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by borgward
Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Live Session on Mac
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Live Session on Mac

I was given a MacBook. How do I get the Mac to boot to Mint live session. The mac is 13" circa 2013.
by borgward
Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird Trash
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Thunderbird Trash

How to I get deleted emails to go to trash in thunderbird instead of going to trash on gmail? It used to do that automatically. I don't want to have to go to the gmail page to retrieve something I mistakenly deleted.

Linux Mint 18 64bit
Thunderbird 45.7.0
Firefox 51.0.1 Mozilla Firefox for Mint
by borgward
Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: New Used Laptop
Replies: 1
Views: 60

New Used Laptop

Considering replacing by Dell Inspiron 1520 w/ used Dell E6540. I am considering it because it has i7 processor, USB 3, DDR3 RAM and is reasonably priced. Also the Latitudes are fairly robust and easy to work on. I am concerned about whether it will play nice with Linux Mint because " Latitude ...
by borgward
Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Network Folder Solved
Replies: 0
Views: 44

Network Folder Solved

A "Network Folder" appeared on my desktop. I right clicked to open it. It appears in Nemo as "Windows Network" Unable to mount location message comes up when I try to open it. Nothing can be determined when I look at properties. Can't get rid of it either. Menu > Preferences > De...
by borgward
Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: LCD Screen Out Solved
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Re: LCD Screen Out Solved

Should "solved" precede the subject or be tagged on the end?

I am up and running now. Is it possible to repair the back light function of the old LCD screen?
by borgward
Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: LCD Screen Out Solved
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Re: LCD Screen Out

Picked it up in town today. $39.95. Brand new. Matte screen. Hated the glossy one. Will install tonight. They said the back pane was the problem. I guessed it was something like that. Will see if I can rehab the old one before I toss it.
by borgward
Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: LCD Screen Out Solved
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Re: LCD Screen Out

The external monitor can be set as Primary, as is the case with my setup. How to do? Already figured that out. My monitor has a very high resolution. I reset it to match the LCD screen, and now have everything on the desktop visible. I tried your suggestion about shining a light on the LCD screen. ...
by borgward
Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: LCD Screen Out Solved
Replies: 7
Views: 146

LCD Screen Out Solved

The screen of my laptop went out. I am running right now with a monitor connected. There are no Icons on the monitors screen No Menu. Had to start Firefox from terminal. I right clicked on the monitor screen > Desktop Settings > Show desktop icons on all monitors and Allow icons from missing monitor...
by borgward
Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update Failed Solved
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Update Failed

Thanks. That worked. Was on an old 32bit system that I only use occasionally running 17.1 MATE.
by borgward
Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update Failed Solved
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Update Failed Solved

W: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/o/openjdk-7/openjdk-7-jre_7u121-2.6.8-1ubuntu0.14.04.1_i386.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.23 80] W: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/o/openjdk-7/openjdk-7-jre-lib_7u121-2.6.8-1ubuntu0.14.04.1_all.deb 404...
by borgward
Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Adblocker
Replies: 12
Views: 326

Re: Adblocker

I am trying uBlock Origin right now. I went to cnet (aka scourge of the Internet) it is consuming a lot less of the CPU. It was running the CPU at a solid 100% under Adblocker Plus. It still consumes too much. Will see how it goes.
by borgward
Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Adblocker
Replies: 12
Views: 326

Adblocker

I am considering uBlock Origin instead of Adblock Plus to conserve CPU use. I have been using Adblock Plus. Wondering what the trade off is.
by borgward
Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Add-ons_Won't_Re-enable
Replies: 17
Views: 187

Re: Add-ons_Won't_Re-enable

Before I follow your instructions I want to say that "Old Firefox Data" folder appears on the desktop. Does that affect how I will proceed?

It contains 2 folders:
Mwad0hks.default
o6y8rtod.default-1486575351247
by borgward
Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Add-ons_Won't_Re-enable
Replies: 17
Views: 187

Re: Add-ons_Won't_Re-enable

Today I did exactly what I did yesterday. I can understand that you might question that. I am on another computer now. I closed FF and restarted it. Profile Manager did not appear. Is it supposed to automatically? if not, how to I start it? I have not done anything since FF came up. Toolbars did app...
by borgward
Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Add-ons_Won't_Re-enable
Replies: 17
Views: 187

Re: Add-ons_Won't_Re-enable

As far as I understood your post, you seemed to have selected to refresh. If you click this you get at first a sub dialog which tells you, that the add-ons and adjustments get removed and that the browser settings get restored to their defaults. I did not get a sub dialog. This is not the safe mode...
by borgward
Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Add-ons_Won't_Re-enable
Replies: 17
Views: 187

Re: Add-ons_Won't_Re-enable

I booted to another drive with 18 Cinnamon. Fully updated. Recreated what I did before. Tools > Add-ons manager came up w/Plugins displayed Extensions shows Adblock Plus 2.8.2 and NoScript 2.9.5.2 Help > Restart with add-ons disabled Restart with Add-ons Disabled Are you sure...: "FF safe Mode ...
by borgward
Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Add-ons_Won't_Re-enable
Replies: 17
Views: 187

Re: Add-ons_Won't_Re-enable

Some of the Add-ons were there in the manager to be enabled, but Adblocker and NoScript were not.
by borgward
Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Add-ons_Won't_Re-enable
Replies: 17
Views: 187

Re: Add-ons_Won't_Re-enable

Unintentionally removed them? So "Restart with Add-ons Disabled" means restart Add-ons removed?
by borgward
Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Add-ons_Won't_Re-enable
Replies: 17
Views: 187

Re: Add-ons_Won't_Re-enable

Adblocker Plus and NoScript were working before I disable Ad-ons. The do not appear anywhere in the Add-ons Manager.
by borgward
Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Add-ons_Won't_Re-enable
Replies: 17
Views: 187

Re: Add-ons_Won't_Re-enable

Help > Restart with Add-ons disabled

Linux Mint Cinnamon 18 64bit
Firefox 51.0.1 64bit

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