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Archive for November 22nd, 2019

macos – How can I modify the list of Applications under ‘Open With…’? – Ask Different

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/11/22

Some interesting links on the “open with” database:

Simple solution to clean the list:

# Clean up LaunchServices to remove duplicates in the “Open With” menu.
alias lscleanup="/System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user && killall Finder"`

These were by products of what I was really searching for:

Why are some items grey when modifying the “Open with…” settings?

Some applications are greyed out, for instance when editing the “Open with…” for the .cap extension (which are pcap network captures that Wireshark can process).

After the steps below, sometimes the menu still does not update for all files of that extension.

This alias helped me to get that to work: alias restart-finder='killall -KILL Finder'.

Links that helped me finding out:

The trick is to toggle “Recommended Applications” into “All Applications”:

Then you can select “”:


The same happens when you filter on a name (for instance because you know that Wireshark will work fine):

A final thing is that you have to check “Always Open With” so it ends up in the list.


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NeverSSL – helping you get online

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/11/22

most websites are now using https by default.

And that’s great, but it also means that if you’re relying on poorly-behaved wifi networks, it can be hard to get online. Secure browsers and websites using https make it impossible for those wifi networks to send you to a login or payment page. Basically, those networks can’t tap into your connection just like attackers can’t.

So to get your brain-dead hotel, airport or other WiFi connection to work:

[WayBack] NeverSSL – helping you get online

via [WayBack] Rainer Sokoll – Google+ commenting on [WayBack] Achtung, Heise hat #neuland  verlassen. So geht es richtig! – Kristian Köhntopp – Google+


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Removing “Workbook Contains Macros” Prompt – Free Excel\VBA Help Forum

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/11/22

This indeed was an Excel 2011 for Mac thing.

Even without macros or VBA modules, Excel 2011 for Mac shows this dialog when opening a .xls file.

The solution was simple: save as .xlsx.


via [WayBack] Removing “Workbook Contains Macros” Prompt – Free Excel\VBA Help Forum

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