Category Archives: Software Tips

How to sync time on Windows 10 VM after pause/resume

Recently after restoring a paused VMWare Workstation Windows 10 VM, the VM guest had an incorrect system time. After a bit of checking through options, I was able to get the time updated/synced correctly and it did not even require a pause/resume or reboot πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒ Here is where you can enable automatic time sync between host and guest: Player -> Manage -> Virtual Machine SettingsOptions -> VMware Tools features -> Synchronize guest time with host I hope this helps you

How to re-enable Hey Google on OnePlus 8 Pro [SOLVED]

If your Google assistant no longer responds to the “Hey Google” wake command, give this a try: Open the “Google” app on your OnePlus phone At the bottom of the “Google” app, click the 3-dots “… More” and select “Settings” Select “Google Assistant” Select “Voice Match” Toggle the “Hey Google” slider to “On” Exit out of the app and voila, your phone should answer to “Hey Google” again! I hope this helps πŸ‘πŸ˜‰

Unable to open kernel device ‘\\.\VMCIDev\VMX’: The operation completed successfully.

If you encounter the following error message: Unable to open kernel device ‘\.\VMCIDev\VMX’: The operation completed successfully. Did you reboot after installing VMware Workstation? Module ‘DevicePowerOn’ power on failed. Failed to start the virtual machine. You may want to try editing the VMX file for your virtual machine and changing this variable from true to false: vmci0.present = “false” (it was the located on the last line in my VMX) After making this change, I was able to successfully boot

How to clear the recent files list in Photoshop

Photoshop shows thumbnails of recent photos that you have edited. If you find those images distracting or your prefer to keep that information private, here is how you can clear all the recent files from Photoshop: Go to: File -> Open Recent -> Clear Recent File List (See screenshot below) After: If you were looking for information on how to clear those recent image thumbnails, I hope this helps! πŸ‘πŸ˜

How to add a Google Calendar Reminder that repeats on 1st of each month

Recently I needed to create a Google Calendar reminder that repeats on the 1st day of each month. πŸ“… Initially, it was slightly confusing how to do this. Therefore, once I figured it out, I wanted to share the tip in case other people had similar issues: Go to Click the “+Create” button in the upper left hand corner Choose “Reminder” Set a title for the Reminder Choose the 1st day of the month that you want the reminder to

Mass Delete Multiple Downloaded Quicken Transactions

SometimesΒ  you may need to delete Quicken downloaded transactions. However, on face value, it appears that Quicken makes it very time consuming to delete downloaded transactions. πŸ™Β  Thankfully, there is a way to delete more than one transaction at a time! This cuts down on the number of clicks required and will hopefully save you some time. πŸ™‚ UPDATE: I finally figured out a way to delete ALL downloaded transactions in a Quicken account. I am making this Tip 1

MySQL Server has gone away when importing large sqlfile [Navicat, SOLVED]

Recently I tried importing a 1.2GB SQL dump file and Navicat kept immediately timing out with: [Err] 2006 – MySQL server has gone away Eventually, I was able to the entire file (6 million records worth) to import by unchecking* the “Run multiple queries in each execution” option before starting the import process. After this, the process completed perfectly! *normally I always uncheck that box, but for some reason this time I forgot to uncheck it on my first attempt.

Google Photos crashes when saving edits on Samsung Note 10 (S10, S9, S8) [SOLVED]

Recently my wife unable to save photos after editing them in Google Photos. Specifically, the Google Photos app would crash immediately upon trying to save edits and this issue was occurring on a Samsung Note 10+. Checking with some friends, they were having similar issues on their S10 phones. After trying a number of adjustments (restarting, clearing cache, clearing data) I finally realized that the issue was due to motion photos. Specifically, during a recent software update, it seems that