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by Piers66
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Gimp - Editing multiple images causes cursor misalignment
Replies: 5
Views: 294

Re: Gimp - Editing multiple images causes cursor misalignment

Anyone else with the same setup as me able to test this? Piers. Not the same HW at all, but I took three screenshots and opened and cropped them one after another and no problems; I didn't open them from the 'recent files' list because they were not in that list. Hello, I'm not expecting anyone to ...
by Piers66
Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Gimp - Editing multiple images causes cursor misalignment
Replies: 5
Views: 294

Re: Gimp - Editing multiple images causes cursor misalignment

racer-x wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:30 pm
I just did it a total of 5 times and experienced no such problem.

LM Cinnamon 19.3 using Gimp 2.10.19 AppImage.
Well, thanks for testing it out!

Maybe it's peculiar to my versions of OS/App software.

Anyone else with the same setup as me able to test this?

Piers.
by Piers66
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Gimp - Editing multiple images causes cursor misalignment
Replies: 5
Views: 294

Gimp - Editing multiple images causes cursor misalignment

Hello, I've been getting a weird effect after cropping images using Gimp, whereby the cursor no longer locates correctly. Scenario: Take several screen shots (at least three). Open the first one from the Mint menu recent files list with GIMP, draw a rectangular box within it, crop to selection, over...
by Piers66
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] just open the bloody text file
Replies: 36
Views: 1096

Re: [SOLVED] just open the bloody text file

'bloody' really isn't considered crude language. Depends on where you are, and this is an international forum after all. Hello, OK, I see where you're coming from, but, respectfully, I disagree! It's an English word, and among native English speakers it just isn't that rude any longer. It was a few...
by Piers66
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] just open the bloody text file
Replies: 36
Views: 1096

Re: [SOLVED] just open the bloody text file

Hello, Thank you, all concerned, for getting to the root of this. I had exactly the same thing start happening after upgrading from Mint 17.3 to 19.1, and it was infuriating. I did work out for myself that it was to do with the permissions, but had no idea it was the consequence of having an ntfs fo...
by Piers66
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <Solved> Vaio laptop running hot
Replies: 41
Views: 1912

Re: Vaio laptop running hot

Hello, I had issues with my old Dell running so hot it would grind to a halt. After wasting masses of time trying to work out what was going wrong from a software point of view I just happened to look at the air vents. What I found in there would have put an old English sheepdog to shame! 10 minutes...
by Piers66
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: New(er) laptop
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: New(er) laptop

I run a Dell E6410 (i.e. older and less powerful) with Mint 19.1 Cinnamon just fine for admin, web surfing and some graphics editing. I don't play games or watch whole a lot of video, but the hardware seems to manage perfectly well for me. What I do have, however, is a docking station and external 1...
by Piers66
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Why is 19.1 so terribly slow?
Replies: 11
Views: 1030

Re: Why is 19.1 so terribly slow?

I'm not an expert, but you do have a somewhat old computer. I'd suggest trying Mint Mate or Xfce. I'm no expert either, but I'm running 19.1 just fine on a laptop that appears to be about the same spec (a Dell E6410). It's got a similar processor but it's a bit slower (Intel Core i5 M 520 / Speed: ...
by Piers66
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Updating Firefox to 'Tina' version when using 'Tara'?
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Updating Firefox to 'Tina' version when using 'Tara'?

Hello, I'm curious about the latest Firefox update appearing in Update Manager. It's called 68.0.1+linuxmint1+tina, and I would guess from the name that it's been updated in some way to take advantage of changes in the impending release of Mint 19.2. I'm on 19.1, and may well stick with it for now (...
by Piers66
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 19.1 MATE 64-bit: formatting and restoring via Timeshift
Replies: 7
Views: 253

Re: 19.1 MATE 64-bit: formatting and restoring via Timeshift

jehuty wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:23 am
...the Timeshift /home/ backup got so big it actually couldn't even fit on my current HDD...
P.S. Out of curiosity, how big did your Timeshift backup get before you moved it? Have you got it set to save a very large number of snapshots?
by Piers66
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 19.1 MATE 64-bit: formatting and restoring via Timeshift
Replies: 7
Views: 253

Re: 19.1 MATE 64-bit: formatting and restoring via Timeshift

Hello, I suspect the experts here will tell you that the best solution is to do a backup, format & clean install, restore process. I'm not one of them so feel free to ignore my personal experience. I have a dual boot Win 10 / Linux Mint system. Before upgrading to Mint 19.1 from 17.3 I decided I nee...
by Piers66
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Confused about Timeshift use and settings!
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: Confused about Timeshift use and settings!

