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DownThemAll File Access Error

Posted in General, Support Calls on August 27th, 2016

I love the Firefox Add on DownThemAll. I’ve been using it for years. I have version 2.0.19 of DownThemAll on Windows 10 (FF v 48) and all of a sudden started getting File Access Errors anytime I tried to download anything. I tried many different suggestions I found on the internet but nothing worked (changing filenames, changing directory paths, etc.). I guess I have been lucky to not have experienced this error before as I see many posts on this topic out there.

This morning I tried something different. I created a shortcut for Firefox on my desktop – just dragged the Firefox shortcut from my start menu to the desktop and then I right clicked on the shortcut and selected ‘Run as Administrator’. DownThemAll works again. I know this is not the optimal thing to do but I am in a pinch as I need to download some large Linux iso files so now I’m happy once again.

To run as administrator all the time, view the shortcut properties, select Advanced and select Run as Administrator and click ok (or apply) to save that so Firefox always will run as administrator.

Hope this helps someone out there.

Facebook GPS activity

Posted in General on October 28th, 2013

Every now and then while opening Facebook on my Android phone I would see my gps status come enabled then disappear not long after. I got annoyed after sometime and did some digging only to find out it wasn’t something I could solve with a simple checkbox selection (from within the fb app or my android settings).

Annoyed… I got tasker (android app) and setup a disable gps task anytime fb is open.

Problem solved.

Notes: For gps control I needed to also obtain apps Secure Settings and BusyBox. My phone is r00t3d.

BlackBerry 9930

Posted in General on October 28th, 2013

Got a BlackBerry 9930 for work.

Came with crapware. Uninstalled some. Reboot was required. Hmm. Ok.

Installed some software on it. Reboot also was required. Seriously?

Is the BlackBerry OS built on Windows? Sheesh.

This is a phone not a pc. Why so many reboots.

Oh well…

Freeware lists

Posted in General on October 27th, 2013

Nice list from freeware genius… top 30..

Bearware’s top selections

Disable Menu and Back Capacitive buttons on your Galaxy S3

Posted in Android, General on October 19th, 2013

First I installed an App called Button Savior (this gives me access to the menu and back capabilities via on-screen menu – as well as some other options).

Next, I then performed the instructions on this web site.

Reboot and now don’t worry about handing the phone to folks and having them mistakenly touch one of those buttons !!


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