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workaround

(jargon, programming)
A temporary kluge used to bypass, mask or otherwise avoid a bug or misfeature in some system. Customers often find themselves living with workarounds for long periods of time rather than getting a bug fix.
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com/news/Contacts-sync-not-working-on-some-Android-Oreo-devices_id100539) Phone Arena says there's actually a workaround for the Contacts sync problem.
Seemingly the real shortcoming has been that once the workaround was socialized, vendors just shrugged and moved on.
Macrumours forum user iwayne was the first to detect the workaround.
Every workaround creates its own new set of problems.
at Planned Parenthood in Washington, said the decision was a disappointment because it requires the courts to sort out a workaround to the contraception mandate when the government has already put one in place.
If users do not opt for the workaround, they will have to wait
That, he said, placed an overwhelming burden on call centers, forcing state workers to resort to use manual workarounds.
The software giant also updated a security advisory, issuing a temporary automated workaround that if deployed, would block attackers from exploiting an Internet Explorer zero-day vulnerability.
The first workaround may be merely the mental shift that says 'I can do something about this on my own,'" he writes.
OMX also said it has a workaround that can be applied on a firm basis and companies are asked to contact Tech Support if they want the workaround applied during the day.
Microsoft acknowledged the flaw in a security advisory Friday, while offering a workaround, but not a patch.