/root is not the root directory but the home directory of the user "root". The root directory is referred to simply as /. Ahhhh...... now I get it! Moreover, the excluded filesystems you name (/dev, /proc, /sys) are not actual disk-based filesystems; are memory-based filesystems ("ramdisks") with c...
by Piers66
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Confused about Timeshift use and settings!
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Confused about Timeshift use and settings!

Hello, I recently installed 19.1, and got the prompt to set up Timeshift during the install process. First time I'd heard of it, so apart from deciding where to put the backup (in /home) I think I used default settings. The thing that's really confusing me is that in the Settings:Users section it sa...
by Piers66
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Drive space and Linux query.
Replies: 14
Views: 843

Re: Drive space and Linux query.

...Linux doesn't shit the bed quite as badly as Windows does. Lovely! ;-) I was one of those fresh off the WinXP boat types 4 years ago and installed Bleachbit, but used it carefully. Sure, everything it does can be achieved through command line, but as I can never remember what to type it's just e...
by Piers66
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] open multiple picture files at once
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: open multiple picture files at once

Hello, I'm not sure if you just want to open a couple of pictures side by side, or want to open a single 'gallery' window. If it's the former, I do this all the time. Turns out that I never normally select multiple pictures and then do "open with image viewer". I always just double click on a single...
by Piers66
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Window Sliders
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: Window Sliders

Hurrah!

This has been annoying me since I first switched to Linux 5 years ago!

Thanks so much for sharing the solution! :D

Piers.
by Piers66
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19 on old iMac - Cinnamon damaged by Pulse Audio uninstall? - Won't boot
Replies: 10
Views: 429

Re: Mint 19 on old iMac - Cinnamon damaged by Pulse Audio uninstall? - Won't boot

i just made a timeshift snapshot before i updated my system then i deleted the everything inside /lib/firmware/ downloaded the new one from here https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/firmware/linux-firmware.git/ and extracted it in place of everything i deleted. last i ran sudo update-ini...
by Piers66
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19 on old iMac - Cinnamon damaged by Pulse Audio uninstall? - Won't boot
Replies: 10
Views: 429

Re: Mint 19 on old iMac - Cinnamon damaged by Pulse Audio uninstall? - Won't boot

32-bit systems - both OSX and Linux work with 3 - 3.5 GB RAM, even if 4 GB are installed. This is normal and no software error. My MacBook from 2009 gets relatively hot when I run Mint Cinnamon 19.1, a few degrees cooler under MATE 19.1 (in each case in live mode from DVD). Hello, I realise that 32...
by Piers66
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Upgrading Mint 17.3 to 19 in dual boot system - Queries / Pitfalls?
Replies: 8
Views: 344

Re: Upgrading Mint 17.3 to 19 in dual boot system - Queries / Pitfalls?

Hello, Just thought I'd report back. I upgraded the RAM from 2GB to 8GB, and then did a clean install of Mint 19.1 Cinnamon 64-bit, including reformatting the home partition. I kept root, home and swap partitions the same size as before. Everything seems to be working fine. There were no particular ...
by Piers66
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: New windows 'take over' input to existing ones
Replies: 0
Views: 237

New windows 'take over' input to existing ones

Hello, Wasn't sure how to describe the issue, but this is something that really annoys me about the way Linux Mint opens new app windows. Lets say I have an app open, e.g. LibreOffice Writer, and am busy typing away in it when I decide I want to check my emails. I click on the Thunderbird icon, and ...

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