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by tovian
Tue May 12, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [Resolved?!] Desktop icons moving around
Replies: 8
Views: 978

Re: [Resolved?!] Desktop icons moving around

karlchen wrote:The solution (workaround) is by.....
Fantastic suggestion, young man - that may help with another problem I'm having right now.
by tovian
Tue May 12, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: I've hit a wall installing Mint/Cinnamon-19.3
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: I've hit a wall installing Mint/Cinnamon-19.3

@ gittiest personITW
Please tell me, specifically and precisely, what you recommend that I back up and then restore when my preferred resolution is not available. Should I backup and restore the entire machine just to restore probably a couple (at most) settings?
Thanks
by tovian
Mon May 11, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: I've hit a wall installing Mint/Cinnamon-19.3
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: I've hit a wall installing Mint/Cinnamon-19.3

Thanks for your suggestion. Problem is - I don't know which setting to save/restore. And, I suspect it would be a bit inefficient to restore all of X every time I reboot my machine. But, you may have given me another clue which I will investigate tomorrow. Also, I did some R&R (Reading and Research)...
by tovian
Mon May 11, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: I've hit a wall installing Mint/Cinnamon-19.3
Replies: 5
Views: 224

I've hit a wall installing Mint/Cinnamon-19.3

I'm not sure I'm posting in the right place so... Mods please move this topic if there's a better home...ty I'm also sure I created the "wall" I'm up against so no fault/blame anywhere else. In order to avoid the expense of an 8-port KVM switch I cheat a little bit: I use a 4-port KVM switch, but I ...
by tovian
Thu May 07, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Evolution & Claws email - error message
Replies: 136
Views: 7536

Re: Evolution & Claws email - error message

I am about ready to give up and use Firefox and aol.com to get my email. Please PM me if you are interested in an absolute horror story about a certain company's revenue collection (ie. billing) philosophy. I have been using Firefox for over 10 years and it is my only choice for browser. I point no...
by tovian
Thu May 07, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Evolution & Claws email - error message
Replies: 136
Views: 7536

Re: Evolution & Claws email - error message

I don't think this is related... Sorry about that. Perhaps they sent it to me again (pestered me over-and-over) because I (apparently) never did what I should have done so long ago. I do know that my MailWasher access to my bellsouth.net accounts began to fail recently (in the last two weeks) so I ...
by tovian
Thu May 07, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Evolution & Claws email - error message
Replies: 136
Views: 7536

Re: Evolution & Claws email - error message

Source of information below: https://www.att.com/support/article/email-support/KM1010523/ Avoid email hiccups A security upgrade is coming to AT&T email, so if you have certain email programs or apps, you’ll have to update your settings. Learn more about the security upgrade at: https://www.att.com...
by tovian
Thu May 07, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Resolved?] Why am I being discouraged ?
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Re: Why am I being discouraged ?

smurphos wrote:It's just...
10-4, Thanks.
by tovian
Wed May 06, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Evolution & Claws email - error message
Replies: 136
Views: 7536

Re: Evolution & Claws email - error message

FWIW: I have had BellSouth.net accounts almost since they first offered the service... I actually worked for BellSouth at the time (I was with Southern Bell before "Divestiture"). I have learned over the last 10-20 years that AT&T (and thus BellSouth) are far different companies than when I started...
by tovian
Tue May 05, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Resolved?] Why am I being discouraged ?
Replies: 2
Views: 255

[Resolved?] Why am I being discouraged ?

Why am I being discouraged ? This makes me feel AWFUL (Ha Ha) Shame on me !! (??) tovian@metoo:~$ sudo su root@metoo:/home/tovian# nemo Gtk-Message: 08:31:04.447: GtkDialog mapped without a transient parent. This is discouraged. Is somebody accusing me of not having a "transient parent"? Them's figh...
by tovian
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: TrueCrypt, VeraCrypt, or ???
Replies: 27
Views: 1364

Re: TrueCrypt, VeraCrypt, or ???

A story: https://magazine.atavist.com/he-always-had-a-dark-side Great story !! Is it all factual and provable? Who knows (who cares) ? But it's entertaining and definitely offers perspectives on both the person and the program. I wish I knew why Ubuntu chose to develop "Disk" support for Veracrypt ...
by tovian
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: TrueCrypt, VeraCrypt, or ???
Replies: 27
Views: 1364

Re: [Resolved] TrueCrypt, VeraCrypt, or ???

...Ubuntu 20 media release, it mentions the Gnome Disks utility supports Veracrypt open source encryption. I would expect the Linux Mint 20 (based on Ubuntu 20.4) will have the same capabilities. VERY Interesting. I will pursue this. I may PM Xenopeek to see what he thinks about True-vs-Vera Crypt....
by tovian
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: TrueCrypt, VeraCrypt, or ???
Replies: 27
Views: 1364

Re: TrueCrypt, VeraCrypt, or ???

I hate it when people write sensationalist things like this and then never reply when asked what their source is. Wecome to the world of "Fake News". It's everywhere... all we can do is "Identify and Ignore". use veracrypt, you can install from ppa:... Worked GREAT !! Starting my migrations now. my...
by tovian
Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: TrueCrypt, VeraCrypt, or ???
Replies: 27
Views: 1364

Re: TrueCrypt, VeraCrypt, or ???

open a terminal and press... ... post the message in the terminal back in this threat Thank you for your help. When I discovered that the app did not work I uninstalled and reinstalled it several times with no luck. I'm going to try installing from the ppa also mentioned in the replies above. If th...
by tovian
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: TrueCrypt, VeraCrypt, or ???
Replies: 27
Views: 1364

TrueCrypt, VeraCrypt, or ???

I was planning to install TrueCrypt to encrypt some partitions but was advised that VeraCrypt is more current and more secure. I could not find it in the Mint Repo(s) so I downloaded a deb package that was supposed to be for the Ubuntu GUI. It appeared to install correctly - and there was a link/sho...
by tovian
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Two Cinnamon issues
Replies: 11
Views: 988

Re: Very Disappointed with TWO Cinnamon issues

JerryF wrote: Try this:
Create gtk.css file...
Perfect !! Worked like a charm. MANY THANKS !!!

I'll bet even a 'Linux-lightweight'" like me can put together a little interactive script that asks for color-preference then creates the proper file (and forces a reboot).
by tovian
Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Two Cinnamon issues
Replies: 11
Views: 988

Re: TWO Cinnamon issues

majpooper wrote:Where can I find the color chart i.e. #910b1b = red ???? =black ? I can find a hex color chart - will that work?
Experiment here... https://www.hexcolortool.com/

or do Google search for something like:
utility to find and test color values
by tovian
Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Firefox 75.0 - google account locked
Replies: 10
Views: 554

Re: Firefox 75.0 - google account locked

missmoondog wrote:some how missed part of this conversation with that first post. not really sure what we're talking about here!
I think that this thread is one of the two "new" ones Karl created by splitting a thread that had become somewhat convoluted.
by tovian
Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Resolved] LM 17.3 KDE: will FF75.0 work as well as 66.0.3?
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Re: LM 17.3 KDE: will FF75.0 work as well as 66.0.3?

hal8000 wrote:Short answer Yes.
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Hope that helps.
Helps a LOT !!!
MANY THANKS !!
by tovian
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Two Cinnamon issues
Replies: 11
Views: 988

Re: Very Disappointed with TWO Cinnamon issues

Shouting is not only rude... There, there. I apologize to you, Sir. And, I have implemented a modification to address the problem: I have put your name on my "Foes" list so that, in the future, if you are aggravated with the way I communicate I will not know you are upset. Sorry, but it's the best ...

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