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by rossdv8
Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Installing Dolphin on Xfce
Replies: 5
Views: 4142

Re: Installing Dolphin on Xfce

I agree completely. I reverted to runing Mint 19 Xfce because I had a couple of nasty data losses running Mint 19 Plasma. So I went back to Xfce and just added the Plasma bits I wanted. I do still have another machine that can dual boot Kubuntu and Neon (set up after Mint dropped the KDE edition), b...
by rossdv8
Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Brother MFC-J6520DW can't load scanner driver
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: Brother MFC-J6520DW can't load scanner driver

Once you get used to the slightly more basic interface you'll find most of the options for paper type and print quality are still there. I never got around to using the buttons on the printer itself on any of my J65xxDW models over the 10 or so years I've used them. But they do print well. I decided...
by rossdv8
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to use custom icon for app?
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Re: How to use custom icon for app?

If you feel adventurous, you can mess around with things like scripts for Imagemagick to make flat icons into 3D. There are lots of programs that can do it as well, possibly even Gimp. For some interesting and fun Imagemagick stuff check: http://www.fmwconcepts.com/imagemagick/index.php Doing graphi...
by rossdv8
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to use custom icon for app?
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Re: How to use custom icon for app?

Since I got too old to bother with programming I write lots of shell scripts. I guess they are still programming after a fashion. Anyway, I like nice icons. A search in Duck Duck Go in 'Images' for 3D icons and png icons will bring up a vast collection outside of the usual default stuff. I simply sa...
by rossdv8
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hi everyone! Bye bye MS, hello GNU/Linux!
Replies: 15
Views: 469

Re: Hi everyone! Bye bye MS, hello GNU/Linux!

So tempted to reply with something like "You'll be sorry.." But the only thing you might be sorry about is probably the amount of time the 'fun' aspect of using Linux, and feeling at home in the community - especially the Mint community - absorbs. There always seems to be something interesting happe...
by rossdv8
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: good tutorial for gimp 2.10 and darktable 3.01
Replies: 6
Views: 186

Re: good tutorial for gimp 2.10 and darktable 3.01

I've never used Lightroom, but once you watch a few YouTube tutorials, Darktable is fantastic for editing photos. There are some special graphic effects where Gimp shines, and even a few areas working on photos where I prefer Gimp to Photoshop or Darktable, but for bringing out the best in most phot...
by rossdv8
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Brother MFC-J6520DW can't load scanner driver
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: Brother MFC-J6520DW can't load scanner driver

I've never seen the tips page you mentioned, and there's no link showing in the post (at least not on my browser). However I've been using Brother inkjets for printing on all sorts of media including Dye Sublimation on polyester and ordinary Dye printing on canvas and home made Gloss and Semi-Gloss ...
by rossdv8
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Installing Dolphin on Xfce
Replies: 5
Views: 4142

Re: Installing Dolphin on Xfce

This is a reply to an OLD THREAD from 2014 (found when I was looking for something else) However it is still relevant and I am not sure if other people still wonder the same thing. I use a lot of KDE/Plasma applications in Xfce mint 19.3. I like pretty transparent stuff, just because I can, and just...
by rossdv8
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Can't switch/rotate to new backgrounds
Replies: 12
Views: 297

Re: Can't switch/rotate to new backgrounds

Are you using Compiz?
Compiz has a slightly different way of setting wallpapers :)
by rossdv8
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: downloading you tube videos
Replies: 26
Views: 932

Re: downloading you tube videos

WARNING - This is another of my horribly LONG Beginner Tutorial type posts... One of the best and simplest ways to download videos from YouTube (and a lot of other sites) is to use youtube-dl. youtube-dl is updated more or less daily and it is best 'not' installed from your repos. Instead, open a Te...
by rossdv8
Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I'm going to try Linux Mint, looking for any help :)
Replies: 20
Views: 728

Re: I'm going to try Linux Mint, looking for any help :)

