Search found 621 matches

by I2k4
Fri May 08, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Viewing RAW image thumbnails
Replies: 1
Views: 301

Re: Viewing RAW image thumbnails

Have you tried XnViewMP viewer / editor? It lists ORF, though no personal experience with that format.

https://www.xnview.com/en/xnviewmp/#formats

XnView makes a good batch file converter as well, "XnConvert".
by I2k4
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Monthly News – March 2020
Replies: 19
Views: 3933

Re: Monthly News – March 2020

Had a lot of trouble previewing Xubuntu 20.04 via live USB on a Dell laptop that is running Mint 19.1 with a few known workarounds, and gave it up. Fingers crossed for Mint 20. I'm curious as to whether the LAN app is an improved GUI front end for Samba, or is entirely new.
by I2k4
Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: TrueCrypt, VeraCrypt, or ???
Replies: 27
Views: 984

Re: TrueCrypt, VeraCrypt, or ???

I hate it when people write sensationalist things like this and then never reply when asked what their source is. Wecome to the world of "Fake News". It's everywhere... all we can do is "Identify and Ignore". Truecrypt was forced to stop development all of a sudden under unique circumstances and ce...
by I2k4
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is really the end for 32-bit?
Replies: 18
Views: 800

Re: Is really the end for 32-bit?

My old laptop and netbook both shipped with 32 bit Windows, and for years I thought they were limited to 32 bit Ubuntu / Mint. They are not. Both PCs installed and are running 64 bit Mint 19.x without any special configuration for that, and third party software I use that requires 64 bit systems can...
by I2k4
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mouse Pointer Size
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: Mouse Pointer Size

My standing beef is all the attention given Mint theming while the OS still defaults to boring 1990s look cursors. In Software Manager you can search "cursor" and pull a range of choices. I've liked the Chameleon and Oxygen packs, but there are many. Ranges of sizes, colors, left/right hand, and ani...
by I2k4
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Shotwell VS Adobe Photoshop-SOLVED
Replies: 11
Views: 334

Re: Shotwell VS Adobe Photoshop-SOLVED

I'd say a lot depends on personal interests and needs. I personally continue to use Windows now and then and only use free cross-platform software for compatibility. In order of complexity / sophistication / learning curve: - XnViewMP - Good basic photo editing and surprisingly powerful for file rec...
by I2k4
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint P.C. For Mint - Recommendations Please
Replies: 15
Views: 682

Re: Mint P.C. For Mint - Recommendations Please

Sincere thanks for all the replies. Such a terrific community. ... I12K4: Thanks for your links. For a moment I forgot I had VPN on and got everything in German! Went to the U.K. site and found an Inspiron 17 3000 laptop at a bargain price. Not sure if it would take Linux Mint. Hardly anything ment...
by I2k4
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint P.C. For Mint - Recommendations Please
Replies: 15
Views: 682

Re: Mint P.C. For Mint - Recommendations Please

I've always bought new Dells, which can be configured to preference online or (sometimes better) over the phone with customer support. Dell is currently purpose-building Ubuntu PCs (be sure to navigate to UK using the flag dropdown up top.) Simple site search for "Linux": https://pilot.search.dell.c...
by I2k4
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <Solved> Vaio laptop running hot
Replies: 41
Views: 1917

Re: Vaio laptop running hot

My Dell laptop was running hot to the point of periodic shutdowns after half a decade's use. After wasting a lot of time trying to find a system issue, I took a toothpick to all available openings and then the crevice tool for a Shop Vac cleaner, and it has never been a problem since - didn't even ...
by I2k4
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <Solved> Vaio laptop running hot
Replies: 41
Views: 1917

Re: Vaio laptop running hot

My Dell laptop was running hot to the point of periodic shutdowns after half a decade's use. After wasting a lot of time trying to find a system issue, I took a toothpick to all available openings and then the crevice tool for a Shop Vac cleaner, and it has never been a problem since - didn't even h...
by I2k4
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] PDF Creator alternate
Replies: 10
Views: 336

Re: PDF Creator alternate

I'd try LibreOffice for that, as it's already installed - may or may not suit the purpose: https://thoughtsofcibino.blogspot.com/2017/10/how-to-combine-pdf-files-in-libreoffice.html I personally use an older trial version of full-featured Master PDF, for things like completing government forms and m...
by I2k4
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] SMS on laptop
Replies: 22
Views: 820

Re: [SOLVED] SMS on laptop

One of my standing headscratchers is why neither Apple nor Google has optimized their smartphone operating system for clamshell and even desktop units - the current size and resource requirements of smartphones are right up with Windows 10 and there are enough users familiar with them to give Window...
by I2k4
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] SMS on laptop
Replies: 22
Views: 820

Re: [SOLVED] SMS on laptop

I found a better solution for me. A bluetooth keyboard that connects to the phone. It's small but not tiny. It'll do until the real thing comes along. Depending what the "real thing" for you would be, you might keep an eye on phones with "Blackberry style" hardware keyboards - more portable than de...
by I2k4
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: sharing files between laptop and desktop
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: sharing files between laptop and desktop

I dual boot Windows, am stymied by Samba for LAN. Samba is likely okay between all-Mint systems - I'm not the one to know. I used Dropbox for years because of its excellent desktop clients for both Win and Ubuntu/Mint Linux. It provides local folder sync instead of keeping everything in the cloud (G...
by I2k4
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Prevent machine from sleeping
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re: Prevent machine from sleeping

May get better help from someone who also closes a laptop lid - some years since I have. I do the following to prevent blinking out during media play, in Settings / Session and Startup / Application Autostart tab: - try unchecking (disabling) Power Manager altogether - if you are relying on Power Ma...
by I2k4
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Desklet/Program which displays disk workload/activity
Replies: 8
Views: 318

Re: Desklet/Program which displays disk workload/activity

hello, i'am searching for a Desklet or program which shows me the workload/usage/activity of my drive like in the Windows task-manager (eg: 100% means the drive is under full workload and when you open a windows it will take a while..). I couldn't find any. Not running Cinnamon currently, but have ...
by I2k4
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] SMS on laptop
Replies: 22
Views: 820

Re: SMS on laptop

Hiyall, i am looking for a GUI-based program that allows me to send and receive SMSs on my computer. My failing eyesight makes it difficult on the phone. Any suggestions? MySMS might do for you - I tried it a few years ago, worked fine in Firefox browser without any special extensions or PC softwar...
by I2k4
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] Image viewer for TIF files?
Replies: 15
Views: 506

Re: [solved] Image viewer for TIF files?

Funny a few years ago a discussion about the problem of obsolescent RAW formats and future-safe archival formats led me to look up what major libraries and institutions were using for digital imagery, and Smithsonian, etc. then were recommending lossless TIFF. I'd expected DNG conversion. Not sure i...
by I2k4
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How can I fresh-install latest mint without a flash drive/DVD, and just the one SDD that currently has mint?
Replies: 17
Views: 673

Re: How can I fresh-install latest mint without a flash drive/DVD, and just the one SDD that currently has mint?

I rarely but have used something called Daemon Tools in Windows to create a virtual drive and mount copies of old CD-ROMs, etc. without an optical drive, to run or install software. Some googling turned up this Linux alternative to it: https://cdemu.sourceforge.io/about/ I might try it for fun some ...

Go to advanced search