If, like me, you need access to the character viewer while working you may be a little frustrated by one recent change in the Mavericks update.
Since updating to OS X Mavericks your character viewer no longer stays on screen when switching applications.
Mavericks now tracks which application was open when the character viewer was opened, and doesn’t display it when using other applications.
Even though this means a minor adjustment to your workflow you should find this to be a very useful change as Mavericks remembers the placement for each application (not each window). You can open character viewer on a different part of the screen for each application, but you do need to activate the Character Viewer for each application.
After updating OS X your primary or secondary monitor no longer fills the screen, but is scaled down to the middle and the display preferences no longer lists vertical resolutions.
After updating some additional options are sometimes reset.
- Go to the System Preferences pane (Apple Icon top left > ’System Preferences…’)
- Select ‘Displays’
- Holding the option key, click the ‘Scaled’ selection
- After clicking you can now select a vertical size (in this example 1024 x 1280, the larger number should be on the right)
When you attempt to uninstall a program on Windows 8, you may get the following errors:
- The installer has encountered an unexpected error installing this package. This may indicate a problem with this package. The error code is 2503.
- The installer has encountered an unexpected error installing this package. This may indicate a problem with this package. The error code is 2502.
- Called RunScript when not marked in progress
- Called InstallFinalize when no install in progress.
This has been tested with Microsoft Games for Windows Live (GFWL) and XSplit Broadcaster but should work with other uninstallers that have the same problem.
In order to uninstall a program with this issue, you need to identify the .msi file that it uses.
- Press the Windows key + R to bring up the Run dialog.
- Type in C:\Windows\Installer and press Enter.
- Right click in a blank space and click View -> Details.
- In the Details view, there are columns. Right click anywhere on the column bar and click More…
- In the list, find Subject. Check it and click OK.
- Click the Subject column to sort the program names in alphabetical order. You should be able to identify which file is the correct one.
- Open a Command Prompt as administrator.
- Type in C:\Windows\Installer\ followed by the file name of the program you want to uninstall and “.msi”.
In our example, the file is 54c55 so we would type in: C:\Windows\Installer\54c55.msi
- The uninstaller will now run and should complete successfully. You can close the Command Prompt when you are done.
Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 has a more restrictive graphical user interface for managing Wireless settings / profiles.
Manage the WiFi Profiles/settings via a elevated command prompt.
Open the start screen and type “CMD” Right click on the “Command Prompt” icon and click “Run as administrator”
To show wireless network profiles that already exist do the following:
This will display all the wireless networks your computer has settings for:
To show setting for a particulate wireless network profile, in this example we will look up the details for WiFi network “MyWiFi” you add the name=Network_Name to the command:
“netsh wlan show profile name=MyWiFi”
To display the wireless network details INCLUDING the wireless key add the command “key=clear”. in this example we will display the key for the network “MyWiFi”
Enter: “netsh wlan show profile name=MyWiFi key=clear”
To delete a network profile use the “delete profile name=” command. In the example we will delete MyWiFi network
"netsh wlan delete profile name=MyWiFi"
When launching Abbyy Fine Reader 11 Pro after upgrading from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 you receive a message stating the application is not supported on this operating system.
Clicking OK attempts to launch the application but numerous errors occur including, but not limited to C++ errors and “frame\toolbars\UndoRedoMainBarPane.cpp” could not be loaded.
You have an early version of Abbyy Fine Reader Pro 11, which needs to be updated.
- Right click the Abbyy Fine Reader short-cut on your desktop (or in the start screen) and click “Run as Administrator”.
- Clear any error messages that appear by clicking “OK”, This should allow Abbyy Fine Reader to at least start
- A Message will pop up asking you to download the latest version and will provide a link to the download. (if this does not display click “Help” then click “Check for updates Now”
- Click the download link and download the file
- Run the installation file. (this may take some time)
- The installation wizard will at one point ask if you would like Abbyy Fine reader to automatically download and install updates (this is a new feature) tick the box.
- Finish the installation.
- Run Abbyy Fine Reader in Windows 8.1
Method 2 (If you are unable to run as administrator)
Contact Abbyy Fine reader they should provide the download link via Email.
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