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by BenTrabetere
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] PDF tool
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: [SOLVED] PDF tool

I started using and recommending PDFShuffler when I switched to Linux, but I recently switched to PDFArranger. It is a fork of PDFShuffler. The reasons I switched is because PDFShuffler has not seen any has not seen any activity since 2012, and it was removed from Debian 10 "Buster" because it depen...
by BenTrabetere
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How Do I Put program on list?
Replies: 6
Views: 291

Re: How Do I Put program on list?

So, should I uninstall and start over? And if so, how? Did you read and follow the installation instructions? https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/latest/getting_started/installing/linux.html To echo absque fenestris suggestion, consider using the AppImage. You can find the Blender AppImage at https:...
by BenTrabetere
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Anybody else see big changes in GIMP 2.10 on Mint 20?
Replies: 17
Views: 382

Re: Anybody else see big changes in GIMP 2.10 on Mint 20?

The biggest issue I have is that 2.10 has got some issue with Python, which means that some of the Filters I use regularly, such as Heal, are not available and cannot be added. This is a real problem for me and so far I can't come up with a solution. Try the "with filters" AppImage - it is bundled ...
by BenTrabetere
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Anybody else see big changes in GIMP 2.10 on Mint 20?
Replies: 17
Views: 382

Re: Anybody else see big changes in GIMP 2.10 on Mint 20?

The Pencil did not disappear; now it is part of the Tool Group as the Paintbrush, Airbrush, etc. I am not a fan of the Toolbox Groups, but it have not been a major obstacle for me because I use the keyboard shortcuts to change tools. I would have been very upset if they had changed the keyboard shor...
by BenTrabetere
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Problem with Python and GIMP
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: Problem with Python and GIMP

I recently installed Mint 20, which includes GIMP 2.10.18. When using this, I noticed that several of the GIMP filters I use are missing. I searched around and discovered that for some reason this current version of GIMP does not have the gimp-python package installed, which is necessary for these ...
by BenTrabetere
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How To Remap A key to Caps Lock key?
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: How To Remap A key to Caps Lock key?

We can provide better assistance remapping your keyboard when you provide the information magnus7 requested. Start by opening a terminal, entering inxi -Fxxxxrz , and pasting the output here. Be sure to enclose the output in Code Display: tags (that is the </> icon. If you prefer you can use the Sys...
by BenTrabetere
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Standard Code Editor
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Standard Code Editor

Text Editor of Mint has grown so big that why should not it contain all the programming functions? There is a need for a small, lightweight text editor, and Xed was developed just for this purpose. It will no longer be a small, lightweight text editor if programming, or other advanced functions, we...
by BenTrabetere
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Live copy mp4 of Webinar or other <SOLVED>
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: Live copy mp4 of Webinar or other

I have used Simple Screen Recorder, and it works as advertised.
https://www.maartenbaert.be/simplescreenrecorder/
by BenTrabetere
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Terminal [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 258

Re: Terminal

I consider "copying commands from a website" to be a part of the learning process. I am hesitant to recommend Copy/Paste a command if the website neglects to explain what each part of the command actually does. Most commands have a "man page" (short for manual page) for documentation, and they are v...
by BenTrabetere
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: just asking - LibreOffice 7.0.2 Released with Massive Fixes
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: just asking - LibreOffice 7.0.2 Released with Massive Fixes

I started using the LO 7.0.2 AppImage on Saturday. No issues so far, but I am keeping the 7.0.1 AppImage just in case. usually don't use appImages, but as I don't want to get rid of my current install, that just might be the way to try it out. That is one of the things I like about using AppImages ...
by BenTrabetere
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: just asking - LibreOffice 7.0.2 Released with Massive Fixes
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: just asking - LibreOffice 7.0.2 Released with Massive Fixes

I started using the LO 7.0.2 AppImage on Saturday. No issues so far, but I am keeping the 7.0.1 AppImage just in case.
by BenTrabetere
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint Level
Replies: 17
Views: 564

Re: Mint Level

Like most of the respondents, I consider myself to be a Level 3* user. Clever enough to look for solutions and follow instructions, experience to know the difference between good advice and bad advice, and a pretty good grasp of what I do not know. There are times when I can pull off Level 20 Wizard...
by BenTrabetere
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Software for searching for data in Excel sheets
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: Software for searching for data in Excell sheets

I am pretty sure this is not the direction you want to take, but I would export the spreadsheet as a .csv, and search using either grep or by importing it into LibreOffice Base or another database program. I have never used it, but xlsx2csv will convert xlsx files to csv format and claims it can han...
by BenTrabetere
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Keyboards
Replies: 12
Views: 384

Re: Keyboards

On my part, I am a keyboard snob. I will admit it. My favorite keyboard was the IBM Model M keyboard with those magnificent "clicky" keys. The Model M was nice, but I really miss my first PC keyboard - an IBM Model F XT. Sturdier than the M, and the F-keys were on the left side (where they belong) ...
by BenTrabetere
Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Inkscape 1.0.1 appimage crashes. Why?
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Inkscape 1.0.1 appimage crashes. Why?

Is there a reason why the Linux Mint software repository is often months if not years behind some of the major software releases? Is it a case of volunteers etc figuring this stuff out and getting it debugged etc? Linux Mint is a LTS (Long-Term Support) distribution, and a primary focus is stabilit...
by BenTrabetere
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Inkscape 1.0.1 appimage crashes. Why?
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Inkscape 1.0.1 appimage crashes. Why?

This is a known issue with the Inkscape 1.0.1 AppImage. If I understand correctly the culprit is the version of libgc that is bundled in the AppImage. About a month or so ago I read a post from one of the Inkscape developer who indicated the problem it will be corrected with the next version. A deli...
by BenTrabetere
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: New toys courtesy of my new/former Regional Mangler
Replies: 28
Views: 841

Re: New toys courtesy of my new/former Regional Mangler

...only other listing here are the slave driver factories you know to avoid like the plague cause they treat workers like well slaves, where you will work 12-14 hours a day 6 and 7 days a week for about $10/Hr and yeah no overtime pay. Assuming "here" is Indiana, I'm raising the B.S. flag on this o...
by BenTrabetere
Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Installing Linux on a work comp....Do you tell your boss?
Replies: 27
Views: 773

Re: Installing Linux on a work comp....Do you tell your boss?

this brings up a funny instance. A very good friend of mine related a similar story with one of her co-workers. Like you, they worked for a government (State) agency, and the director was a political appointee who believed government agencies should be run the same way as a business. As I understan...
by BenTrabetere
Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Where is Shutter?
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: [SOLVED] Where is Shutter?

If it's not possible, what's the next best thing? I found 'shutter' to be so simple and to the point.. I like/use/recommend Shutter, but I am concerned about the lack of development. Another package I have been looking at for a couple of years is Ksnip, and I have been so impressed with it that I a...
by BenTrabetere
Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Installing Linux on a work comp....Do you tell your boss?
Replies: 27
Views: 773

Re: Installing Linux on a work comp....Do you tell your boss?

To echo what others have said: It is a bad idea, don't do it. It may be a stretch, but in the US you might open to prosecution for unauthorized access or exceeding authorization to a computer. Personally, I would not install software to a company computer without the knowledge/permission/blessing of...

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