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by edzell
Sun May 24, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Evolution backup.
Replies: 0
Views: 42

Evolution backup.

Evolution's GUI backup function is very slow on my 'mature' laptop. I wonder if that's because it uses compressed files. Would it be faster just to copy the .config and .share files to my external drive, and (assuming it has lots of free space) what advantage is there in compressing them?
by edzell
Fri May 01, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Dia-gnome mentor needed.
Replies: 0
Views: 139

Dia-gnome mentor needed.

I've installed dia-gnome but can't figure out how it works. I want to make an entity relationship diagram for a data base. I'm new to both DBs and ERDs. I'm not deeply computer literate although I don't think I'm stupid :). I have dia-gnome 0.97.2 running under Mint 17 Mate. The dia help files are e...
by edzell
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED Calc: referencing empty date cells on other sheet.
Replies: 3
Views: 73

SOLVED Calc: referencing empty date cells on other sheet.

Using Libreoffice calc with linux mint 17.3 mate. Cells are formatted as date type 'Dec 31' In sheet2, cell D4 I reference corresponding cell D4 of sheet1 - it is an empty cell: =Sheet1.D4 The result is Dec 30 instead of an empty cell. What am I doing wrong and how to fix it - is the problem with th...
by edzell
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Solved: Calc syntax with IF and OR
Replies: 4
Views: 128

SOLVED: Calc syntax with IF and OR

Thanks Murray - that one worked fine. Thanks too, lsemmens. I understood the concept, just couldn't get the details right. Partly sidetracked myself by wanting to use "OR."
by edzell
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Solved: Calc syntax with IF and OR
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Solved: Calc syntax with IF and OR

In a Libreoffice calc sheet, I want to enter a formula in cell R10, expressed in English as: "If either L10 or Q10 is less that 1, return a blank, otherwise return the value Q10/L10." All three cells are formatted as 'numbers, general.' I've tried all the syntaxes* I can think of using IF, OR and " ...
by edzell
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Waterfox bookmark & history problems [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 569

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: 569

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: 271

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: 271

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: 271

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: 271

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: 125

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: 195

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: 195

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: 195

[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: 463

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: 463

[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: 121

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: 126

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.

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