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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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If users do not opt for the workaround, they will have to wait
The Google Action Group is a not-for-profit company that has been set up to manage claims against the Internet giant for breach of privacy through the Safari workaround.
That, he said, placed an overwhelming burden on call centers, forcing state workers to resort to use manual workarounds.
Microsoft offered two workarounds, including one that disables icons from being displayed for shortcuts, and another that disables the WebClient service, blocking a possible remote attack vector.
As an effective and easy-to-deploy workaround is available, I have concluded that it is in the best interest of users to go ahead with the publication of this document without an official patch.
Apple has so far not provided a fix for the DMG bug, which was identified during a project by the Info-Pull research group, but a workaround to stop computers falling victim is reportedly available.
has previously said it was developing such a workaround.
The Microsoft workaround is to - set Internet Explorer security level to high.
The vulnerabilities are all fairly old, one almost four years old, and Cisco has previously issued patches or workaround instructions for all of them.
In response, users have developed elaborate workaround solutions.
In addition, patents today often claim natural substances that are part of the human body, for which there may be no biological workaround.