How to fix VMWare Fusion 10.x High Sierra USB Device not recognized

In order to resolve this issue the fastest way you should try these simple steps.

  • Shutdown all your guest VMs.
  • Shutown VMWare Fusion.
  • Open VMWare Fusion and check for updates. Install latest updates if there any available.
  • Ensure that you have installed VMWare tools in all the guest withc which you wish to use USB Device sharing.
  • Shutdown VMWare Fusion.
  • To to Applications and Move to Trash VMWare Fusion.app, Enter password to confirm.
  • Open Trash, select VMWare Fusion.app, right-click and select Put Back. Enter password to confirm.
  • Open System Preferences… and open Security & Privacy panel.
  • Open VMWare Fusion. Look in Security & Privacy General Tab and Allow the application to make changes using the Allow button. Enter your Password when prompted.
  • This may require your to reboot your MacOS in order to make the changes.

How to add CPU, Network, Memory monitors in MacOS topbar

If you want to monitor your system performance easily without having to take any extra real estate you can use this handy utility.

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Menu Meters top bar customized display example for MacOS.

 

Menu Meters

Menu Meters is open source and provide a high degree of customization to display your system resource usage in the top bar of your MacOS.

Uninstall / Remove OSX Mail Plugins

Remove the Mail plugin System-wide

  1. Quit Mail
  2. Open Finder, press Command+Shift+G, go to the following path:
    /Library/Mail/Bundles/
  3. Select the plugin to remove, right-click and Move to Trash
  4. You can now open Mail and the plugin will be removed

 

Remove the Mail plugin for a single User

  1. Quit Mail
  2. Open Finder, press Command+Shift+G, go to the following path:
    ~/Library/Mail/Bundles/
  3. Select the plugin to remove, right-click and Move to Trash
  4. You can now open Mail and the plugin will be removed

 

Credits:

http://osxdaily.com/2014/02/05/uninstall-mail-app-plugin-mac-os-x/

Chrome Autocomplete Cleaner

Ever want to clear certain items from your Chrome autocomplete list? You’re at the right place, following this guide will help you do just that.

Download and install SQLlite Browser

https://github.com/sqlitebrowser/sqlitebrowser

Important: Before you make any changes you should backup the files in order to avoid accidentally corrupting or losing data.

Make sure that your Chrome browser is close continuing any further. Perhaps open this page on a Firefox browser while to be able to continue to follow these instructions.

On MacOSX open this file with the SQL Lite DB Browser

~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/Web Data

On Windows open this file with the SQL Lite DB Browser

Open C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web Data

Go to the  Browse Data tab.

Choose the table autofill to view the records. You can remove records and save the changes.

There are other files in the /Default folder that can be managed with SQL Lite Browser.

 

Credits:

https://superuser.com/questions/565763/get-full-list-of-autocomplete-entries

https://superuser.com/questions/425671/can-i-remove-only-selected-history-and-form-autofill-data-from-chrome-on-mac-os

Overcommit Memory with VMWare Fusion v7, v8, v9, v10+

If you are using VMWare Fusion on your machine and want to have high memory allocation for your machines you will need to add a setting in the VMWare Fusion config file.

These settings are cannot be changed via the GUI.

To make this change you will want to do the following.

Open the config file

sudo nano /Library/Preferences/VMware\ Fusion/config

Add

prefvmx.minVmMemPct = %

Where % is the amount of system memory to allocate to VMWare Fusion.

Acceptable values, any percentage value. i.e.

  • 25
  • 50
  • 100

 

Credits:

https://www.virtuallyghetto.com/2015/02/quick-tip-how-to-enable-memory-overcommitment-in-vmware-fusion.html

 

Update Macbook Pro High Sierra Nvidia Drivers 10.13.2

After upgrading your macbook pro (mbp) to the latest release of MacOS High Sierra you may need to update your NVidia drivers.

For Macbook Pro Late 2013 this is what you need.

NVIDIA Alternate Graphics Drivers for macOS 10.13.2 (17C88)
http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/127670/en-us

You will also want to update your CUDA driver with this package. http://www.nvidia.com/object/cuda-mac-driver.html

 

If you are using another system then you may find this driver useful.

NVIDIA Alternate Graphics Drivers for macOS 10.13.2 (17C89)
https://images.nvidia.com/mac/pkg/378/WebDriver-378.10.10.10.25.103.pkg

Meteor template default events

Whenever you create a new template you can use these boilerplate events and rename them to fit your needs.

Template.templateName.onDestroyed(function (){

});

Template.templateName.onRendered(function () {

});

Template.templateName.events({

});

Template.templateName.helpers({

});