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by Schultz
Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Xsane doesn't see my scanner
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Xsane doesn't see my scanner

A few months ago I had to replace my HP 6660 printer with a new one. I got an HP Office Jet Pro 8025. For some reason, it wouldn't work with hplip, so I installed cups (system-config-printer) and it prints okay using that. Now just the other day, I noticed that Xsane Image scanner won't recognize it...
by Schultz
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Nano Adblocker sold (except Firefox version)
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Nano Adblocker sold (except Firefox version)

If you use Nano Adblocker on Chrome or other Chromium-based browsers, you should read this link below. I'd purge it from my system immediately if I had it.

Time to remove Nano Adblocker and Defender from your browsers (except Firefox)
by Schultz
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <SOLVED> private messages takes long time in Outbox on this forum
Replies: 6
Views: 128

Re: private messages takes long time in Outbox on this forum

hayden wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:22 pm
I know how forums work, thank you.
Based on your question in this thread, evidently you don't.
by Schultz
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why is the website so fugly?
Replies: 28
Views: 1065

Re: Why is the website so fugly?

antikythera wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:41 am
Yes in 2020 it may be ugly compared to some but at least it's not bogged down with scripts and animations which don't render too well if you have an older machine.
↑↑ This right here. ↑↑ I hate those script heavy websites, some of which look like they were written only for tablets and phones.
by Schultz
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint 20 Cinnamon-Foxit reader freezing
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: Mint 20 Cinnamon-Foxit reader freezing

Is Foxit Reader for Linux still being maintained, or has it been abandoned? If it has been abandoned, you can expect more problems as OSs and kernels keep getting updated and upgraded while the reader is stagnant. I see in the system requirements, it only goes up to Ubuntu 16.10. That's probably you...
by Schultz
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Let's be honest, are kernel updates really necessary?
Replies: 22
Views: 749

Re: Let's be honest, are kernel updates really necessary?

I always update the kernel (in the same series) when there's one available; I'm a security freak. :)
by Schultz
Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Computer?
Replies: 56
Views: 1594

Re: Computer?

Kadaitcha Man wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:28 pm
. . . you can't post to a forum on the internet using a pencil and paper.
Ah, so that's why mine isn't working. :lol:
by Schultz
Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: A number of sites are now complaining about firefox, why?
Replies: 12
Views: 462

Re: A number of sites are now complaining about firefox, why?

Welcome wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:03 pm
I have a bank account that refuses to support Firefox on Linux. Had a discussion with their tech support. They do support Firefox, just not on Linux.
Sounds like a crappy bank to me.
by Schultz
Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Installing Mono Offline
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: Installing Mono Offline

Can't you just temporarily connect that computer to the internet?
by Schultz
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Saving Web Pages
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: Saving Web Pages

Use the Pale Moon browser with the extension "MozArchiver." Save exactly what you see, in a single file. MozArchiver allows you to save and read entire web pages in two formats: MAFF and MHT. MAFF (based on ZIP) is compact and exceptional for video and audio. MHT (Internet Explorer's format) allows ...
by Schultz
Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Best Anti-malware?
Replies: 37
Views: 1110

Re: Best Anti-malware?

Actually, I thought of something else which is slightly puzzling: people seem to say that antivirus software isn't good unless it's on a server or something like that. Wouldn't it still be harmful in that case? And if not then why couldn't I use it in the same way that a server uses it, and if it p...
by Schultz
Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Best Anti-malware?
Replies: 37
Views: 1110

Re: Best Anti-malware?

Not to discourage you from Linux, but if you're a serious gamer, you may just want to stick with Windows.
by Schultz
Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Best Anti-malware?
Replies: 37
Views: 1110

Re: Best Anti-malware?

Well, I do have a different computer which is air-gapped, but I just wanted this one to be as secure as possible for the Internet. Keep your web browser up-to-date then, as well as the OS (especially the kernel). You may also want to consider the app Firejail. It sandboxes your browser. I don't bot...
by Schultz
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint equivalent of Windows MSPaint:
Replies: 15
Views: 504

Re: Mint equivalent of Windows MSPaint:

Hoser Rob wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:00 am
But the "most commonly used" isn't necessarily the one you want either. For example VLC is probably ther most commly used media player but IMO it's the most over rated software I know of.
Hear, hear!
by Schultz
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Best Anti-malware?
Replies: 37
Views: 1110

Re: Best Anti-malware?

You don't need AV/M on Linux. This is coming from a former Windows user.
by Schultz
Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: New toys courtesy of my new/former Regional Mangler
Replies: 28
Views: 932

Re: New toys courtesy of my new/former Regional Mangler

I have to remember this, "Regional Mangler." I know the type all too well.
by Schultz
Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Help! Changing avatar failed.
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: Help! Changing avatar failed.

Also, why are you using the [url] code tags? The text for the link should simply begin with https and end with .jpg (or whatever extension the image is).
by Schultz
Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: which browser you prefer
Replies: 89
Views: 5033

Re: which browser you prefer

exploder wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:29 am
I pretty much stick to Firefox. Firefox at least respects my privacy,
Yeah, compared to Google. I'd keep an eye on that though. It's not getting better.
by Schultz
Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Lost files after Drag and Drop
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: Lost files after Drag and Drop

In order for anyone to give an answer to this, they will need to know what DE you're using. Is this Cinnamon, Mate, or Xfce? Also it wouldn't hurt to give the output of inxi -Fxz.

Also, you do backup your files to a different physical drive, right?
by Schultz
Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Whats this? EvoWise CDN not trusted!
Replies: 9
Views: 245

Re: Whats this? EvoWise CDN not trusted!

It probably is an http issue. Chrome apparently now blocks http download links when the site is served over https.

Google to block some HTTP file downloads starting with Chrome 83

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