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by Flemur
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Annoyed with FF yet?
Replies: 14
Views: 284

Re: Annoyed with FF yet?

I'm pleasantly surprised with FF57.
by Flemur
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Start wine program
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Re: Start wine program

Good evening guys, I have a slight question, how do I start a Wine program automatically when I log in to Linux Mint? NOTE: The program would be "Internet Explorer" for a machine that is only with cameras, only works on it. :shock: Make a file, called, say "run_ie", somewhere in...
by Flemur
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 57 Quantum -- add-ons
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Firefox 57 Quantum -- add-ons

I was using around 8 or 10 addons in firefox < 57, but with 57 I'm using these: Lightbeam "Flash and Video Download" "Flash Video Downloader" "Self Destroying Cookies" "uBlock Origin" The only addon I really miss is "adblock + element blocker" becaus...
by Flemur
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How much memory do I need?
Replies: 13
Views: 198

Re: How much memory do I need?

The biggest culprits seem to be big commercial sites with bunches of ads. I try and avoid them but sometimes it can't be helped. - I have 4G and extremely rarely use it all...it's been months... - what's your desktop? That makes a big difference; xfce < mate < cin < kde (more or less) for mem use. ...
by Flemur
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: mint system settings & Display not showing
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Re: mint system settings & Display not showing

Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/share/cinnamon/cinnamon-settings/cinnamon-settings.py", line 45, in <module> modules = map(__import__, mod_files) File "/usr/share/cinnamon/cinnamon-settings/modules/cs_sound.py", line 689 icon = iconTheme.load_icon("bluetooth&q...
by Flemur
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't delete or read files
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Can't delete or read files

2confused wrote:What do you mean by what file system I'm using?

"filesystem" = ext4, ntfs, fat32, etc. The way the partition is formatted.
by Flemur
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Why does gthumb turn sharp images blurry?
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: Why does gthumb turn sharp images blurry? [SOLVED]

edzell wrote:Never mind, I got irfanview working.

It's the bees' knees!
by Flemur
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I added the Firefox Tor bundle to my Mint Menu. Why is it 7th in the list when iI search for "tor"?
Replies: 13
Views: 120

Re: I added the Firefox Tor bundle to my Mint Menu. Why is it 7th in the list when iI search for "tor"?

You want him to... fix the alphabet? It's not a bug. There is nothing to fix. If you want it to come out on top (even if I can't understand why that matters) then change the name. Easy-peasy. If someone searches for "tor" and gets a bunch of non-tor answers, especially when they're return...
by Flemur
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Partitioning advice [Solved]
Replies: 13
Views: 229

Re: Partitioning advice

I think my goal is to have around 20g of space allocated for distros That's what I use - data (mp3s, movies, and such) is elsewhere. Plenty of room for Mint 18.2 (=~5G). rest for programs that remain untampered with when i'm ready to try anew DE or distro. "programs that remain untampered with...
by Flemur
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Fear of Slow Backup Update
Replies: 7
Views: 137

Re: Fear of Slow Backup Update

PROBLEM: Is there a better way, either hardware or software, to merely copy new files to the external drive while deleting old files I have replaced or updated? rsync works great, especially with the GUI, grsyn c (easy preview & scrolling thru changes). I never understood why anyone uses more s...
by Flemur
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: firefox 57 font settings for mint
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: firefox 57 font settings for mint

just one thing - how can I sett the shrifts of the browser's menus to 'bold'? I'm not sure how to set the confession to a priest be bold, but for the text in menus and other places, do this: Make this file: $HOME/.mozilla/firefox/<profile-name>/chrome/userChrome.css With this content: /** Do not re...
by Flemur
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED: Linking your Pictures Folder to another drive
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Re: Linking your Pictures Folder to another drive

The "rm" command will remove $HOME/Pictures and its contents, so watch out:

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rm -r ~/Pictures
ln -s /media/pepi/Pictures ~/Pictures
by Flemur
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: What programs are there for this?
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: What programs are there for this?

To start with I'd suggest:
rakarrack, hydrogen (drum machine) and audacity for recording and mixing. Then you won't need "jack".
In audacity check these settings for mixing w/o feedback: Transport -> (Overdub and Software playthrough)
by Flemur
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: What programs are there for this?
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: What programs are there for this? = guitar effects

Guitar effects:
"guitarix" - requires "jack".
"rakarrack" is better.

Edit - mixing:
ardour or ardour3 for mixing.
by Flemur
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to make linux single from dual boot?
Replies: 9
Views: 167

Re: How to make linux single from dual boot?

Your recommendation will have the Linux / partition remain at or near the end of the disk = slower system. That has already been debunked by catweazel, so I won't comment on that.. His statement (an absolute time) didn't make any sense when speaking of transfer speeds, so I wouldn't call it a debun...
by Flemur
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How To Write-protect a File"
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: How To Write-protect a File"

I can't believe that I can't find any information on how to write-protect a Libre-Office Writer file. The only entry with that heading in Writer's help file is about a completely irrelevant topic. Searching the forums for "write protect" or "write protect file" also yields nothi...
by Flemur
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 57 - Quantum
Replies: 65
Views: 3925

Re: Firefox 57 - Quantum

Really ugly. Faint, thin font. Toolbar icons hard to see....and SQUARED TABS?! Really disappaointed I like the square tabs - they waste less space. And you can fix the font, which I didn't like either. This changes all the GUI fonts - not the website fonts. file ~/.mozilla/firefox/<your-profile-nam...
by Flemur
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 57...Quantum
Replies: 57
Views: 2382

Re: Firefox 57...Quantum

Linux-Bill wrote:Did that - and the talking head on CNN came right thru anyway. Using FF56 and Flashstopper - this does not happen. That is why I reverted to 56.

Try
about:config -> media.autoplay.enabled = false
by Flemur
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why do Firefox and Thunderbird keep randomly opening new windows?
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Re: Why do Firefox and Thunderbird keep randomly opening new windows?

strypey wrote:The problem hasn't stopped.

I had some strange FF behavior (but not about opening windows) which was cured by

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rm -r ~/.cache/mozilla

As far as I know, removing that directory is completely harmless.

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