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by Jeffex
Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: VPN - what is best/easiest?
Replies: 22
Views: 870

Re: VPN - what is best/easiest?

I also use Private Internet Access, and have done for some time now. I find their customer service top notch and have never had any major issues with them. There are some concerns that I have because I am in New Zealand, and we are part of the Five Eyes intelligence alliance comprising Australia, Ca...
by Jeffex
Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:03 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: New To World Of Linux OS?
Replies: 11
Views: 363

Re: New To World Of Linux OS?

Hi, and welcome to Linux Mint world.
You couldn't ask for a more friendly and helpful forum.
Have a look around.
by Jeffex
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:56 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Want To Switch Browser {Solved}
Replies: 29
Views: 869

Re: Want To Switch Browser

I am really happy with Brave. Been using it for around a month now. I still use Firefox and Chromium at times, but Brave is now my go-to browser.
by Jeffex
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 20.1
Replies: 26
Views: 2354

Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 20.1

Just upgraded, no problems at all, done in minutes.
All seems to be running smoothly.
Big thanks to all involved!
by Jeffex
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Peculiar desktop behaviour
Replies: 10
Views: 179

Re: [SOLVED] Peculiar desktop behaviour

Do take a look in your Desktop folder to see if there's a Desktop folder inside of it. It may have some files you want in the higher directory. Just before I fixed the XDG user directories file I found a Desktop folder within another folder in /home directory. I have no idea how on earth I did that.
by Jeffex
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Peculiar desktop behaviour
Replies: 10
Views: 179

Re: Peculiar desktop behaviour

Thank you, problem solved! :D
Obviously I did do something inadvertently.
by Jeffex
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Peculiar desktop behaviour
Replies: 10
Views: 179

Re: Peculiar desktop behaviour

Thank you for your replies guys. Here is the output of cat ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs I am wondering if the first line is correct? XDG_DESKTOP_DIR="$HOME/Desktop/Desktop" XDG_DOWNLOAD_DIR="$HOME/Downloads" XDG_TEMPLATES_DIR="$HOME/Templates" XDG_PUBLICSHARE_DIR="$HOM...
by Jeffex
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Peculiar desktop behaviour
Replies: 10
Views: 179

[SOLVED] Peculiar desktop behaviour

Hi there all, Yesterday I noticed that the files, links, and directories that I have on my desktop had vanished. The trash icon remained, as did the removable-drives icons and conky. When I looked in the Desktop directory in Nemo there they were. I just copied and pasted them back to the desktop gui...
by Jeffex
Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Aptik question
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: Aptik question

Thanks Pierre, I have tried to resize the partitions via Gparted, but I can't get it to work. When I had 19.3 I could drag the left side of the /home partition to the right, then drag the right side of the / partition to the right to meet it. With mint 20 when I drag the left side of the home partit...
by Jeffex
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Aptik question
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Aptik question

Hi there everyone. I have Aptik back up everything. If I do a new installation of my OS and resize / and /home, will Aptik restore everything again. Will the resizing of the partitions affect Aptiks re-installation of everything? My objective is to increase the size of /? I am running Mint 20 Cinnam...
by Jeffex
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Libre Office Calc problem
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: Libre Office Calc problem

Thanks for your reply Kadaitcha Man, but that box is checked. The other calculations in the spreadsheet work ok, they auto-calculate, it is just this one that does not calculate, the sum of the income/outcome. Although, I have just discovered that if I simply hit F9 while highlighting the balance ce...
by Jeffex
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Libre Office Calc problem
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Libre Office Calc problem

Hi there, I have a problem that seems to have occurred since the last update of Libre Office. I am on version 7.0.2.2. I use a spread sheet for a basic budget (and that's all I use Calc for, so I am not that familiar with it) where I have some rows at the top showing my incoming, and rows beneath sh...
by Jeffex
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] No sound in Chromium browser
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: No sound in Chromium browser

Vladimir000, yes it was only affecting Chromium.
MrEen, I had installed pulse audio but it was getting late and I was tired, so off to bed I went.
When I booted up this morning it is working. The one thing I did not do last night has rectified the problem.

Thanks to both of you for your replies.
by Jeffex
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] No sound in Chromium browser
Replies: 3
Views: 125

[SOLVED] No sound in Chromium browser

Hi there, I am running Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon: jeff  infinity  ~  inxi -Fz System: Kernel: 5.4.0-47-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.6.7 Distro: Linux Mint 20 Ulyana Machine: Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: P8Z77-V v: Rev 1.xx serial: <filter> BIOS: American Megatrends v: 2003 date:...
by Jeffex
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Clean install 20 or along side 18.3
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: Clean install 20 or along side 18.3

Hi there MyM, I recently did a clean install of Linux Mint 20, moving up from 19.3. I had the same concerns about settings etc being lost. I discovered Aptik: https://teejeetech.in/aptik-3/ which saved all of my settings from my 19.3 installation, and reinstalled them to my clean install of 20. Work...
by Jeffex
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED...I think] Firefox opens in another workspace???
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: Firefox opens in another workspace???

Hi MrEen, I have tried that and it does not work, still opens in workspace 2. I have also tried right-clicking and selecting 'Make visible on all workspaces'. That will do just that, but when I go back to WS 1, and select 'Only on this workspace', it works, all the other instances are gone, however,...
by Jeffex
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED...I think] Firefox opens in another workspace???
Replies: 3
Views: 170

[SOLVED...I think] Firefox opens in another workspace???

Weird thing, Firefox has started opening in workspace 2. I click on the icon in the taskbar, in workspace 1, and it opens in workspace 2. Has anyone else experienced this issue? Jeff jeff  infinity  ~  inxi -Fxz System: Host: infinity Kernel: 4.15.0-101-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7....
by Jeffex
Mon May 04, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Firefox not opening GUI initially
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: [SOLVED] Firefox not opening GUI initially

Thank you so much!
Reinstalling did the trick.
by Jeffex
Sun May 03, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Firefox not opening GUI initially
Replies: 2
Views: 91

[SOLVED] Firefox not opening GUI initially

I am running LM 19.3, Cinnamon 4.4.8. I have had no problems with FF until yesterday afternoon. There were no updates for it, I did not install any add-ons. I click on the desktop icon and the box comes up to enter my master password (FF usually opens at the same time), I enter it and click ok but n...
by Jeffex
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [Solved] Menu and panel gone
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Re: Menu and panel gone

smurphos wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:38 am
Hi - see - viewtopic.php?p=1771752#p1771752
Thank you so much!!!

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