Category: How To

  • How to print booklets from your Mac

    As a voracious reader, I have, from time to time, a need to print long-ish documents. To avoid carrying more pages than I need, I like to print the document in Booklet format, saddle stapling them. Unlike Windows, there is not option to print in booklet format in Mac OS X.

  • Fixing “The security database on the server does not have a computer account for this workstation trust relationship”

    When working in a corporate environment with Active Directory, you may, from time to time, encounter computers that users cannot log on to, as they receive an error message saying:  

  • Overcoming the Unity bug when running Shadowrun Returns on Mac OS X Mountain Lion

    Last Thursday, Shadowrun Returns was released, to an eagerly expectant group of kickstarter backers, myself included. Imagine my disappointment when I had installed it, and it crashed during startup. As it turns out, I was not alone in this. Apparently, it is a known bug in Unity which causes the issue. Here is how to […]

  • Set default calendar on iOS

    I have been a very happy user of iPhone for a long time now. It works great, and it syncs my appointments with my Google Calendar. Lately, though, I’ve needed to put appointments into my calendar while on the go. For some reason, they were not showing up in my Google Calendar. It turned out, […]

  • How to: Set any picture as your profile picture on Mac OS

    For the longest time, I had been annoyed that I was unable to set a custom image as my profile image in Mac OS X. After all, it’s my machine, and it’s a fairly basic function; I should be able to simply browse to it. As it turns out, you can’t simply browse to it. […]

  • Clearing FotoStation Quick Search history

    FotoStation stores all searches made in Quick Search, displaying previous searches when a new search is made. You may, however, want to clear this history. This is done differently on the Windows and Mac versions.   On the Windows version, open the File menu, choose Preferences, then Clear quick search history.     On the […]

  • Access hidden folders on Mac OS X

    As of Mac OS X Lion, Apple made a number of changes to the visibility of various folders, most notably the /Library folder.   For a number of troubleshooting tasks, you may need to access these folders, and luckily, there is a fairly simple way of achieving this. Simply use the hotkey commbination Cmd+Shift+G, then […]

  • Downgrading to a previous version of FotoStation

    As a FotoWare Customer Support Engineer, one of the issues I see on a somewhat regular basis, is that users have installed the most recent version of FotoStation, without having a valid license for that version. Simply put, if so, they will not be able to run FotoStation. On Windows, you simply uninstall the new […]

  • Sense: Referencing files from wherever you want

    In Sense, you can reference a list to control what your program does. By default, the [line X from_file “file.txt”] references the Sense project folder, but it can reference one of many locations. How this works differs on Windows and Mac, but the approach is much the same.     The way you do it, […]

  • Exporting Sense scripts as clear text

    As part of my studies, I have been “programming” in Sense, a version of Scratch, the graphic programming environment developed at MIT. The programs developed in Sense are stored as .sb-files. Now, the problem is that these files are only readable by the program that made them (and Sense programs are apparently not readable by […]