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by xfrank
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19
Replies: 69
Views: 5939

Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19

Upgraded 18.3 to 19 today, no issues, all went fine. The only "issue" maybe is the slow boot, much slower than before. Beautiful release, thanks Clem! If you let update manager apply the 4.15.0-24 kernel after install, try one of the earlier ones listed in update manager to avoid the slow boot issu...
by xfrank
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19
Replies: 69
Views: 5939

Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19

Upgraded 18.3 to 19 today, no issues, all went fine. The only "issue" maybe is the slow boot, much slower than before. Beautiful release, thanks Clem!
by xfrank
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: XFCE system sounds... or lack thereof
Replies: 10
Views: 144

Re: XFCE system sounds... or lack thereof

Lack of sounds is an old problem of XFCE. I tried for years to solve it without luck, and I much like system sounds. The only XFCE distro with working system sounds by default is MX Linux. I don't understand why XFCE developers don't care about system sounds, they are useful and beautiful.
by xfrank
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Español (Spanish)
Topic: Ojo a la actualizacion de master pdf editor ver 5.x
Replies: 12
Views: 537

Re: Ojo a la actualizacion de master pdf editor ver 5.x

Gracias a todos, acabo de ver este post. :) Yo uso este programa casi a diario y ya me había dado cuenta que la versión 5 recortó varias funciones importantes (especialmente la de editar texto, que es la que uso más). Estaba usando la 4 punto y algo. Ahora voy a bajar a la versión 3.5.81. Ojo que la...
by xfrank
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Lost (partially) administrative privileges [apparently solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Lost (partially) administrative privileges [apparently solved]

Thanks Tovian! Probably you are right, there is a display server problem here (because "x" seems to be the culprit). I will do more research on this matter. I found the "startx" solution on a forum, and apparently worked. Then, with privileges regained (temporally?) I added my user profile to some g...
by xfrank
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Lost (partially) administrative privileges [apparently solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Lost (partially) administrative privileges [apparently solved]

Hi, I don't remeber how, but I partially lost my privileges as administrator. Yes, I can enter the terminal with sudo, and perform some taks like update the system and install whatever, but I cannot run any program as administrator, for example. I cannot figure out what is happening here. When I try...
by xfrank
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: After todays update-->initctl: Unable to connect to Upstart
Replies: 122
Views: 12512

Re: After todays update-->initctl: Unable to connect to Upstart

sudo apt-get remove virtualbox-guest* This didn't work for me :( I also tried TimeShift from the root command line and it won't run due to permission stuff? Had to run sudo apt-get remove virtualbox-guest* twice and now I'm back I've had a few updates today ... I had the same problem today, the sol...
by xfrank
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: 32 Bit System
Replies: 37
Views: 1695

Re: 32 Bit System

32 bit OSes and software are still useful. I use several old pcs and laptops for work and entetairnment, some of them really NEED 32 bit either because the processor cannot support 64 bit or because performance is better with 32 bit (for example, I have an old Athlon 64x2 2GB ram desktop pc, with de...
by xfrank
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Do you use Windows?
Replies: 56
Views: 2774

Re: Do you use Windows?

I use windows rarely, only for some bureaucratic tasks (tax paying...).
by xfrank
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: what mail client do you prefer
Replies: 43
Views: 3121

Re: what mail client do you prefer

wallyUSA wrote:
Addy458 wrote: what is your mail client?
I use web email. It follows me where ever I go and I can log in from MAC, Windows and Linux. I use gmail, yahoo & gmx (gmx.com). I have access to email from PCs, phones and tablets.
+1
by xfrank
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 57 - Quantum
Replies: 111
Views: 8833

Re: Firefox 57 - Quantum

Today is the dreaded change to FF 57. My first impressions: ...shocking. The UI is ugly, flat and window-ish. The speed improvement is noticeable, thought. Various extensions doesn't work anymore. I miss particularly downthemall! and hide caption titlebar plus. The last was very useful to reduce th...
by xfrank
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to hide Firefox 57 titlebar?
Replies: 11
Views: 2443

Re: How to hide Firefox 57 titlebar?

