Edge Chromium protocol handler always allow

So apparently starting with Chromium 77, you can no longer tell Chromium browsers to always remember a protocol handler such as Teams, Webinar software, Remote Support software, it’s a clusterfuck. According to Google, it’s a security risk. It’s actually a major inconvenience. If I trust the domain that I am about to launch the protocol handler from then let me do it! It’s not like you can launch it without having to explicitly tell it I want to remember this change anyway.

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Either there is no default mail client or the current mail client cannot fulfill the messaging request. Please run Microsoft Outlook and set it as the default mail client

If you receive this message while trying to open .eml files within Windows 10 and Office 2016 Home and Business or even Office 365, this is due to Microsoft defaulting to installing 64-bit versions of Office.

The Windows preview host requires a 32-bit application previewer, according to this Microsoft article.

Typical archaic software constraints. It is what it is. Uninstall and reinstall the 32-bit version of Office.

Downgrading an iMac with i5/i7 CPU to 10.6 or even 10.7

I had a special request from a client to downgrade his used iMac from 10.11 to 10.6. First and foremost, you can’t use the retail Snow Leopard disk as it is 10.6.3 which does not have the driver for the i5/i7 CPU. You’ll get three beeps as you try to boot from the install CD.

Second, it can be done but you require 10.6.4 and higher. Where do you get a 10.6.4 disk? You can’t. Snow Leopard isn’t downloadable.

Second, if you’re on Mojave, you can no longer download older versions of macOS or OS X, whatever you want to call it. It’s basically Apple locking you out of your own purchases/DRM, IMHO.

 

Kenmore 17602 7.0 cu. ft. Chest Freezer – White

We recently bought a new chest freezer to help us eat at home more. I went out and bought the above mentioned Kenmore chest freezer from Sears in February of this year. I brought it home and installed it. Waited the four hours it tells you to before adding food and all was good.

Until about a week ago. I noticed a bizarre gas smell. That’s the only way I can explain it. Not propane, not natural gas, but it was gassy. It was also isolated to where the chest freezer was. I went outside to the front and rear of where the freezer is sitting, and I could not smell anything. I finally looked over at the ground and saw this yellowish liquid that was spilled out which had also leaked onto a piece of paper. I picked up the piece of paper and brought it to my nose and inhaled. THAT was the smell I had been smelling the entire time.

I immediately disconnected the power and moved the freezer to the outside of our house. I had no idea what the gas was and if it was toxic. I wasn’t going to take any chances.

I tried calling Sears support, but by the time I had called, they were already closed. They’re about three to six hours ahead of us.

I call the next morning and get an appointment for the next day between eight and five PM. The tech gets here almost closer to five, and he gives it a look over and isn’t a hundred percent sure what was wrong with it. He said he’d have to call into Sears tech support which reside in the mainland and that it was already closed. He said he’d call the following day.

I didn’t hear back from the guy, but when I check my ticket, I can see that I have another appointment scheduled for next week.

I Googled and Googled but could not find anyone with the same exact problem as mine. Hopefully, this post will find someone that has had the same problem and can help them in some way. Again, I don’t know what is wrong with the unit yet. It might be the compressor as the tech mentioned it looked like the oil was from the cooling unit.

Here’s a picture of the liquid that I was talking about.

PaperStream Capture Pro missing metadata option during preview of scan

There really isn’t a lot of information regarding PaperStream Capture Pro out there on the Internet other than what the vendor puts out.  I invested a nice sum of money into this so I thought I’d put this out there in case someone else gets stuck.  If you are using metadata for your scans and you get to the output page where you can preview the QC and normally input your metadata into the respective fields and there are no fields there, fret not.  You have to change the view to All-In-One and this will bring the far right sidebar back where you can input your index/metadata information.

Dell OptiPlex 7060 Tower 2,1 blinking amber lights

I just deployed a brand new Dell OptiPlex 7060 Tower for a client of mine.  This tower has an Intel Core i5, 16 GB of memory, 256 GB class 40 PCIe NVME SSD and Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit.

Unfortunately, there was a problem the next day after deploying it.  The client called to report that the power light would be blinking amber twice, pause and then once more which indicates  2,1 pattern.

I quickly Googled the diagnostic lights for the OptiPlex 7060 and found that this indicates a faulty motherboard.  Not good.  However, the weird thing is that if you unplug the power cable from the computer while it’s still on (computer cannot be turned off by hard powering it down by holding the power button for 3-5 seconds) and then unplugging it and leaving it off for a minute, plug it back in and turn it back on, it will power again on usually and without any issues.

I’ve run the full pre-boot diagnostics from Dell to no avail.  I’ve gotten their ProSupport tech support involved.  So far, we made sure that all drivers are up to date and the latest BIOS is installed.

I also installed a new APC UPS BR1500MS along with this computer.  I initially thought it was this that was causing it to happen, but this morning they reported that they tried unplugging it from the UPS and plugging it into the outlet and the computer still would not turn on.  It took them turning the computer back on, pulling the power cable out of the power supply and then leaving it off for a minute and then powering it back on.

There are no trouble symptoms while within Windows.  Everything runs perfectly fine and no errors or glitches.

I’m now waiting to hear back from Dell’s ProSupport team.  I’ll keep you all posted.

Update 4/8/2019:

I ended up contacting Dell ProSupport and they had me try several things, and upon none of them fixing the problem, they sent a new motherboard and a technician out to replace it. They replaced the motherboard on a Friday, and on Monday, the problem DID NOT RETURN. So, if you experience a weird issue where your new Dell OptiPlex 7060 powers on with a blinking amber light, two times and then once, you probably need a new motherboard.

Just replaced my dead Blu-Ray burner with an LG

I am going to make a bet with myself that this drive will die within six months.  I’ll report back in six months if the drive is still working and by working I mean being able to read disks properly.

I hadn’t seen a reputable optical disk drive/burner since the days when Plextor still made their own hardware and when Pioneer had a slot-loading DVD drive.

I’m not crossing my fingers on this one.  I’ve found that I don’t need optical drives all that much, but every once in a while I wouldn’t mind one out of convenience.

browser.bookmarks.openInTabClosesMenu in Chrome

About a year or two ago I finally switched my web browser from Internet Explorer 11 to Chrome. Yes, I was an avid Internet Explorer fan, but the sluggishness and crap rendering made me finally make the move to Chrome. I actually use Firefox too, but primarily, everything is in Chrome.

One awesome thing that I really like with Chrome is that you can create a favorite folder in the favorite’s bar and drag and drop favorites into the folder. When you turn this flag to false: browser.bookmarks.openInTabClosesMenu, you can open up a folder, middle click on a favoreite and the folder stays open which then allows you to open up second, third, forth, fifth, sixth, however many links you want. Of course, you might tell me that I should just middle click the entire folder, but, what if I don’t want to open every single link inside the folder?

Besides, if Firefox can do this, Chrome should be able to too.

Another minor annoyance that Chrome does is opening up new links from the favorite’s bar and various websites open up in a tab at the very far right of your tab set. In Firefox, you can turn on a flag so that every time you open up a new favoritre, it iopens up to the right of your current tab. That’s what I want!