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by dnl
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Screen to right and below an app window turns black
Replies: 1
Views: 148

Re: Screen to right and below an app window turns black

I did some more experimenting and discovered that there is a third way to make the black area go away. If the original window is covered by a second window that fills the screen horizontally, when the second window is closed, the area to the right and below the original window looks normal (black ar...
by dnl
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Screen to right and below an app window turns black
Replies: 1
Views: 148

Screen to right and below an app window turns black

I am not sure in which forum I should post this issue. Desktops seems most likely but ... I use my system with a TV. I upgraded the TV to a 4K model and started having problems. When I open a window, the screen to the right and below the top of the window turns black. There are a two things I have d...
by dnl
Wed May 29, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [SOLVED] Hide quit options? How?
Replies: 13
Views: 421

Re: Hide quit options? How?

PS: Oh, sorry. I didn't know you wanted me to copy the files. Oops. Now that they are there, I'll edit applets.js and comment out the section. From this comment I gather you copied all of the script files into your ~/.local/share/cinnamon/applets directory. SmurfOS suggested that you copy just the ...
by dnl
Tue May 28, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [SOLVED] Hiding or removing a running application text/icon from the panel
Replies: 4
Views: 308

Re: Hiding or removing a running application text/icon from the panel

While looking through the Extended Window Manager Hints document I noticed the window type _NET_WM_WINDOW_TYPE_UTILITY, which corresponds nicely with what I am trying to do. I then looked through the Qt class reference and discovered that the Qt.Tool window type automatically sets this attribute. I ...
by dnl
Tue May 28, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [SOLVED] Hiding or removing a running application text/icon from the panel
Replies: 4
Views: 308

Re: Hiding or removing a running application text/icon from the panel

In your code you need to give the Window manager some hints about how you want your window to be treated. E.g. to not have a panel entry your applications window may need to have _NET_WM_STATE_SKIP_TASKBAR set - https://standards.freedesktop.org/wm-spec/wm-spec-latest.html#idm140200472615568 No clu...
by dnl
Mon May 27, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [SOLVED] Hiding or removing a running application text/icon from the panel
Replies: 4
Views: 308

Re: Hiding or removing a running application text/icon from the panel

OK. It appears no one knows how to do this. My old app does keep its icon/text out of the taskbar (Windows) and panel (Linux). I could not remember how until I did more digging today and rediscovered how. The app is written in Visual Basic 6 and the forms in VB6 have a property that can be set to hi...
by dnl
Wed May 22, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [SOLVED] Hiding or removing a running application text/icon from the panel
Replies: 4
Views: 308

[SOLVED] Hiding or removing a running application text/icon from the panel

I am running LM 18.3 and LM19.1 on two systems with the Cinnamon desktop. I have been using CrossOver to run an old application I wrote may years ago to run in Windows. I recently rewrote it in python using PyQt for the graphical interface. There is one remaining problem to solve before the new pyth...
by dnl
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Amazon Prime video won't play in Firefox
Replies: 7
Views: 1496

Re: Amazon Prime video won't play in Firefox

phd21 wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:53 pm
Hope this helps ...
A PhD at the age of 21? Or to be in 2021? No matter, congratulations!

Thanks for the tip and for your instructions elsewhere on how to set it up.
by dnl
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Separate Home Partition - Alternative Approach
Replies: 10
Views: 759

Re: Separate Home Partition - Alternative Approach

Okay, thanks dnl and Flemur for your responses. I understand that there are many other possibilities for /home sub-folder links, etc., but I guess I was hoping that someone might have some comments about the dual purpose alternative approach that I've adopted. I think your idea is clever. It provid...
by dnl
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Fixing the things that broke when upgrading from Mint 18 to Mint 19
Replies: 8
Views: 502

Re: Fixing the things that broke when upgrading from Mint 18 to Mint 19

I plan to do a clean install of 19.1 on a similar machine within the next few days. I will report on the difficulty of that vis-a-vis the upgrade. I completed the new install of 19.1 today. The new, clean install had fewer problems to solve (and an unexpected bonus) than the upgrade did; however, m...
by dnl
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Amazon Prime video won't play in Firefox
Replies: 7
Views: 1496

Re: Amazon Prime video won't play in Firefox

I did an install of Mint 19.1, applied all maintenance, and launched Firefox (ver 66.0.2). I enabled the playing of DRM content and verified the Widevine plugin is installed and active. Now Firefox can play DRM-protected content. I do not know what is different to cause this but I'm happy about it. ...
by dnl
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why do newcomers stay with Mint?
Replies: 43
Views: 2556

Re: Why do newcomers stay with Mint?

