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by PhilAypee
Fri May 08, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Wastebasket (Trash or whatever)
Replies: 16
Views: 554

Re: Wastebasket (Trash or whatever)

rene wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 5:08 am
Solved?
Not yet!

Like you I had to sleep (I'm in the UK) and I have a few other fish to fry. I'll have to go out soonish but I'll look at things again in a few hours.

Dydd da. :)
by PhilAypee
Fri May 08, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: block adult sites with password
Replies: 14
Views: 420

Re: block adult sites with password

hey, how am i able to block adult sites and also set a password so noone can change it? Thanks. Hi and welcome, 🍻 I assume that you want to block your browser(s) from accessing such sites completely. It's not a Linux issue but a browser issue and has been bothering people whose kids use the 'Net fo...
by PhilAypee
Thu May 07, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Wastebasket (Trash or whatever)
Replies: 16
Views: 554

Re: Wastebasket (Trash or whatever)

Goodnight. :)
by PhilAypee
Thu May 07, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Wastebasket (Trash or whatever)
Replies: 16
Views: 554

Re: Wastebasket (Trash or whatever)

$(foo) is an operator that says "replace me with the output of the command foo , in this case, the command whoami , i.e., in your case phil . As a forum-responder using $(whoami) foregoes the need to tell users to use their UNIX login-name --- and if I'm not mistaken you edited in the "phil" in you...
by PhilAypee
Thu May 07, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Wastebasket (Trash or whatever)
Replies: 16
Views: 554

Re: Wastebasket (Trash or whatever)

Quite. It's normal that a filesystem starts out root-owned since you need root to be able to format the underlying device as said filesystem. You'll also not be able to e.g. "Create new folder/document" from the right-click menu on an empty part of the folder. It's possible to manually create thing...
by PhilAypee
Thu May 07, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Wastebasket (Trash or whatever)
Replies: 16
Views: 554

Re: Wastebasket (Trash or whatever)

Oddly it's come back again without a reboot . :? I'll post again if the problem recurs because it may be symptomatic of a deeper problem. And it has recurred. Watch this space for further updates :!: It seems that it doesn't occur on my internal disk but does on one my two external disks (the other...
by PhilAypee
Thu May 07, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Wastebasket (Trash or whatever)
Replies: 16
Views: 554

Re: Wastebasket (Trash or whatever)

Oddly it's come back again without a reboot . :? I'll post again if the problem recurs because it may be symptomatic of a deeper problem. And it has recurred. Watch this space for further updates :!: It seems that it doesn't occur on my internal disk but does on one my two external disks (the other...
by PhilAypee
Thu May 07, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Wastebasket (Trash or whatever)
Replies: 16
Views: 554

Re: Wastebasket (Trash or whatever)

PhilAypee wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 11:27 am
Oddly it's come back again without a reboot. :?

I'll post again if the problem recurs because it may be symptomatic of a deeper problem.
And it has recurred. Watch this space for further updates :!:
by PhilAypee
Thu May 07, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Wastebasket (Trash or whatever)
Replies: 16
Views: 554

Re: Wastebasket (Trash or whatever)

Oddly it's come back again without a reboot . :? dpkg -l | grep gvfs ii gvfs:amd64 1.36.1-0ubuntu1.3.3 amd64 userspace virtual filesystem - GIO module ii gvfs-backends 1.36.1-0ubuntu1.3.3 amd64 userspace virtual filesystem - backends ii gvfs-bin 1.36.1-0ubuntu1.3.3 amd64 userspace virtual filesystem...
by PhilAypee
Thu May 07, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Wastebasket (Trash or whatever)
Replies: 16
Views: 554

Wastebasket (Trash or whatever)

My laptop has a Thunar (file manager) problem that first happened a couple of days ago but I fixed it. The configuration had altered. It has now happened again and I can't fix it :!: When I delete a file my only option is to delete it permanently . There is no wastebasket option anymore. The Thunar ...
by PhilAypee
Mon May 04, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Aspect Ratio
Replies: 0
Views: 161

