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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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The first workaround will have users set up their Google WiFi routers from scratch by using a different account.
These kinds of tactics were workarounds that were put in place to deal with deficiencies.
The work we as advisors will need to do for our LGBT clients in the future will involve unwinding many of the workarounds put in place because they existed as legal strangers in their states.
Patrick said the website and ongoing supplemental workaround efforts have allowed 130,000 people to re-enroll in MassHealth plans and another 30,000 to secure subsidized insurance plans through the state's Health Connector.
He emphasizes letting go of blame and complaints and taking responsibility, while describing common difficult situations and their workarounds, such as misaligned leadership, communication, silo behavior, clashing organizational cultures, decision making, and meetings.
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.
According to Huffington Post editor and columnist Russell Bishop's new book, the key is finding Workarounds That Work.
It then outlines how lossy file optimization can solve challenges faced by typical workarounds and result in file size reductions of up to 95%(1).
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.
This can help accelerate order completion, reduce manual workarounds, and prevent costly errors and repeated truck-rolls to customer locations.
From how to retouch portraits and color correct any photo to using sharpening techniques and handling common digital image problems, this offers a survey of some fine workarounds to common issues and offers a host of easy techniques Photoshop Elements 8 users will relish.
Microsoft has issued a security advisory that provides customers with guidance and workarounds for dealing with a zero-day exploit aimed at Internet Explorer.