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Archive for March 29th, 2017

When Delphi is missing the `ActiveX` items in the `File -> New` dialog

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/03/29

Marco Cantú posted the below solution when ActiveX is missing in your File -> New dialog which I’ve paraphrased:

OK, you can try this.

  1. Close RAD Studio/Delphi.
  2. Open the registry editor.
  3. Under HKEY_CURRENT_USER, open the Known IDE Packages\Delphi — that is something like HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Embarcadero\BDS\18.0\Known IDE Packages\Delphi
  4. Search for the delphicompro240.bpl, entry
  5. Edit it: remove the __ (double-underscore) pre-pended to the value (Untitled). In other word, change “__(Untitled)” into “(Untitled)“.
  6. Close registry editor.
  7. Open the IDE.

I ran it it recently and was glad this worked.


Source: Hey! I have a new Delphi :)…Great!  And what to do now with my favorite…

Posted in Delphi, Delphi 10.1 Berlin (BigBen), Development, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

Mac OS X: restarting Google Drive when it shows a spinning wheel

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/03/29

Every now and then, Google Drive on Mac OS X gets confused and starts showing the spinning wheel when hovering over the menu bar icon similar to for instance DropBox does every once in a while.

This is how to terminate and restart Google Drive from the terminal (no need for su):

killall -v -SIGKILL Google\ Drive
open -a Google\ Drive

Alternatively you can start Google Drive using this:

/Applications/Google\\ Drive &

I found this executable through osx – Find all executable files within a folder in terminal – Ask Different

Note that this won’t kill Google Drive as it sends the TERM signal (SIGTERM):

killall -v Google\ Drive


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