This may work for you: https://gist.github.com/nanpuyue/ec7d34e174267db3927124edcd2a8844 It requires installing a shell script in your home directory and installing a new extension in your web browser. Instructions are on that page for both. See some more info here about other extensions you might ...
by xfrank
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to hide Firefox 57 titlebar?
Replies: 11
Views: 2443

Re: How to hide Firefox 57 titlebar?

So, what I did: 1) Install devilspy sudo apt-get install devilspie 2) made folder mkdir ~/.devilspie 3) made file firefox.ds in ~/.devilspie and placed in it: ; firefox rule to undecorate all existing and new windows (if (is (window_class) "Firefox") (undecorate)) 4) Close my Firefox run in termina...
by xfrank
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: browser: alternatives to Firefox 57
Replies: 30
Views: 2302

Re: browser: alternatives to Firefox 57

Chromium is also good (if not for the lack of video codecs support). I'm actually testing Vivaldi on a daily basis, to find if it could be "the" replacement for FF. In general, this browser is OK (amazing customization options and unique features), I've found only few bugs like the "freezing" of som...
by xfrank
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Which do you prefer: Cinnamon or XFCE?
Replies: 117
Views: 64306

Re: Which do you prefer: Cinnamon or XFCE?

Cinnamon is great but not the best option for older or low end hardware. Moreover, Xfce is more customizable. For example, Xfce has a simple option in window management, to hide window decorations when the window is maximized: very useful to eliminate the title bar in a browser. And Xfce main bar is...
by xfrank
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Español (Spanish)
Topic: Firefox 57 Quantum (Photon) ya está aquí
Replies: 32
Views: 1458

Re: Firefox 57 Quantum (Photon) ya está aquí

Uso FF desde que fue creado, pero esta versión no me convence. Estos son mis motivos: 1 - se ha reducido drasticamente el número de las extensiones, algunas muy útiles como dowthemall! e Hide Caption Titlebar Plus. 2 - es pobre en las opciones de personalización, especialmente la modificación del en...
by xfrank
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: browser: alternatives to Firefox 57
Replies: 30
Views: 2302

Re: browser: alternatives to Firefox 57

I think Vivaldi is already the best and it's always improving. If not the best, it's really great, a joy to use for the power user because its customization. Maybe could be considered as the replacement for FF as the default browser in LM or other distros, if Mozilla insist in following a "Window-i...
by xfrank
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: browser: alternatives to Firefox 57
Replies: 30
Views: 2302

Re: browser: alternatives to Firefox 57

Slimjet - very good browser, but I'm hesintant to convert it in my main browser I run slimjet. AFIAC, it's the bee's knees. Slimjet is indeed a forgotten gem: it's fast, has a minimalist upper bar, open flawlessly whatever site, and has some usefuil in-built features. Admit Chrome addons, but not a...
by xfrank
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: browser: alternatives to Firefox 57
Replies: 30
Views: 2302

Re: browser: alternatives to Firefox 57

I like Google Chrome. Easy to install and keep up-to-date. I get by with minimal extensions/add-ons. Good performance. Very convenient to go use a windows machine on occasion to use the same browser. Indeed Chrome is good, efficient and fast. It Has two weak points, tough: the hig RAM usage (bad fo...
by xfrank
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: browser: alternatives to Firefox 57
Replies: 30
Views: 2302

browser: alternatives to Firefox 57

So... Firefox, our old beloved browser, has changed drastically in its 57th version (Quantum). UI and workflow has ben distrupted, many extensions doesn't work anymore, the UI is rather ugly (reminds Edge) and customization is poor. In Mate and Cinnamon, is virtually impossible to remove the title b...

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