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by asandl
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: seeking used desktop recommendations for multi-monitor setup
Replies: 0
Views: 96

seeking used desktop recommendations for multi-monitor setup

Hi -- would anyone like to offer their recommendations for a used desktop? I'm looking to spend $200-300 on Ebay. I don't do fancy graphics-intensive things so there's no need for high end stuff. I'm pretty much a standard user -- except that I would like to run multiple monitors (up to 4). Anyone h...
by asandl
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to install Adobe Digital Editions 4.0 or newer.
Replies: 7
Views: 2230

Re: How to install Adobe Digital Editions 4.0 or newer.

Thank you so much Xenopeek! I will give this a try -- the link you provided describes the error message I am getting ("Adobe Digital Edition is already running") so maybe this will fix it.

-Allen
by asandl
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to install Adobe Digital Editions 4.0 or newer.
Replies: 7
Views: 2230

Re: How to install Adobe Digital Editions 4.0 or newer.

It's on the Wine website itself with detailed instructions: https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=33276. Have you tried that? Make sure you have a good Wine version; see download instructions here which also cover Linux Mint: https://wiki.winehq.org/Ubuntu. I have a question...
by asandl
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Multimedia Keys Not Working
Replies: 13
Views: 8355

Re: Multimedia Keys Not Working

Hi -- posting this in August 2019 for anyone having this problem. As noted below by others, Chrome is often the culprit! I closed Chrome and the pause/next/previous track keys worked. Re-open Chrome and again stopped working. One post below referred to this link: https://www.omgchrome.com/chrome-goo...
by asandl
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Mint 18 Xfce Printer Error Cups Waiting for Job Complete
Replies: 0
Views: 404

Mint 18 Xfce Printer Error Cups Waiting for Job Complete

Even though this post was from 2016 I was having the same problem in 2019 with the printer error message "printer error. . .cups waiting for job complete." I wanted to thank Hendrick for providing the above solution that was successful for me -- he recommended adding "waiteof=false' parameter in the...
by asandl
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved, kind of] Remote Desktop on Mint 19
Replies: 36
Views: 18202

Re: [Solved, kind of] Remote Desktop on Mint 19

Thanks *so* much ralplpcr for the solution you gave! I'm *finally* set up up in Remmina. Several things to note (from my newbie perspective) that may help others. The syntax to install x11vnc was 'sudo apt-get -y install x11vnc' -- I kept *on* erroneously entering XllVNC (the letter 'L' instead of t...
by asandl
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Question about multiple monitors vs one larger display size monitor
Replies: 14
Views: 826

Re: Question about multiple monitors vs one larger display size monitor

Thanks Joss, hcentaur13, and Dot_mdb! Joss -- I will go with 24 inch monitor -- don't want to suffer dizzy spells from looking at a giant screen! :) hcentaur13 -- I too enjoy using virtual desktops / workspaces -- had four at one time but am down to 2 now. Handy to help keep your projects separated....
by asandl
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Question about multiple monitors vs one larger display size monitor
Replies: 14
Views: 826

Re: Question about multiple monitors vs one larger display size monitor

Thanks Dot_mdb -- I currently use the laptop with another monitor setup that you talk about. My add-on is the primary monitor and the laptop is on my right and angled slightly towards me. I am used to using Super+Shift+(left or right arrow) key to move the windows back and forth between the monitors...
by asandl
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Question about multiple monitors vs one larger display size monitor
Replies: 14
Views: 826

Re: Question about multiple monitors vs one larger display size monitor

Thanks AndyMH -- that's a nice looking monitor.

-Allen
by asandl
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Question about multiple monitors vs one larger display size monitor
Replies: 14
Views: 826

Re: Question about multiple monitors vs one larger display size monitor

Thanks to each of you who answered my question: ralplpcr srq2625 Joss CaptainKirksChair AndyMH After reading about the issues with getting it to work, and due to the fact that I have an older model laptop -- I am leaning towards going with single / large monitor. If I were using a desktop I would bu...
by asandl
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Question about multiple monitors vs one larger display size monitor
Replies: 14
Views: 826

Question about multiple monitors vs one larger display size monitor

Hi all -- I have a question about your preference for multiple monitors vs. just *one* large monitor that's capable of displaying multiple windows. I am almost reading some PDF or Calibre e-reader document but also doing browsing and maybe text files and Libre files -- lots of stuff. :) Do any of yo...
by asandl
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Strange Behavior of Hand/Drag Icon in Panel
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: Strange Behavior of Hand/Drag Icon in Panel

Hi Smurphos - I am using Cinnamon 18.2.

-Allen
by asandl
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Strange Behavior of Hand/Drag Icon in Panel
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: Strange Behavior of Hand/Drag Icon in Panel

Hi Seadreamer -- thanks for responding. The icon is free to move -- it just won't 'lock in' and stay in place. When you click on it after it is positioned (to bring it into focus) it becomes free to move again and the hand/drag icon reappears. In answering your reply I was having trouble re-creating...
by asandl
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Strange Behavior of Hand/Drag Icon in Panel
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Strange Behavior of Hand/Drag Icon in Panel

Hi -- I have noticed that when I click on a browser icon in the panel and slightly move the mouse cursor (by accident!) that the hand icon appears as if trying to move the position of the tab. I can't get it (the tab and the hand icon) unstuck -- pressing escape or double clicking -- neither works. ...
by asandl
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Question about Using Recoll
Replies: 15
Views: 584

Re: [SOLVED] Question about Using Recoll

Hi All41 -- sounds good. FSearch not quite as fast as Everything -- but still very fast as you stated. I have about 640,000 files on an external drive and the update seems to take about 2 minutes or so.

Take care!

-Allen
by asandl
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Question about Using Recoll
Replies: 15
Views: 584

Re: [SOLVED] Question about Using Recoll

Hi Smurphos -- yes you're right. In my case, that's what I wanted -- file name search only. On the Windows side, the Everything Search Engine was so extremely fast that over the years I learned to just rely on file name search. I also learned to use longer file names to describe what the file conten...
by asandl
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Question about Using Recoll
Replies: 15
Views: 584

Re: [SOLVED] Question about Using Recoll

This one? - https://github.com/cboxdoerfer/fsearch That's the one! I installed using instructions here: https://www.fossmint.com/fsearch-search-utility-for-linux/ Two lines to install: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:christian-boxdoerfer/fsearch-daily sudo apt update && sudo apt install fsearch-trunk
by asandl
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Question about Using Recoll
Replies: 15
Views: 584

Re: Question about Using Recoll

Hi all -- just an update on my latest findings. So far I have tried Catfish, Recoll, Angry Search, SearchMonkey, and FSearch. And the winner is . . .FSearch! It's the fastest and as the author of this says he patterned it after the Everything Search Engine (www.voidtools.com) which works only with W...
by asandl
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Question about Using Recoll
Replies: 15
Views: 584

Re: Question about Using Recoll

Thanks very much RickNS, Catweazel, All41, and Smurphos for your responses. I have some work to do! Will work on these options and report back on what I found. I had been using Catfish previously for local searching and it works fine and is very speedy. I'm totally happy with it -- exactly what I wa...
by asandl
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Question about Using Recoll
Replies: 15
Views: 584

[SOLVED] Question about Using Recoll

Hi all -- I've been messing around with Recoll and have enabled indexing of a NAS device. It works fine, but the problem is that the full text indexing takes forever. I'd really rather just index the file names and not the full text. And then of course I would use only the 'file name' search query. ...

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