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by flyingrhino
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: [SOLVED] Installing shotcut manually on LM19 XFCE to avoid flatpak bloatware
Replies: 0
Views: 47

[SOLVED] Installing shotcut manually on LM19 XFCE to avoid flatpak bloatware

Another one of these evil bloated flatpaks busted! Download shotcut portable from their website (https://shotcut.org/download/) and extract it. Place the Shotcut/ dir under /usr/local/bin/ Copy the file /usr/local/bin/Shotcut/Shotcut.desktop to /usr/share/applications/ vim Shotcut.desktop Edit the E...
by flyingrhino
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: [SOLVED] Testing microsoft fonts from windows on your linux mint
Replies: 7
Views: 222

Re: [SOLVED] Testing microsoft fonts from windows on your linux mint

Look at google project zero, finding bugs in other people's software. Doesn't every closed source software come with licenses that you can't disassemble, reverse engineer, touch, modify, or use for any purpose other than that the vendor dictated... So google are breaking every software usage agreeme...
by flyingrhino
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: [SOLVED] Testing microsoft fonts from windows on your linux mint
Replies: 7
Views: 222

Re: [SOLVED] Testing microsoft fonts from windows on your linux mint

Just be aware that owning a copy of Windows does not give you a license to use the fonts on another operating system. For that reason precisely I wrote testing, and remove the fonts after you're done testing. I personally use ODF format for compatibility and I use open source fonts that are the sam...
by flyingrhino
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: [SOLVED] Testing microsoft fonts from windows on your linux mint
Replies: 7
Views: 222

[SOLVED] Testing microsoft fonts from windows on your linux mint

Recommended to use ODF format for maximum compatibility with windows platforms. If you want to do a quick test if MS fonts make doc files look any different on linux... sudo /usr/share/fonts/windowsfonts/ Copy the fonts from your windows dir: c:\windows\fonts\* to: /usr/share/fonts/windowsfonts/ sud...
by flyingrhino
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Logitech H800 observations
Replies: 7
Views: 411

Re: [SOLVED] Logitech H800 observations

It's a fair request to say that you'll confirm the device works per the OEM's claims. If it does work then buy the opened box, otherwise it's a fault of the OEM and you have every right to refuse purchase. I don't see why any self-respecting shop would refuse this offer, and I personally would not s...
by flyingrhino
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Logitech H800 observations
Replies: 7
Views: 411

Re: [SOLVED] Logitech H800 observations

I agree, I had this headset before but was frustrated making it to work in linux so I give it to my sister, I hope vendors really tested it first. For this reason I learned to take my LM19 laptop to the shop and plug in their device to check it works properly. Saves the headache of getting home onl...
by flyingrhino
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Logitech H800 observations
Replies: 7
Views: 411

Re: [SOLVED] Logitech H800 observations

And yet I see on retailer web pages for this product, they say that the device works with Chrome OS No one cares about linux users :( In most cases vendors say it works on linux and expect us to figure it out. Very few vendors actually test properly for linux. Classic example is scanners. Yes they ...
by flyingrhino
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Manually installing FreeFileSync into LM19.1 XFCE to avoid flatpak bloatware
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: [SOLVED] Manually installing FreeFileSync into LM19.1 XFCE

I don't see it in my Mint 19.1 Xfce repos. ?? Here's the screenshot of this evil flatpack: 2019-07-24_001.png Anyway, it's FreeFileSync_10.14_Linux.tar.gz from https://freefilesync.org/download.php and the two 64-bit executables total about 22MB. Thanks for mentioning the location - that's where I ...
by flyingrhino
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Manually installing FreeFileSync into LM19.1 XFCE to avoid flatpak bloatware
Replies: 2
Views: 110

[SOLVED] Manually installing FreeFileSync into LM19.1 XFCE to avoid flatpak bloatware

FreeFileSync in the repo is now about 2.4Gb/718Mb which is totally insane for a package that should be 46Mb. What were they thinking! So I downloaded it from their website and extracted to /usr/local/bin/FreeFileSync/ Running it manually is easy enough: /usr/local/bin/FreeFileSync/FreeFileSync But I...
by flyingrhino
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Vivaldi pops up message: enter password to unkock keyring
Replies: 0
Views: 85

