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by BenTrabetere
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: nixnote or what!
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: nixnote or what!

Tusk is another unofficial Evernote app. I do not use (or need) Evernote, so I cannot vouch for how well Tusk works. You can find it at https://github.com/klaussinani/tusk . It is available as a .deb, a snap, and as an AppImage. The AppImage loaded fine for me, but I did not proceed past creating an...
by BenTrabetere
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why did you decide to install Linux Mint??
Replies: 44
Views: 684

Re: Why did you decide to install Linux Mint??

As I see it, this is a two-part question. The first part is 'Why did you decide to install Linux over/along Windows/Mac? My computer is state-of-the-art 2005, but still meets my needs. At the same time WinXP was nearing EOL the primary HDD started to fail; since I would have to install and learn a n...
by BenTrabetere
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Gimp 2.10
Replies: 32
Views: 532

Re: Gimp 2.10

There also is an AppImage for GIMP 2.10 - I use LM-MATE18.3, so the GIMP PPA is not an option. It runs well for me. I also have the flatpak version installed, but I do not like or use it. If you are a photographer and use darktable or RAWTherapee, this AppImage is worth trying because it is built wi...
by BenTrabetere
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Updating AppImages to updated versions
Replies: 5
Views: 88

Re: Updating AppImages to updated versions

how do you know when an update is available to an AppImage, and The not very good answer is "It depends." There is a mechanism that allows an AppImage to check for updates; unfortunately, the mechanism has to be switched on when the AppImage is created. Doubly unfortunately, it is not switched on f...
by BenTrabetere
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Applmage vs PPA to install a package
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: Applmage vs PPA to install a package

I suggest the AppImage. When given the option of PPA (snap or flatpak) and AppImage, I almost always choose AppImage. I downloaded the Cryptomator AppImage and ran it (LM-MATE 18.3), and it opened without error. I did not actually use it, but it appeared to be fully functional. In addition to my nor...
by BenTrabetere
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Balsamiq Alternative - Pencil Project? SOLVED
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: Balsamiq Alternative - Pencil Project? SOLVED

Another program you might take for a test drive is Dia . It supports several diagram types, including flowcharts, network diagrams, and database models. The only thing I can say negative about it is it does not appear to be under active development - the current version was released in December, 201...
by BenTrabetere
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Oh how I love the taste of blackberries in the morning!
Replies: 6
Views: 243

Re: Oh how I love the taste of blackberries in the morning!

I am fortunate to live in an area where several fruit-bearing plants will grow and have a yard big enough for me to grow some of my favorites. I have several blueberry bushes, one producing pear tree and a couple more that should start bearing fruit next year, a mayhaw tree, three 30-ft muscadine tr...
by BenTrabetere
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Help with email, please
Replies: 10
Views: 264

Re: Help with email, please

Howard_P wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:53 am
Comcast claims that the problem is not an outage.
I have never found Comcast to be a reliable source of information for anything other than past due balance on an account.
by BenTrabetere
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Usernames
Replies: 42
Views: 1009

Re: Usernames

I first started using the Ben Trabetere pseudonym in the 1980s when a merchant, I want to say Radio Shack, needed my name and telephone number in order to complete a transaction. That is also the time when I started giving merchants the telephone number for Time/Temperature for Fort Worth, Texas (81...
by BenTrabetere
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Wine - Pegasus Mail
Replies: 10
Views: 193

Re: Wine - Pegasus Mail

I had not heard of Claws Mail, so thanks Moem for the mention of that. Claws Mail has been my email client for a couple years, and I find it to be a very close replacement for Pegasus. I used Pegasus for many years, and it was one of the Windows programs missed the most when I switched to Linux. Cl...
by BenTrabetere
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Suggestion for howto: Add instructions for uninstalling applications
Replies: 22
Views: 465

Re: Suggestion for article

I don't think you need sudo with that, do you? I just uninstalled a flatpak without sudo, so apparently it is not needed. I do not know if that has always been the case - I have notes from when flatpak was new, exciting and poorly documented, and my notes indicate sudo was needed to install and uni...
by BenTrabetere
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to I upgrade Qt to 5.10 to get G'MIC plugin working with GIMP 2.10? <SOLVED>
Replies: 4
Views: 76

Re: How to I upgrade Qt to 5.10 to get G'MIC plugin working with GIMP 2.10?

Download link to Gimp v2.10.9 AppImage with plugins https://github.com/aferrero2707/gimp-ap ... 4.AppImage You know, I think I'll just use this, that's a far easier solution! Thank you very much for your help. :) You might want to check a couple of times month to see if a new release is available. ...
by BenTrabetere
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Suggestion for howto: Add instructions for uninstalling applications
Replies: 22
Views: 465

Re: Suggestion for article

With all these different ways of installing programs, how do I uninstall them? ... What about flat packs, app images etc? I like to keep my machine clean :-) Earlier someone mentioned you can use Software Manager to uninstall a flatpak. You can also do it from the command line. Open a terminal and ...
by BenTrabetere
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: how to make a program to run minimized upon startup?
Replies: 6
Views: 153

Re: how to make a program to run minimized upon startup?

You can also control this in Shutter in Preferences under the Edit menu. Or press Alt-P. Under the Behavior tab tick the boxes for Start Shutter at login and Hide window at first launch.
by BenTrabetere
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Modern Web UI: Like it or loathe it?
Replies: 25
Views: 448

Re: Modern Web UI: Like it or loathe it?

Portreve wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:14 pm
I never noticed it, really. I still don't. I guess it must not be that big of a deal.
I think Google News is a good example of this "modern" look and what is so wrong with it.
by BenTrabetere
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Puzzles , logic and lateral thinking .
Replies: 48
Views: 635

Re: Puzzles , logic and lateral thinking .

The question is this: should you change your decision? That is, can you improve your odds of winning the new car by choosing the other door instead of the one you originally chose? I do not recall the original discussion here, but I do recall Marilyn vos Savant discussing the "Monty Hall problem" a...
by BenTrabetere
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Puzzles , logic and lateral thinking .
Replies: 48
Views: 635

Re: Puzzles , logic and lateral thinking .

Hoser Rob wrote: Cool, you actually got the point of that bit. Few do. I guess I'm one of the many who don't. How do you arrive at 42? You must read The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. It reveals the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything is ... 42. ...
by BenTrabetere
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Puzzles , logic and lateral thinking .
Replies: 48
Views: 635

Re: Puzzles , logic and lateral thinking .

Has anybody got any fiendishly difficult ones that they'd like to contribute ? I do not consider it fiendishly difficult, but I have seen it take some people far too long to answer this question. Which word is spelled incorrectly in the dictionary? I get depressed thinking about the number of times...
by BenTrabetere
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Puzzles , logic and lateral thinking .
Replies: 48
Views: 635

Re: Puzzles , logic and lateral thinking .

lsemmens wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:19 am
You are wrong, the answer is 42. Always has been, and always will be.
I most definitely agree, 42 is the correct answer, but I am not certain that is the correct question.

Thanks for all the fish.
by BenTrabetere
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Downloaded Files Don't Have Icons on Linux Mint 19
Replies: 5
Views: 127

Re: Downloaded Files Don't Have Icons on Linux Mint 19

I downloaded the Kdenlive AppImage but when I look at the file, it doesn't have an icon. ... Any ideas why? Others suggested a broken theme. It also could be related to a bug where icons are extracted from as zero-length files - the file is created, but nothing is copied to it. See: https://github....

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