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by FenderGuy
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Opera Browser Slow To Open in Linux Mint 18.3
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: Opera Browser Slow To Open in Linux Mint 18.3

UPDATE:

Uninstalled Opera. Removed Opera remnants in Synaptic Package Manager. Downloaded/Installed Opera (Linux) from Opera's website (opted to include Opera in future Linux Mint updates).

Opera now opens instantly, in full-screen mode!

Thanks for the assist, guys!
by FenderGuy
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Opera Browser Slow To Open in Linux Mint 18.3
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: Opera Browser Slow To Open in Linux Mint 18.3

Both Software Manager and Synaptic Package Manager show what applications are available to you for installation but they will also show what applications you have installed on your system from external sources. Hence, "Opera-stable" that you have installed from the Opera website will show as instal...
by FenderGuy
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Opera Browser Slow To Open in Linux Mint 18.3
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: Opera Browser Slow To Open in Linux Mint 18.3

To see which version of the Opera browser you have, click on the "O" in the top left corner, scroll down to "Help" and click on "About Opera". Allow me to clarify. By "version", I mean the Opera app that is included in the Linux Mint 18.3 Software Manager, as opposed to the Opera app that can be do...
by FenderGuy
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Opera Browser Slow To Open in Linux Mint 18.3
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Opera Browser Slow To Open in Linux Mint 18.3

When I initially open my Opera browser on my Linux Mint 18.3 laptop, there's a delay of several seconds before the browser opens full screen. I have, in separate instances, installed the Software Manager version of Opera AND the Opera website's version of Opera, and the delay continues to persist. M...
by FenderGuy
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 18.3: Internet Browsers
Replies: 12
Views: 1972

Linux Mint 18.3: Internet Browsers

When you consider the choices for internet browsers on a Linux Mint 18.3 box, which are: 1) most secure, 2) most robust, and 3) most feature-laden.

I have used FireFox, and I am currently using Opera.

Thanks, guys.
by FenderGuy
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Open OPERA Maximized in Linux Mint 18.3
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Re: Open OPERA Maximized in Linux Mint 18.3

I don't use Opera, so I really can't say for certain. I know it works for me on Chromium. No need to change it after updates, but Opera might be different (?). Thanks, sleeper12. Your reply begs another question (which I'll raise in a new thread): When you consider the choices for internet browsers...
by FenderGuy
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Open OPERA Maximized in Linux Mint 18.3
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Re: Open OPERA Maximized in Linux Mint 18.3

sleeper12 wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:33 am
Right click the Opera launcher icon, click Properties & add this to the end of the command line:

--start-maximized
Hmmm. I remember editting a file in two (2) places and adding your text.

Am I correct in thinking that this solution would have to be redone after every Opera or system update?
by FenderGuy
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Open OPERA Maximized in Linux Mint 18.3
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Open OPERA Maximized in Linux Mint 18.3

Okay, I just reinstalled Linux Mint 18.3 (after a brief experience with Linux Mint 19.2), and I forgot how/where I made the changes to open Opera maximized (full-screen mode). Where do I make the changes? How do I make the changes? My apologies for not writing this down the first time. :( Thanks, gu...
by FenderGuy
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: HP LaserJet Pro MFP M127fw: Can Print/Cannot Scan
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Re: HP LaserJet Pro MFP M127fw: Can Print/Cannot Scan

This device has been supported since HPLIP 3.13.11, so why 3.19.8 is required has not been explained. The plugin is installed? And how about some diagnostic output? scanimage -L for example. USB? Network? Finally got my printer/scanner back on-line! I gleaned thru the other print- and scan-related ...
by FenderGuy
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: New Version of HPLIP 3.19.8 not showing up as installed
Replies: 8
Views: 619

Re: New Version of HPLIP 3.19.8 not showing up as installed

Technically, you can either use the hplip packages, which are available in the Ubuntu software repositories. You will know they are repo packages, because they have got the word "repack" in their names. Or you can use the hplip software, downloaded from the HP website. But you must never mix the 2 ...
by FenderGuy
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: HP LaserJet Pro MFP M127fw: Can Print/Cannot Scan
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Re: HP LaserJet Pro MFP M127fw: Can Print/Cannot Scan

Well, I regressed to Linux Mint 18.3 today. I then tried - 3x - to get my HP LaserJet Pro MFP 127fw printer and scanner functions working again, using HPLIP 3.19.8. The printer works every time; the scanner fails every time. Very, very frustrating. Any insights from the experts here would be greatly...
by FenderGuy
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: HP LaserJet Pro MFP M127fw: Can Print/Cannot Scan
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Re: HP LaserJet Pro MFP M127fw: Can Print/Cannot Scan

Hi, Sorry - can't help you with your problem but I used to have one of those printers. Just a tip - if you get it printing using wifi, then don't touch it. It would take me ages (under Windows) to get it to work (and I knew (relatively) what I was doing), but any fiddling with the drivers tended to...
by FenderGuy
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: HP LaserJet Pro MFP M127fw: Can Print/Cannot Scan
Replies: 6
Views: 593

HP LaserJet Pro MFP M127fw: Can Print/Cannot Scan

Guys, I recently installed Mint 19.2 Cinnamon, then downloaded/installed hplip 3.19.8 for my HP LaserJet Pro MFP M127fw wireless printer/scanner.

I can print; I cannot scan. What am I missing?

Thanks, guys.
by FenderGuy
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: What Software R U Using for System Backups
Replies: 17
Views: 548

What Software R U Using for System Backups

Well, heretofore, I was using Redo Backup to backup the Linux Mint 19.2 (Cinnamon) installation on our Samsung Notebook; however, since the installation, Redo Backup has been acting wonky - it keeps running after the timer indicates that it's supposed to be finished. I manually stopped the program a...
by FenderGuy
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint Cinnamon 19.2: Left-Justify Panel Applets?
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: [SOLVED] Mint Cinnamon 19.2: Left-Justify Panel Applets?

I did a fresh install. Turns out I misstepped along the way. Works fine now!
by FenderGuy
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Formatting external USB media for backup purposes
Replies: 8
Views: 336

Re: Formatting external USB media for backup purposes

What is the exact error message? Maybe a permission issue. 1) Backup/imaging of the entire drive could take a big external drive, depending on software. Some only backup used sector, some do sector by sector, some have compression. Redo does uncompressed backup. 2) I would use uncompressed copy for...
by FenderGuy
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Formatting external USB media for backup purposes
Replies: 8
Views: 336

Re: Formatting external USB media for backup purposes

compatibility formats.png I was asking myself that question as well a few years ago: which format should I use? - Will you use your usb stick / external harddisc for anything system related to Linux ? For any drives which are system related to Linux or for any drive that I only use with Linux I alw...
by FenderGuy
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Formatting external USB media for backup purposes
Replies: 8
Views: 336

Re: Formatting external USB media for backup purposes

CaptainKirksChair wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:54 pm
you may want to keep the drive at NTFS. Mint will recognize it too. If you are only going to be backing up Linux operating systems, then EXT4 will work fine too. It's your call.
I'm wanting to create 2 backups: 1) a backup the entire hard drive, and 2) a backup of my documents.

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