Aspect Ratio

Is there any easy way to convert the aspect ratio of a batch of videos :?: I have quite a few downloaded from YouTube that either are 16:9 but should be 4:3 or vice versa. Converting them individually is a pita and locks up whichever utility/program for a long time. I'm not yet familiar enough with ...
by PhilAypee
Sat May 02, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Easily set drives to mount automatically at boot
Replies: 10
Views: 17547

Re: Easily set drives to mount automatically at boot

This is for people who to enable a second drive to auto-mount at system start up WITHOUT editing a system file by hand. 1. Open the application 'Disks' from the Mint menu. (It's under 'Accessories.') 2. In the left hand part of the window, click on the disk which contains the partition you wish to ...
by PhilAypee
Sat May 02, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: how to create a fool proof tar file?
Replies: 21
Views: 520

Re: how to create a fool proof tar file?

Thanks Andy and Phil I could have gone the self extracting zip file route, BUT if you attach a .zip file or any of the zip variants to e-mail it gets knobbled by the ISP and mail providers as spam and deleted and bounced. a right PITA. I have problems posting to sourceforge groups as one of Fasthos...
by PhilAypee
Sat May 02, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: There is no "install alongside windows boot manager" option
Replies: 3
Views: 156

Re: There is no "install alongside windows boot manager" option

I want to have dual boot with Windows. I know that there should be that option but I don't have it. Can someone help me? My system is: i5 6400, RX460 and Gigabyte H170M-D3H-CF. My windows is on SSD and i want Linux to be on HDD. You'll have to say exactly what the O.S. you're trying to install is (...
by PhilAypee
Sat May 02, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: how to create a fool proof tar file?
Replies: 21
Views: 520

Re: how to create a fool proof tar file?

Hi Andy If when the file is in the user space on googledrive users can double click that would probably be ideal, I can also make sure the dependencies are loaded as well. ....... Very frustrating :idea: It seems as though you need something like the self-extracting zip-file facility that PKZip use...
by PhilAypee
Fri May 01, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Newbie Fix: Firefox Screen Tearing, Intel
Replies: 13
Views: 748

Re: Newbie Fix: Firefox Screen Tearing, Intel

The video screen tearing in Firefox 75 was making me crazy, even showing up when fast scrolling large directories in Nemo. I scoured the web looking for a fix, and immediately discovered this is a long-standing and persistent problem for Mint. I saw people suggesting solutions that worked for them,...
by PhilAypee
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Search for file contents
Replies: 15
Views: 724

Re: Search for file contents

I guess I should've waited a bit longer. Sharing here for anyone who comes around looking for the same thing. THERE IS A SOLUTION! (If I were the OP I'd add Solved to the title.) A friend just told me about the file manager SpaceFM (it's in the Software Manager). I'm not sure yet if it's going to b...
by PhilAypee
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Star Trek: Picard... who here is planning on watching it?
Replies: 116
Views: 13420

Re: Star Trek: Picard... who here is planning on watching it?

Agree with you there Protreve. Bring back the "old" Doctor anyday. "Old" being anything Tom Baker and before. It started to go downhill after that. I'd add Peter Davison , though only just. After that the humour of the character, the eccentricity too, didn't really reappear until David Tennant took...
by PhilAypee
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Corona virus (COVID-19)
Replies: 799
Views: 61581

Re: Corona virus (COVID-19)

I wouldn't mind if this thread of mine would be closed. In fact, I request its closure. I started it in the days of first worldwide panic, in order to have a place where we could share our fears and concerns, and thus make them lighter to bear. In that beginning it served its purpose rather well, I...
by PhilAypee
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Network connection tray menu is truncated
Replies: 9
Views: 591

Re: Network connection tray menu is truncated

When I click the tray icon to show the list of wifi connections, it shows up as a tiny window that has to be scrolled. Been like this since upgrading to 19.3 from 19.2 (xfce), can't think of any other reason. This is how it looks, instead of being reasonably sized. https://i.imgur.com/HGYyvCM.png H...

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