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by overkill22
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Email Client, Thunderbird, Claws, etc
Replies: 5
Views: 104

Re: Email Client, Thunderbird, Claws, etc

AndyMH wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:03 am
If you want a nice clean interface that looks a bit like outlook, try mailspring.

https://getmailspring.com/

Don't use it myself because it doesn't have an integrated calendar. I use evolution.
looks nice! I'll take a look!
by overkill22
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Email Client, Thunderbird, Claws, etc
Replies: 5
Views: 104

Re: Email Client, Thunderbird, Claws, etc

(I couldn't even find a settings to change the date format from mm/dd/yy to the normal dd/mm/yy). Sounds strange. In my Thunderbird dd/mm/yy is the default setting, without making any changes. Maybe it's the locale, but I don't have US locale, I usually use UK for that reason. Anyway, there should ...
by overkill22
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Email Client, Thunderbird, Claws, etc
Replies: 5
Views: 104

Email Client, Thunderbird, Claws, etc

For more than 10 year I didn't use an email client. Today I thought to give it a try again nad installed Thunderbird. It lookes overcrowded and confusing, uninstalled after half an hour (I couldn't even find a settings to change the date format from mm/dd/yy to the normal dd/mm/yy). I don't want to ...
by overkill22
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Chromium/Chrome V-69 User Tweak for Butt Ugly Update
Replies: 13
Views: 482

Re: Chromium/Chrome V-69 User Tweak for Butt Ugly Update

if any of you are like me using gtk theme etc and like the dark look of previous 68 version of chromium/chrome but have the new updated "improved" version, then fear not...you can change that BUTT UGLY rounded at the corners, bloated looking, stark white address bar and other crappy looking things ...
by overkill22
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Converting VHS to digital
Replies: 27
Views: 475

Re: Converting VHS to digital

If you have a video that you do not mind sharing with us, provide a download link to me and I will create a quick video tutorial on using Kdenlive to "upscale" (increase, enlarge, transcode, etc...) a video from its current lower resolution to a higher resolution For this you'll have to wait arount...
by overkill22
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Clean install Mint 19 Cinnamon boot question/problem
Replies: 8
Views: 218

Re: Clean install Mint 19 Cinnamon boot question/problem

After the second/third boot, I still have the sam problem $ systemd-analyze Startup finished in 2.402s (firmware) + 11.363s (loader) + 4.136s (kernel) + 17.486s (userspace) = 35.388s graphical.target reached after 3.075s in userspace $ systemd-analyze blame 13.894s apt-daily.service 1.499s NetworkMa...
by overkill22
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Clean install Mint 19 Cinnamon boot question/problem
Replies: 8
Views: 218

Re: Clean install Mint 19 Cinnamon boot question/problem

Today my apt-daily.service took too long $ systemd-analyze blame 19.598s apt-daily.service $ systemd-analyze Startup finished in 2.389s (firmware) + 11.379s (loader) + 3.792s (kernel) + 22.941s (userspace) = 40.503s graphical.target reached after 2.868s in userspace Trying with this workaround: sudo...
by overkill22
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't see MegaSync & Dropbox anymore
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: Can't see MegaSync & Dropbox anymore

I solved with this workaround. Dropbox Uncheck the startup option on dropbox (right click on the panel icon > preferences > uncheck start dropbox on system startup). Go in "startup applications" delete the dropbox launcher. Create a new one with command dbus-launch dropbox . MegaSync Go in "startup ...
by overkill22
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Converting VHS to digital
Replies: 27
Views: 475

Re: Converting VHS to digital

Hi overkill22, JerryF, and Everyone Else, Although converting or capturing VHS videos may not be as high quality as converting DVD/Blu-ray, it is still very much worth doing to preserve the videos into digital format because the "tape" inside the VHS cassettes will not last. I tried most of the opt...
by overkill22
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Converting VHS to digital
Replies: 27
Views: 475

