I am trying to validate my account on the NVidia GeForce website to start using the NVidea GeForce Now gaming graphics server to play games like Fortnite on my old MacBook.
But whenever I try to go through the online account validation process, I encounter this error : “Validator failed to load. Please check browser setting.”
What is wrong ? And how can I fix this ?
What you are experiencing is that the ReCaptcha validation website add-on can’t load… this might occur because of various reasons, but it’s most likely because you are trying to access this webpage from within a restricted user-account on your Mac.
To by-pass this error, do this :
open the website
when prompted to do so, add all blocked websites that are being presented as blocked (you’ll have to typ your admin login & password for this)
if things seem to hang, quit the app and reopen it (each time you repeat this, you’ll make a tiny progression towards the final login process)
keep repeating these steps until the ReCaptcha “I’m not a robot” checkbox appears
Most of the time when I’m using WhatsApp, I can add a line of text to the photo I am sending, but sometimes the photo is send right away, and I didn’t get the time (or option) to add any text to it… so I need to typ the accompanying text in a new message…
Come to think of it… I might have the same problem in SMS / iMessage on my iPhone… but I don’t use it that often, so I can’t really tell…
Is this normal ? Can I do something about it ?
Yes… you can do something about this… and yes, this is supposed to work this way… it’s just that you are overlooking the difference between the “Send” and “Done” buttons because it’s un-intuitive to most of us…
The problem you are describing only occurs when you pick (or make) a photo that you edit (in size or rotation or something) before you send it… in the Editing window, you will see 2 buttons : “Done” (bottom left) and “Send” (bottom right). Now you will be tempted into clicking “Send” hoping you can add a little text before you send the message out… but “Send” actually means “send straight away, without additional text”, while “Done” means “the photo is ready to be sent out”, meaning the edited photo will be placed inside the message draft, where you can add additional text.
So, next time you are sending an edited photo, click the “Done” button (instead of the “Send” button) and you will be able to typ an additional text.
Even though the layout is slightly different, this is main solution the same for both WhatsApp and SMS/iMessage : just click the “Done” button, not the “Send” button.
I have been using Jacksta Media Recorder for a long time now, and it has always worked marvelously for me when I need to download a video. Jaksta can download nearly any online video that I can watch in Safari.
But recently, Jaksta does download the exact videos I want, but the downloads turn out to be .mp4 files that QuickTime hangs on when trying to play them…
What can I do ?
The exact reason for this is unknown, but it might have something to do with the fact that not all browsers play HTML5-videos using the same technology.
It turns out that your solution is to use the Google Chrome (or Firefox) web browser – instead of Safari – with Jaksta running in the background. That way, when you play the online video in Chrome (or Firefox), the file that Jaksta downloads will be a .mp4 video that QuickTime can play without any problems.
My iPad is no longer charging when I connect it to the Lightning charger cable. I checked the cable and the charger with my iPhone, and when connected the iPhone charges without any problems. Still, whenever I connect my iPad, nothing happens… the charger is not recognised…
What can I do ?
Because your charger and your Lightning charging cable are in good order (because they do charge your iPhone), there are 2 mayor options for this problem :
the Lightning-port on your iPad is broken
there is a lot of dust in your iPad’s Lightning-port
You should first check if your iPad’s Lightning-port is cluttered with dust by sticking a needle or paperclip’s end into the iPad’s Lightning port and gently scraping out all dust that has gathered there. You might need a torch-light to shine into the Lightning-port to make sure that all dust has been taken out. After doing so, hook up the iPad to the Lightning charger cable again… if the green battery and lightning icon appear on your iPad’s screen… if so, you have fixed this problem 😉
If not, just repeat the process by gently scaping all dust out off the Lightning-port and try again (to test).
If that still doesn’t work after multiple times of trial, you might have a hardware failure. If so, go to an AppleStore or an authorised Apple dealer (or your local Apple dealer).
I am setting up an app (ToDoist.app in this case) to work across my devices. I have set up the app (ToDoist.app) on my iPhone about a week ago, and now I am trying to set up the app on my Mac. The problem is I need to login to my ToDoist-account on my Mac, but since I have used the password that was automatically suggested I have no recollection of the password I have set…
Is there any way to retrieve the password from iCloud ?
Yes, there is 😉
To make the actual password visible, do this :
make sure that both your iPhone and your Mac are logged in with the same iCloud-account
on your iPhone, goto Settings.app > [your name] (listed on top) > iCloud
on your Mac, goto System Preferences > Apple ID (grey tile with the white Apple logo, top right)
then, make sure that iCloud’s password backup is switched on
on your iPhone, in Settings.app > [your name] (listed on top) > iCloud > “Apps using iCloud” > Keychain should be ON
on your Mac, in System Preferences > Apple ID > “Apps on this Mac using iCloud” there should be a check-mark at “Keychain”
if it wasn’t, restart the app on your iPhone
then, on your Mac, goto Safari > Preferences > Passwords
then, login on the window that opens ( using your Mac’s screen unlock password )
in the next window, scroll down the list and select the appropriate website
then, left-click on the dotted-out password ( so the actual password will be shown )
then, right-click on the password and select “Copy Password” from the pop-up list
now, paste the password into the app’s login-window
I need to generate a random password for a new online account for an app, but for some reason, macOS doesn’t suggest a Strong Password as usual…
How can I easily generate a random strong password ?
When using Safari on macOS, Safari will automatically suggest a Safari Strong Password (and backs it up to iCloud) whenever a field where you need to manually type a new password…
However : this feature is Safari-only (as the name Safari Strong Password suggests), so if you need to manually type a new password into an app (or anything outside of Safari) this automatic suggestion won’t kick into play…
Luckily, macOS has a Password Generator built-in… only tricky thing is it’s a little hard to access… there are 2 ways to get the Password Generator to start up (and an alternative in case you need extra features) :
– Option 1 –
Apple Menu > System Prefs > Users & Groups > Change Password > Key Icon
now Password Assistant opens in a separate window
Close previous window (that is now in the background) by clicking Cancel-button
Back to Password Generator window
set type of password you need
Close Password Generator window
– Option 2 –
User’s Home Folder > Applications > Utilities > KeychainAccess.app
now the Keychain window opens
click on the Plus-sign button ( or press the CMD + N key combo on your keyboard )
now a pulldown window opens
at “Password”, on the right, click the ‘black key’-button
now Password Assistant opens in a separate window
note : leave the Keychain Access window in the background, as trying to close it will also close the Password Assistant window
in the Password Assistant window, set the type of password you need
then, generate the new password
copy the password
switch to the window where you need to paste the new password
then, switch back to the Keychain Access window and close it
– Alternative option –
If macOS’ built-in Password Generator doesn’t allow you to get a random password that suits your needs, for example if you need a memorable password, you can get the StrongPassword.app for FREE from the Mac AppStore.
To get access to a website I need for school, I need to create a new account. While doing so, Safari suggests a Strong Password, but when I accept to use it, the website gives an error since the Safari Strong Password format does not comply with the rules that this website has for passwords : at least 8 digits, of which at least one undercast letter, one capital letter, one number and choice from only a very limited set of symbols. Unfortunately, the ‘minus’-symbol that is used in each Safari-generated Strong Password is not allowed for this website…
How can I generate a random password that will be accepted by this website ?
Some websites do not allow the automatically-generated password format of Safari Strong Password, because they only allow capital and undercast letters, numbers and a limited array of symbols, in that case, Safari Strong Password cannot be used to automatically generate a strong password