Archive for September, 2003

Importing Favorites into Safari

Monday, September 29th, 2003

Here are 2 ways to convice Safari to import bookmarks from other programs 1) In the first method you simply enable an extra menu in safari and from there you can import favorites on command. To enable this debug menu you open up a terminal and type defaults write IncludeDebugMenu 1 Restart Safari and then you’ll see a new menu that says “Debug” and from there you simply choose the option to re-import favorites. 2) The second method involves editing a .plist file in you home folder/Library/Preferences/. The file you edit is called file and in this file you look for a line that says <key>IEFavoritesWereImported</key> There will be a line after that that says <true/> Just change that line to <false/> save your work and restart safari. This trick also works with netscape and mozilla bookmarks. All you do is look for the key saying <key>NetscapeAndMozillaFavoritesWereImported</key> and change the line after it to <false/>

Base Mac OS 9 Retrospect Installations

Monday, September 22nd, 2003



2. Open box avoiding damage to the box and what is inside.

3. Write serial number on checklist and enter into asset tracking system

4. Place 1 serial number sticker on box and 1 on CD.

5. Place CD in Computer and if not auto-started, select manually.

6. Select Easy Install but change Install location: Install in the Application Folder.
Browse the popup menu for the folder.

7. Select Install

9. If Installer does not restart after 2 minutes, then force restart of machine.

10. Select Retrospect icon. Press Command & I on keyboard.

11. Create an Alias on the Desktop. Make sure the original Retrospect icon
remains in the application directory.

12. Select Memory from Pop-up menu.
A. Select minimum size to 2x’s the preferred size.
B. Change the preferred size to 2x’s the new minimum size.
C. Do not lock. Close the dialog box.

13. Open Retrospect for the first time.

14. Registration screen should come up.
A. Make the name and organization to be the Company Name.
B. Select OK then Select Register Now.
C. Request Registration information from client. This can be done by printing
the registration form and having them complete it or having them dictate
the information while you type.
D. After the Registration process, you should be at the main Retrospect directory.

15. Select Configure and click device.
A. Confirm drive is seen
B. If seen, then close the window. If not, then trouble-shoot

16. Select Automate then click Scripts
A. Click New then click No then select OK.
B. Enter Monday as the name of the new script (use Title Case).
C. Select OK; Click on bottom besides sources.
D. Volume Selection – Select appropriate backup location based on
predetermined strategy. Select OK
E. Select Destination
F. Bottom of Pop-up is name; put MONDAY in all CAPS.
G. Set security based on strategy.
H. Set backup set type to tape. Click New.
I. Choose the Retrospect folder. Select Save.
J. Redo for Monday through Thursday. Offsite A& B tape.

Setting Up Wireless Settings In Windows XP

Friday, September 19th, 2003

Connecting to the Network
Windows XP automatically polls the area for available wireless access points. If one is present, Windows XP attempts to connect to it. Sometimes, you will find that even though there is a wireless network in the area, Windows XP cannot recognize it. If this occurs, you need to manually add the wireless access point.
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Connecting to a Wireless Access Point Manually

1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

2. Double-click Network Connections.

3. Right-click Wireless Network Connection, and then click Properties.

4. Click the Wireless Networks tab.

5. A list of wireless access points appears in the Available networks box. Select TheWLink

6. Under Preferred networks, click Add.

7. A Wireless Network Properties dialog box appears.

Network Name (SSID):

Check Data Encryption
Uncheck: Network Authentication
Network Key:
Key Format: Hexadecimal
Key Length: 128 bits
Uncheck: The key is provided for me automatically
Uncheck: This is a computer-to-computer (Ad-Hoc) Network…

8. Click OK.

After adding the new access point, you can now connect to the new network.

Roaming to Another Network
When you bring your laptop computer into another wireless network area, Windows XP attempts to connect to that network. Upon success, you are automatically connected to the network. If Windows XP does not recognize the new network, refer to the preceding instructions to manually install the wireless network.

Wireless connections after installing SP2

After installing the update, the previously working wireless connection
stopped working. I fixed it with the following steps:

1. Get Properties on the Wireless Network Connection

2. Select the Wireless Networks tab.

3. Put a check in the box for “Use Windows to configure my wireless network
settings” (this may require disabling third-party driver software–look in
Start->All Programs->Startup to see if it’s set to startup on boot and
remove it if you see it there)

4. In Preferred Networks pane, select the Wireless network and click Remove.

5. Reconnect to the Wireless Network. There’s actually a handy wizard now
that will prompt for the WEP key.

In general, I like the changes they made to the Wireless functionality in
SP2, although the new Security Center is a bit intrusive. I’ll try to throw
together a first impressions article about SP2 sometime this week.