SMB Mac 11.3.1

Apple in its infinite wisdom changed the settings for Samba ‘SMB’ protocol and killed access to my NAS server, thanks Apple not like I wasn’t using it all the time. I found a fix online, don’t trust me check if there are any risks in this fix: Create or edit this following file and add the 2 lines to the file. ~/Library/Preferences/nsmb.conf [default] protocol_vers_map=2

8 May 2021 · Mark

Logitech Gaming Software – Mouse not Detected

After installing Karabiner Elements for MacOS I found that the Logitech Gaming Software (LGS) was no longer detecting the mouse and was showing the move mouse to wake dialog. It took a while to figure out that the cause was the recently installed Karabiner Software, exiting the software allowed immediate recognition of the mouse. Not sure what the cause is and the mouse was functional though not under the LGS command....

22 April 2019 · Mark

8 bit to 10 bit Colour Issues Mac Fix

Apple added 10-bit colour to the Apple Display drivers this is causing issues with older Macs including the Mac-Mini this little application can fix it by allowing you to select 8-bit from the list. ResXtreme ResXtreme provides access to all display modes for each connected screen, including extended and HiDPI modes accessible only via private system APIs. These private modes are not normally accessible to App Store apps.

24 April 2018 · Mark

Mouse Acceleration on MacOS

ExactMouse acceleration killer: ExactMouse from Steelseries removes mouse acceleration on the Mac. Acceleration is a a problem for me when using a mouse on any computer that requires precise pointer placement. It is not easy to disable it completely on the Mac without using some fancy terminal command. To make it easy to disable acceleration either term-rally or permanently you can use the ExactMouse tool from Steelseries. The improvement in general mouse work are subtle but noticeable and improve the feel of high quality gaming mice....

28 January 2018 · Mark

Wacom Tablet Driver Restart Mac

The tablet driver for the Wacom Tablet occasionally crashes under Mac OS X. This seems to happen more often after the machine is woken from Sleep mode. When you look in the Preference you will see some warning similar to the image above. The only solution it offers is to restart the Mac. This is a pain even though restarting with and SSD is quick enough it still means closing all the open apps and waiting an age for some to close like the Mail....

15 March 2015 · Mark