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by GS3
Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: 30 shades of English
Replies: 17
Views: 369

Re: 30 shades of English

In firefox you can right click a word and get option to set the language, or add any variety of your own misspelled words, -and it's a setting in the settings where you click the hamburger. It's probably set to english UK. Thanks, I had done that in the past but forgotten it. So, it seems you set t...
by GS3
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: 30 shades of English
Replies: 17
Views: 369

Re: 30 shades of English

No matter what version of English you choose, it will NOT be the "American version" I hate that the Spell Checker insists on British spellings, and totally ignores my American corrections. I have noticed this when responding here but I am not sure if it is due to LM or to Firefox where you can also...
by GS3
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: computer running in middle of night
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: computer running in middle of night

gnome-system-monitor will show what's running.
by GS3
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wireless adapters for desktop on LM 19.3 and beyond: What are guaranteed brands and what to look for? PC specs in text.
Replies: 34
Views: 831

Re: Wireless adapters for desktop on LM 19.3 and beyond: What are guaranteed brands and what to look for? PC specs in te

Unless you have good reasons to get an adapter which requires installing drivers I would just get something which is plug 'n play. You can have a look at one experience I had. https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=322917 Not worth the trouble. In theory installing drivers should be strai...
by GS3
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Looks like YouTube is up to their BS yet again.
Replies: 13
Views: 607

Re: Looks like YouTube is up to their BS yet again.

Looks like YouTube is up to their BS yet again. See attachment. They are now discriminating against Opera & FireFox Browsers. What in the heck is HTML5? What is the purpose of HMTL5? I cannot get any help anywhere to resolve this issue. I am having to use FREETUBE open source app just to view video...
by GS3
Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Grammar Pet Peeve
Replies: 168
Views: 4916

Re: Grammar Pet Peeve

When hand-coding HTML I used <FONT SIZE=+2>&nbsp; &nbsp;</FONT> at the beginning of every paragraph. Three big spaces would give, not only indent, but also greater separation from the previous paragraph.
by GS3
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Grammar Pet Peeve
Replies: 168
Views: 4916

Re: Grammar Pet Peeve

Again, the forum does not autocorrect double spaces or spaces at the beginning of a line, they are still there. It is the standard HTML rendering which does that since the beginning of HTML. If you want HTML rendering to not ignore them then you need to use non-breaking spaces instead.
by GS3
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wireless adapters for desktop on LM 19.3 and beyond: What are guaranteed brands and what to look for? PC specs in text.
Replies: 34
Views: 831

Re: Wireless adapters for desktop on LM 19.3 and beyond: What are guaranteed brands and what to look for? PC specs in te

"GS3" says "even all my laptops have an external USB WIFI adapter". Hey, thanks for your comments, but why not include some brands and models and make your post actually meaningful??? Because I do not have current info on brands and models but I have information which I was hoping the OP might find...
by GS3
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wireless adapters for desktop on LM 19.3 and beyond: What are guaranteed brands and what to look for? PC specs in text.
Replies: 34
Views: 831

Re: Wireless adapters for desktop on LM 19.3 and beyond: What are guaranteed brands and what to look for? PC specs in te

Should I go for the long external antennas over "thumb drive" adapters? My experience is that there is a very big difference in performance between the two types and I would go for the types with external antennas. When I travel and stay in hotels or other places, having an external adapter with an...
by GS3
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wireless adapters for desktop on LM 19.3 and beyond: What are guaranteed brands and what to look for? PC specs in text.
Replies: 34
Views: 831

Re: Wireless adapters for desktop on LM 19.3 and beyond: What are guaranteed brands and what to look for? PC specs in te

PCI or USB doesn't make much difference. Practically all WiFi chipsets can be made to work in Linux. In general, least problematic are those with an Intel or Atheros chipset: those usually work OOTB (truly plug-and-play). Realtek often requires more work. Don't pay any attention to the name of the ...
by GS3
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Grammar Pet Peeve
Replies: 168
Views: 4916

Re: Grammar Pet Peeve

Using two spaces helps visually determine it is the start of a new sentence, just like using a capital letter but I don't see the two spaces after period rule as hard and fast and both styles are correct and acceptable. I use two spaces most of the time because they enhance legibility, just like usi...
by GS3
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Grammar Pet Peeve
Replies: 168
Views: 4916

Re: Grammar Pet Peeve

Are contractions a necessary part of English writing and am I "weird" for not using them? In my opinion formal writing should never use contractions. Generally I will only use them for comedic effect or when quoting someone's literal words. "I didn't kill her!" If people were taught to avoid using ...
by GS3
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Grammar Pet Peeve
Replies: 168
Views: 4916

Re: Grammar Pet Peeve

For example, look at your post here . Notice the forum software has removed your second spaces? They still exist if you click on the quote thingie. I believe it is not the forum software but that all HTML rendering has removed extra spaces since the very beginning of HTML. I remember coding pages m...
by GS3
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: How do you select the ones you help?
Replies: 31
Views: 1333

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 GS3
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: How do you select the ones you help?
Replies: 31
Views: 1333

Re: How do you select the ones you help?

I've learned it isn't as easy as I thought, and that I really don't know as much as I thought I did! :D I've learned more in the past few months trying to help on the forum than in years of my own exploration. It is a very common thing that people think they know more than they do. I vaguely rememb...
by GS3
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Night Mode
Replies: 8
Views: 12205

Re: Night Mode

jimallyn wrote:
Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:01 am
There is at least one other application that does the same thing, called Redshift.
Thanks for the tip. I am now running it.

It would be nice if it had a GUI configuration rather than command line.
by GS3
Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why is the website so fugly?
Replies: 28
Views: 1066

Re: Why is the website so fugly?

Discourse is horrible in every way and I refuse to use any websites that use Discourse. I hate the infinite scrolling system ... and pretty much everything else about it. phpBB and vBulletin are the ones I am used to and I like best. No infinite scrolling, clear separation between posts, easy to rea...
by GS3
Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: WiFi connecting to network but no internet
Replies: 10
Views: 234

Re: WiFi connecting to network but no internet

This one might be pretty far fetched but wireless is wireless. It's never a bad idea to rule it out. Any wireless charging devices nearby when you're experience the slow speeds? Any time I am having network connection problems the first step is always to get it going well using Ethernet because tha...
by GS3
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: WiFi connecting to network but no internet
Replies: 10
Views: 234

Re: WiFi connecting to network but no internet

zooblesdoobles wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:45 pm
Yes I can ping my to other machines in my network.
I assume you can also ping the router/gateway.

Are the other machines running Linux?

Regarding Internet, check the firewall and disable it.

Check the Network Settings and make sure DNS and other parameters are configured correctly.

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