[SOLVED] Vivaldi pops up message: enter password to unkock keyring

This has been answered in multiple places in different ways. Here's what worked for me for LM19.1 XFCE and Vivaldi browser: Message: Enter password to unlock your login keyring. Solution: Menu -> Passwords and Keys Right click Login -> Change password Enter your old password (I used my LM19.1 login ...
by flyingrhino
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [SOLVED] Disable overlay scrollbars in LM19 XFCE
Replies: 0
Views: 199

[SOLVED] Disable overlay scrollbars in LM19 XFCE

After my recent upgrade from to LM19 XFCE I discovered that LM19 XFCE now uses disappearing scrollbars. It is very un-xfce-like to introduce this kind of stupidity into an otherwise near-perfect desktop, but at least there's a way to restore sanity. To disable overlay scrollbar and make it permanent...
by flyingrhino
Tue May 21, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Adding custom mime types to ranger file manager for filename colorization
Replies: 0
Views: 79

[SOLVED] Adding custom mime types to ranger file manager for filename colorization

For those who use the ultimate file manager, colorizing specific file types that are not included by default is solved as follows: This is a copy/paste from a post I made at ranger forum: My media files are colored in yellow per the below code I edited. However .ape files are colored in white. How d...
by flyingrhino
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to manually configure DNS server to bypass DNS-based blocking
Replies: 0
Views: 222

How to manually configure DNS server to bypass DNS-based blocking

If your provider blocks certain domains using DNS-based blocking (the cheapest and most common practice), you can configure linux mint to use alternative DNS servers. This setting is configured for the connection you are currently using, so if you're on a particular wifi then make sure to edit the s...
by flyingrhino
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: [SOLVED] Sorting USB / SD card for mp3 player
Replies: 3
Views: 590

Re: [SOLVED] Sorting USB / SD card for mp3 player

Playlists are ok if you want to manage a collection, but for simple tasks (and if the player doesn't support playlists), then sorting the dir in place is by far the easiest. I used to have an alpine car stereo that read all the files then sorted them in memory, but it would take 1 min per 300 songs ...
by flyingrhino
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Resizing windows difficult
Replies: 10
Views: 5518

Re: Resizing windows difficult

Try ALT-SPACE and see if a menu comes up.
Then you'll get some resizing options.
by flyingrhino
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: [SOLVED] Simple windows RDP client for linux that just works
Replies: 2
Views: 574

Re: [SOLVED] Simple windows RDP client for linux that just works

I use Teamviewer on Linux/Windoze PCs. Teamviewer is great and I use it for customer support - especially when the host is behind a firewall or NAT, or adhoc access is required. But for accessing a PC on the LAN, opensource always wins! I also like tigervnc to access linux GUI, and it works well wi...
by flyingrhino
Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: [SOLVED] Simple windows RDP client for linux that just works
Replies: 2
Views: 574

[SOLVED] Simple windows RDP client for linux that just works

There are many RDP clients on linux, the simplest is probably 'rdesktop' , the friendliest and most powerful is 'remmina'. I like simple, and command line driven, so I use rdesktop. Connecting to win7 from rdesktop: Use '-u <USERNAME>' to use one of the windows accounts (rdesktop uses your linux log...
by flyingrhino
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: [SOLVED] Sorting USB / SD card for mp3 player
Replies: 3
Views: 590

[SOLVED] Sorting USB / SD card for mp3 player

Many car stereo mp3 players use fat32 formatted usb or sd card for storage. This file system stores files in the order they were copied, and many mp3 players don't sort by filename, but simply play in the order the files were stored. Simple solution - apt-get install fatsort Get info on your device ...
by flyingrhino
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: [SOLVED] Claws open with - file association under XFCE
Replies: 0
Views: 144

[SOLVED] Claws open with - file association under XFCE

Using LM19 XFCE. Most of the time claws mail opens a file with the correct program when you hit the 'L' button. However sometimes it gets it wrong - such as choosing gimp to open pdf files instead of xreader. When you open Menu -> Mime type editor , it shows xreader first, followed by gimp and libre...

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