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by UncleTom
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Prevent icons from moving
Replies: 18
Views: 576

Re: Prevent icons from moving Mint18/Xfce

The following was posted in Xfce's forum.................... Now that I enjoy a much LARGER & WIDER screen... this little "inconvience" has become a LARGER problem. Plus... Mother-in-law's NEW touch-screen laptop / MINT / Xfce is un-usable ! She hates it ! ... this little "inconvience" has suddenly ...
by UncleTom
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to remove 'File System' icon from Mint/Xfce desktop. SOLVED
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: How to remove 'File System' icon from Mint/Xfce desktop.

Many thanks.
Little Ashley thanks you too !
:D
by UncleTom
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to remove 'File System' icon from Mint/Xfce desktop. SOLVED
Replies: 2
Views: 94

How to remove 'File System' icon from Mint/Xfce desktop. SOLVED

This should be simple.. I do not want the icon "File System" on the desktop.

" Oh GrandPa !!! I clicked on the file thing and its doing something !!!!! "

That does not require any further explanation.
by UncleTom
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Anyone with experience installing Mint on an older iMac?
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Re: Anyone with experience installing Mint on an older iMac?

darkstrike Add the keyword "olderiMAC" to your thread. < no spaces

This is a big forum. There are many "old apples" in this basket :lol: !

We can keyword many prior posts that may interest you.
by UncleTom
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Anyone with experience installing Mint on an older iMac?
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Re: Anyone with experience installing Mint on an older iMac?

My DeskTop machine is exactly what you described.

I wrote a page full..... before I was logged OFF !

I had to get a CORONA (beer, not virus)


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I just Forum searched for "older iMAC", and it WORKED :o
by UncleTom
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Hide the neighbor's WiFi-name - in scan results
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Hide the neighbor's WiFi-name - in scan results

For obvious reasons,,, I do not want MrPorn to appear in the results of a WiFi scan.

Is there some way to filter the scan results ?
Please advise :!:


Correction: Old title had the words "Block the Neighbor's WiFi".
by UncleTom
Tue May 26, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: gthumb photo viewer / manager No Menu Bar ???
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: gthumb photo viewer / manager No Menu Bar ???

She must be happy with PIX... the phone calls have abated.... that's good news... :D

Thanks :!:
I will install XnView to compare to IrfanView on Win7.
by UncleTom
Mon May 25, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: gthumb photo viewer / manager No Menu Bar ???
Replies: 2
Views: 110

gthumb photo viewer / manager No Menu Bar ???

I dare you to explain how-to-use gthumb to Aunt Mildred. It assumes you can read & understand hieroglyphics. Aunt Mildred does not. She loves her new MINT PC and the Vivaldi browser with email. Her old'puter had IrfanView which was her favorite program. I have her using the simple Pix viewer for now...
by UncleTom
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install Win7 after Linux Mint
Replies: 16
Views: 606

Re: Install Win7 after Linux Mint

Install GRUB CUSTOMIZER before all your hair falls out !
Also bootableCD PARTED to make partition changes.

I'm too old & retired & MINT'ed for Win 11 !
by UncleTom
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: An Update Manager error [SOLVED]
Replies: 20
Views: 852

Re: An Update Manager error

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Thanks a million :D
by UncleTom
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: An Update Manager error [SOLVED]
Replies: 20
Views: 852

Re: An Update Manager error

Un-checked both peppermints, and the epson.
Ran the Update Manager with no errors.
What a chance ! There was a Vivaldi update dated today !

Now, do I update each remaining level 4 items ???
by UncleTom
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: An Update Manager error [SOLVED]
Replies: 20
Views: 852

Re: An Update Manager error

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by UncleTom
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: An Update Manager error [SOLVED]
Replies: 20
Views: 852

Re: An Update Manager error

I'm looking in Software Sources, PPAs. There is nothing with that key_ID. I don't know if whatsit? is something needed. ( BTW ) that is the same key_ID error the other fellow is getting. So,,, my question is, do I select & update the level_4 items ? or not ? Somewhere I read to "apply the level_4 it...
by UncleTom
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: An Update Manager error [SOLVED]
Replies: 20
Views: 852

Re: An Update Manager error

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sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com FD538AD29ED3B88
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gpg: "FD538AD29ED3B88" not a key ID: skipping
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by UncleTom
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: An Update Manager error [SOLVED]
Replies: 20
Views: 852

An Update Manager error [SOLVED]

MintUpdateError.png
Ran System_Update for all items in levels 1,2,3.

...signature...weak digest ... Al got rythum....
.....NO PUBKEY......
...repository ...... is not signed......

Now what ?
Do I continue with the level 4 items ?
by UncleTom
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: FireFox 70.0 "Top Sites" How to stop it.
Replies: 3
Views: 452

Re: FireFox 70.0 "Top Sites" How to stop it.

I'm not sure.... it was getting slower and slower. Re-booting Linux didn't help.
The killer was - the last Vivaldi upgrade somehow affected my auto-sign-ons with many of my often-used sites.
Google & two others worked. All others failed. I'm old-school - Three strikes - you're out :?
by UncleTom
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: FireFox 70.0 "Top Sites" How to stop it.
Replies: 3
Views: 452

FireFox 70.0 "Top Sites" How to stop it.

History: I have/had been using Vavaldi browser and like the new-tab-with-my-favorite-sites . I never did like bookmark-toolbars . I'm now back to FireFox 70.0 and the first thing I missed was the Vivaldi new-tab page. The nearest thing I could find: FireFox Menu/Edit/Preferences/Home - Click Top Si...
by UncleTom
Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Update Manager status ?
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: Update Manager status ?

YOUR SYSTEM IS UP TO DATE :!: Plus, the log file is now loaded with what/when/where was updated. UpdateManager's menu bar now has VIEW to access the log :!: Sorted a->z, and the last entry reads: xfce4-settings ubuntu1 -> ubuntu1 6.04.01 I'll bet that is the culprit. I'm happy. Thanks again.
by UncleTom
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Update Manager status ?
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: Update Manager status ?

New keyboard! Spelling errors are now my fault. Fixed Xfce panel glitches. How-to: Cursor on Xfce panel to thing-in-question Separator , Right-click properties , change Separator Style from 3lines 'handle' to Style=Transparent . Weird??? Same on more-weird " harmonica ", Right-click on it, change Bu...

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