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by edzell
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Waterfox bookmark & history problems [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 433

Re: Waterfox bookmark & history problems [SOLVED]

Thanks for the detailed instructions, yr Lordship. Worked like a charm.
What a grand forum!
by edzell
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Waterfox bookmark & history problems [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 433

Waterfox bookmark & history problems [SOLVED]

Mint 17.3 mate with Waterfox 56.2.8 on Lenovo T410: Bookmark and History functions not working. Others here have had issues but I don't see resolutions. In my case bookmarks imported as HTML (& history carried over?) from Firefox are operational but 'bookmark this page' and 'view all history' do not...
by edzell
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Waterfox won't open link in new tab
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: Waterfox won't open link in new tab

Well ... The last time I had Waterfox 'working' - but without the ability to open links in new tabs - it was from a download extracted within my download folder. At the bottom of the list of extracted files was an executable called simply waterfox and that was my launcher. I have now deleted those e...
by edzell
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Waterfox won't open link in new tab
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: Waterfox won't open link in new tab

Thanks for the replies.. I've tried installing in more than one way without success. Too many other things happening right now for me to explain properly; I'll log off & post again later.
by edzell
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Waterfox won't open link in new tab
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: Waterfox won't open link in new tab

Ah, sorry BG. In the interim I've uninstalled Waterfox and am now having troubles getting it back on my machine. Do you know whether it can be installed 'stanadlone' - ie without Firefox being on the system? I've never been sure about that. In any case I'm getting error messages when I try to instal...
by edzell
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Waterfox won't open link in new tab
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Waterfox won't open link in new tab

Waterfox 56.2.6 (64-bit) under Mint 17 Mate: MIddle-click on links offered by search engine doesn't open them in new tab. Neither does R. click > open in new tab. In both cases a new tab appears briefly alongside the tab of the search page, and seems to begin seeking the page, but then just disappea...
by edzell
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 17 mate - where are trash files?
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Mint 17 mate - where are trash files?

I have the trashcan icon on the desktop. Double-clicking it reveals a large no. of 'deleted' files. BUT using caja to search for trash, all I've found is ~/.local/share/Trash and it is an empty folder. Where is/are the trash folder(s)? It's not clear to me how many there may be, or where. The reason...
by edzell
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Assign special character to keystroke combo
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: [SOLVED] Assign special character to keystroke combo

xenopeek, thanks and I've emailed you.
by edzell
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Assign special character to keystroke combo
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: Assign special character to keystroke combo

xenopeek; afraid I don't understand. Key board settings allow only for changing certain items: keybindings of shortcuts, or keyboard layouts, but all are predefined . I have discovered which keystrokes - combined with the compose key - will give French accented letters; but what other special charac...
by edzell
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Assign special character to keystroke combo
Replies: 5
Views: 159

[SOLVED] Assign special character to keystroke combo

Mint 17 mate on Inspiron 1525: I want to assign a symbol - √ - to a keystroke combination using the compose key but haven't discovered how to do that. I can see how to assign shortcuts but not special characters. Can anyone tell me how? An old post suggested that characters available via combination...
by edzell
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] laptop ctrl key not working
Replies: 2
Views: 350

Re: laptop ctrl key not working

Thanks deepakdeshp and sorry for the long delay in replying - been having miscellaneous computer problems. The non-functioning left ctrl key is on an aftermarket keyboard recently installed, after the original began disintegrating. This one appears very flimsy and I'll assume it (or my installation)...
by edzell
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] laptop ctrl key not working
Replies: 2
Views: 350

[SOLVED] laptop ctrl key not working

Inspiron 1525, mint 17: Installed an aftermarket keyboard when the original started failing. The ctrl-combo functions, like ctrl-a, aren't working. I've explored system prefs without success. The options if suggests for keyboard layout or shortcuts seem either inappropriate or (to me) meaningless. A...
by edzell
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Evolution expunge "storing folder" - ??
Replies: 0
Views: 117

Evolution expunge "storing folder" - ??

Mint 17 mate, Evolution: When I empty trash, as it expunges it says "storing folder." What does this mean?
by edzell
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED [waterfox] change colors ONLY for links on specific sites
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: SOLVED [waterfox] change colors ONLY for links on specific sites

Thanks Schultz; I'm still working on that. Busy this evening so it may not get finished today. (Edit) seems to be working now but I won't know for sure till I shut down & reboot.
by edzell
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED [waterfox] change colors ONLY for links on specific sites
Replies: 5
Views: 117

NOT SOLVED after all [waterfox] change colors ONLY for links on specific sites

Well the color change for visited sites only persists in the current session. When I reopen the browser, the colors have reverted to the original defaults. I'm running on a Lenovo T410 that used to have Windows 7 (now wiped). I don't know if the behaviour is due to the machine or to Waterfox. - ??
by edzell
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Lenovo T410 Power Mgt, documentation.
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: Lenovo T410 Power Mgt, documentation.

Thanks AdminTroll :). That's a great resource for hardware information but doesn't appear able to answer my questions. It seems the main user help files are only available from within a Lenovo install of Windows, and I have no install disk for that. The machine has only linux mint. Perhaps in the li...
by edzell
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Lenovo T410 Power Mgt, documentation.
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Lenovo T410 Power Mgt, documentation.

Running mint 17 mate on Lenovo T410: No windows on system, no Lenovo install disk available, no documents. - Machine does not retain power management settings when lid closed. - Can find no way to access documentation without Lenovo install of Win 7 or XP. Does anyone know how to solve either of the...
by edzell
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED [waterfox] change colors ONLY for links on specific sites
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: [waterfox] change colors ONLY for links on specific sites

Thanks xenopeek, I hadn't found that settings menu. The color change for visited links works beautifully. I now realize the view menu includes a 'reader view' option which solves the other pert of my query so I'll mark it SOLVED.
by edzell
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED [waterfox] change colors ONLY for links on specific sites
Replies: 5
Views: 117

SOLVED [waterfox] change colors ONLY for links on specific sites

I'm running Mint 17, using Waterfox with DuckDuckGo as default search engine. The colors of links to visited vs unvisited sites are too similar for my eyes. If I set new colors to override them, the appearance of websites themselves also changes, sometimes unacceptably. (try it with this one!) Addit...
by edzell
Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Waterfox doesnt open clicked link in email.
Replies: 0
Views: 110

Waterfox doesnt open clicked link in email.

Mint 17.3 Mate, Evolution, Waterfox: Clicking on URL links in received emails won't automatically open them in Waterfox as it used to with Firefox. I have to copy/paste them into the W/fox address bar. Right clicking "Open in browser" likewise doesn't work - just opens an empty W/fox window. Am I mi...

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