Completely Uninstall Office 2016 for Mac

Important:

To completely uninstall Office 2016 for Mac you must remove the applications, supporting files, and keychain entries, plus any icons you’ve added to the Dock. Once you’ve removed everything, empty the Trash and restart your Mac to complete the process.

You must be signed in as an administrator or provide an administrator name and password to complete these steps.

There are several things to remove. This article steps you through each one.

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How to get the Abbadon and Nova Mortis post Dawning

Both these weapons were introduced as part of The Dawning event but are still available to collect. These are basically the Void and Solar versions of the Thunderlord.

Originally you had to level up your book to get Xur’s Tag to unlock Xur’s gift at the tower and get the Tattered schematic which you then had to turn into Ikora Rey to unlock the Exotic Quest “Songs from the Void” for the Nova Mortis. Once you completing the Nova Mortis quest, go speak to Commander Zavala to unlock the quest for the Abbadon.

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Netgear Router Security Update

Netgear noted that several of their routers have a command injection Vulnerability issue where an attacker can use a phishing method to gain control of your router.

Tip:
To find the model/version number, check the bottom or back panel of your NETGEAR device.

From the vulnerability Notes Database:

R6200, R6250, R6400, R6700, R6900, R7000, R7100LG, R7300, R7900, R8000, D6220, and D6400 contain an unauthenticated command injection vulnerability that may be executed directly or via cross-domain requests. Known affected firmware versions include Netgear R7000 version 1.0.7.2_1.1.93, R6400 version 1.0.1.12_1.0.11, and R8000 version 1.0.3.4_1.1.2. Earlier versions may also be affected. The command injection vulnerability has been assigned CVE-2016-6277.

By convincing a user to visit a specially crafted web site, a remote, unauthenticated attacker may execute arbitrary commands with root privileges on affected routers. An unauthenticated, LAN-based attacker may do the same by issuing a direct request, e.g. by visiting: http:///cgi-bin/;COMMAND

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Activate Ubuntu login sound

I miss some things from the old Ubuntu releases and one of those things is the login sound. I found it still included but not active, here is how to re-activate it if you want to have some nostalgia…

  • Cling on the Ubuntu Launcher
  • Search for and launch Startup Applications
  • Click Add
  • Add the following lines:
    • Name: Login Sound
    • Command: paplay /usr/share/sounds/ubuntu/stereo/desktop-login.ogg
    • Comment: Play Login Sound
  • Click Save
  • Restart your computer

If you just want to hear it without having it load every time you login check, here ya go.

Windows 10 power and display issue

I’ve been hearing people are having issues with their computers randomly powering on after a shutdown was issued and displays being dimmed and not being able to get the brightness back. Here are ways to fix those.

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Mac like mouse scrolling in Ubuntu

Three posts ago we went over getting Natural scrolling in Windows, today we’ll show you how to get it in Ubuntu.

Update: Nov 22 2016

I use vi, but in your favorite editor open 10-evdev.conf

vi /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf

Look for a line with MatchIsPointer and add this line (Option "ButtonMapping" "1 2 3 5 4 6 7 8") to that section, it should now look like this:

Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "evdev pointer catchall"
        MatchIsPointer "on"
        MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
        Driver "evdev"
        Option "ButtonMapping" "1 2 3 5 4 6 7 8"
EndSection

Not sure if the following still works so proceed with extreme caution

Make sure you system is all updated:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

Add the natural scrolling repo:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:zedtux/naturalscrolling

If you get a NO_PUBKEY 16126D3A3E5C1192 error, run the following (you may get a different key):

gpg --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv 16126D3A3E5C1192
gpg --export --armor 16126D3A3E5C1192 | sudo apt-key add -

Update your system once more then install natural scrolling:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install naturalscrolling

Go to System SettingInput DevicesMouse.

Check the box Reverse Scrolling Direction. Click Apply.

Mac like mouse scrolling in Windows

If you’ve ever used a Mac computer you quickly start getting a feel for the natural scrolling system that makes it more natural, scroll up to move the page up and scroll down to move the page down just as you would if you were moving piece of paper on your desk.

Back when the mouse was king, scrolling down to move the page up made sense because the scroll-bar would move down; basically it mimicked the movement of the marker in the bar. With the advent of touch screens and two finger scrolling on Macs, it made perfect sense to move toward natural scrolling; but many complain that on a computer it doesn’t make sense nor does it feel natural. I personally beg to differ, it feels quite natural to me; I think of the scroll pad as a flat version of the screen, like with the dual screens on a Nintendo DS or having a small tablet surface. Now that I have been using natural scrolling for a while I can see how the old way is actually counter-intuitive and needs to change.

