Archive for the Bug Category

Fix – Windows 10 update KB3189866 stuck at 45%

Posted in Windows, Bug, Announcement with tags , , , , , on September 17, 2016 by Sirusdark


If you’re running Windows 10, it’s yet another sad week. Microsoft messed up again and their latest 400Mb+ update (KB3189866) doesn’t even download properly. Most people (including myself) are stuck with an update progress stuck at 45%…

Fear not! Stop waiting and simply install the update manually in just a few clicks. Here are the direct links to download it (select the appropriate system architecture):

32 bit:
Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x86-based Systems (KB3189866)

64 bit:
Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB3189866)

Run the installer and after a few restarts, you’ll be good to go again.

For some reason, this identical update when downloaded via the Windows Update Catalog web downloader, uses another filename (adds the prefix: “AMD64-all-“)… It’s strange as the files are IDENTICAL! I double checked for you and and these Checksums proves it:


Fun fact! The update’s filename contains its own SHA-1 checksum hash! (2c3e91a8162269579c8bf26a502c620d41efef0d)




Firefox issues (v.42+ ) – How to access JavaScript Advanced Settings again

Posted in Browser, Bug, How to with tags , , , , , , , on October 15, 2015 by Sirusdark

Firefox‘s new options menu is good looking, sure. But it’s now incomplete, as some options are unavailable. JavaScript’s advanced settings is one of those “gone” settings from the new interface. In case you’re wondering what the heck it’s all about, you might wanna install that Firefox SettingSanity extension I recommended some time ago.

Configuring da configs

Here’s how to switch back to the good ‘ol menu and access those beloved Advanced JavaScript Settings:

Simply set the browser.preferences.inContent to false in Firefox’s settings, about:config (only works in Firefox).


Back in business

Once it’s turned to false, you’re good to go!





Outlook starts downloading a second time all e-mails – Remove duplicates

Posted in Bug, How to, Software, Windows with tags , , , , on September 28, 2015 by Sirusdark

Hello readers! I hope you’re having a wonderful Monday!

When Outlook goes wild and starts downloading twice all your server’s inbox, you end up with a pretty awesome shitload ton of duplicates. This usually happens when there’s a sync hiccup. Anyway, here’s how to easily delete ’em!

It’s a sorta thing

Since the e-mails are all downloaded at once at pretty much the same time, it becomes a breeze to delete these duplicates. No special rules, coding, add-ons or plugins to install/buy required. Simply sort your e-mails by Date Created!

To do this, you’ll want to add a filter (column) since it’s not by default. Simply:

Right-click any columns > View settings > Columns… > Add “Created” to the columns.

Now click the “Created” column to sort your e-mails, select everything that got created within minutes of each other and press DELETE! VoilĂ !




Microsoft Update KB 3038314 Blocks Search Providers

Posted in Bug, Computer, Knowledge, Windows with tags , , , , , , on May 18, 2015 by Sirusdark

Not too long ago while installing a fresh copy of Window 8.1 on a client’s notebook, I encountered a weird issue: I was unable to change Internet Explorer‘s default search provider! After doing some research, I finally discovered the cause:

A Microsoft update, KB 3038314, was the culprit…

So if you installed this update and have the same problem, simply uninstall the update, change search provider and re-install it.

On the same topic, always read updates description.

Before applying any updates on a system, make sure you know what you’re installing! Yes, it’s an extra click and takes a few more minutes, but more than often, you’ll find “recommended” updates that may not even apply to your situation.





Bug fix – “Save as…” prompt takes the whole screen and can’t be re-sized

Posted in Browser, Bug, How to with tags , , , on February 5, 2015 by Sirusdark


I came across a weird annoying bug/behavior while browsing the web and saving stuff (images, files, etc.).

One day, the “Save as…” prompt decided it would take the whole screen’s size (full size) and not allow me to resize it. Here’s how to quickly fix that:

Either :

-Double click the title bar
-Click the “Hide Folders” button

Then simply resize the window with your mouse as usual!





How to fix Contextual Menus displayed on the wrong side (left side)

Posted in Bug, Tweaking, Windows with tags , on February 20, 2014 by Sirusdark

The following tip applies to Windows Vista, 7 and 8!

Right-click.. What’s that?

Took me a while to notice at first because:

1. I rarely right-click in Windows

2. most of my program’s windows are maximized and

3. the right-click menu side is specific to Windows, thus, working as usual in other programs (Firefox, Gimp, etc.).

But from time to time I noticed something strange : my contextual menu was on the LEFT side of my cursor.

Lefty Windows

This frustrated intrigued me and I started to experiment and notice not only was my right-click menu on the left side, but also program window’s menu too!

Menu on the left

Something’s wrong!

How to change menus side appearance

First thing I did was to go in the mouse settings and as usual, nothing helpful over there. Then I kept looking and went into a new* settings, the Tablet PC Settings. Guess what? Darn right: there actually is an option to show menus on the left or right side of your hand. Guess which one was selected by default…

Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Tablet PC Settings

Tablet PC Settings

Tablet PC Settings… The culprit.



*Never noticed that menu before, thus “new”… lol

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