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by linfidel
Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Downloading in browsers - open instead of download
Replies: 10
Views: 449

Re: Downloading in browsers - open instead of download

I did touch a.epub then drag/dropped the file into FF (Edit: v45.3) and got the menu below: I never figured out how to make this happen, but I've now come close enough, I guess. After trying both Cinnamon and Mate direct from the live usb drive to determine that it's not automatic, I tried one more...
by linfidel
Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Downloading in browsers - open instead of download
Replies: 10
Views: 449

Re: Downloading in browsers - open instead of download

I booted up a LiveCD (Cinnamon) and got the same behavior. So perhaps it is something to do with Cinnamon vs Gnome, or the way Nautilus interacts with Gnome. EDIT: Tried live Mate, same results both native and after installing Calibre. No choice to open, just save. I can only conclude that Mint does...
by linfidel
Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Downloading in browsers - open instead of download
Replies: 10
Views: 449

Re: Downloading in browsers - open instead of download

I did touch a.epub then drag/dropped the file into FF (Edit: v45.3) and got the menu below: I tried the download with a new profile, and got the same results, saying something like "you have chosen to open ..." Cancel Save I'll try it from a liveCD without installing Calibre. But this used to work ...
by linfidel
Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Downloading in browsers - open instead of download
Replies: 10
Views: 449

Re: Downloading in browsers - open instead of download

I did touch a.epub then drag/dropped the file into FF (Edit: v45.3) and got the menu below: Thanks a lot for doing that; actually, I'm surprised by your result. Why would Firefox want to save a file that is already on your computer? But it does give me a hint about what to try. If I drag an ebook f...
by linfidel
Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Downloading in browsers - open instead of download
Replies: 10
Views: 449

Re: Downloading in browsers - open instead of download

Click on the file link to download it. Select how you want Firefox to handle the file: Open with: Saves the file to a temporary folder and opens it in the default application for that file type. To select an application, click Browse.... Thanks, but I saw that article. If you look closely, you'll n...
by linfidel
Sun Aug 14, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Downloading in browsers - open instead of download
Replies: 10
Views: 449

Re: Downloading in browsers - open instead of download

Thanks, but they aren't in there, and there's no way to add new ones that I know about.
by linfidel
Sun Aug 14, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Downloading in browsers - open instead of download
Replies: 10
Views: 449

Downloading in browsers - open instead of download

I recently switched from Ubuntu to Mint Cinnamon. In Firefox, when I click on certain files, I got a dialog asking me whether I wanted to open or save the file. It defaults to the correct app to use in this case (I may have once told it what to use). For other files, the only choice is to save the f...
by linfidel
Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Does ATI hate Linux? Issue with Gnome 3 and Catalyst
Replies: 16
Views: 4604

Re: Does ATI hate Linux? Issue with Gnome 3 and Catalyst

Well, I have an AMD Radeon 5450 which works fine with both the standard and the AMD proprietary drivers for Gnome 3 itself. It does have problems with the proprietary driver in some Gnome shells, though. But the reason I ended up with this card is because I first tried a similar price/features card ...
by linfidel
Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub2 information & Links.
Replies: 84
Views: 150733

Re: Grub2 information & Links.

rijnsma wrote:Did it destroy something?
Just my sanity and a few hours of my time trying to get it to boot again.

I've adopted the motto of an old-time usenet person from ba.internet whose signature said "Learn by destroying".
by linfidel
Fri Nov 11, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu catching up to Windows
Replies: 10
Views: 3241

Re: Ubuntu catching up to Windows

I don't really understand why you would want to even use Ubuntu (or Mint) when there are many nice distros that are very small. And since Ubuntu is using Unity with no recourse to gnome, it seems, why even try it with a small system? I'd say the disk size doesn't matter considering how cheap hard dr...
by linfidel
Fri Nov 11, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub2 information & Links.
Replies: 84
Views: 150733

Re: Grub2 information & Links.

The same story here. ... I'm all for progress, and I once looked forward to Gnome 3, but so far, it's not there for me. Forget Unity, I don't like it at all. To me, Linux is all about choices, and Unity took away most of them for me. It might be good for beginners, but everyone needs a path for pro...
by linfidel
Fri Nov 11, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why Google Isn't Google Using Mint?
Replies: 8
Views: 1230

Re: Why Google Isn't Google Using Mint?

I might not mind using the custom search if it were easy to use, but why doesn't it have arrows for next and previous pages like the standard search page? Is this a limitation of this method, or did someone think it was a good idea to need to click the page number from the list?
by linfidel
Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:07 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub2 information & Links.
Replies: 84
Views: 150733

Re: Grub2 information & Links.

When I first started using Linux regularly a few years ago(Ubuntu), and learned the basics of grub, I loved the fact that I understood grub well, and could easily install, configure, or fix it. I have a couple of drives in my system, with a lot of partitions, and I often like to try out new distros....
by linfidel
Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu catching up to Windows
Replies: 10
Views: 3241

Re: Ubuntu catching up to Windows

In terms of speed, Windows will always have an advantage for GUI, since it writes directly to the hardware layer, and doesn't need to support other window managers, etc, like X-windows. X-windows has a disadvantage of being a client/server system, too. But then, after adding anti-virus, etc, to Wind...
by linfidel
Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:45 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: I lost window borders
Replies: 48
Views: 19042

Re: I lost window borders

I recently installed Mint fresh after using Ubuntu for several years. I got used to the Ubuntu position of the close bars on the left, and when I had to use Windows, I would go to that side, and then double-click the system menu to close. I tried that on Mint, and found this problem. Maybe that's wh...
by linfidel
Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Do I need to install proprietary drivers?
Replies: 4
Views: 618

Re: Do I need to install proprietary drivers?

Thanks to all; I only asked because Mint put up a notification about it in the panel. It's gone now, but I know I can still install it if needed. I don't care about HD on my computer - I have an HD TV with a very good audio system in my living room, where I can watch either cable or Netflix streamin...
by linfidel
Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Do I need to install proprietary drivers?
Replies: 4
Views: 618

Do I need to install proprietary drivers?

Hi everyone, I'm a former Ubuntu user, and after several years, I'm leaving because I don't like their new UI, and I won't be able to avoid it much longer, it seems. Mint seems like it might be a better distro anyway, even though I'm fairly linux literate. So far, it's working very well on my dual-m...

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