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by Netherprovinc3
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird: turn off automatic download of email attachments
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Thunderbird: turn off automatic download of email attachments

That can not be thing for standard email attachments: they are part of the email, usually base64-encoded, i.e., encoded as plain text: use View -> Message Source to see it directly. That's to say, a regular attachment is not "downloaded" from anywhere --- other than in the sense that the entire ema...
by Netherprovinc3
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird: turn off automatic download of email attachments
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Thunderbird: turn off automatic download of email attachments

Thunderbird 68.8.0 (64-bit) It seems that Thunderbird is automatically downloading email attachments. Specifically, someone emailed me 4 picture files (.jpeg) and when I click on the email, Thunderbird starts to load each image. Instead of this behavior, I would like to be the one deciding whether I...
by Netherprovinc3
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Oracle VirtualBox black screen with blinking cursor on boot
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: Oracle VirtualBox black screen with blinking cursor on boot

the Shared Folder .. should work, if you can set it up properly, & you don't have to disable it, so regularly, either .. there is no harm, in letting keep running. I used the virtual machine (kept offline) to open files that I don't totally trust. I would (1) move the file to the shared folder; (2)...
by Netherprovinc3
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Protecting from "office document"-based malware
Replies: 6
Views: 264

Re: Protecting from "office document based" malware

You could always open then in firejail, or another sandboxing system.. https://firejail.wordpress.com/download-2/ I am not having much luck with Firejail. I think that some of my problem is that I want to open a single file using sandbox. Much of the help that I find online focuses on sandboxing pr...
by Netherprovinc3
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Oracle VirtualBox black screen with blinking cursor on boot
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: Oracle VirtualBox black screen with blinking cursor on boot

and I did not specify a location (I think this is how I have always done it). I am a little puzzled as to what you mean by this. I cannot see how you can add a shared folder without specifying exactly where it is.. I meant that I did not specify a mount point. I'll fix the OP. When confronted, like...
by Netherprovinc3
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firejail LibreOffice files
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Firejail LibreOffice files

I have a few files that I would like to open using LibreOffice & firejail. firejail libreoffice spreadsheet1.xlsx I see the Libreoffice calc logo (the one that it shows whenever you open the program). But then I get a dialogue box with this text: LibreOffice 6.0 (as superuser) This application canno...
by Netherprovinc3
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Oracle VirtualBox black screen with blinking cursor on boot
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Oracle VirtualBox black screen with blinking cursor on boot

Virtualbox 6.0.22 r137980 (Qt5.9.5) Host OS: Linux Mint Cinnamon 19.1 Guest OS: Linux Mint Mate 19.3 I have been using the guest machine just fine, even a few days ago. However, just now I added the shared folder back (I have turned it on and off regularly). I set it as auto mount, read only, and I ...
by Netherprovinc3
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Protecting from "office document"-based malware
Replies: 6
Views: 264

Re: Protecting from "office document based" malware

1/ you should be able to simply download the *.DOCX file and then open it in LibreOffice itself. - - you shouldn't need to open it with an VirtualMachine . . I think that an offline VM can offer some protection, if copy and paste out of the document into a new document in the host machine. My hunch...
by Netherprovinc3
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Protecting from "office document"-based malware
Replies: 6
Views: 264

Protecting from "office document"-based malware

I would like to establish a procedure to protect better from malware in office documents. The most common scenario for me is to open a Microsoft office document (which I have received through email) using Libre Office. Typically this would be a spreadsheet or a word processing file. The files that I...
by Netherprovinc3
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird: back up all messages and attachments
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Thunderbird: back up all messages and attachments

I would like to backup all of my messages in Thunderbird and all of the attachments. The first thing that I am noticing is that Thunderbird maybe doesn't download even the text in the messages? The reason that I say this is that when I disconnect from the web I cannot then open email messages. It se...
by Netherprovinc3
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Password Protect a PDF for use on other OS's [solved]
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Password Protect a PDF for use on other OS's [solved]

I would like to password protect a PDF so that it can be used by someone on a Windows or OSX operating system without them having to install any "uncommon software." I understand that I can add a password using gpg https://www.gnupg.org/gph/en/manual/x110.html Probably, the command would look someth...
by Netherprovinc3
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Notification window too large, no buttons, can't close [solved]
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: Notification window too large, no buttons, can't close

dorsetUK wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:17 pm
Hi Netherprovinc3

Alt-click may allow you to move it.

HTH.
Thanks, worked.
by Netherprovinc3
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Notification window too large, no buttons, can't close [solved]
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: Notification window too large, no buttons, can't close

sleeper12 wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:18 pm
Does it go away if you just close the Update Manager window?
No
by Netherprovinc3
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Notification window too large, no buttons, can't close [solved]
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Notification window too large, no buttons, can't close [solved]

This shows on the left hand side of my screen. I can't figure out how to resize or close it. It was caused by update manager.
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by Netherprovinc3
Fri May 22, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird: inactive email account, still access emails
Replies: 0
Views: 65

Thunderbird: inactive email account, still access emails

Linux Mint 19.1 Cinnamon Thunderbird 68.7.0 (64-bit) I have an email account that is no longer active. In other words, I no longer have services through the company that hosted the email. This is with my own domain and I have moved to a new provider. I still have plenty of emails in the older accoun...
by Netherprovinc3
Sat May 16, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: HFS+ partition (OSX) alongside ext4 partition on backup drive
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: HFS+ partition (OSX) alongside ext4 partition on backup drive

I have an external drive that I would like to use to backup some files from Linux Mint and some files from OSX. Ideally, I would like to use the EFI partition map on the drive (I have read that that makes your data backup more reliable). I have done many searches but for some reason I am not findin...
by Netherprovinc3
Sat May 16, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: HFS+ partition (OSX) alongside ext4 partition on backup drive
Replies: 5
Views: 194

HFS+ partition (OSX) alongside ext4 partition on backup drive

I have an external drive that I would like to use to backup some files from Linux Mint and some files from OSX. Ideally, I would like to use the EFI partition map on the drive (I have read that that makes your data backup more reliable). I have done many searches but for some reason I am not finding...
by Netherprovinc3
Sat May 16, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Computer slowness (often experienced when waiting for a folder to open)
Replies: 41
Views: 3286

Re: Computer slowness (often experienced when waiting for a folder to open)

For the last day or two, the slowness seems to have mostly disappeared. Except for Libreoffice (but that's a whole separate topic that I wasn't pursuing here). Of course there is still slowness when I have a lot of programs running. But, we have mostly tagged that to the RAM, so not considered a mys...
by Netherprovinc3
Tue May 12, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Run openvpn client without sudo
Replies: 17
Views: 2075

Re: Run openvpn client without sudo

In answer to Netherprovinc3's original question (... if anyone's still listening ...): You don't normally need sudo rights (as has been pointed out). For years I've had VPN's from employers and even private ones and never had to connect using sudo. If possible I've used Mint's Network Manager and a...
by Netherprovinc3
Tue May 12, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Computer slowness (often experienced when waiting for a folder to open)
Replies: 41
Views: 3286

Re: Computer slowness (often experienced when waiting for a folder to open)

Thanks. when I open sysctl.conf with sudoedit, the entire file is commented out. You are saying that I should just add lines at the end? Yep :thumbsup: when I added the line vm.swappiness=10 to /etc/sysctl.conf the operating system wanted to save that file as a different name (it had some capital l...

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