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by xenopeek
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Assign special character to keystroke combo
Replies: 5
Views: 58

Re: Assign special character to keystroke combo

xenopeek; afraid I don't understand. The oldest Linux Mint MATE I have here is 18.3 so it may be a bit different on 17. I meant, open Keyboard Shortcuts program from Preferences category in your menu and click the Add button in that to add your own keyboard shortcut. It will ask you to give it a na...
by xenopeek
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Assign special character to keystroke combo
Replies: 5
Views: 58

Re: Assign special character to keystroke combo

This should work. You can set a custom keyboard shortcut (somewhere in system settings > keyboard or keyboard shortcuts, can't recall for your version) and bind this command to it: xdotool type --window '$(xdotool getactivewindow)' √ That will type the √ symbol when you press your custom keyboard sh...
by xenopeek
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Window list disappears after I add an app to panel
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Re: Window list disappears after I add an app to panel

You'll have to provide a little more context for others to be able to help on this. Which Linux Mint version (e.g., 18.3 or 19) and which edition (e.g., Cinnamon, MATE or Xfce) are you using? How the panel works differs between these. If you're unsure see System Info in your menu or run inxi -S from...
by xenopeek
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Usernames
Replies: 33
Views: 583

Re: Usernames

I pronounce it admini-strollaa-ttori. Don't ask me to spell it from memory though :lol:
by xenopeek
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: anomalous output from ls command
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: anomalous output from ls command

Yes, you've not read the regular expressions chapter of grep's manpage: Repetition A regular expression may be followed by one of several repetition operators: […] * The preceding item will be matched zero or more times. So you're saying "find me a line that has the string pra followed by zero or mo...
by xenopeek
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Canonical says 18.04 will now be LTS for 10 yrs
Replies: 20
Views: 439

Re: Canonical says 18.04 will now be LTS for 10 yrs

This was all he said about it: I'm also delighted to announce that Ubuntu 18.04 will be supported for a full 10 years. In part because of the very long-time horizons in some of those industries—financial services and telecommunications—but also from IoT where manufacturing lines, for example, are be...
by xenopeek
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Å, Ä, and Ö characters on keyboard
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Re: Å, Ä, and Ö characters on keyboard

You have two options. 1) You can switch to a "dead key" keyboard layout. With such a layout typing " would not show anything till you type another key after it. If you type a space it will show ", if you type a it will show ä and so on. Personally I hate that layout as you can't as easily type "hell...
by xenopeek
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: What happened to Carla Audio Plugin Host?/SOLVED
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: What happened to Carla Audio Plugin Host?

Have you added their repository to your system? Linux Mint 18.x is based on Ubuntu 16.04 so follow the second set of instructions for adding their repository here: https://kxstudio.linuxaudio.org/Repositories
by xenopeek
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Java 8 update 181 breaks Firefox
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Re: Java 8 update 181 breaks Firefox

Didn't Firefox 52 ESR reach end of support 2 months ago? Perhaps give Waterfox a try. That is a Firefox fork that still supports NPAPI plugins. You'll probably like it. You can download a .deb file for installation from their web page https://www.waterfoxproject.org/en-US/waterfox/desktop/. I'm not ...
by xenopeek
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Canonical says 18.04 will now be LTS for 10 yrs
Replies: 20
Views: 439

Re: Canonical says 18.04 will now be LTS for 10 yrs

How will this affect Linux Mint versions? Longer support too? As discussed above, this will almost certainly only be relevant to commercial use of Ubuntu server. Just like the existing extended support from Canonical. It sounds exciting but it doesn't affect the support period non-commercial (home)...
by xenopeek
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Canonical says 18.04 will now be LTS for 10 yrs
Replies: 20
Views: 439

Re: Canonical says 18.04 will now be LTS for 10 yrs

I got lost navigating their site earlier. Thanks for the directions :) Clicking through on that find some info. Information on the Extended Security Maintenance (ESM) available through Ubuntu Advantage indeed also mentions 'universe' in places, but it's not very clear at first. Like in the ESM FAQ :...
by xenopeek
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Canonical says 18.04 will now be LTS for 10 yrs
Replies: 20
Views: 439

Re: Canonical says 18.04 will now be LTS for 10 yrs

Currently universe and multiverse only get paid support from Canonical They do? I looked at Ubuntu Advantage but can't find details that suggest they do updates for universe and multiverse. If they have a repository with package updates for universe accessible only to paying users, they'd still hav...
by xenopeek
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Microsoft Office collected actual content from users' applications
Replies: 11
Views: 235

Microsoft Office collected actual content from users' applications

Dutch government report says Microsoft Office telemetry collection breaks GDPR, as reported by ZDNet: https://www.zdnet.com/article/dutch-government-report-says-microsoft-office-telemetry-collection-breaks-gdpr/ Investigators […] found that Office applications also collected actual content from user...
by xenopeek
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Canonical says 18.04 will now be LTS for 10 yrs
Replies: 20
Views: 439

Re: Canonical says 18.04 will now be LTS for 10 yrs

Important to note Canonical supports only the main and (working with vendors, as it's closed source) restricted repositories. Commonly, as on Linux Mint, people also enable the community supported universe and multiverse repositories. I don't imagine those will be supported for 10 years. Those are b...
by xenopeek
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Canonical says 18.04 will now be LTS for 10 yrs
Replies: 20
Views: 439

Re: Canonical says 18.04 will now be LTS for 10 yrs

Interesting, and you beat my news feed :) Personally I welcome this for home servers and such. What it will mean for Linux Mint, or other Ubuntu derivatives, I don't know.
by xenopeek
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mouse scrolling Issues (chrome)
Replies: 6
Views: 81

Re: Mouse scrolling Issues

I think Chrome has little options aside from that you can toggle smooth scrolling in chrome://flags. I think you can use this extension to configure mousewheel scrolling behavior: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... ource=plus
by xenopeek
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mouse scrolling Issues (chrome)
Replies: 6
Views: 81

Re: Mouse scrolling Issues

I'm saying mouse scroll behavior is configured in the web browser (on Linux; I don't know about Windows). If you want help with it, you need to tell others here what web browser you're asking about.
by xenopeek
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mouse scrolling Issues (chrome)
Replies: 6
Views: 81

Re: Mouse scrolling Issues

That would depend on your web browser.
by xenopeek
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: How to enable smooth scrolling on USB Mouse - SOLVED
Replies: 6
Views: 95

Re: How to enable smooth scrolling on USB Mouse

I think it's up to applications how many lines they scroll. Are you asking about a specific application?
by xenopeek
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Debian Packages To Eliminate Vendor-Specific Patches, Affecting Downstreams Like Ubuntu
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Re: Debian Packages To Eliminate Vendor-Specific Patches, Affecting Downstreams Like Ubuntu

The existence of vendor-specific patches is new to me. To be frank, I find the concept ludicrous. As I understand it: Debian packages some software and puts the package in its repository; Ubuntu imports that Debian package and repackages it for its own repository, but wants some Ubuntu specific chan...

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