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by BoDill
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved)Panel icons size or shape
Replies: 20
Views: 1960

Re: Panel icons size or shape

To all, 1) Regarding photos; if I knew how to put a photo of my old Panel into a post, I would, as it seems that some of you don’t believe that I have icons, (or widgets?) in my Panel that are not square but rectangular. If there is an easy way to get such a picture, and put it in a post, tell me ho...
by BoDill
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved)Panel icons size or shape
Replies: 20
Views: 1960

Re: Panel icons size or shape

To moem, Thank you for your reply. Unfortunately I tried what you said, and the only selections I got on my "First Steps" tab are; System Snapshots, Driver manager, Update Manager, System Settings, Software Manager, and Firewall. I fooled around for a little while clicking on the various selections ...
by BoDill
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved)Panel icons size or shape
Replies: 20
Views: 1960

Re: Panel icons size or shape

To gm10, I don't want to make enemies by laboring over this, but in my LM 17 Panel I had a few rectangular widgets (I hope that is the right word) including one that said "Dow Jones" with a slash under it that is 1 1/8 inches wide by 5/16 inch high in my Panel (which on my present screen is 5/16 hig...
by BoDill
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved)Panel icons size or shape
Replies: 20
Views: 1960

Re: Panel icons size or shape

1) To Smurphos; Is the stuff in my last post, in the box marked, “CODE: SELECT ALL”, what you asked for in your previous post? 2) To Smurphos and all; What would be the best info to put in the bottom of my post-form? Perhaps: 2014 – 2019 OptiPlex-GX520, Linux 17 MATE, 2019 – now OptiPlex-790; Kernel...
by BoDill
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved)Panel icons size or shape
Replies: 20
Views: 1960

Re: Panel icons size or shape

To smurphos and all, First, thank you for your patience. Next, since I evidently don't know for sure what I am doing, I am enclosing the whole result of inxi -Fxz below. Let me know if this is right, and/or you want something else. bo@bo-OptiPlex-790:~$ inxi -Fxz System: Host: bo-OptiPlex-790 Kernel...
by BoDill
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved)Panel icons size or shape
Replies: 20
Views: 1960

Re: Panel icons size or shape

To kevin987, In your post, look at the line, "The easiest way to post the system information here is to click on the ...." which is followed by a box with "CODE: SELECT ALL" in the top, and "</> button above the post" in the box. Since I started typing this as soon as I saw your post, I will have to...
by BoDill
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved)Panel icons size or shape
Replies: 20
Views: 1960

Re: Panel icons size or shape

To smurphos, and for the benefit of anyone else who might be watching, First, thank you soooo much for responding to my posts, and especially for NOT treating me like an idiot. Second, I hope that the information at the bottom of my posts is along the line of what you recommended; and if not, please...
by BoDill
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved)Panel icons size or shape
Replies: 20
Views: 1960

(Solved)Panel icons size or shape

I just got started with Linux 19 after years of using 17, and I am NOT a whiz with computers. When putting icons in my panel, I have figured out how to put different images in the icons, but have not figured out how to resize them as I did with 17. For example, the panel icon for Google News has the...
by BoDill
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved) New to Mint 19.1 Tessa
Replies: 28
Views: 1099

Re: New to Mint 19.1 Tessa

To smurphos and All, Today I am up and running, and all is fine. According to the dealer who sold me this computer, and who finally got things squared away for me, he also had trouble getting Cinnamon to work well with this machine, so he installed MATE. This is fine by me, as my old machine had MAT...
by BoDill
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved)Learning about Cache
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: Learning about Cache

I had marked this with (Solved), but then got another response, so I removed the (Solved). I am going to pay attention to these posts for awhile before marking it solved again.

I look forward to more information......and thank you all,

BoDill
by BoDill
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved)Learning about Cache
Replies: 4
Views: 149

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: 149

(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: 1099

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: 1099

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: 1099

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: 1099

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: 1099

(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: 1099

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: 1099

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: 1099

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...

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