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by cottfcfan
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Right Click "Open with" Issue
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: Right Click "Open with" Issue

Thanks for that Flemur.
It will be Monday before I'm on that machine again, but will post back then whether your suggestions work.
by cottfcfan
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Right Click "Open with" Issue
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Right Click "Open with" Issue

When I right click a PDF file & then "open with", I get the usual "document viewer", "libreoffice draw", & "xournal", but I also get about 100+ instances of "Mail Recipient".
Any ideas on how to get rid of those?
Mint XFCE 19.2.
by cottfcfan
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to stop Gnome Online Accounts disconnecting
Replies: 0
Views: 105

How to stop Gnome Online Accounts disconnecting

On some systems a logout/login cycle causes the Gnome Online Accounts app to disconnect & start complaining about Credentials not being verified. No matter how many times you re-input username & password it complains. Workaround - Either end the "goa-daemon" in the system monitor, or to make it perm...
by cottfcfan
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Linux Mint 19.2 will not shutdown?
Replies: 8
Views: 573

Re: Linux Mint 19.2 will not shutdown?

CygXanadu wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:25 pm
I'm using Windows 10 for this forum, my Linux OS is on a separate machine?
Then I suppose your choice is:
a. Get no help whatsoever, or...
b. Use your Linux OS, follow pjotr's instructions, & then someone may be able to help.
:D
by cottfcfan
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Is it possible to have the lockscreen the same as login?
Replies: 1
Views: 179

Re: Is it possible to have the lockscreen the same as login?

The lock Screen will always be the same as your Desktop Background. To make your Login Screen the same, open the Menu, go to Login Window - Appearance, and set the Background to whatever you wish.
by cottfcfan
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [SOLVED] How to fix cinnamon desktop problems on Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Replies: 8
Views: 606

Re: How to fix cinnamon desktop problems on Mint 18.3 Sylvia

OK. Obvious things 1st.
Is your system fully up to date?
2nd could you post the output of:

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inxi -F
by cottfcfan
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [SOLVED] How to fix cinnamon desktop problems on Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Replies: 8
Views: 606

Re: How to fix cinnamon desktop problems on Mint 18.3 Sylvia

Installing a printer should not impact on the rest of your system. HP printers generally run out of the box via the hplip package which is preinstalled. However your system is now 3 1/2 years old and if it's a new printer then it may run better on Mint 19.2, the latest system. We really need to know...
by cottfcfan
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: (Solved) Xorg Problems
Replies: 9
Views: 609

Re: Xorg Problems

Might be an obvious thing, but have you made sure that the compositor in Window Manager Tweaks is turned off, before you change your window manager, otherwise you will have 2 compositors enabled and conflicting.
by cottfcfan
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Transparent Menu & Panel
Replies: 3
Views: 4794

Re: Transparent Menu & Panel

Thank You Smurphos. Your a star.
I actually edited the theme directly in /usr/share/themes, & set the menu to 0.80 & the panel to 0.50, following your instructions. IMO it now looks way better than the solid colour.
Thanks again. :D
by cottfcfan
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Transparent Menu & Panel
Replies: 3
Views: 4794

Transparent Menu & Panel

Using up to date 19.1 Cinnamon with Mint Y dark theme.
Does anyone know how to add Transparency to the Menu & Panel without having to change themes?
by cottfcfan
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint 19 Cinnamon what's the fastest way to copy files?
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Re: Mint 19 Cinnamon what's the fastest way to copy files?

Can we specify the block size in grsync? don't think you can. You might be able to using the command line. you'll have to google that. As it is, on my system 100 GB takes about 90 mins to copy to my external hard drive. So your 700 GB should take approx 10 hours. Though that is dependant on your ha...
by cottfcfan
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Ghost icons on taskbar? (Mate19)
Replies: 7
Views: 448

Re: Ghost icons on taskbar? (Mate19)

This was an issue I used to have back in the days of Gnome 2. So it's no surprise it keeps popping up in Mate. I never have found a fix. Only that by either keeping tray icons to a minimum, or by delaying certain startup apps, keeps the issue at bay.
by cottfcfan
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: problem of burning CD with Brasero
Replies: 7
Views: 478

Re: problem of burning CD with Brasero

The resolution to getting Brasero to work on Mint 19, is as follows:

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sudo apt install lame wodim cdrdao growisofs
then:

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cd /usr/bin

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sudo chmod -v 4711 cdrdao && sudo chmod -v 4711 wodim && sudo chmod -v 0755 growisofs
Brasero should now work properly.
by cottfcfan
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint 19 Cinnamon what's the fastest way to copy files?
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Re: Mint 19 Cinnamon what's the fastest way to copy files?

It's not just about speed it's about accuracy as well.
Personally for that amount of data, I would use rsync or the gui grsync.
As a matter of interest what size in GBs does your 1000 movies add up to?
by cottfcfan
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Mate 19 - System Sounds
Replies: 5
Views: 532

Re: Mate 19 - System Sounds

Mmm. Still not figured this. Would love to know what Ubuntu do different to make this happen.
by cottfcfan
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Mate 19 - System Sounds
Replies: 5
Views: 532

Mate 19 - System Sounds

Anyone managed to get system sounds working? By that I mean button sounds, opening/closing apps, menu button etc..
They work by default in Ubuntu Mate, but I'm struggling in Mint. Any ideas?
by cottfcfan
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Windows stutter when being dragged
Replies: 12
Views: 2187

Re: Windows stutter when being dragged

Thanks for your reply johnbonda. I don't think this can be a feature. It affects not only dragging windows, but windows opening & closing and any effect. It is purely Cinnamon specific & has been the same since day 1 of Cinnamon. Turning off all the effects helps, but only really masks the problem. ...
by cottfcfan
Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: XFCE desktop has altered appearance
Replies: 3
Views: 1138

Re: XFCE desktop has altered appearance

Sounds to me like some file has been lost or deleted in your .config folder.
Can't you simply go to system settings & put things back how you want them? Or does it keep reverting back on reboot?
by cottfcfan
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift Question
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Re: Timeshift Question

Thanks for all your replies. In this case then I might backup my sda2 partition, which Mint is on, with fsarchiver, which I'm familiar with & know works, then restore Mint with Timeshift, to see how it goes, knowing I can restore with fsarchiver if things screw up. Not sure when I'll get round to do...
by cottfcfan
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Mint-y theme and icons
Replies: 14
Views: 4743

Re: Mint-y theme and icons

That's one of the reasons I suggested the Vibrancy theme. It's very similar to Mint-Y, in fact I think Mint-Y is based on it to a degree. The Toolbar Icons render perfectly, & it's available in many different colours.

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