Re: Converting VHS to digital

Back in the day, I used to convert many VHS movies to DVD digital movies. But, you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear! The VHS quality is what you get when converting, the quality does not get any better, even though the media is converted to digital. So, I gave all my VHS movies away and t...
by overkill22
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Clean install Mint 19 Cinnamon boot question/problem
Replies: 8
Views: 218

Re: Clean install Mint 19 Cinnamon boot question/problem

I don't have apt-daily-service showing in my list. Maybe the update app? I've disabled that one right now to see if what might be causing slow boots. I googled and this is what I found. Didn't go through all yet. https://ubuntu-mate.community/t/shorten-boot-time-apt-daily-service/12297 https://asku...
by overkill22
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Converting VHS to digital
Replies: 27
Views: 475

Re: Converting VHS to digital

phd21 wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:14 am

Hope this helps ...
Real good explanation.
I think I'll go for the USB adapter + burning on DVD then. I have normal laptop with a normal DVD player, it should be ok.

As for the VHS I don't know how many, but I guess at least one hundred hours of recording in total.
by overkill22
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Converting VHS to digital
Replies: 27
Views: 475

Re: Converting VHS to digital

I'd also like to have an advice about storing those video.
I was thinking to buy a dedicated HD and put everything there. Which type of HD is better for this purpouse, normal one or SSD?
by overkill22
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Clean install Mint 19 Cinnamon boot question/problem
Replies: 8
Views: 218

Re: Clean install Mint 19 Cinnamon boot question/problem

My stopwatch was on my phone. in Terminal systemd-analyze gives a start up time systemd-analyze blame give a detail listing of the time for each process to load I reinstalled after I realized I'd attempted to install Wine and wondered if that had caused the delays. Unfortunately, no. The new instal...
by overkill22
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Clean install Mint 19 Cinnamon boot question/problem
Replies: 8
Views: 218

Re: Clean install Mint 19 Cinnamon boot question/problem

My stopwatch was on my phone. in Terminal systemd-analyze gives a start up time systemd-analyze blame give a detail listing of the time for each process to load I reinstalled after I realized I'd attempted to install Wine and wondered if that had caused the delays. Unfortunately, no. The new instal...
by overkill22
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Converting VHS to digital
Replies: 27
Views: 475

Re: Converting VHS to digital

Hi overkill22, I just read your post and some of the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well. 1.) There are some of those VHS to Digital devices on Amazon that do not require a computer at all and convert to digital format on a microSD card, hard drive, etc... so it does not matter...
by overkill22
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't edit the Main Menu > Other
Replies: 18
Views: 259

Re: Can't edit the Main Menu

smurphos wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:51 am
electrum %u should work as the command in a custom menu entry.
That's cool.

So editing the "Others" folder is a bug of cinnamon. Can I mark as solved or should I wait a solution?
by overkill22
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't edit the Main Menu > Other
Replies: 18
Views: 259

Re: Can't edit the Main Menu

smurphos wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:40 am
I didn't install it to check - but I had a look for the .desktop file in the download.

What does whereis electrum return?
electrum: /usr/local/bin/electrum

usually I try to install the programs in /opt, but I don't know if it's a good practice.
by overkill22
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Converting VHS to digital
Replies: 27
Views: 475

Re: Converting VHS to digital

generally - you would save as MP4 format, but again, I've always burnt straight to Disk,, but again, that's also part of the Software that I'm using. the thing is, that getting this sort of stuff is to work on a Linux System is always Fun - - NOT :roll: your main issue, will be, in obtaining the Ha...
by overkill22
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't edit the Main Menu > Other
Replies: 18
Views: 259

Re: Can't edit the Main Menu

I'm not sure I understood this, you mean drag and drop? If this, I can't drag anything. You can find the app with the empty command field here https://electrum.org/#download , it's weird indeed. Not drag and drop, I mean drag and highlight. Anyway i think i'm barking up the wrong tree. Does cat /us...

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