Congratulations. Running Mint live from DVD works, but is a bit painful compared with running it from a USB 3 flash drive plubbed into a USB 3 port however, you must have your reasons for using DVD . Have Fun and perhaps do the exercise a few times to try different flavours of Mint. Each has its own...
by rossdv8
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: File Copy Issue
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Re: File Copy Issue

Ok, Frequently I don't hit the 'Think button' before I reply. Obviously you are asking about the Status button at the bottom.
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It is Toggled using a selection in the 'View' Menu :D
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by rossdv8
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I'm going to try Linux Mint, looking for any help :)
Replies: 20
Views: 728

Re: I'm going to try Linux Mint, looking for any help :)

Try changing boot priority in BIOS to 1st bootable drive: Removable Media 2nd bootable drive: Hard Disk Drive 3rd bootable drive: CD-ROM Don't forget 'Save Changes and Exit' or whatever your BIOS needs. And a Reboot. One of the function keys used to do that. It will tell you somewhere on the BIOS me...
by rossdv8
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: power management inhibited by another program
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: power management inhibited by another program

Excellent technical advice. I've been a tech, programmer and general computer dogsbody on and off since 1971 when we were using lights on and off on a console to show 11001100 and such. I also trained as a radtech in the RAAF. I don;t know a lot - and I can't fix everything, but I have learned that...
by rossdv8
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: power management inhibited by another program
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: power management inhibited by another program

So, how exactly does Linux Mint fit into this? These are Linux Mint forums, not Cinnamon DE and not Ubuntu forums. Because Cinnamon is a Mint project and available 'optionally' in other distros, it's not an off the planet idea to ask about the problem in Mint. Last time I had that particular proble...
by rossdv8
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Tractor owners cought in the tesla/Apple?android proprietery trap.
Replies: 12
Views: 1194

Re: Tractor owners cought in the tesla/Apple?android proprietery trap.

I tried to use my Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 the other day. I used to use if for nautical navigation, but now it is suffering from Samsungitis, like a few of my old phones. Constantly trying to download. If it was trying to upload I would be concerned. A couple of my other old devices simply will not u...
by rossdv8
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: HOWTO - prevent your Inkjet Nozzles from clogging (mostly)
Replies: 16
Views: 801

Re: HOWTO - prevent your Inkjet Nozzles from clogging (mostly)

Thanks Portreve I'm going to save that script because it might be adaptable for something else. I use part of the script as a reminder for things like hospital appointments. Part of the script copies the pop up to my Wallpaper folder and I can set it on one of my Virtuous Desktops if I want somethin...
by rossdv8
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: HOWTO - prevent your Inkjet Nozzles from clogging (mostly)
Replies: 16
Views: 801

Re: HOWTO - prevent your Inkjet Nozzles from clogging (mostly)

And my apologies for sounding defensive. I love Laser printers and only stopped using them when they became irrelevant to what I needed to do. However that doesn;t stop me keeping both a colour toner and a black toner laser for Justin. Since I retired my interest lies in various uses for photographs...
by rossdv8
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: HOWTO - prevent your Inkjet Nozzles from clogging (mostly)
Replies: 16
Views: 801

Re: HOWTO - prevent your Inkjet Nozzles from clogging (mostly)

This post was not about the pros and cons about inkjet vs other types of printers. It was about a way to prevent one of the most annoying problems with what is arguably the most common type of entry level printer many Linux Mint users will have been sold. As for cost of ownership, as much as printer...
by rossdv8
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: HOWTO - prevent your Inkjet Nozzles from clogging (mostly)
Replies: 16
Views: 801

Re: HOWTO - prevent your Inkjet Nozzles from clogging (mostly)

Why spend time and effort trying to solve a problem with a defective ink jet printer Yep !! My point exactly. Most of the time ink nozzle clogging is simply caused by lack of use, rather than a defect, and often it occurs in a printer only a couple of weeks old and maybe after paying a couple of hu...

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