The other side of the coin has been discussed-- so in all fairness the other newcomers should come forward in a discussion of why they chose to stay with Mint, and did not go running back to anything. Back in the days of Win XP I installed Ubuntu as a dual boot and it was my introduction to Linux. ...
by dnl
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Separate Home Partition - Alternative Approach
Replies: 10
Views: 759

Re: Separate Home Partition - Alternative Approach

Hi arvy. You invited me to comment so here it is. If I understand correctly what you wrote, I share your view that /home and its various subdirectories are tied more or less to the rest of the system. It is not an independent, user-document-only area. Various applications store configurations, which...
by dnl
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Amazon Prime video won't play in Firefox
Replies: 7
Views: 1496

Re: Amazon Prime video won't play in Firefox

Amazon Prime video works perfectly for me in LM 19.1 and Firefox 66.0. It has also worked in previous versions of LM and Firefox. I think you need to carefully check your settings. In Preferences you need DRM enabled and in Addons>Plugins set Widevine to Always Active. Thanks for the reply. The set...
by dnl
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Fixing the things that broke when upgrading from Mint 18 to Mint 19
Replies: 8
Views: 502

Re: Fixing the things that broke when upgrading from Mint 18 to Mint 19

Okay, it doesn't happen very often, but having a separate /home partition makes life a lot easier. I am curious how having a separate /home partition makes things easier. I tried a separate /home partition once and I could not see any significant advantage. Applications write configuration paramete...
by dnl
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Fixing the things that broke when upgrading from Mint 18 to Mint 19
Replies: 8
Views: 502

Re: Fixing the things that broke when upgrading from Mint 18 to Mint 19

For the next time, I recommend that users make copious notes about the steps performed to do a clean installation. It usually takes much less time to follow the notes when they're needed than it does to fix a broken upgrade. A good suggestion. I keep a text file on my desktop that has a very detail...
by dnl
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Fixing the things that broke when upgrading from Mint 18 to Mint 19
Replies: 8
Views: 502

Fixing the things that broke when upgrading from Mint 18 to Mint 19

Thank you to those who continue to develop Linux Mint and the tools to help us upgrade to newer versions. I just completed an upgrade from Mint 18.1 to Mint 19. The Mint team has provided wonderful tools to do the upgrade. Very clear instructions can be found here ===> https://community.linuxmint.co...
by dnl
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Amazon Prime video won't play in Firefox
Replies: 7
Views: 1496

Re: Amazon Prime video won't play in Firefox

I tried another machine (an older system I had stashed in a corner) and booted Linux Mint 18. After applying all maintenance I tried playing Prime video with Firefox and got the same result. Additional searches online did not find anything useful and no one on this forum has had anything helpful to ...
by dnl
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Amazon Prime video won't play in Firefox
Replies: 7
Views: 1496

Re: Amazon Prime video won't play in Firefox

I have continued trying things in hopes of finding a solution. I booted Linux Mint 18.3 live (USB), installed all current level 1 to 3 updates, and tried playing Amazon Prime video using Firefox. It failed to play but the error message was different. This time the error message included the followin...
by dnl
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Amazon Prime video won't play in Firefox
Replies: 7
Views: 1496

Amazon Prime video won't play in Firefox

I am having a DRM problem with 64-bit Firefox in 64-bit Linux Mint Cinnamon. Amazon Prime complains that Firefox is missing the Widevine addon but it is installed. I checked for Widevine updates -- there are no updates available. In Firefox preferences, DRM is enabled. I tried playing Prime video us...

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