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by ajgreeny
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Lock Desklets in place
Replies: 8
Views: 2923

Re: Lock Desklets in place

I don't use cinnamon but it may be possible to do what I used to do in XFCE4. I used desktop icons a lot when I began using this and they would often rearrange themselves on rebooting. I eventually used a simple command on the files in the folder containing the configuration files for the desktop to...
by ajgreeny
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Libre Office always has to repair files
Replies: 16
Views: 484

Re: Libre Office always has to repair files

One more thing to try before giving up entirely is to close all LO applications, then rename the configuration folder for LO by viewing all hidden files and folders in your file-manager by hitting Ctrl+H then right clicking on ~/.config/libreoffice. You will see a rename option in the context menu s...
by ajgreeny
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: thunderbird 60.9.1 vs 68.1.2
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Re: thunderbird 60.9.1 vs 68.1.2

Did you actually check that the new version of thunderbird will start from the executable as I suggested it will? Your current thunderbird executable is /usr/bin/thinderbird and the thunderbird.desktop file, which is its launcher, will be /usr/share/applications/thunderbird.desktop . This is a simpl...
by ajgreeny
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: thunderbird 60.9.1 vs 68.1.2
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Re: thunderbird 60.9.1 vs 68.1.2

I have not downloaded the .tar.bz2 archive, but if it is the same as the archives of firefox that you get direct from Mozilla, there is no absolute need to install the application as there is probably a binary executable file in the archive simply named thunderbird. A double click on that may start ...
by ajgreeny
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: No sound over HDMI.
Replies: 29
Views: 422

Re: No sound over HDMI.

Do you have pavucontrol (Pulseaudio volume control) package installed. If it's installed open it up from clicking on the volume icon, choosing "Audio Mixer" (or use command pavucontrol) and go to the right hand Configuration tab and select Digital Stereo (HDMI) Output My system has two Built in Audi...
by ajgreeny
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Problem defaulting to Thunderbird
Replies: 13
Views: 300

Re: Problem defaulting to Thunderbird

In what application are the links that you now click on and they open Xfinity?

It sounds to me as though it may be a configuration setting in that application (eg, firefox, chromium?).
What do you see if you right click on one those links instead of left clicking?
by ajgreeny
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Re: Not allowed access to disk [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 258

Re: Not allowed access to disk

Show us the output of command ls -l /media/terry/ as I suspect those two ext4 formatted partitions will be owned by root unless you have already changed ownership to you as user. If I'm right you need to run command sudo chown $USER:$USER /media/terry/MUSIC & sudo chown $USER:USER /media/terry/MOVIE...
by ajgreeny
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Libre office 6.2.5 Menu is missing sometimes
Replies: 22
Views: 608

Re: Libre office 6.2.5 Menu is missing sometimes

I think I did not give you enough info originally and it looks as if you had only some of the LO packages installed, not the complete set, and by asking to install the package libreoffice you have now pulled in the whole LO suite with every package that is available. I am also unsure which Mint vers...
by ajgreeny
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Libre office 6.2.5 Menu is missing sometimes
Replies: 22
Views: 608

Re: Libre office 6.2.5 Menu is missing sometimes

Assuming Mint still allows this you could also use the PPA version of LO which is currently 6.3.1.2 and for me has been working very well. I have had the PPA version for a few years now and had no problems of any sort. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa will enable it and a normal update/up...
by ajgreeny
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Print option 'landscape' not available, why?
Replies: 14
Views: 243

Re: Print option 'landscape' not available, why?

It looks to me as though the print dialogue is simply using whatever page size and orientation is the default in your printer setup; try temporarily changing that before printing from leafpad.
by ajgreeny
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Using AppleTV in Linux Mint
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: Using AppleTV in Linux Mint

athi wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:50 pm
Apple TV uses Airplay and do not natively support DLNA, otherwise you might break out of the Apple jail (got to be different).
I did wonder about that.
It's one of the reasons I have always steered clear of anything Apple, and will most likely continue to do so!
by ajgreeny
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Simple 'Format' killed my SD card
Replies: 20
Views: 364

Re: Simple 'Format' killed my SD card

I have never formatted a card or any other device using the right click Format context menu item but I wonder if that would format the whole device rather than the partition on it.

That might explain why the partition table is missing but does not unfortunately help with repairing the card.
by ajgreeny
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Using AppleTV in Linux Mint
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: Using AppleTV in Linux Mint

I know little about Apple-TV or iTunes, but if they can see dlna streams you may find that minidlna package will help you.

It is in the repos and once set up certainly steams well to my LG Smart TV so must be worth investigating.
by ajgreeny
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Audio Player Suggestion
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: Audio Player Suggestion

Try audacious. No bells and whistles, just a simple audioplayer, though it does have playlists if you ever want them; they just don't show unless you ask for them. It has numerous plugins you can activate to add many other facilities but is good with none of them, other than the Input plugins for di...
by ajgreeny
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Skype Linux Mint: no device found when running as user
Replies: 18
Views: 330

Re: Skype Linux Mint: no device found when running as user

If you do have some files or folders in your home owned by root it could be a result of using sudo for GUI applications; you should never use sudo in that way as ownership changes in your home are a known potential problem of doing so.
by ajgreeny
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Annoying creation of directories
Replies: 13
Views: 318

Re: Annoying creation of directries

That can be a problem when saving html files as complete from firefox and other browsers, since they put the html file itself in your directory, but also create a sub-directory with same name of html file to put all the supporting items into, like images, et al. Is your post a response to my answer...
by ajgreeny
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Annoying creation of directories
Replies: 13
Views: 318

Re: Annoying creation of directries

Have a look at the file .config/user-dirs.dirs in your home and edit out the directories you do not want to use, replacing them with the directories you wish to use as replacements. You say that your script removes that file, but check that is the case; it would appear that the file still exists or ...
by ajgreeny
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Plex folder permission ?
Replies: 8
Views: 196

Re: Plex folder permission ?

Try adding yourself as user to the plex group, and add plex to your usergroup. I had what sounds like a similar problem and I found it easiest to unmount my external drive, and then remount it using a simple shell script, to a folder in my home which I had already added as a plex library source name...
by ajgreeny
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] FireFox in new Mint 19.2 (MATE)
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: FireFox in new Mint 19.2 (MATE)

If you still have the previous version of FF in /var/cache/apt/archives try removing the current version, then installing the previous one, and finally allowing your Mint 19.2 to upgrade FF again. I think the reason for the warning, which seems impossible to overcome, is the move from Mint 18.# to 1...
by ajgreeny
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to play a music folder at once?
Replies: 15
Views: 480

Re: How to play a music folder at once?

What does better mean when you're asking about music players? In my opinion audacious is a very good, simple, small and effective music player.
I do not need lots of options and "bells and whistles" in order to play and listen to music; it's the music I want, I don't to fiddle with the player!

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