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by BoDill
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved)Learning about Cache
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: Learning about Cache

Thank you.
by BoDill
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved)Learning about Cache
Replies: 4
Views: 126

(Solved)Learning about Cache

First, I have been using a Dell Optiplex GX520 with Linux 17 for a few years, but am absolutely not a “Computer guy”. I barely know what I'm doing, but I'm not a fan of Windows for my own reasons. I just bought a used Dell Optiplex 790, and asked the dealer to install Linux Mint 19.1. After a day or...
by BoDill
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved) New to Mint 19.1 Tessa
Replies: 28
Views: 928

Re: New to Mint 19.1 Tessa

To smurphos and all, Yesterday Linux went dead for me. There was a notice on the screen that said that it was out, and would be back in service soon. When I tried it later, it was still out. With that in mind, I took the computer back to the dealer from whom I purchased it, and explained my problems...
by BoDill
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved) New to Mint 19.1 Tessa
Replies: 28
Views: 928

Re: New to Mint 19.1 Tessa

To smurphos; I did not expect to have any time today to try some steps from your post, but this is what I’ve done so far; Quoting(from your post… 1) Right click on panel, click add to panel and select and add a panel launcher applet. You will get Firefox, the Terminal and a Files/Nemo shortcut as de...
by BoDill
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved) New to Mint 19.1 Tessa
Replies: 28
Views: 928

Re: New to Mint 19.1 Tessa

To smurphos and all, I just read your post, and will get busy doing what you instructed within the next day or two. Right now I am working (in my own business), and will be busy all day today and tomorrow. I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate your post, and I will get back to you with res...
by BoDill
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved) New to Mint 19.1 Tessa
Replies: 28
Views: 928

Re: New to Mint 19.1 Tessa

Same basic thing, but a new new slant on a previous problem. I will try to describe it as best I can, and perhaps I should start another post for this specific aspect of the problem. I’ll rely on you to tell me. Earlier in these posts I complained that I couldn’t place a widget on my Panel for Libre...
by BoDill
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved) New to Mint 19.1 Tessa
Replies: 28
Views: 928

(Solved)Re: New to Mint 19.1 Tessa

Please help me on this. I sincerely have tried to figure out how to put something, whatever it is called, in the Panel across the bottom of my screen so that I can open things like “Google News”, “Yahoo Mail”, and similar stuff, while something else is on the screen. I have managed to put “Launchers...
by BoDill
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved) New to Mint 19.1 Tessa
Replies: 28
Views: 928

Re: New to Mint 19.1 Tessa

Since no one has posted since my last post, March 13, 12:17, I ask if anyone knows someone in Upstate New York who is familiar with Linux. My home is in Cortland, NY, about halfway between Syracuse and Ithaca, and I would be happy to pay someone to help me, even if I had to take my computer to him/h...
by BoDill
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved) New to Mint 19.1 Tessa
Replies: 28
Views: 928

Re: New to Mint 19.1 Tessa

To All, especially Kevin987 OK, now on virtually any page, across the top are selections; File, Edit, View, Bookmarks, Tools, Help. When I click on Bookmarks, the first selection is, “Show all bookmarks”. I click on that and get a page named “Library”, and so far the only entry on that page is one f...
by BoDill
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved) New to Mint 19.1 Tessa
Replies: 28
Views: 928

Re: New to Mint 19.1 Tessa

It is early morning, and I have commitments, so I will have to keep checking on this as the day goes by. This morning I managed to get a functional icon for LibreOffice Writer onto my Panel, as it is listed in my Menu under "Office". Then I went back to trying to put a link (I don't know what else t...
by BoDill
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved) New to Mint 19.1 Tessa
Replies: 28
Views: 928

Re: New to Mint 19.1 Tessa

Thank you HaveaMint, Even though I have been trying this over a period of hours, and several dozen times, I tried your advice and just kept trying over and over again to get a result in the Panel with no luck. I get the same three icons over and over and over, and they still don't do anything when c...
by BoDill
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved) New to Mint 19.1 Tessa
Replies: 28
Views: 928

Re: New to Mint 19.1 Tessa

Thank you Tomgin5. I will likely wait a couple of days to see if anything else emerges before I risk doing more harm than good. If all else fails, I just might try to reinstall Linux 19.1. If I decide to do that, and I believe that a MATE version would be best for me, do you have any advice for a no...
by BoDill
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved) New to Mint 19.1 Tessa
Replies: 28
Views: 928

Re: New to Mint 19.1 Tessa

Thanks, but as I wrote in the last post, that IS what I did. Clicked on "Office Writer" and "add to panel" but what shows up on the panel is a group of three icons, which are in a dark panel of their own, and clicking on any or all of them does nothing. The exact same thing happens with anything tha...
by BoDill
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved) New to Mint 19.1 Tessa
Replies: 28
Views: 928

Re: New to Mint 19.1 Tessa

When I typed "inxi -Sz", I got a confirmation of the 19.1 Tessa stuff. Have already tried "left click on Menu, then Office, then LibreOffice Writer, and selected "+ Add To Panel". What shows up on the panel is a group of 3 "Icons"; the first one is Firefox web browser icon, the second is a miniature...
by BoDill
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved) New to Mint 19.1 Tessa
Replies: 28
Views: 928

Re: New to Mint 19.1 Tessa

When I type "uname -srm" into the terminal, I get;Linux 4.15.0-20-generic x86_64. When I type "cat /etc/os-release" into it, I get "Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa". Other than that, I would need someone to tell me what to look for and how to find it.
by BoDill
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Deshtop automatic reorganize
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Deshtop automatic reorganize

I just got a "New" used computer with the stuff from my old computer installed, along with Linux 19.1. Naturally, all the desktop icons were spread around and evenly spaced, and nowhere near the order that I had it on my old Linux Mint17. I spent quite a bit of time reorganizing all the icons to the...
by BoDill
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved) New to Mint 19.1 Tessa
Replies: 28
Views: 928

Re: New to Mint 19.1 Tessa

When I right click on the menu, I get three choices; About, Configure, Remove "Menu", if I left click on Menu, I get a menu selection, but nothing that looks like what I need.

BoDill
by BoDill
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Change my Form
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Re: Change my Form

Thank you very much!

BoDill
by BoDill
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Change my Form
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Change my Form

I just got a "New" used computer, a Dell Optiplex 790, and feel I should change the information on the bottom of my "Form", but cannot remember how it's done. Help me?

BoDill
by BoDill
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved) New to Mint 19.1 Tessa
Replies: 28
Views: 928

(Solved) New to Mint 19.1 Tessa

I just got a used computer, a Dell Optiplex 790, from a repairman, and had him install Linux. According to the “Terminal” readout, I have “Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa”, and I have been trying to set up my desktop set up all after noon. My first problem is how to put icons in the “Panel”, or the black bar ...

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