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by Howard_P
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: windows to mint
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: windows to mint

Sorry to be vague. I have an old windows 8 computer only intermittently start. I would like to put 19.3 xfce on it either in addition to windows or without windows on the screen. Thanks
by Howard_P
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: windows to mint
Replies: 5
Views: 202

windows to mint

Hi- Can i make a bootable thumb drive on this linux computer and use it to install on a windows computer? Thanks -Howard
by Howard_P
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: adjusting size or color of the scroll bar up-down buttons
Replies: 1
Views: 214

adjusting size or color of the scroll bar up-down buttons

Hi- I'd like to change the size or color, or preferably both of the scroll barup-down buttons. I've figured out how to change the width of the scroll button from this: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?p=1723152#p1723152 link. However the color of the button is the same as the track that th...
by Howard_P
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: small problems after upgrade...[SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: small problems after upgrade...

Scroll bar problem solved by info in this viewtopic.php?p=1723152#p1723152 page. Thanks everyone. Howard
by Howard_P
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: small problems after upgrade...[SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: small problems after upgrade...

Thanks. I was able to turn off Xapp Status Applet and the double icons went away. Now the only known issue is the narrow slider on the right side.
by Howard_P
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: small problems after upgrade...[SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 116

small problems after upgrade...[SOLVED]

I just upgraded from 19.0 to 19.3. Mate. A couple of odd and somewhat annoying things happened: there are now 2 bluetooth, 2 network, and two of the update icons in the panel and I can't seem to get rid of one of each. Also the slider bar on the right side of the scree (up-down) has become very narr...
by Howard_P
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: mate and cinnamon upgrade question
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: mate and cinnamon upgrade question

Thanks again.
by Howard_P
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: mate and cinnamon upgrade question
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: mate and cinnamon upgrade question

Thank you. I am ignorant about these things, how would I live boot those desktops. -Howard
by Howard_P
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: mate and cinnamon upgrade question
Replies: 4
Views: 122

mate and cinnamon upgrade question

I'm currently running 19.0 Mate. I'd like to upgrade to 19.3. I've not been entirely happy with Mate and would like to try Cinnamon. Is there a way to have both on my computer and see which one I like best without going through a complete installation (vs upgrade) and do this? Thanks -Howard
by Howard_P
Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Question about future upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: Question about future upgrade

Thanks everyone. This forum is amazing in the quality and quantity of help that it offers. -Howard
by Howard_P
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Question about future upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 201

[SOLVED] Question about future upgrade

Hi. I'm thinking about upgrading to 19.3 when it comes out. I'm now running Mate in 19.0. There is a feature in Mate that makes me a little nuts. When I upgrade do I get a choice of desktops? I thought I might go back to XFCE or use Cinnamon, I have plenty of memory. If I stay with Mate will I have ...
by Howard_P
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: what gets upgraded? [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: what gets upgraded?

Thanks to you, this is the information I wanted. -Howard
by Howard_P
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: what gets upgraded? [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 147

what gets upgraded? [SOLVED]

I'm thinking of upgrading from 19.0 to 19.2. If I do that what gets left alone and what gets upgraded or reinstalled? Do built in programs (like Thunderbird for example) get removed and replaced? What about programs I've installed from Software Manager or Synaptic. I'm presuming that all my data get...
by Howard_P
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Add external cd/dvd player?
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Add external cd/dvd player?

Hi- I have a Lenovo T440s computer which has no CD/DVD player. I'd like to purchase and use an external drive. I'm running Linuxmint 19.0 Mate. What sort of drive must I use, and how would I use it? Please see the system info. below. Thanks. -Howard howard@howard-ThinkPad-T440s:~$ inxi -Fxxxz System...
by Howard_P
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Internet intolerably slow
Replies: 11
Views: 233

Re: Internet intolerably slow

Thanks. If it's not hardware or antenna and the signal is good that seems to leave only software. I wonder if I upgrade from 19.0 to 19.2 would that potentially set right what is not working? -Howard
by Howard_P
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Internet intolerably slow
Replies: 11
Views: 233

Re: Internet intolerably slow

Thank you. What would a low signal look like in nmcli dev wifi? This is what I got:
howard@howard-ThinkPad-T440s:~$ nmcli dev wifi
IN-USE SSID MODE CHAN RATE SIGNAL BARS SECURITY
* Treehouse Infra 6 405 Mbit/s 83 ▂▄▆█ WPA2
howard@howard-ThinkPad-T440s:~$
by Howard_P
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Internet intolerably slow
Replies: 11
Views: 233

Re: Internet intolerably slow

The upload and download speeds come from the online speed test, and they are what I always get with that test. Thanks for your effort -Howard
by Howard_P
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Internet intolerably slow
Replies: 11
Views: 233

Re: Internet intolerably slow

I'm sorry but I don't understand the last 2 posts. My carrier is Comcast, my download/upload speeds are about what they've been for a good long while, Download Mbps 147.74 Upload Mbps 5.95. My wife's windows computer, using the same connection is running perfectly...Thanks. -Howard
by Howard_P
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Internet intolerably slow
Replies: 11
Views: 233

Internet intolerably slow

Hi- This post is a follow up from a previous one on Aug. 22 of this year. At that time the problem was intermittent and is now almost continuous. It used to work just fine. In that thread Pjotr suggested this: Try this: https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... .html#ID11 (item 11) And make sure t...
by Howard_P
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: {Solved} google maps opens in the wrong location
Replies: 9
Views: 367

Re: google maps opens in the wrong location

Google maps has magically fixed itself. Thanks everyone. -Howard

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