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by kyphi
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Type International characters on laptop?
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: Type International characters on laptop?

According to your description, MacOS uses 4 keystrokes to accomplish what Linux Mint will do in 3. Set your Compose Key (I use the Caps Lock key). All the accents that you might want to use are on your keyboard. The sequence is tap 1. Compose key, 2. accent, 3. letter Here is a small sample of accen...
by kyphi
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] How to make calendar auto-start?
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: How to make calendar auto-start?

The correct name of the program you want to auto-start is gnome-calendar.

When put into Startup Applications it works as expected.

Any command to trigger an application can be identified by looking in your Menu Editor.
by kyphi
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can someone please guide me in installing Windows version of Calibre on my Linux Mint? [solved]
Replies: 46
Views: 920

Re: Can someone please guide me in installing Windows version of Calibre on my Linux Mint?

Calibre is an open source project which works in the same way on Linux, Mac and Windows. There are no operating-system-dependent functions. You can read its history here: https://calibre-ebook.com/about#history My Kobo reader connects to my computer via USB and is recognised by Calibre instantly. Ca...
by kyphi
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Opera Browser Slow To Open in Linux Mint 18.3
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Re: Opera Browser Slow To Open in Linux Mint 18.3

Both Software Manager and Synaptic Package Manager show what applications are available to you for installation but they will also show what applications you have installed on your system from external sources. Hence, "Opera-stable" that you have installed from the Opera website will show as install...
by kyphi
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Opera Browser Slow To Open in Linux Mint 18.3
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Re: Opera Browser Slow To Open in Linux Mint 18.3

To see which version of the Opera browser you have, click on the "O" in the top left corner, scroll down to "Help" and click on "About Opera".

The time lag may be caused by having more than one version installed.
by kyphi
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Email client with notifications
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: Email client with notifications

You can also try "Mailnag" which is in the Software Manager. It shows notifications in the panel and makes a ping sound when new mail arrives.
by kyphi
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Email client with notifications
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: Email client with notifications

Mail-notification written in 2008/9 has served me well to inform me of new mail arriving. https://www.nongnu.org/mailnotify/ It will play a user-chosen sound file when new mail has arrived as well as display an icon on the panel which will remain visible until deactivated by the user. If your system...
by kyphi
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Solved - Bandwidth Meter
Replies: 9
Views: 162

Re: Bandwidth Meter

Some Internet Service Providers have these available for their subscribers. Ask yours.

This search produced a few apps for Linux: https://alternativeto.net/software/shap ... dth-meter/
by kyphi
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Kindle reading
Replies: 13
Views: 364

Re: Kindle reading

The question Alvin asked was answered by the first responder, gittiest personITW who suggested Calibre. I would second that; Calibre can not only change ebook formats but also provides an ebook reader. The current version of Calibre (directly from Calibre) is version 4.1. The comments made later poi...
by kyphi
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: (Solved) How to relabel a USB stick
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: How to relabel a USB stick

One of the answers given was to use "Disks" in your main menu. The method is as follows: Insert the USB stick into a USB slot. Open the program Disks. Left click on the entry for the USB stick. Left click on the square icon to unmount the USB stick (the square icon will change to a triangle). Left c...
by kyphi
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Setting up a launcher for a java app
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Re: Setting up a launcher for a java app

@ Tartufo - I thank you for your acknowledgement and I am pleased that my suggestion accomplished your goal.
by kyphi
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [How do I] blank the screen and LED backlight without putting monitor into standby
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: [How do I] blank the screen and LED backlight without putting monitor into standby

Go to System Settings, Power Management and set the "Suspend when inactive for" to "Never". After that try "Suspend" again.

Alternatively, you could turn your monitor off when not required.
by kyphi
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Setting up a launcher for a java app
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Re: Setting up a launcher for a java app

To get a launcher for a Java program I would use a script to encapsulate the directory changes. #-----------------------# #!/bin/bash cd /home/tartufo/location of program java -jar program.jar #-----------------------# Please note "/home/tartufo" not "~" Name and save the script and make it executab...
by kyphi
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [How do I] blank the screen and LED backlight without putting monitor into standby
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: [How do I] blank the screen and LED backlight without putting monitor into standby

No screensaver necessary.

Go to Menu, click on the "Quit" button and select "Suspend". Wake is via mouse movement or keyboard.
by kyphi
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Epson xp-205 not printing [SOLVED]
Replies: 19
Views: 445

Re: Epson xp-205 not printing

If you are running a 64 bit system you need this printer driver from the Epson Download Centre (http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/search/01/search/?OSC=LX): epson-inkjet-printer-escpr_1.7.3-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb For the scanner you will need to install the scanner bundle. Please note that searching for ...
by kyphi
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [SOLVED] Clock showing 24 hour format
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Re: Clock showing 24 hour format

The time settings on the panel applet appear to follow a different set of rules to those in System Settings, Date & Time. When the time is shown as 08:38 PM (as quoted) in Date & Time and it is preferred to read 8:38 PM on the panel applet, adjustments can be made to the "date format syntax" reveale...
by kyphi
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Solved - Confused with Nemo 4.2.3 afraid to shut down
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: Confused with Nemo 4.2.3 afraid to shut down

Left pane -Home > Right pane - several folders (including Desktop and Documents) >Top pane - /home/bill That is correct. Left pane - Desktop >Right pane - BLANK >Top pane - /home/bill/SSD128/desktop That should read /home/bill/Desktop The Desktop, by default, displays icons for Computer, Home, Tras...
by kyphi
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [Solved] Start menu button icon in 'use a custom icon and label'
Replies: 8
Views: 278

Re: Start menu button icon in 'use a custom icon and label'

After you click on "icon", click on "Browse" to go to the location of the icon that you want to display. I keep all my personal icons in a folder in my home directory. After selecting your desired icon it will appear in the menu configuration screen, click on it and then on "Select". If you do not w...
by kyphi
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] How do I find what version of LM19 I'm running?
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: How do I find what version of LM19 I'm running?

Look in "System Info" in your main menu.
by kyphi
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Getting Base to talk to LibreOffice
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Re: Getting Base to talk to LibreOffice

So where do I go from there please? "openjdk-7-jre" is not in the repository because it has long been superseded, the current version used is openjdk-11-jre. Previous versions (6, 7, 8, 9) are provided when installing the libreoffice metapackage (which includes Base) from the Software Manager. The ...

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