I’ve gotten so used to it at work that I had to change my mouse wheel scroll settings in Windows to be the same and now I’m sharing it with you so you can start to be more natural with your scrolling.

Open Notepad, Notepad++, or any other text editor. No, Microsoft Word will not work.

Type in the following lines for Windows 7:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\HID\VID_045E&PID_00F9&MI_01&Col02\7&319870ac&0&0001\Device Parameters]
"FlipFlopWheel"=dword:00000001

Type in the following lines for Windows 10:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\HID\VID_045E&PID_00F9&MI_01&Col02\7&319870ac&0&0001\Device Parameters]
"FlipFlopWheel"=dword:00000001
"ForceAbsolute"=dword:00000000
"Migrated"=dword:00000001
"HScrollPageOverride"=dword:00000000
"HScrollUsageOverride"=dword:00000000
"HScrollHighResolutionDisable"=dword:00000000
"VScrollPageOverride"=dword:00000000
"VScrollUsageOverride"=dword:00000000
"VScrollHighResolutionDisable"=dword:00000000
"FlipFlopHScroll"=dword:00000000
  • Click File → Save As
  • Choose Desktop as the location to save and name the file InvertMouse.reg

Go to your desktop and double-click the InvertMouse.reg file to make the entry into the registry then restart your computer.

Now if mice makers would start to use the Magic Mouse technology or Apple would allow their mice to be used on other OS systems.

Disabling Comcast Xfinity WiFi

A bit ago Comcast decided that if you use their WiFi modems that they will enable their hotspots through the connection you pay for.  If you want to turn this “feature” off, here are the steps you need to follow:

  • Log into your Customer Portal as the Primary User
  • Click on Users & Preferences
  • Under Service Address click on Manage XFINITY WiFi
  • In the Pop-Up window click Disable XFINITY WiFi Home Hotspot
  • Click Save

The Hotspot is now disabled.

What I would love to see since Comcast is rolling out this Hotspot they should be upgrading their infrastructure to Fiber to Home faster and start to put the bottom line of their customers first.

Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts

A keyboard shortcut is a way to invoke a function in OS X by pressing a combination of keys on your keyboard. Learn about common OS X keyboard shortcuts.

Glyph Key Name Explanation
Control This key is generally in the lower left corner of the keyboard (and symmetrically placed on the right side). In addition to key equivalents, this key is also used with a mouse click to bring up context sensitive menus.
Option This is next to the control key and often bears the label Alt. You can hold down the option key while dragging with the mouse to select text rectangularly. It is also possible to place the caret beyond the end of a line by single-clicking the mouse while holding the down option key (⌥). Together with Shift, the option key does a (rectangular) selection to where you click.
Command The command key is also referred to as the Apple key since it has an apple symbol on it ().
Shift The Shift key should be well-known. When used together with a mouse click, it extends the selection.
Escape The escape key is generally in the upper left corner of the keyboard. This key can be used to dismiss (cancel) panels, which means dialogs and some (but not all) windows. In TextMate it is also used to cycle through completion candidates.
Enter The enter key is on the numeric keypad (and is not the same as return). On laptops it is fn-return.
Return The return key should be well known.
Forward Delete This is often just called delete and on the keyboard has a label of Del or Delete.
Backward Delete Often called backspace. On most keyboards this has a left pointing arrow on the key (←).
﹖⃝ Help The Help key is located above Forward Delete, but not all keyboards have it. Generally it has the word Help on the key, but it is also known as the Ins key.
Home The Home key scrolls to the beginning of the document, but does not move the caret.
End The End key scrolls to the end of the document, but does not move the caret.
Page Up Scrolls up a page without moving the caret. Using the option key will cause the caret to be moved. When used with Shift it will create a selection.
Page Down Scrolls down a page without moving the caret. Using the option key will cause the caret to be moved. When used with Shift it will create a selection.
Tab The Tab key is used to insert a tab character (or equivalent amount of spaces if soft tabs are enabled). In normal controls it advances the focus to the next control.
Back-tab The Back-tab key can be used by holding down Shift while pressing the normal Tab key.

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Windows 8.1 Tips

Pinning apps to your Start screen in Windows 8.1

After an app is installed from the Store, you’ll find it listed in the Apps view with all the other apps on your PC. You can pin the app to your Start screen so it’s easier for you to find and use later.

Step 1

On the Start screen, slide up from the middle of the screen to see the Apps view. (If you’re using a mouse, click the arrow The arrow button near the lower-left corner of the screen.)

Step 2

Press and hold or right-click to select the apps you want to pin.

Step 3

Tap or click Pin to Start. The apps you pinned will appear at the end of your Start screen.

You can rearrange pinned apps, resize tiles, and group related apps together. For more info about personalizing your Start screen. Continue reading Windows 8.1 Tips