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by gemk65
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Information content of notifications [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 80

Re: Information content of notifications <SOLVED>

OK, thanks. So the Notifications applet collects and preserves the notifications so that I can see all of those that arrived. So I will keep it for now. I am curious to see the types of notifications that are received via this feature. When I say "types", I'm referring generally to: - Seve...
by gemk65
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Information content of notifications [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 80

Re: Information content of notifications

Thank you, Cosmo. In the Notifications setting, when I click the bar "Display a test notification", a black popup message is displayed, with an orange exclamation mark, the text "This is a test notification", and a paragraph in Latin beginning with "Lorem ipsum..." This...
by gemk65
Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Information content of notifications [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 80

Information content of notifications [SOLVED]

Hello -- I'm fairly new to Linux. I installed Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon 64-bit a month ago and I am very happy with it. I placed the Notifications applet in my tray. But it always displays the "empty tray" appearance (looks like a small staple). I have not received a single notification, ev...
by gemk65
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Conflict between Firefox and Adobe Flash [solved]
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: Conflict between Firefox and Adobe Flash [SOLVED]

Thank you all -- karichen, DavePlummer, greerd, and Laurent85. I will use Laurent85's suggestion -- to wait a bit until (hopefully) Ubuntu provides the Adobe Flash update. I am squeamish about uninstalling something called "mint-meta-codecs" and "mint-meta-codecs-core". Since I d...
by gemk65
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Conflict between Firefox and Adobe Flash [solved]
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Conflict between Firefox and Adobe Flash [solved]

I have read as many posts about this topic as appear pertinent, but I still need some clarification. I am aware of the months-long conflict between Firefox and Adobe Flash, and, although I solved the problem in Windows by periodically performing downloads and installations from the Adobe Flash websi...
by gemk65
Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Two search features that I can't find [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 97

Re: Two search features that I can't find [SOLVED]

I forgot to thank you, too, Cosmo!
by gemk65
Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Two search features that I can't find [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 97

Re: Two search features that I can't find [SOLVED]

Hello JerryF, ColdBoot, and jimallyn --

Thank you all so much! I have designated this topic as "SOLVED".
by gemk65
Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Two search features that I can't find [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 97

Two search features that I can't find [SOLVED]

I have recently switched from Windows to Linux. I have installed Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon, and I am very happy with it. But I have not been able to perform two types of searches: 1. In Nemo File Manager, I don't see where I can search for a .doc file containing a specified text string (such as "...
by gemk65
Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: My screen went black, and I cannot get my desktop back <SOLVED]>
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: My screen went black, and I cannot get my desktop back

Hello Odtech and thank you for helping. I created the new user and rebooted, but I still got the black screen and no desktop. Now I need to add some information which may be important: 1. During my computer's boot sequence, instead of choosing the regular "Linux Mint 18.1" option, I electe...
by gemk65
Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Software items remaining after Uninstall
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: Software items remaining after Uninstall <SOLVED>

Thank you, Xenopeek and Gtsfer. Until I am much better acquainted with Linux Mint, I think that it will be best for me to do uninstalls only of known programs and only by right-clicking items in the menu, or by using Synaptic if Synaptic is making absolutely clear what it is referring to. Since it i...
by gemk65
Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: My screen went black, and I cannot get my desktop back <SOLVED]>
Replies: 2
Views: 92

My screen went black, and I cannot get my desktop back <SOLVED]>

Hello, I am fairly new to Linux, about two weeks. I was workly with my new installation of Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon (version 3.x, I think) 64-bit. I was customizing the Menu Editor, and I clicked one of the menu's icons called New Login, returning me to a Login screen with a pretty background. I ent...
by gemk65
Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: Is resolution 1280x800 possible with Mint 18.1 & NV44? <Solved>
Replies: 12
Views: 206

Re: Is resolution 1280x800 possible with Mint 18.1 & NV44? <Solved>

Wow! Thanks!

And as you see, I figured out how to mark this topic as <Solved>. That it is.

Have a great day!
by gemk65
Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: Is resolution 1280x800 possible with Mint 18.1 & NV44? <Solved>
Replies: 12
Views: 206

Re: Is resolution 1280x800 possible with Mint 18.1 & NV44? <Solved>

At 1440x900, the screen no longer flickers, regardless of whether the Refresh Rate is set to 60 Hz or 75 Hz. So I don't know what the problem was, but I'm glad that it is solved, and that I now have the option of experimenting with both resolutions to see which one works better for me. I am curious ...
by gemk65
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: Is resolution 1280x800 possible with Mint 18.1 & NV44? <Solved>
Replies: 12
Views: 206

Re: Is resolution 1280x800 possible with Mint 18.1 & NV44? <Solved>

Hi Robim, Your solution worked once again! I can now go back and forth fluently between the two resolutions, without needing to log out. All that I need to do is change the Resolution option selected in the Display window. I can now experiment to see which resolution my eyes can adjust to best. I do...
by gemk65
Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: Is resolution 1280x800 possible with Mint 18.1 & NV44? <Solved>
Replies: 12
Views: 206

Re: Is resolution 1280x800 possible with Mint 18.1 & NV44? <Solved>

Hi Robim, Once again, your solution worked. I now have a resolution of 1440x900. This is the resolution that the monitor informs me is the optimal one. However, for my eyes (I have age-related cataracts and astygmatism), it is a bit small. I use special eyeglasses dedicated to computer work (focal l...
by gemk65
Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Software items remaining after Uninstall
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Software items remaining after Uninstall

Hello! I am fairly new to Linux Mint -- I had it installed about 2 weeks ago. I am very happy with it. I note that there are software items (files? applications?) that remain on my system even after I perform an Uninstall of an unwanted application using the Software Manager or Synaptic Package Mana...
by gemk65
Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: Is resolution 1280x800 possible with Mint 18.1 & NV44? <Solved>
Replies: 12
Views: 206

Re: Is resolution 1280x800 possible with Mint 18.1 & NV44?

Hello Robim! 100% success! I followed your instructions, and I didn't even need to try the second option that you offered; the first one did the job. Everything works perfectly now. I can see a long list of display resolution options, including the one that I need -- 1280x800. There is even the 16:1...
by gemk65
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: Is resolution 1280x800 possible with Mint 18.1 & NV44? <Solved>
Replies: 12
Views: 206

Re: Is resolution 1280x800 possible with Mint 18.1 & NV44?

Thank you Robim! 1. The 1280x800 resolution is not available in NVIDIA X Server Settings. 2. My monitor is LG Flatron W1934S. It is directly connected to my computer, in a standard fashion, with no adapter. The connection socket is the regular one that I have been familiar with all these years, but ...
by gemk65
Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: Is resolution 1280x800 possible with Mint 18.1 & NV44? <Solved>
Replies: 12
Views: 206

Is resolution 1280x800 possible with Mint 18.1 & NV44? <Solved>

Hello! I am new to Linux Mint Forums. I installed Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon two weeks ago and I am very happy with it and its apps. The only problem that I have is that I do not see the display resolution option 1280x800; I am forced to use 1152x864. My Mint system is installed on the 80 GB partition...

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