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ISSUE & FIX: Google Docs & other sites go blank – unable to use them

I ran into this issue with my Mac running El Capitan 10.11.6 & Chrome 59.0.3071.109 (current at the time of this writing).

When I went to start a new GSHEET (google docs spreadsheet), I was met with this uneditable page:

…. because I wanted to keep track of parts and pricing while I’m researching styles of work benches to build on Pinterest, I get:

 

GAH.

So, I disabled all of my extensions & that didn’t work.

Incognito mode DID allow all pages to be rendered correctly, but I can’t work out of that mode, so I dug further & found this in Chrome Settings:

Click on Advanced:

Scroll down &fine “Use hardware acceleration…” option and slide it to “off” – which is a gray color.

Click: “RELAUNCH” to restart the browser.

 

And now it all works!

GSHEETS:

 

Pinterest:

 

HOWTO: Run Chrome in Incognito Mode on the Mac, with its own shortcut

Step 1, install Chrome.

Step 2 and the rest of them:

Open up your “Applescript Editor” App.

–> NOTE ** You can search for it by hitting command+space on the keyboard (aka, opening up spotlight) and typing: applescript editor ** <–

When it opens, select the: New Document button & paste in:

tell application "Google Chrome"
  close windows
  make new window with properties {mode:"incognito"}
  activate
end tell

Then click:  File/Export.

Change the File Format from “Script” to “Application”

Name the application, select the “Applications” Location on your system & run it.

Enjoy.

corrupted or tampered with during downloading ???

Well, I guess it’s common now to see this when trying to install OS X. My example happened when I tried to install El Capitan, fresh (no upgrade) on a newly formatted SSD – and had me scratching my bean.

I got this:
This copy of the Install OS X El Capitan application can't be verified. It may have been corrupted or tampered with during downloading

People have identified the need to set the clock back via Terminal, right before you install the OS after boot-up.

I checked my time & it was spot on (although it thought I was on the Left Coast, which I’m not).

I COULD have ran the infamous date command (date MMDDHHmmYY), but elected not to.

I deleted the installer and downloaded El Capitan yet again. Guess what? It worked.

Here is what I’m thinking. If you download & set it aside for a while, you need to roll your clock back. If not, you’re good to go.

So if you don’t have the luxury of downloading the OS again, see what the time/date stamp shows up as and set the date back to a week later than that and you should be all set.

So, if you see this (for example):

But it’s April, 2016 now … run:
date 0401101016

Exit the Terminal App and try the install again.

cd ../../../ … ugh.

I picked a shortcut, called: aa

Then, in ~/.bashrc (my .bashrc), I created a function:

function aa
{
cd $(for ((i=0 ; i<$1 ;i++)); do printf "../" ; done)
pwd
}

This will allow you to ‘cd’ back X number of directories by issuing: aa X (where X is a number of directories you wanna go backwards).

So … say I’m in /var/www/html/ and I want to go back 2 levels to /var
I could:

$ cd ../../
or:
$ cd /var
or now:
$ aa 2

Example:

[admin@linux1 html]$ pwd
/var/www/html

[admin@linux1 html]$ aa 2
/var

So handy.