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by Moem
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] System asking for a password when I didn't set up one?
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: System asking for a password when I didn't set up one?

Have you installed Mint, or are you currently running it from the live DVD or USB stick? It's unclear to me because you are talking about a 'set up process'. Do you mean installation?
by Moem
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 19.1 Are these updates safe.
Replies: 32
Views: 545

Re: Mint 19.1 Are these updates safe.

gm10 wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:06 am
TS's settings are a user experience nightmare. ;)
Thank you! I feel so... validated. :D
by Moem
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 19.1 Are these updates safe.
Replies: 32
Views: 545

Re: Mint 19.1 Are these updates safe.

the solution then cannot be not to apply it. That's like not getting your car repaired because you don't understand how the engine works. Instead you pick a repair shop you trust and let them do it. Same for Linux updates, pick a distribution you trust and let them do their thing. Fair enough.And i...
by Moem
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 19.1 Are these updates safe.
Replies: 32
Views: 545

Re: Mint 19.1 Are these updates safe.

gm10 wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:45 pm
Individually reviewing updates and refusing to install a specific one for specific reasons is another story entirely, I do that, too.
Casual users (like me!) won't know what to look for. For us, reviewing updates is as much use as a chocolate teapot.
by Moem
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Deleted panel icons
Replies: 4
Views: 71

Re: geleted panel icons

Rightclick on an empty space in the panel, click Troubleshoot, then choose Restore all settings to default.
by Moem
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Deleted panel icons
Replies: 4
Views: 71

Re: geleted panel icons

What's a DS?
And which Mint version and desktop environment are you using?
by Moem
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: A Question to Linux Mint Developers for Functionality
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: A Question to Linux Mint Developers for Functionality

You aren't limited to the search functionality of the file manager you're using. You can install a separate search application. Catfish is a good one; might be worth installing it to see whether it fills your needs.
by Moem
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 6 unimportant newbie questions
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Re: 6 unimportant newbie questions

Here I meant when you use folder (called explorer in Windows). I don't think it helped me not calling it what it's called. The general term for such a program is 'file manager'. I'm using Cinnamon, my file manager is Nemo. In the menu, it's calles Files. In Nemo, too, I can use Shift+Ctrl+N. I did ...
by Moem
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 6 unimportant newbie questions
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Re: 6 unimportant newbie questions

- Terminal - why can't i paste using the keybaord? I have to right click and paste. I know this one! The answer comes in two parts: - You can! You just need to add a shift to the normal keyboard shortcuts ctrl+c and ctrl+v. So use shift+ctrl+v to paste. - This is why: those shortcuts ctrl+c and ctr...
by Moem
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why doesnt space bar work on browsers?
Replies: 11
Views: 215

Re: Why doesnt space bar work on browsers?

starplanet wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:08 pm
am i the ONLY one to have experienced this?
I can reproduce it on Waterfox, but I never noticed it before.
by Moem
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Bluetooth won't work.
Replies: 25
Views: 322

Re: Bluetooth won't work.

by Moem
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: why use Thunderbird at all? (SOLVED)
Replies: 8
Views: 278

Re: why use Thunderbird at all?

I take my laptop with me and may not always have internet when I'm out and about. I want my email on my own machine, not in the cloud (someone else's machine). That way, I can always see and search it.
by Moem
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 19.1 new install. Add mintupdate 5.4.7 and the system freezes on reboot
Replies: 11
Views: 230

Re: Linux Mint 19.1 new install. Add mintupdate 5.4.7 and the system freezes on reboot

Linux newbies often want the newest version of everything, which you aren't going to get with long term support releases. Generally true, but fully off-topic in this thread. Kindly read the topic before saddling your favourite hobby horse, thanks! :roll: Everyone else: I see where you're coming fro...
by Moem
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Problem downloading mint 19.1
Replies: 15
Views: 239

Re: Problem downloading mint 19.1

is there another setting somewhere on my laptop? I'm no Windows expert, but I believe there is. Check out the article I linked above. Does that shed any light? -------------------------------------- On third thought :wink: Windows 7 does not seem to have Fast Startup. So that can't be it. That mean...
by Moem
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Why some software doesn't update
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: Why some software doesn't update

FinixFighter wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:41 am
Hi all! :) I was wondering why some of my installed software get updates regurarly (when they are available), and others does not?
This is answered here: viewtopic.php?f=47&t=31954
by Moem
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Problem downloading mint 19.1
Replies: 15
Views: 239

Re: Problem downloading mint 19.1

Sorry, I have never even heard of a boot speed setting. Where did you find that? To make sure we're on the same page: 'Fast boot' is a setting that allows Windows to shut down partially, so it seems to boot faster because it doesn't need to boot all the way up. On second thought (and an internet sea...
by Moem
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Problem downloading mint 19.1
Replies: 15
Views: 239

Re: Problem downloading mint 19.1

Does your laptop have a Fast Boot setting in Windows? If so, switch it off. It's preventing Windows from shutting all the way down.
by Moem
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Problem downloading mint 19.1
Replies: 15
Views: 239

Re: Problem downloading mint 19.1

What exactly happens? In what way will it not install?
You're saying it runs. Does that mean you are getting to a Linux Mint desktop with the 'Install' icon?
by Moem
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: rEFInd dual boot OSX?
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: rEFInd dual boot OSX?

Ouwe klomp wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:45 am
I am 92 years old. dutch and a complete newbie in/on forums.
*stands on chair, applauds wildly*
Welcome, Ouwe Klomp!
by Moem
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello, nice to meet you all :D
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Re: Hello, nice to meet you all :D

Hello Ricky, what a nice introduction you wrote! It's good to have you here. :)

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