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by ugly
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: WIndows games
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Re: WIndows games

While gaming on Linux is continuallyu getting better, there is no guarantee that a Windows game will be able to work. Online games in particular tend to have issues (usually related to anti-cheat). Or if they do work, there is a risk of being banned (because they think you're cheating). I've never h...
by ugly
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Finding a good chair
Replies: 14
Views: 246

Re: Finding a good chair

If you like your chair, but find the cushion too hard, one option is to get a seat cushion. I don't have one, but I've heard good things about Purple seat cushions https://purple.com/ca/seat-cushions Good chairs are hard to find. It's tempting to get a cheap chair but you can run into all kinds or p...
by ugly
Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: copy text from non-text text in applications
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: copy text from non-text text in applications

I'm not sure what your use case is, but for small amounts of text displayed on the screen, you can use dpScreenOCR. https://danpla.github.io/dpscreenocr/ It allows you to 'draw' a textbox area on the screen and then it will perfrom OCR on text within the textbox area you draw. It sounds pretty close...
by ugly
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: USB TV Tuner
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: USB TV Tuner

SiliconDust tuners have worked well for me on Linux.

Although, they aren't technically USB tuners. Instead of connecting directly to a single computer, they connect to your network.
by ugly
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: [SOLVED] Confused and frustrated with Linux mint & wine & doom
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: Confused and frustrated with Linux mint & wine & doom

With WINE, you can't really be certain how things will work. And it's hard to test for someone who doesn't have the game. One place you can try to search is: https://www.winehq.org . There are often other uses who report issues with particular programs. For a few options you probably don't want to h...
by ugly
Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: I... think my GPU just broke... Advice on pot. replacement?
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: I... think my GPU just broke... Advice on pot. replacement?

I guess it depends on what your usage requirements are. When I had a computer blow up on me, I bought an RX550 as a temporary replacement. It worked fine. Plug and play (I was coming from a HD7850). Nothing needed changes. It was nice and quiet. It even handled some low-end games. So, it's a solid c...
by ugly
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Bluez won't detect Jelly Comb wireless trackball
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: Bluez won't detect Jelly Comb wireless trackball

Bluetooth issues are tough to diagnose. There seems to be issues all over the place. Issues with the drivers, issues with the adapters, and issues with different bluetooth devices. I think I have noticed that in Linux Mint 20, the bluetooth connection to my headphones have been a lot more reliable. ...
by ugly
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Downloading windows games
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: Downloading windows games

I don't know about the status of the particular games you want to play. But, in general, online games are more likely not to work. This isn't a hardware issue or a driver issue. It's usualy an anti-cheat issue used by the game. I'm fairly sure that Fortnite does not work because it uses Easy Anti-Ch...
by ugly
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Fractal Design Define 7
Replies: 4
Views: 215

Re: Fractal Design Define 7

What is your favourite case manufacturer and why? I have the Fractal Define 5. I'm quite happy with it. It's quiet and generally easy to work with. The only minor complaints I have is that you do have to fight with the side panels a bit when putting them back on. I used to have one of those giant C...
by ugly
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: I am totally baffled by the CROP tool in the Drawing app
Replies: 22
Views: 464

Re: I am totally baffled by the CROP tool in the Drawing app

Krita is another option.

I think it strikes a pretty good balance between having a lot of features, and not being overly complicated like GIMP.
by ugly
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Flickering with latest Chrome
Replies: 24
Views: 2064

Re: Flickering with latest Chrome

Just to be clear, it is not just Chrome, it is a Chromium issue. The latest release of Vivaldi also has this issue. Presumably other Chromium-based browsers could see this behaviour. I decided to just ignore it. It doesn't happen all the time. And I haven't noticed anything else wrong, such as high ...
by ugly
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Lutris support quietly dropped for Linux Mint (20)?
Replies: 8
Views: 318

Re: Lutris support quietly dropped for Linux Mint (20)?

I saw that reddit thread a few weeks ago. That's all I've heard about the drop in support. As an end-user, I haven't seen any issues using Lutris with Linux Mint. Since upgrading to LM 20, the only issue I've had is that in many Wine games, if I have the 'Run in Terminal' option on, games will crash...
by ugly
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Show video duration in file manager in Xfce or MATE
Replies: 7
Views: 196

Re: Show video duration in file manager in Xfce or MATE

I normally use Cinnamon and Nemo ... I was hoping MATE or XFCE would be a more familair option. But since it's for an HTPC, being able to easily sort by video duration was one feature I wanted. And you want to stick with using Caja for MATE and Thunar for Xfce, correct? Using Nemo isn't an alternat...
by ugly
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Show video duration in file manager in Xfce or MATE
Replies: 7
Views: 196

Re: Show video duration in file manager in Xfce or MATE

Are there any extensions of packages that add this capability? Looks like Caja and Thunar offer extensions, but I didn't dig into if any of them support what you're specifically looking for ... https://github.com/mate-desktop/caja-extensions https://docs.xfce.org/xfce/thunar/start Alternatively, wo...
by ugly
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Show video duration in file manager in Xfce or MATE
Replies: 7
Views: 196

Re: Show video duration in file manager in Xfce or MATE

in XFCE you open Thunar (file manager) click on "View" then click on "View as Details List" the you can click on "Configure Columns" there you can add some other features to your columns Thanks for the response. I installed the live disk for XFCE. I found the option to configure the columns. But th...
by ugly
Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Show video duration in file manager in Xfce or MATE
Replies: 7
Views: 196

Show video duration in file manager in Xfce or MATE

With Linux Mint Cinnamon edition using the nemo file manager you can get extra columns for media metadata in the list view using the nemo-media-columns package. In particular, you can have the list view show video duration, which allows you to sort by video length. I've never really played around wi...
by ugly
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Software to Edit and sign PDF files
Replies: 9
Views: 242

Re: Software to Edit and sign PDF files

I think Xournal++ would fit your needs. It allows you to directly draw onto a PDF. So, you could actually sign (especially if you have a drawing tablet). But you can also paste in images on a PDF. If I understand you correctly, you have an image of a signature and want to drop that onto a PDF docume...
by ugly
Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Firefox/Mozilla
Replies: 40
Views: 1239

Re: Firefox/Mozilla

In my view, this whole thing sucks. I've always liked Firefox, and I try to use it as my primary browser as much as possible. However, since I spend more time on my phone than my desktop, "most" of the time I'm in Chrome simply because nothing else comes close. I find the Vivaldi mobile browser to ...
by ugly
Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: puddletag
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Re: puddletag

I've been using Kid3, and it's been good enough.
by ugly
Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Firefox/Mozilla
Replies: 40
Views: 1239

Re: Firefox/Mozilla

If FF actually does die, as I'm sure it will one day like all other software, an alternative will be forked and made from it - and so to speak, the torch will be passed on. After all, there is already Waterfox. The death of Firefox does not mean the death of secure browsing (maybe...) I think the r...

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