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by absque fenestris
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Who would do this to their Cinnamon desktop?
Replies: 27
Views: 669

Re: Who would do this to their Cinnamon desktop?

I don't like Xfce and KDE died in these Mint Forums. Mint Xfce is alive and kicking.... It's just that it so seldom causes any problems. :mrgreen: I only install Mint Cinnamon on modern powerful machines. On weaker machines, I always install Mint Xfce. It's great that Mint 19.3 Xfce has Xfce 4.14.1...
by absque fenestris
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Who would do this to their Cinnamon desktop?
Replies: 27
Views: 669

Re: Who would do this to their Cinnamon desktop?

One of the several significant advantages of the libre software world is the capacity, to a far greater extent than with proprietary software, to customize it to suit one's own needs and/or tastes. Now, you might quibble about someone's tastes for liking Microsoft's Aero theme — I might even agree ...
by absque fenestris
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Who would do this to their Cinnamon desktop?
Replies: 27
Views: 669

Re: Who would do this to their Cinnamon desktop?

Pepi wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:29 pm
If I'm being a meany then I'm laughing at myself because I'm probably the oldest person on here :mrgreen:
A candidate for a Windows mimicry..?
by absque fenestris
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Ext4 or NTFS
Replies: 11
Views: 269

Re: Ext4 or NTFS

We don't know if the OP wants Windows access on that drive. I suppose the simple answer is, Ext4 if no Windows, and NTFS if yes Windows. Btrfs and XFS have worked well for me though. I'm a sucker for trying different things. I'm glad Linux and Windows is oil and water. Hope it always stays that way...
by absque fenestris
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Thunderbird Mail: bad image quality in displayed attachments
Replies: 21
Views: 384

Re: Thunderbird Mail: bad image quality in displayed attachments

Moem wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:47 pm
absque fenestris wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:38 pm
@ Moem: please check whether Firefox or another browser displays websites correctly.
Yup... just fine.
So at least it has nothing to do with the operating system. No solution now - but you have to start looking somewhere ...
by absque fenestris
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Thunderbird Mail: bad image quality in displayed attachments
Replies: 21
Views: 384

Re: Thunderbird Mail: bad image quality in displayed attachments

@ Moem: please check whether Firefox or another browser displays websites correctly. Thunderbird works with HTML - just like any other browser. And I had exactly this problem (poor rendering) after a not so successful Cinnamon update. My post in the Mint Forums is a good verification: if you don't s...
by absque fenestris
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Totally Mint..!!
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: Totally Mint..!!

Yes, Mint Forums member pjotr and his website have been of great help in difficult times. But this Mint Forums, as well as many other forums, was a big help.
And sometimes people via a forum who helped me privately by email with infinite patience...
by absque fenestris
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Who would do this to their Cinnamon desktop?
Replies: 27
Views: 669

Re: Who would do this to their Cinnamon desktop?

Lady Fitzgerald wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:25 pm
Don't trust anyone over 30...wait...I'm over 30...I've seen 30 twice (and then some)...oh, never mind. :?
The basic problem with growing old: at 16 everything was crystal clear... :mrgreen:
by absque fenestris
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: iMac - Second display with Thunderbolt
Replies: 25
Views: 430

Re: iMac - Second display with Thunderbolt

So, in this/my case, what it comes down to is, same hardware so MacOS must be doing something that Mint isn't. It's not Mint specific. Intel and Apple may have their special arrangements. Microsoft might also join in - but Linux? And when? Strictly speaking, it's still a GNU/Linux ... and as such -...
by absque fenestris
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: iMac - Second display with Thunderbolt
Replies: 25
Views: 430

Re: iMac - Second display with Thunderbolt

The 5K LG screen is also available elsewhere - regardless of Apple. The problem with Thunderbolt: it's a PCIe bus that is looped outwards. So far so good. Just how many lanes from this bus are supported by which device? The dear user can find out for himself ... In addition, USB 3.0 and DisplayPort ...
by absque fenestris
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Thunderbird Mail: bad image quality in displayed attachments
Replies: 21
Views: 384

Re: Thunderbird Mail: bad image quality in displayed attachments

Moem wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:25 pm

Good idea. I would like to try that but I don't know where any of them live. I was already trying to change it to Pix. But where is it located?
File System > usr > bin > pix
by absque fenestris
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Who would do this to their Cinnamon desktop?
Replies: 27
Views: 669

Re: Who would do this to their Cinnamon desktop?

I'll thank you not to conflate old age with being 'gaga'. That's unkind and inappropriate.
Please, what other meaning would these comments about age have? I know quite a few ignorant people - some are about 3 years old...
by absque fenestris
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Who would do this to their Cinnamon desktop?
Replies: 27
Views: 669

Re: Who would do this to their Cinnamon desktop?

Who? People who are doing IT support for others who are not at all IT-savvy and VERY set in their ways. I'm thinking of elderly parents and other relatives, for example. I honestly see a place for this for the older folks. I've tried setting up Linux on peoples computer and they had a cow with the ...
by absque fenestris
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: iMac - Second display with Thunderbolt
Replies: 25
Views: 430

Re: iMac - Second display with Thunderbolt

The more I read about Thunderbolt - especially the very small print that may have an asterisk - the more confused I get. In theory, everything works and with macOS anyway. In practice, there are some teasing pitfalls that can also be quite expensive. The information is already somewhat vague under W...
by absque fenestris
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Is it possible to falsify S.M.A.R.T. data?
Replies: 6
Views: 185

Re: Is it possible to falsify S.M.A.R.T. data?

I bought "new" hard drive, got me raise eyebrow more than once, SMART data shows 5h of operation, sticker on hard drive shows year of production 2013 and I got cable alongside with hard drive that have seen better days (plugged part had fresh vibrant colour, while rest of the cable looked somewhat ...
by absque fenestris
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: iMac - Second display with Thunderbolt
Replies: 25
Views: 430

Re: iMac - Second display with Thunderbolt

WestCork wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:05 pm
Yes it 'should' work.
When the Mac was still on MacOS the second monitor worked fine.
But now with Linux Mint it's won't even come on.
Sad.
Is macOS completely removed?

The information about the LG screen is a bit strange - at least with my Windows laptop it wouldn't work with Thunderbolt...
by absque fenestris
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Desklet/Program which displays disk workload/activity
Replies: 8
Views: 228

Re: Desklet/Program which displays disk workload/activity

A short detour in Windows: this is what my Task Manager looks like - but I have absolutely no idea what to do with all this information ..?
A classic spinning hard disk is slow, an SSD is fast - but I know that anyway.

Image
by absque fenestris
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] SMS on laptop
Replies: 9
Views: 279

Re: SMS on laptop

I use Signal, on my phone and on my laptop. But it does not allow me to send SMS from my laptop or receive them there. The version that's running on my laptop only communicates with my contacts who also use Signal. So, no, you cannot do that with Signal as far as I know. I used the desktop version ...
by absque fenestris
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] SMS on laptop
Replies: 9
Views: 279

Re: SMS on laptop

Hiyall, i am looking for a GUI-based program that allows me to send and receive SMSs on my computer. My failing eyesight makes it difficult on the phone. Any suggestions? You can do that with Signal . On the phone, you must select Signal as your SMS program. https://www.signal.org/download/#linuxMo...

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