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by cliffcoggin
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Linux Mint 20 Color Calibration not working
Replies: 10
Views: 393

Re: Linux Mint 20 Color Calibration not working

I investigated colour calibration a couple of years ago, but gave up the idea when I found even a secondhand Spyder would cost about £75. I could not justify that cost for the limited benefits.
by cliffcoggin
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Proposal: Mint version of Debian Unstable.
Replies: 5
Views: 134

Re: Proposal: Mint version of Debian Unstable.

paranightpara8 wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:09 am
Proposal: Mint version of Debian Unstable.
Proposal reason: Mint version roling release.
:?: :)
Please let us know when you have compiled and released it.
by cliffcoggin
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Grammar Pet Peeve
Replies: 168
Views: 4761

Re: Grammar Pet Peeve

RollyShed wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:30 am

we are to the east of the West Island sometimes known as Australia,
Love it!
by cliffcoggin
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: How do you select the ones you help?
Replies: 31
Views: 1249

Re: How do you select the ones you help?

If you really know and understand something you should be able to explain it to others. In an ideal world that would be true, unfortunately it's rare for somebody to know a subject and be able to communicate it effectively to others. That is the reason teaching is a profession not just a bunch of e...
by cliffcoggin
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Lightning Strike Woes
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: Lightning Strike Woes

I put my router and computer on a UPS because of power cuts and power surges. I didn't realise they would also be protected from lightning strikes.
by cliffcoggin
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Blocking forum members with obnoxious animated gifs
Replies: 24
Views: 708

Re: Blocking forum members with obnoxious animated gifs

I use uBlock Origin with a right click to block individual elements of a message such as those GIFs. It has the advantage of permitting normal pictures and avatars. It also avoids any arguments with the sender or discussion of forum rules.
by cliffcoggin
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved) Forum search box usage
Replies: 8
Views: 293

Re: Forum search box usage

AndyMH wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:37 am
Search on the forum is not brilliant, the other one I use in google is:

Code: Select all

"what am I looking for" site:forums.linuxmint.com
I was about to suggest that a search template such as Andy's be added the forum headings, but then realised it would pointless as nobody looks there.
by cliffcoggin
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: [solved]Safely remove usb stick
Replies: 10
Views: 243

Re: Safely remove usb stick

I have never had a notification of "safe to remove" in either 18 variants or 19.2, however if I wait for the icon to disappear from the panel I avoid the horrid noise associated with pulling the stick out too early.
by cliffcoggin
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to display text next to icon on vertical taskbar like windows 10
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Re: how to display text next to icon on vertical taskbar like windows 10

I had that problem when I was using Mint 18 and the only solutions at the time were to either increase the width of the vertical panel or to have two panels (one vertical for icons and one horizontal for icons & names). I chose the latter option and have since done the same in Mint 19.2. Whether the...
by cliffcoggin
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why is the website so fugly?
Replies: 28
Views: 982

Re: Why is the website so fugly?

Seriously though, you sort have to look at it as if you were not a LM user. Maybe not even a Linux user. Then ask would it hook you? I was that non Linux user until three years ago when I adopted Mint. It wasn't the appearance of the OS that attracted me, nor was it the number of bells and whistles...
by cliffcoggin
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why is the website so fugly?
Replies: 28
Views: 982

Re: Why is the website so fugly?

For my part I don't much care what the web site looks like as long as it works. After all I rarely look at it for than once or twice per year.
by cliffcoggin
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The right decision
Replies: 45
Views: 1040

Re: The right decision

It would be kind of hard to blame the HDD for not holding up well after a car ran over it. Once again you are missing the point by trying to attribute blame. For some reason you don't want to accept that a SSD is inherently more robust than a HDD. That's your choice of course. The wrong choice, but...
by cliffcoggin
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What happen when click on start word button?
Replies: 7
Views: 301

Re: What happen when click on start word button?

Kadaitcha Man wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:09 am

It doesn't matter to poorly written text bot that generated the text.
Indeed. See its other submissions to the form.
viewtopic.php?f=58&t=331232&p=1892588#p1892588
viewtopic.php?f=90&t=329755&p=1881797#p1881797
by cliffcoggin
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The right decision
Replies: 45
Views: 1040

Re: The right decision

So, when you drop a laptop that has a HDD in it, all bets are off. It wasn't really the HDD's fault that it quit working, it was your fault because you made it quit working. Fault or blame has nothing to do with it. Damage can and does happen, so it is sensible to recognise the fact and try to alle...
by cliffcoggin
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint Level
Replies: 17
Views: 564

Re: Mint Level

My interest lies in what the computer can do, not how it does it, so I am strictly a P&C (point and click) user. I have not the slightest interest in keyboard shortcuts, the terminal or the hidden workings of Linux. In fact until three or four years ago I could not have told you what an operating sy...
by cliffcoggin
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint Level
Replies: 17
Views: 564

Re: Mint Level

rickNS wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:29 pm
Rick.
While skimming down the page I think, though am not certain, I inadvertently clicked on the Report User icon. Apologies if I have. I'll contact an administrator to explain.
by cliffcoggin
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Best Anti-malware?
Replies: 37
Views: 1026

Re: Best Anti-malware?

By far the best anti-malware you can use is the one between your ears.
by cliffcoggin
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift and System Updates
Replies: 19
Views: 501

Re: Timeshift and System Updates

How many snapshots to save depends on how much space you can allocate to them, how often you change system settings, how often you add or remove software. There is no hard and fast rule. My preference is 1 monthly, 2 weekly and 3 daily because I have devices attached to the computer that I may not u...
by cliffcoggin
Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux Layout is Not Free
Replies: 29
Views: 942

Re: Linux Layout is Not Free

Nice weather we are having for the time of year.
by cliffcoggin
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Printing quality issues in Linux Mint 20 “Ulyana”
Replies: 29
Views: 716

Re: Printing quality issues in Linux Mint 20 “Ulyana”

My mistake. I thought the attachment was yours.

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