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by stevengarland
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Problem defaulting to Thunderbird
Replies: 13
Views: 301

Re: Problem defaulting to Thunderbird

gittiest,

That last one was a good idea. Indeed "Handlers" had been taken over by my ISP. I removed the ISP reference and now the default is to Thunderbird.

Than you!
by stevengarland
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Problem defaulting to Thunderbird
Replies: 13
Views: 301

Re: Problem defaulting to Thunderbird

I have a wired connection to my modem
by stevengarland
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Problem defaulting to Thunderbird
Replies: 13
Views: 301

Re: Problem defaulting to Thunderbird

I am using, and always have used, Chrome.

Why would something that was set up correctly all along be solved by a restart? I have now done two restarts with no change on the problem.
by stevengarland
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Problem defaulting to Thunderbird
Replies: 13
Views: 301

Re: Problem defaulting to Thunderbird

Ok. I checked and Thunderbird was and is set as my default. I had't checked off the "always check" box before as it is an irritation, but now it is checked. Didn't yield any new results on the default issue.
by stevengarland
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Problem defaulting to Thunderbird
Replies: 13
Views: 301

Re: Problem defaulting to Thunderbird

I am not on any social media.

On sites that I use there is often an opportunity to contact them by email. In the past when I clicked on the email address it would come up as a "write" on Thunderbird mail, now it defaults to the ISP sign in site.
by stevengarland
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Problem defaulting to Thunderbird
Replies: 13
Views: 301

Problem defaulting to Thunderbird

I am using the latest version of Mint Cinnamon Until recently my email defaulted to Thunderbird with no problem. Now it has started to default to Xfinity which is my ISP. I checked system settings and saw that the default showed Google. Either this was changed recently by the gremlins or the TB defa...
by stevengarland
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Removing DRM from ebooks
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Removing DRM from ebooks

Does anyone have experience with the DRM Removal Tool that unlocks, for example, Kindle ebook files?
by stevengarland
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] teegee2008 PPA
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: [SOLVED]teegee2008 PPA

It is listed as "untrusted" however, I do have Aptik
by stevengarland
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] teegee2008 PPA
Replies: 5
Views: 187

[SOLVED] teegee2008 PPA

Why do I have this? From what I read it is questionable. Running Mint Cinnamon 19.1

Thanks
by stevengarland
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Updates won't install
Replies: 18
Views: 727

Re: [SOLVED] Updates won't install

Ongoing solution. Today I got a security update and it did not install even with my new mirror. Touching the "refresh" button solved the problem. I have gone back to my faster mirror.
by stevengarland
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is Linux beyond me?
Replies: 25
Views: 1005

Re: Is Linux beyond me?

RIH, I am 81 and about as literate with computers as you say you are. I have been using them in one form or another since the early 80's. The first Linux Distro I used was Ubuntu 8.04. That went into a small laptop that I used while traveling. I had that for some time and installed the new versions ...
by stevengarland
Wed May 29, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Updates won't install
Replies: 18
Views: 727

Re: [Worked around] Updates won't install

I got an update yesterday that installed correctly with my alternate mirror. It was not however a security update (just Thunderbird)

I see now that I need to look below my actual message to see where "attachments" are. Not very obvious, but now that I see it I'm ok. Instructions need detail.

Thanks
by stevengarland
Tue May 28, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Updates won't install
Replies: 18
Views: 727

Re: [Worked around] Updates won't install

I don't see any way to send you a copy of the screenshot except via email. It is the only option offered. Suggestions?
by stevengarland
Tue May 28, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Updates won't install
Replies: 18
Views: 727

Re: [Worked around] Updates won't install

Exact quote was "Could not install the security updates" Here's what comes out doing a copy paste of the screen shot: /home/steven/Pictures/Screenshot from 2019-05-27 09-06-19.png Obviously that does not work. The only way I can see to send the real thing is by email. The screen shot taken during th...
by stevengarland
Mon May 27, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Updates won't install
Replies: 18
Views: 727

Re: [Worked around] Updates won't install

New updates today. Message on left bottom of screen "Could not install security updates". This was after I entered my login. Screenshot from VIEW /home/steven/Pictures/Screenshot from 2019-05-27 09-06-19.png Second screenshot /home/steven/Pictures/Screenshot from 2019-05-27 09-00-25.png Seems that t...
by stevengarland
Fri May 24, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Updates won't install
Replies: 18
Views: 727

Re: [Solved] Updates won't install

The problem was solved so far as being able to update using terminal. The problem with Update Manager persisted (not all the time but sometimes); therefore I did a new post. The message isn't complicated: Cannot complete update and a Red X. steven@steven-Studio-1747:~$ inxi -Sr System: Host: steven-...
by stevengarland
Thu May 23, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Updates won't install
Replies: 18
Views: 727

Update Manager fails

I posted a problem on 5/14 and the answer was to update using terminal. Of course that does work, as does Synaptic; however the Mint Update Manager continues to fail and that problem needs to be solved. I can't delete it and reload as that is not allowed. It tells me that there are updates and then ...
by stevengarland
Fri May 17, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]mp4 file opening problems
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: mp4 file opening problems solved

stevengarland wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:43 pm
When I try to open an mp4 file attached to mail on Thunderbird the whole screen goes crazy. Flashing lights, loud noise, chinese characters. I have to shut the laptop down completely. Same mp4 runs fine on from Thunderbird in windows 10.
Thanks
by stevengarland
Thu May 16, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED]? pop up explained?
Replies: 30
Views: 833

Re: ? pop up explained?solved

solved

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