Fixing Mac OS X Lion

2-finger secondary click (aka “right click”) stops working. Plenty of people are saying this is happening to them, so I guess it’s a bug which will be addressed in a future update. In the meantime, here’s how to fix it (restart/logout afterwards):

Unhide the Library folder:

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When your Mac DOESN’T “just work”, and needs a spring clean

I recently had a Mac misbehaving; weekly kernel panics, kernel_task consuming excessive CPU and leaking memory, and spotlight appearing to delay boot up. To be fair, the poorly Mac had never seen an OS reinstall after three years, taking it from 10.4 to 10.6.6. I could’ve reinstalled the OS, but curiosity got the better of […]

“Only connections to SharePoint or SkyDrive servers are supported”

Here’s my second large-vendor bug report of the year, this time it’s Microsoft. The Document Connection in Office 2011 for Mac stopped working after recent updates. In v14.0.1 and v14.0.2 (currently the latest), when trying to connect to a Sharepoint site, you receive this error message: Only connections to SharePoint or SkyDrive servers are supported […]

When a MacPorts build or install fails

Occasionally¬†an install from MacPorts fails, 9 times out of 10 it’ll be a dependency failing to build. And 9 times out of 10, a clean+selfupdate+resintall does the trick… sudo port clean portfile sudo port selfupdate sudo port install portfile [+variants] Failing that, a port upgrade usually helps… sudo port upgrade outdated

Mac OS X bug: Empty folders when browsing Samba shares on Windows 2003 Server

First bug report of 2011, and it’s one for Apple. Here’s the write-up… I’m using a MBP running OS X 10.6.6 and a Windows 2003 R2 SP2 file server. The Windows 2003 server is in a domain (“neurope”), and my MBP is configured to log on to the AD domain. All working fine (internet access, […]