Add Google Calendar back to chrome://apps and create a launcher in Ubuntu Dock

Submitted by Jochus on Fri, 27/07/2018 - 08:07 | Posted in: Linux
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  • Navigate to
  • Press F12 to bring up the Developer Tools Panel.
  • Click the Console tab.
  • Google an icon of your choosing by typing "Google Calendar.ico" into Google Images
  • Paste this code in, replacing the "link.href" part with your chosen icon and press enter:
    (function() {
        var link = document.querySelector("link[rel*='icon']") || document.createElement('link');
        link.type = 'image/x-icon';
        link.rel = 'shortcut icon';
        link.href = '<a href="';&#10">';&#10</a>;    document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0].appendChild(link);

    You'll notice the web page's icon will change.
  • Click the '...' button > More tools... > Create shortcut > "Google Calendar"
  • Go to chrome://apps or click the Apps button in the top-left of your browser and you should see the new high quality icon there
  • Right click on the app and pick: Create shortcuts ...
  • Check Applications Menu
  • In the Ubuntu launcher, search for your app
  • Right click on the app and choose Add to favorites

VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX en Explor@ Park: "VTech Product kon niet gevonden worden"

Submitted by Jochus on Sun, 07/01/2018 - 19:30 | Posted in: Windows
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Bij het aankoppelen van een VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX (via USB) aan de PC (software: Explor@ Park), krijgen we volgende foutmelding:
VTech Product niet gevonden. Sluit het VTech product aan op de computer, zet het product aan en probeer opnieuw.


Aan de achterzijde van het uurwerk zit een pinnetje. Zet het pinnetje in de '0' stand. Wacht 30 seconden en plaats het terug in de '1' stand. Vervolgens probeer je opnieuw aan te koppelen. Het toestel kan nu wél geregistreerd worden.

Outlook Add-in for Skype meeting always gets disabled after restarting Outlook 2013

Submitted by Jochus on Thu, 04/01/2018 - 19:49 | Posted in: Windows
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To avoid having the Skype Add-in disable after restarting Outlook, I had to execute the following steps:

  • Start Outlook 2013 as an Administrator (this step is important, otherwise, it will NOT work)
  • File > Options > Add-ins
  • Under Manage: Com Add-Ins and click on Go
  • On COM Add-Ins page. Check Skype meeting Add-in for Microsoft Office 2013
  • Click Remove
  • Press OK
  • Close Outlook
  • Start Outlook 2013 as an Administrator
  • File > Options > Add-ins
  • Under Manage: Com Add-Ins and click on Go
  • Press Add...
  • Browse to: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15\UCAddin.dll
  • Press OK
  • Close Outlook and start it as a normal user. The add-in is now activated.

How to resolve DNS requests using host DNS settings when in virtual Windows guest machine (VirtualBox)

Submitted by Jochus on Thu, 04/01/2018 - 19:43 | Posted in: Linux
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My host system is an Ubuntu 17.04 installation. I'm running a Windows virtual machine using VirtualBox. My network adapter is configured to use NAT. I was facing issues in which DNS resolving in the guest system was not equal to DNS resolving in the host system. To enforce this, I had the run the following configuration setting in the host system:

$ VBoxManage modifyvm "VM name" --natdnshostresolver1 on

--natdnshostresolver<1-N> on|off: This setting makes the NAT engine use the host's resolver mechanisms to handle DNS requests. Please see Section 9.11.5, “Enabling DNS proxy in NAT mode” for detailsx).

iOS forwarding meeting requests (on behalf of) automatically to different colleagues

Submitted by Jochus on Fri, 16/06/2017 - 11:02 | Posted in: Mac
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Last couple of weeks, I was having the issue my phone started to automatically forward meeting requests to some of my colleagues. Nothing changed to me phone. We are using Office 365.

After some research, I came upon the following problem statement send out by Microsoft:

An interesting link to a community thread: