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by chiefjim
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: TB back door?
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: TB back door?

Understood. What isn't is how using an app allows it to go from one version to another.
by chiefjim
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: TB back door?
Replies: 4
Views: 221

TB back door?

Is this some sort of backdoor access used by other apps? Noticed first with Mint 19.3 Mate. Thunderbird came out with a policy that various add-ons (.xpi) would be blocked by TB-68 if the developers had not made revisions over a given period of time. For me that meant the xul-calendar and the mailbo...
by chiefjim
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: I am becoming a believer!
Replies: 13
Views: 365

Re: I am becoming a believer!

I've also kept W10 on my laptop. Handy here in the USA for things like doing taxes. Other than that it has become a dust collector. Just be aware that when the time to use it does come around you'll need to wait while the ultra slow updates run. Grass grows faster! ummmmm, you can shut off update b...
by chiefjim
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Security updates only
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Security updates only

Most thunderbird updates are fixing vulnerabilities aswell as being feature updates. I may be the culprit but past experiences have found TB 60 becoming TB 68 which thinks all the older apps are obsolete. Yesterday I tried again with each Thunderbird pinned in Synaptic. After doing updates the chan...
by chiefjim
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: I am becoming a believer!
Replies: 13
Views: 365

Re: I am becoming a believer!

I've also kept W10 on my laptop. Handy here in the USA for things like doing taxes. Other than that it has become a dust collector.

Just be aware that when the time to use it does come around you'll need to wait while the ultra slow updates run. Grass grows faster!
by chiefjim
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Security updates only
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Security updates only

Is it possible to restrict the update manager to show only security updates? Reason is I've been working with 19.2 and several times found myself with a more current Thunderbird which I did not want as the newer versions don't play nice with mailbox alert.
by chiefjim
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird to Evolution
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Thunderbird to Evolution

Everything has been IMAP for some time. Not finding anywhere in Evolution the ability to export mail files similar to how TB sends to local folders. Looks like I've got more research ahead.
by chiefjim
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird to Evolution
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Thunderbird to Evolution

Looking to find a replacement for Thunderbird. Evolution looks promising except for one serious item, I need access to archived messages.

Currently these reside in a local folder separate from Thunderbird on another partition. Might there be a way for Evolution to access those message files?
by chiefjim
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Apt-Mark
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: Apt-Mark

I got spoiled with Thunderbird v52.7.0 as it allowed xul-ext-lightning calendars to work properly as well as the mailbox alerts. Seems minor changes along the way migrated Thunderbird into a newer version which mucked up those fatures as Mozilla thinks they are too old. Had tried locking version but...
by chiefjim
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Apt-Mark
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Apt-Mark

I have an older install of Mint 19.2 Mate which I absolutely, positively want no additional changes made to. Yes, I've turned off Mint Update. Is it possible to use a wild-card function so apt-mark would freeze everything? Or perhaps some other command?
by chiefjim
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Forum Bookmarks
Replies: 7
Views: 290

Re: Forum Bookmarks

An alternate solution is to print as PDF those articles of interest. Comes in extremely handy when setting up a new machine. There are times when that information is needed before establishing an Internet connection. Amazing how many can also fit on that old USB flash drive that might be laying arou...
by chiefjim
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installer icon missing (Solved)
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: Installer icon missing (Solved)

Indeed ubiquity was missing. I may have removed it mistakenly believing it was a DE only. Restored the remastered ISO now has a properly functioning install icon.

For JoeFootball: I use pinguybuilder
by chiefjim
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installer icon missing (Solved)
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Installer icon missing (Solved)

I had created a remastered Mint 19.2 Mate iso. Installed it to USB. USB boots fine but there is no installer icon.

Might there be a CLI I can try from terminal?
by chiefjim
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: XUL Lightning (Solved)
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Re: XUL Lightning (Solved)

Apparently this is a Mozilla team issue as someone feels the need to block perfectly working software. Wonder how much time they'd waste noting the round wheel hasn't had any updates?

Anyway off my rant, bypassed the issue by using gnome-calendar
by chiefjim
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: XUL Lightning (Solved)
Replies: 1
Views: 82

XUL Lightning (Solved)

Made a fresh install of Mint 19.3 Mate. Importing my existing .ics files the app sees the files but doesn't load any of the data.

If it matters on the configuration screen for calendar it would not search for the files nor allow me to paste. Typed in each
by chiefjim
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Thunderbird problem
Replies: 9
Views: 241

Re: Thunderbird problem

Hi I can not find the version information it does not show nor is there any option to locate it. The email I am trying to get Thunderbird to fetch should be coming from Spectrum email the email is <username>@kc.rr.com. The only thing I know for this Thunderbird is the one that is automatically inst...
by chiefjim
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Chili dogs-comfort food for the soul
Replies: 11
Views: 350

Re: Chili dogs-comfort food for the soul

Apparently found at the new Coney Island shop on 78?
by chiefjim
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: That's it, I'm done. Need advice.
Replies: 21
Views: 1008

Re: That's it, I'm done. Need advice.

You may wish to consider assembling your own system. I've found $500 +/- can give you a very capable machine. I'll spend the most time looking for cases. The mid tower being my current choice. Inexpensive and easy for these older hands to work inside. Buy one without a power supply then spend for so...
by chiefjim
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird 68.2.1 and mailbox alerts (Solved)
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: Thunderbird 68.2.1 and mailbox alerts (Solved)

Solved. Reinstalled from scratch. Used synaptic to lock version so this type of surprise doesn't repeat. Will give some thought as to other apps that should get the same treatment.
by chiefjim
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird 68.2.1 and mailbox alerts (Solved)
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: Thunderbird 68.2.1 and mailbox alerts

Would it be possible to delete 68.2.1 and install 52.7.0 instead? Or might I have to reinstall Mint 19.2 and then lock Thunderbird down?

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