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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:



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!





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.