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Many Mac OS X / MacOX / whatever versions: Unable to modify the volume with the keyboard – Ask Different

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/02/22

This has happened to me on most Macs with most Apple Mac OS X / MacOS / whatever versions: the built in sound controls for internal speakers and head phones fail to work (keyboard shortcuts and UI both fail).

The solution at [WayBackmavericks – Unable to modify the volume with the keyboard – Ask Different works, but be sure to require the kernel module steps:

open up a Terminal window and run:

sudo killall coreaudiod
sudo kextunload /System/Library/Extensions/AppleHDA.kext 
sudo kextload /System/Library/Extensions/AppleHDA.kext

–jeroen

Posted in Apple, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacMini, macOS 10.12 Sierra, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/02/01

For my memory:

What’s new in this update:

It’s time for the first update of the year! We appreciate all your comments sent to us through the App Store, in-app feedback and email; and continue focusing on making this app better with each release.

In this version we addressed the following issues:

  • Added support for the AVC (420 and 444) codec, available when connecting to current versions of Windows 10.
  • In “fit to window mode”, a window refresh now occurs immediately after a resize to ensure that content is rendered at the correct interpolation level.
  • Fixed a layout bug that caused feed headers to overlap for some users.
  • Cleaned up the Application Preferences UI.
  • Polished the Add/Edit Desktop UI.
  • Made lots of fit and finish adjustments to the Connection Center tile and list views for desktops and feeds.

Please continue to send us feedback. We read it all and factor it into our planning. If you encounter any errors, you can always contact us via Help > Report an Issue.

NOTE: There is a bug in macOS 10.14.0 and 10.14.1 that can cause the “.com.microsoft.rdc.application-data_SUPPORT/_EXTERNAL_DATA” folder (nested deep inside the ~/Library folder) to consume a large amount of disk space. To resolve this issue, delete the folder contents and upgrade to macOS 10.14.2. Note that a side-effect of deleting the folder contents is that snapshot images assigned to bookmarks will be deleted. These images will be regenerated when reconnecting to the remote PC.

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macOS DisplayLink driver downloads: 4.1 works fine with MacOS 10.12 Sierra

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/01/28

macOS DisplayLink driver downloads: 4.1 works fine with MacOS 10.12 Sierra on a 15-inch mid 2015 Retina MacBook Pro.

Downloads:

–jeroen

Posted in Apple, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Pro, macOS 10.12 Sierra, Power User | Leave a Comment »

TigerVNC on Mac OS X with homebrew to check why a Screen Sharing.app connection fails.

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/01/18

Two installation options for TigerVNC:

The [WayBackTigerVNC  viewer gives a bit more details on failing VNC connections than the stock OSX Screen Sharing.app does: after performing the logon, the connection would just stall, but TigerVNC would should  “write broken pipe (32)” after the logon. Most of the linked search results indicated the VNC server was having a state problem.

So I restarted the VNC server, after which connections could be made again in both tools.

I actually prefer the stock Screen Sharing.app as:

–jeroen

Posted in Apple, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, macOS 10.12 Sierra, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Power User, VNC | Leave a Comment »

FileZilla not available as homebrew cask any more

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/01/07

After an outrage about AdWare mid last year on the Windows side of things, a new outrage on the Mac side of things at the end of last year caused FileZilla to be removed from the homebrew cask repository.

They do not care that there is a non-bundle version that (right now) does not have adware, as FileZilla could put AdWare in that version at any moment in time.

After trying to update, it will disappear, and you might get an error like this (a full log is below the fold):

"Error: Cask 'filezilla' is unavailable: No Cask with this name exists."

Too bad, as FileZilla was fun while it lasted.

For the dare devils, you might want to try the non-bundled version at fosshub, but please run it through at least VirusTotal before installing, and remember: you have to trust yet another man-in-the-middle!

Related:

–jeroen

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