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by BoDill
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Minimize Window
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Minimize Window

To all41,

Thank you very much! With your clear explanation, this took only a few seconds!

BoDill
by BoDill
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Minimize Window
Replies: 2
Views: 73

[SOLVED] Minimize Window

First, I don't know what heading this would be under, so I'm posting here. Please forgive me if I'm in the wrong place. For many years it seems that when I wanted to click on another icon on my Desktop, besides the page that was already open, I would simply click on the negative sign in the upper ri...
by BoDill
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: dpkg was interupted
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: dpkg was interupted

Thank you!!!
by BoDill
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: dpkg was interupted
Replies: 3
Views: 115

dpkg was interupted

When trying to install Security Updates, I get a window with the following message, and I don't know what to do. I turned off and restarted the computer, but the message came back. I suspect that it is something bad, like spam, etc. E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a...
by BoDill
Wed May 08, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Battery Recharge
Replies: 6
Views: 204

Re: Battery Recharge

To rickNS, Thank you for the "inxi -Fxz". I entered that in my Terminal and found the battery to be at 71%. With that, I am relatively content that it will last awhile. To Pippin, Sadly, I don't know how to do, or even start to do, what you directed. For instance, what keys would I have to press, or...
by BoDill
Tue May 07, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Battery Recharge
Replies: 6
Views: 204

Battery Recharge

First, I have already read all the posts under, "battery recharge", and some others, but either did not find what I wanted or did not understand the post, as I am not very good with computer stuff. My old laptop had a small battery level indicator on the panel which said that my battery was low with...
by BoDill
Sat May 04, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved)Registration
Replies: 15
Views: 454

Re: Registration

To Isemmens, Thank you VERY MUCH. That is exactly the level of instruction that I needed. Sadly, on previous attempts, I clicked on the word,"Prefernces" near the middle of the page that opens with Firefox. I can't tell you how much I appreciate your thorough instructions. Also, I have never before ...
by BoDill
Fri May 03, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved)Registration
Replies: 15
Views: 454

Re: Registration

To cliffcoggin, I bought both of my computers from a local computer repair shop whom I trust. I specifically asked him, the owner, to strip the computers of everything and install the new Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa, which he did. Presently I am working on the Dell Optiplex which has been in my service fo...
by BoDill
Fri May 03, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved)Registration
Replies: 15
Views: 454

Re: Registration

To isemmens, When I put my courser on the Firefox emblem on my panel, near the word “Menu”, a small window says, “Firefox Web Browser, Browse the World Wide Web”. When I click on that Firefox emblem in my panel, what opens up is a page with this title; “https://www.linuxmint.com/start/tessa/”. It do...
by BoDill
Thu May 02, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved)Registration
Replies: 15
Views: 454

Re: Registration

To Isemmens, Thanks for the information. Sadly, I have spent a little while trying to find, "your browser settings under security" with no luck. Can you please list the keystrokes I would need to find this place? I am seriously "Computer Challenged", but I want to learn. Thanks, BoDill To All, It ha...
by BoDill
Wed May 01, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved)Registration
Replies: 15
Views: 454

Re: Registration

To All,

I'm in with a new password! I just started all over, and somehow it worked!

BoDill
by BoDill
Wed May 01, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved)Registration
Replies: 15
Views: 454

Re: Registration

Not to whine, but the reason why this has been awhile is because I have been searching all over and I have tried every password that I can remember, and every one that I have written on scraps of paper. I tried to change my password, but of course I can't unless I know my old one. Is there any possi...
by BoDill
Wed May 01, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved)Registration
Replies: 15
Views: 454

Re: Registration

To JeremyB, Thank you, but I'm still having problems. (I'm typing on my desktop right now, my laptop is next to me). I could look at forums (on the laptop), but when I tried to type a response, as I'm doing now on my desktop, I get a screen (so as not to use the word "window") labeled "Login" again ...
by BoDill
Wed May 01, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved)Registration
Replies: 15
Views: 454

(Solved)Registration

Hello, I just picked up a laptop, new to me but not new, and wanted to look at some recent posting in Forums. The laptop will not let me in because I am "not registered". I tried registering with my usual identification, and was refused with several messages saying that my information is already in ...
by BoDill
Wed May 01, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: (Solved) how to upgrade from 17 to 19.1? via my USB ?
Replies: 14
Views: 379

Re: how to upgrade from 17 to 19.1? via my USB ?

To All, After exhausting all previous information and suggestions (and sincere thanks to all), I went to visit the only local "computer guy" that I trust, (and who can work on individual's computers; my old source is now solely corporate) and told him of my plight. Since he knows me, he immediately ...
by BoDill
Wed May 01, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: (Solved) how to upgrade from 17 to 19.1? via my USB ?
Replies: 14
Views: 379

Re: how to upgrade from 17 to 19.1? via my USB ?

To All, Before I try the procedures recommended in the last two posts (one by farkas, one by pbear) I am seriously considering taking all the old stuff off of the hard drive. I went to the the Linux forum and entered, "format hard drive", and got 2907 responses. I assume that this is not the ideal p...
by BoDill
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: (Solved) how to upgrade from 17 to 19.1? via my USB ?
Replies: 14
Views: 379

Re: how to upgrade from 17 to 19.1? via my USB ?

Hello again. With the advice of "farkas" and "pbear", I have made an attempt which is described below.... I as I write this, it is around 8:00 PM my time (EST), and I have been working on this most of the day. I tell you this so that you won’t think I’m lazy and just whining. So far I have downloade...
by BoDill
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: (Solved) how to upgrade from 17 to 19.1? via my USB ?
Replies: 14
Views: 379

Re: how to upgrade from 17 to 19.1? via my USB ?

To farkas, thank you; I will be reviewing every word later today and will post back. To pbear, I am now trying to upgrade my old laptop, and had no idea that you would remember me from an old post. My laptop is an old Acer, Aspire 4730Z, Model No. JAL90, MFG Date 0811. Sadly, my memory is worthless....
by BoDill
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: (Solved) how to upgrade from 17 to 19.1? via my USB ?
Replies: 14
Views: 379

(Solved) how to upgrade from 17 to 19.1? via my USB ?

Hello, especially pbear, First, I am not good with computers, but somehow I learned about Linux a few years ago and have been using it ever since. Now my Mint 17 Qiana is passed it's support date and I'de like to upgrade to Mint 19.1. If possible I would like to be able to save my present “Desktop”....
by BoDill
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: (Solved)Linux Glossary of Terminology
Replies: 33
Views: 1000

Re: Linux Glossary of Terminology

To All, Thank you all for your responses, logic, and advice. It is my intention to close this of list posts with a positive comment, as I am impressed with the calibre of your answers and recommendations. I am a retired engineer whose career has taken me all around the world in a very high-tech indu...

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