnott on 2016/05/25 | Computer, Hacks | A comment?

Update Airport Firmware by running Airport Utility 6.5.1 on El Capitan

I just came across an interesting situation where the Airport Utility showed a red alert with a „1“ in it, indicating some sort of message or update, but not detailing what it was about – and actually no apparent possibility to do anything about it:

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A quick search on Google brought up the idea to use an older version of the Airport utility, which identified a newer version for the Airport to be available, and allowing to update it.

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Missing sidebar Icons in Finder

I again had the problem that some sidebar icons were missing in Finder. Seems like that either I have to restore ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist from a backup, and re-login, or just re-login.

By mnott on 2016/05/23 | Computer | A comment?