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by Mik3e
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What are your 'must have applications/software'?
Replies: 52
Views: 2249

Re: What are your 'must have applications/software'?

Quod Libet is the only 'must have' because there is no adequate substitute. Second tier is GNUCash. Moving from apps to utilities there's Conky and YAD. Anything else I can find alternatives or do without.

Mike
by Mik3e
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unexpected Shutdowns
Replies: 91
Views: 2215

Re: Unexpected Shutdowns

In my cursory review of this thread I didn't see xset mentioned, so I'll bring it up. xset is installed by default and the default settings are screensaver in 10 min and DPMS suspend in 10 min. This functions in addition to any other local screensaver settings. The two terminal commands to change th...
by Mik3e
Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Finding a good chair
Replies: 31
Views: 765

Re: Finding a good chair

Years ago I got a wooden swivel chair, it's called an 'Americana Swivel Arm Bankers Chair', from schooloutfitters.com. With a proper cushion I sit in it most of the day.
Mike
by Mik3e
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: New FF 78: killall firefox no longer works
Replies: 22
Views: 1151

Re: New FF 78: killall firefox no longer works

'pkill -f firefox' works for me.

Mike
by Mik3e
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Alarm-Clock-Applet No Longer? - Mint 20
Replies: 5
Views: 400

Re: Alarm-Clock-Applet No Longer? - Mint 20

Does anybody know where that (Alarm-Clock) app went?
It's no longer maintained, unless someone steps forward. The only solution I came up with was to program my own timer-alarm in Python.

Mike
by Mik3e
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LM Ulyana 20 Cinnamon vs Mate
Replies: 19
Views: 457

Re: LM Ulyana 20 Cinnamon vs Mate

I've used both Mate and Cinnamon and never had a problem with either crashing. Mate puts function ahead of fashion, which means that it might not look best but it works best. I spend less time taking care of the desktop and more time taking care of business. In particular, the panel and panel widget...
by Mik3e
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Linux Mint 18.3: Empty Trash Issue
Replies: 10
Views: 493

Re: Linux Mint 18.3: Empty Trash Issue

Have files been moved to trash from a removable drive, such as a thumb drive? If so, remount the removable drive and empty the trash.

Mike
by Mik3e
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: LM 19.1 MATE 64bit - How to type the lower small 2 after CO2, please?
Replies: 11
Views: 977

Re: LM 19.1 MATE 64bit - How to type the lower small 2 after CO2, please?

Most word processors allow formatting a single character as subscript.

Mike
by Mik3e
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Choose the date format for the clock applet
Replies: 4
Views: 577

Re: Choose the date format for the clock applet

One of the problems is that perfs do not show in the dconf editor without a search due to lack of a schema. Launch dconf editor Go to org/mate/panel/objects Wade thru the objects and determine the object number of the clock applet Search for 'prefs' In search results find and select the object for t...
by Mik3e
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Suggestion: Add minimal install option
Replies: 48
Views: 11638

Re: Suggestion: Add minimal install option

I agree with the suggestion. Applications are pre-installed because SOME people use them. Most of the pre-installed apps are useless to me so I have an apt command to install about 25 applications that I use. I know the extra apps don't bother the computer, but they sure slow me down when I wade thr...
by Mik3e
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Trash bin will not empty!!
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: Trash bin will not empty!!

This can happen when files are deleted from a removable drive or partition, and then the drive or partition is un-mounted before the trash is emptied. If this is the case then re-mount the drive or partition and empty the trash.

Mike
by Mik3e
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Fresh Installs: is there a way to avoid all of the Locales?
Replies: 17
Views: 477

Re: Fresh Installs: is there a way to avoid all of the Locales?

I use Bleachbit to remove localizations and regularly dump 100-200 megabytes. The other pet peeve of mine is useless translations that get in the way when I want to edit files. I created this script to dump them: #!/bin/bash # delete lines containing translations # # example: Comment[fr]=... for fil...
by Mik3e
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Begging for help on a copy and paste issue
Replies: 10
Views: 1175

Re: Begging for help on a copy and paste issue

And, another option is install a clipboard manager.

I use Diodon and have it configured to save the last 50 things I've copied. Everything else can go away but Diodon is still there.

Mike
by Mik3e
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: What is your preferred backup program?
Replies: 16
Views: 1456

Re: What is your preferred backup program?

I use the bash copy command (cp -urp ... ). I have a script to copy data and 'home' hidden files to a partition on a second disk, or a USB if it's mounted. It's been working just fine for years.
Mike
by Mik3e
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Backup Tool in 18.3
Replies: 5
Views: 1785

Re: Backup Tool in 18.3

The root problem is that 'dpkg --get-selections' outputs package states install and deinstall, and the backup tool only likes install. The secondary problem is the output file has from one to six tabs between the package name and package state so they can not be effectively sorted. Step one is to re...
by Mik3e
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Caja Drag and Drop
Replies: 3
Views: 742

Re: Caja Drag and Drop

My technique it to press F3 to get a second window pane, in one pane navigate to the source, in the other navigate to the target, drag and drop from source to target and the result is displayed. In addition to immediately showing the result, this process creates a large target which is hard to miss....
by Mik3e
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox already running but not responding
Replies: 7
Views: 1462

Re: Firefox already running but not responding

SBren: I've had the same problems with lagging firefox and have not found a solution, but here are some things that don't work. With bleachbit I cleaned all firefox settings except passwords, and firefox continued it's slow ways. I completely purged firefox and the ... /.mozilla/firefox directory. W...
by Mik3e
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to disable annoying 'close window' laptop function key?
Replies: 2
Views: 369

Re: How to disable annoying 'close window' laptop function key?

Another option is to assign volume up/down to keys not near the close-window key. Example: super+up-arrow and super+down-arrow.

Mike
by Mik3e
Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] After upgrade to Mint 18.2 MATE...themes not working properly?
Replies: 7
Views: 986

Re: [SOLVED] After upgrade to Mint 18.2 MATE...themes not working properly?

In Theme Configuration, gtk-theme-config, there are some options. 'Custom highlight colors' changes the window title bar. I don't know yet how well the other two work.

Mike
by Mik3e
Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: LMDE 2 Mate 32: Very nice!
Replies: 14
Views: 4566

Re: LMDE 2 Mate 32: Very nice!

Install gnome-color-chooser and, from my notes, these are my settings: GNOME Color Chooser > Panel > Foreground > normal > white > Font > Sans 10 The panel background is dark and I change that in panel properties (right-click somewhere on the panel). These are my settings: Properties > Background > ...

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