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by kreemoweet
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: [Solved] Automatic wallpapers slideshow
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: Automatic wallpapers slideshow

This is the script I use in my Mint 17.3 install. I set it to start when I log in, and it runs continuously (mostly in a sleep state) and changes the background every 2 minutes (configurable). All the backgrounds are made to fit my monitor, and are put in the named directory. The script makes a list...
by kreemoweet
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Folders and files from administrator account accessible by all users (SOLVED))
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: Folders and files from administrator account accessible by all users

In most Linux distributions, all user files (for ANY non-root user) are readable by everybody ("world"), so if you don't like that, you have to change the permissions on your files. The word "HOME" can mean a couple of different things: (1) the directory /home/ which contains a subdirectory for each...
by kreemoweet
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Read and print downloaded *.pdf
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Re: Read and print downloaded *.pdf

Without access to the file in question, no one can really say what's going on.
by kreemoweet
Fri May 31, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mouse pointer GRASP almost impossible
Replies: 1
Views: 78

Re: Mouse pointer GRASP almost impossible

The current fad among linux theme-writers is to only have a window border of 1 or 2 pixels, if that. And no user-accessible setting to change it, of course. This is, of course, highly user-hostile, but there are apparently few negative consequences for the people who do it. Personally, I would dock ...
by kreemoweet
Wed May 29, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Error attempting to change filesystem label on partition
Replies: 8
Views: 407

Re: Error attempting to change filesystem label on partition

Searching online for that error message text seems to suggest it's caused by incompatability in older versions
of e2fsprogs when its trying to open and relabel ext4 filesystems which have newer features.
by kreemoweet
Sat May 11, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trying to resize window borders and control buttons
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: Trying to resize window borders and control buttons

Here's a place that has over a thousand themes for the XFCE window manager: https://www.xfce-look.org/browse/cat/138/
Or, you could learn how to make/edit your own theme, which is a bit of complicated work: https://wiki.xfce.org/howto/xfwm4_theme
by kreemoweet
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to identify HPLIP version
Replies: 5
Views: 144

Re: How to identift HPLIP version

Each version of Hplip contains a list of linux distributions/versions that it's compatible with, and it will not be installable on a system not on that list. This list invariably lags behind what is currently released and installed on many computers. Also, the latest version of Hplip may or may not ...
by kreemoweet
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: cups-pdf
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Re: cups-pdf

Cups-pdf is actually a file format converter ("virtual printer" or some such foolishness), and is not what you use to print pdf files on an actual printer. The usual method of printing a pdf from the web is to download it, open it in a pdf-reading program, and have that application send it to your p...
by kreemoweet
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [solved] Firefox - Deleting cookies when closing the program
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Re: Firefox - Deleting cookies when closing the program

If you have set Firefox to save your browsing session, i.e. told FF in the Preferences to start up with
"show my windows and tabs from last time", then FF will not delete the cookies/data from
those sites because they are part of your saved browsing session.
by kreemoweet
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: SOLVED | .desktop file is ignored / no menue entry appears in Mint Menu
Replies: 7
Views: 1747

Re: .desktop file is ignored / no menue entry appears in Mint Menu

"Terminal=true". I believe this is wrong. Terminal applications do not appear in the menu.
by kreemoweet
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox occasionally losing password to this forum only
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Re: Firefox occasionally losing password to this forum only

In order to stay logged in to these forums (and most other websites), you have to accept, and not discard when leaving or closing the browser, the forum's "cookies".
You also have to check the "stay logged in", or "remember me" checkbox when you log in.
by kreemoweet
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Synaptic has old geary
Replies: 20
Views: 469

Re: [Solved] Synaptic has old geary

Question is, why are Ubuntu/Mint repos not up-to-date? It's not just Mint repos, it's just about every Linux distro. Because that is how most Linux installations work: the installed packages are designed to work together as a harmonious whole (as far as possible). A system composed of the "most up-...
by kreemoweet
Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: I'm finding my OS .iso images created with dd getting corrupted. Why?
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: I'm finding my OS .iso images created with dd getting corrupted. Why?

Are you sure you meant to day "dd"? Last I heard, dd outputs raw, byte-for-byte disk/partition images, not ISO file system images.
by kreemoweet
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: {SOLVED]Do any default applications connect to the internet without permission?
Replies: 1
Views: 120

Re: Do any default applications connect to the internet without permission?

Of course they do. Any internet browser, for instance. Or probably any networking application. Connecting to any available networks is basic functionality for any operating system and many of the applications that run under it, and it would be strange for anyone to think to curtail that. Of course t...
by kreemoweet
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unsecure connections [Solved]
Replies: 11
Views: 449

Re: Unsecure connections

An https connection is, by definition, a secure connection, and I've never encountered any browser that could, or would, give you an "insecure" https connection to a website, unless the user has specifically instructed the browser to ignore invalid certificates, etc. You should give a concrete examp...
by kreemoweet
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Removing Windows 10 - First partition on Hard Drive
Replies: 7
Views: 279

Re: Removing Windows 10 - First partition on Hard Drive

There's really no reason to delete the existing Windows partition, or even to reformat it. It can be mounted while running Linux Mint and the existing Windows files & directories simply deleted.
Linux systems are quite able to use NTFS file systems in almost the same manner as their own native ones.
by kreemoweet
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox - Download Windows Software But Detects Linux OS
Replies: 5
Views: 332

Re: Firefox - Download Windows Software But Detects Linux OS

Every web request your browser sends includes what is know as a User Agent String, which identifies the browser version and Operating System you are using. There are Firefox extensions available which enable you to change that string either temporarily or permanently. A little searching on the Firef...
by kreemoweet
Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Google as default search engine.
Replies: 10
Views: 1286

Re: Google as default search engine.

I get that message box on the Google search page, even though Google has been my default search engine in all my browsers for the last 10 years.The message is coming from the Google webpage, not the OS and not the Firefox browser. Just how is the webpage supposed to know what the default search engi...
by kreemoweet
Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: synaptic filter for linux generic kernel
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Re: synaptic filter for linux generic kernel

The custom filter facility in Synaptic does not seem to provide a way to make filters based on arbitrary strings, such as from package names. You can create a filter showing packages from the "Kernel" section, with possibly additional criteria. The Search button and/or Quick Filter box with the phra...
by kreemoweet
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: End Of Line character(s)
Replies: 7
Views: 445

Re: End Of Line character(s)

Decent Windows text editor software has no problem at all with Unix-style end-of-lines. Notepad++ is an example. The built-in Notepad is a big fail.

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