Hacking - this is how you make your world easier ...

By hacking I mean improving and simplifying things. This can be the handling of programs or the improvement of hardware by making changes to it that the manufacturer has not actually intended.

For me, hacking has nothing to do with malicious attempts to break into any computer, it is just a word for cleverly altering existing things.

If you also have some good hacks in store, feel free to send them to me.


5. December 2013
Delete Apple Mail files

Rebuild the Apple Mail database under OS X Mavericks to macOS Catalina

For a few days now, I've been struggling with Apple's mail program, which closes after a few seconds after it starts. The Apple Support has not been able to help me so far and gave me a support ticket for [...]
18. November 2013
ICO plugin for Photoshop

Export favicon to Photoshop

Since I occasionally create WordPress websites for customers, there comes a point at which a favicon.ico also has to be saved. Unfortunately, my Adobe Phtotoshop CS5 does not offer this by default, which I [...]
15. November 2013
Restore Open Office window dialog

OpenOffice message "Restore window" got away

I just had to get a Windows Doc in .odt format again. When I opened OpenOffice, however, the message "When trying to restore the program window, the OpenOffice.org program terminated unexpectedly. Would you like [...]
12. November 2013
Export Firefox bookmarks

Instructions: Import Firefox bookmarks into Safari

After yesterday my Firefox was mucking all day and sometimes loaded for minutes on websites that were there in Safari in 10 seconds, today I decided to use Safari again as the default browser [...]
7. November 2013
Install OS X Mavericks

Maverick's problems: OS X 10.9.1 is eagerly awaited

Update December 17.12.2013th, 10.9.1: In the meantime, OS X XNUMX has been released, but unfortunately I have to say that it didn't help me much. My Photoshop still has the disappearing text problem and a reader reported to me that [...]
1. November 2013
os-x-mavericks-usb-stick

OS X Mavericks

The Mac OS X Mavericks operating system has version number 10.9. After the many versions with names of big cats, it is the first update that has now been given a different name. The future OS X versions will [...]
30. October 2013
Install OS X Mavericks

Instructions: Create a bootable USB stick for the Mavericks installation

The latest version of OS X is called Mavericks. In contrast to earlier OS X systems, there is no longer any possibility to order a [USB stick-> usb stick] with the system from Apple. That means you load [...]
4. September 2013
Week numbers in iCal

Week numbers in the Mac OS X calendar

I have just received another request from a customer whether I would have time in week 38 to make an appointment. So on to the Mac calendar (which is no longer iCal [...]
23. August 2013
iWork in iCloud

Pages, Number and Keynote are now in the cloud

You can still find the symbols of Pages, Numbers and Keynote with a thick yellow "BETA" banderole, but at least all [iCloud users-> icloud] can now try out this web software. This free Office Light version from Apple should work with the [...]
25 JULY 2013
Security programs antivirus

OSX.Janicab.A ... and there is malware on the Mac

I am a big advocate of the theory that you don't need a [virus scanner-> virus scanner-mac] on a Mac, because nothing runs on it anyway that comes in viruses, because mostly it is .exe files that are directly for [... ]