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by spamegg
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Icons of vertical panel rearrange after a window/prompt/application closes
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: Icons of vertical panel rearrange after a window/prompt/application closes

Yeah this is a known issue in Grouped Window List in Cinnamon, hopefully it will be fixed at some point.
by spamegg
Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Pixelated desktop wallpaper on second monitor and screen freezing
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: Pixelated desktop wallpaper on second monitor and screen freezing

flanaganny wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:49 am
Thanks. So I already had a startup script that sets the background for me that seems to do the trick. Anyone know why this is happening or have a better solution though?
It's a known bug that existed for a long time, I don't think it's something Mint devs can fix, it's from Ubuntu or maybe X11.
by spamegg
Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Pixelated desktop wallpaper on second monitor and screen freezing
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: Pixelated desktop wallpaper on second monitor and screen freezing

I've had this problem in the past, try this, it might work, or it might not: Go to Startup Applications, click the plus button and choose "Custom command" and put this command: sh -c 'for name in 'centered' 'zoom'; do { gsettings set org.cinnamon.desktop.background picture-options $name; s...
by spamegg
Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] how to remove the banner ad from the file window
Replies: 5
Views: 244

Re: how to remove the banner ad from the file window

@Helpwanted
Try changing the "Preferred Applications/Removable Media" to "Do Nothing"
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by spamegg
Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Youtube Crashes on Firefox
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: Youtube Crashes on Firefox

Most important is providing the output of the terminal command

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inxi -Fxz
Paste it in between the code tags (the button that looks like </>)
by spamegg
Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED: bootable USB stick
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: bootable USB stick

You don't need current software for a rescue disk.
Moreover there are rescue-oriented Linux distros that are specially customized for that job, like Rescatux and others.
https://www.supergrubdisk.org/
by spamegg
Tue Feb 09, 2021 3:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: global font size tweak
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Re: global font size tweak

dimlog wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:48 am
thanks, already done but it seems that only the terminal will adjust!
You can change ALL of them by adjusting "Text scaling factor"
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by spamegg
Tue Feb 09, 2021 3:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Adding "links" to desktop or panel.
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: Adding "links" to desktop or panel.

Mint comes with Firefox, doesn't it? Why did you download and unzip some Mozilla thing? What is it that you are trying to run exactly?
by spamegg
Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update Manager Sources: Main and Base
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Re: Update Manager Sources: Main and Base

You need to change your network configuration to allow those http sites. I believe the repos are not https for a good reason.
by spamegg
Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Confusion-Solved
Replies: 10
Views: 245

Re: Confusion

When you are installing Mint, choose "Something else" and go from there.
by spamegg
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:49 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: VirtualBox Dialog Boxes Broken on Linux Mint 20 Host
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Re: VirtualBox Dialog Boxes Broken on Linux Mint 20 Host

This might be due to incompatibility between the theme you are using and the Qt that's used by VB. For example even though I'm using a dark theme, I get this on VB: vb.png Try different themes and see if that changes anything. Otherwise there must be something wrong with the kernel modules for VB an...
by spamegg
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:46 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Linux Mint [HOST] Entire Machine freezing over virtualbox
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Linux Mint [HOST] Entire Machine freezing over virtualbox

You might have to enable Virtualization support in your motherboard BIOS. Also it could be due to the full system encryption too. I'm guessing it has to decrypt whenever it's trying to use the virtual drive. So it slows or sometimes freezes. You have to understand that Virtualization is not a perfec...
by spamegg
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:43 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Clicking any location on start menu invokes LibreOffice
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: Clicking any location on start menu invokes LibreOffice

That's really messed up. Probably reinstall.
by spamegg
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:41 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: [SOLVED...mostly] Blank/Black Start Up Screen in LM20 on VB 6.1.16 and .18
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: Blank/Black Start Up Screen in LM20 on VB 6.1.16 and .18

That's just a bug in VB. It happens with some other distros as well. There are a lot of open tickets on VB website about it. I remember checking. If it is set to start in fullscreen mode it happens. Go back to vanilla settings on VB and switch to fullscreen manually every time.
by spamegg
Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Really SLOW
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Really SLOW

Can you provide the output of the terminal command

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inxi -Fxz
In the terminal you can select text with the mouse, then copy it with Ctrl+Shift+C.
Paste it here in between code blocks (click on the </> button on top of the reply box that says "Code display")
by spamegg
Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Reclaiming disk space from Flatpack applications?
Replies: 10
Views: 381

Re: Reclaiming disk space from Flatpack applications?

No, Flatpak applications are all in one packages, they include their dependencies within themselves. That's why they take up so much space. You can remove them without any problems affecting other stuff.

Personally I do not use any Flatpak at all.
by spamegg
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unable to install new software/get updates
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: Unable to install new software/get updates

Go to Update Manager / Edit / Software Sources. Take a look at your "Mirrors" section. Mine are "Main (ulyssa): http://packages.linuxmint.com" with an American flag "Base (focal): http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu" with a British flag Update Manager asks you if you want ...
by spamegg
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Moving files from old computer to new computer
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Re: Moving files from old computer to new computer

Well we can't really know this, they are your files after all. Do you think you missed anything? Did you put anything in other directories (other than the ones you listed)? In your File Manager press Ctrl + H to view hidden files. Do you see anything important there? Moving .mozilla is probably not ...

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