Friday, April 13, 2018

Freezing in Photoshop CC 2018 after using Camera RAW Filter

Photoshop CC 2018 is working fine when loading JPEG files or previous PSD fiiles. BUT while opening RAW files in Camera RAW and opening a Smart Object in the Camera RAW filter and allowing them to be worked on, in both cases, on re-importing to Photoshop, the program freezes, and the only way out is via closing the program with the Task manger. (Working in Windows 8.1) Similarly, Adobe Bridge freezes after opening a file in Camera RAW and then trying to use the file or open it elsewhere.  No problems before upgrading to the 2018 version.

In Preferences there are two areas where you can disable the GPU. I had previously tried disabling the GPU in the Photoshop preferences, but it had no effect - and I didn't really want to do that because I wanted the benefit of it in Photoshop. You can still leave the GPU enabled in the main Photoshop performance settings.

Go to Preferences>Camera Raw. At the bottom of that window there is a box headed Performance where you can enable/disable Graphics Processor. Disable it. Problem solved!


Saturday, March 31, 2018

Friday, March 30, 2018

Additional Logon Information May Be Required Popup - Windows 7 using Pi-hole Fix

So I use pi-hole to block most ads at the router level with DNS, but this upsets windows 7 because it uses a DNS lookup to make sure we are not on a hotspot.

So even though I connect to my main internet I get this popup:

Here is how to fix this through the registry:

We can navigate to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\NlaSvc\Parameters\Internet, and then double-click the EnableActiveProbing, and change the Value date to 0.

So I think this happens because:
"To be clever, Windows then performs a DNS lookup on its own website. The hotspot will resolve the address, even though it won't let you access the site. In this case, Windows then concludes you are at such a hotspot and pops up the “additional log on information may be required” message."
- And since Pi-hole is a DNS based ad block it breaks it much like a hotspot

Saturday, December 23, 2017

How to Kill qBitorrent.exe stays open as a buggy hidden process

@ everyone
Can you try the fix mentioned in #1332 ?

In a command prompt
netsh interface ipv6 6to4 set state disabled default
netsh interface ipv6 isatap set state disabled
netsh interface ipv6 set teredo disabled
Please leave your comments at the linked bug.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Migration from Multibit HD to Electrum

Use breadwallet on mobile or you have to manually or otherwise extract the private keys from your MultiBit HD wallet/seed... 

Automated (but technical) method requiring use of python scripts:

Manual method:
- Create offline version of Put in your MultiBit HD seed
- Set Derivation Path -> BIP32
- Set Client = "MultiBit HD"
- Copy all the address/private keys (click show more until you are sure you have more than all the addresses you ever used)
- Set Client = "Custom" -> Set Derivation Path = m/0'/1
- Copy all the change addresses/private keys (click show more until you are sure you have more than all the addresses you ever used)

Once you have all your private keys:
- In Electrum -> New/Restore -> Standard Wallet -> Create a new seed
- Once wallet is created, "Wallet -> Private Keys -> Sweep"
- Paste in all the private keys you got from automated or manual method
You should now have all your coins in an Electrum HD Wallet.


Friday, September 29, 2017

Fixing Enter Key opening up Power Options\Edit Plan Settings in Windows

My cats walked on my keyboard and I was unable to use the Enter Key. This post helped me fix it:

Every time I press the Enter key, a Control Panel window opens to the Edit Plan Settings menu.
Why is the Power Options menu opening every time I press Enter?
Power management options
You most likely opened the Windows Mobility Center on accident with ⊞ Win+X.
The Enter key will open the Power Options menu while the Mobility Center window is focused. The key should function normally after closing the window.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Fixing Boldbeast recorder for Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Samsung Galaxy Note8 doesn't need root, it records calls loudly and clearly in two sides.

Although no root needed, you should disable the "KNOX" package in your phone, otherwise call recording doesn't work. Thanks to Justin Patrick, he figured out these steps to make it work:

1. Install the wonderful app "BK Package Disabler (Samsung)" from Google Play store: BK Package Disabler (Samsung).

2. In the "BK Package Disabler (Samsung)" app, search "KNOX" to find the package, disable it.

3. Power off the device then power on it.  (Restarting will not work. Must power off then power on)

4. Install the latest version of Boldbeast Call Recorder (currently V9.8), use following settings to record calls:

- Record Mode: 1
- Record Format: MP3
- Tune Audio Effect: No
- Tune Audio Route: Group3
- Tune Samsung1: No
- Tune Samsung2: No
- Tune Samsung3: No

Now it records calls very well in two sides, without root.