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by vanadium
Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Taking 4:3 ratio screenshots
Replies: 3
Views: 374

Re: Taking 4:3 ratio screenshots

You may temporarily change the resolution settings of your display to a 4:3 setting. Your display will look funny, but screenshots will be 4:3 as you are looking for.
by vanadium
Tue Feb 16, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to force remove Copy installation?
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: How to force remove Copy installation?

Simply remove it from your startup aplications and leave everything else in place. It is very well possible that it already was removed from your system despite that its entry in startup instruction apparently was not removed.
by vanadium
Sat Jan 30, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: File transfer issue
Replies: 4
Views: 356

Re: File transfer issue

You are copying to a USB drive? Copy tranfer at first goes very fast because in fact it just goes into the memory buffer, to be written from there to the destination. For a big file, the buffer eventually fills, and then writing speed slows down to the speed of the device. 2 MB/s is very low, though...
by vanadium
Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [solved] Mint keeps re-mounting one ext HDD, but not other
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Re: Mint keeps re-mounting one external HDD, but not the oth

Did you reboot your machine in the mean time? I suppose things will be as old again when both drives are present while the machine is booting. Now, one of the drives was mounted while you were already logged in.
by vanadium
Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Pictures Folder/ Dropbox
Replies: 5
Views: 342

Re: Pictures Folder/ Dropbox

You will create a symlink when you drag a file or folder to a destination while keeping Ctrl+Shift pressed down. Alternatively, right-click on a file or folder gives you a "Make link" option. This creates the link in the same folder. You will need to move it to the destination and rename it (remove ...
by vanadium
Mon Jan 18, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I install Itunes?
Replies: 24
Views: 34806

Re: How do I install Itunes?

As a paid user of spotify, you can "download" in a sense that your tracks remain available for offline listening. I guess that once you would stop your subscription, the "downloaded" tracks would not be playable anymore. Anyway, to use Apple services, you are tied to use the operating systems they s...
by vanadium
Mon Jan 18, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Pictures Folder/ Dropbox
Replies: 5
Views: 342

Re: Pictures Folder/ Dropbox

Safest approach: just put a symplink to your Pictures folder into your Dropbox folder. This way, you do not touch the system, yet your Pictures folder will be automatically synced into dropbox. This is a feature we linux users have over Windows users.
by vanadium
Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: mass renaming in terminal
Replies: 11
Views: 759

Re: mass renaming in terminal

This is indeed not in the man pages for rename. This is supposed to be a "perl" expression, consisting of four parts separated with slashes ('.../.../.../...'. With 's' you indicate you want to search/replace. Then comes the search term, then what you want to replace with. The last part is again an ...
by vanadium
Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:42 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Photo for user
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Re: Photo for user

Put an image named .face in the user's home folder.
by vanadium
Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:38 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Try this: firefox: downloads: open containing folder
Replies: 13
Views: 1621

Re: Try this: firefox: downloads: open containing folder

Not an issue here with Mint XFCE 17.3 (installed two weeks ago).
by vanadium
Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: mass renaming in terminal
Replies: 11
Views: 759

Re: mass renaming in terminal

Didn't you try to remove the backslashes?

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find <nameoffolder> * -execdir rename 's/name/other-name/g' "{}" \;
First use this version of the command to test:

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find <nameoffolder> * -execdir rename -n 's/name/other-name/g' "{}" \;
You also may not need the /g option.
by vanadium
Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Trouble moving Thunderbird (Solved)
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: Trouble moving Thunderbird

As Flemur hints, this is probably a permission issue. A thunderbird user profile (the .thunderbird folder) normally can be transferred without a problem. It is indeed the user id rather than the user name that is stored with the file. Once you restore the .thunderbird profile on the new computer, th...
by vanadium
Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: new user, but use the same /home?
Replies: 12
Views: 566

Re: new user, but use the same /home?

The login password is the su password though, correct? This user can elevate to su status if the password is known. Prove it to yourself--open a terminal and type su then enter This should not work on Mint and Ubuntu, where the root account is not enabled. The scenario of the OP that would fit the ...
by vanadium
Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: mass renaming in terminal
Replies: 11
Views: 759

Re: mass renaming in terminal

Minty_64 wrote: that only seems to replace empty spaces with underscores and when I tried:

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find <nameoffolder> * -execdir rename 's/\name/\other-name/g' "{}" \;
the terminal just blinked like it was doing a task but was doing nothing
Remove the backslash in your command. Meaning of \n is "new line".
by vanadium
Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Need to split a compressed file in Nautilus…
Replies: 7
Views: 483

Re: Need to split a compressed file in Nautilus…

Splitting depends on the archive format you select. After you install "rar", the option will become available when you select the rar format. Another approach is to binary split any archive (file) using the "split" command. The parts can then be combined again using the cat command (or copy /b under...
by vanadium
Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: mass renaming in terminal
Replies: 11
Views: 759

Re: mass renaming in terminal

It can be done with the find command:

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find <nameoffolder> * -execdir rename 's/\ /\_/g' "{}" \;
This will scan any file or directory in the folder and replace all spaces with underscore.

Of course, there are also other ways with xargs etc.
by vanadium
Sat Jan 02, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Differences: Mint Cinnamon + KDE vs. Mint KDE + Cinnamon?
Replies: 7
Views: 2502

Re: Differences: Mint Cinnamon + KDE vs. Mint KDE + Cinnamon

Mixing two DE's is not ideal, but very well possible: go ahead if indeed you have users with different requirements. Once logged in, I guess it won't make a difference. However, the login manager will be different depending on the order you install the desktops. In the end, also the login manager ca...
by vanadium
Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Crate links to folders automatically [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Re: Crate links to folders automatically

Selecting the files, then dragging them to the destination with Ctrl+Shift pressed might do the trick.
by vanadium
Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: what setting is defining default user media folders?
Replies: 6
Views: 422

Re: what setting is defining default user media folders?

It may be .config/user-dirs.dirs. This file is indeed automatically updated if you use the gui to move these "special" folders around. Alternatively, you may hand-edit that file.
by vanadium
Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Synaptic: Could not download all repository indexes
Replies: 8
Views: 744

Re: Synaptic: Could not download all repository indexes

spela wrote:And I also tried several other mirrors...
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 2#p1109425
I think Cosmo may have hit the nail on the coffin. You must have made an error editing repositories at some point, because such error cannot be introduced automatically.

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