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by bjmh46
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 69.0 odd behavior
Replies: 18
Views: 788

Re: Firefox 69.0 odd behavior

My apologies to the Ubuntu firefox maintainers! Seems there is something in my profile that causes this behavior in ff 69, although not in previous versions. Renaming .mozilla to .mozilla.old, and starting firefox, restoring bookmarks and adding shortcut in the toolbar--hovering/highlighting is norm...
by bjmh46
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 69.0 odd behavior
Replies: 18
Views: 788

Re: Firefox 69.0 odd behavior

Hi Karlchen, ~ $ apt-cache policy firefox firefox: Installed: 69.0+build2-0ubuntu0.16.04.4 Candidate: 69.0+build2-0ubuntu0.16.04.4 Version table: 69.0+linuxmint2+sylvia 700 700 http://packages.linuxmint.com sylvia/upstream amd64 Packages *** 69.0+build2-0ubuntu0.16.04.4 900 500 http://archive.ubuntu...
by bjmh46
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 69.0 odd behavior
Replies: 18
Views: 788

Re: Firefox 69.0 odd behavior

Thanks both Lex & gm10, but I'm sure now it's a bug in the way that the (little star icon) show-bookmarks shortcut works. I have found that if I enable the menu bar, and activate bookmarks, all is well (behavior is normal) Since I dislike using the menu bar because it takes up valuable vertical real...
by bjmh46
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 69.0 odd behavior
Replies: 18
Views: 788

Re: Firefox 69.0 odd behavior

Lex, Reproducible on 1920x1080 (thinkpad t530), also on 1366x768 (t430), image posted is of Dell latitude running at 1600x900. I run all at native resolution, all running intel video. (i5 & i7 processors, also happens on old core2 duo machines running at native res with onboard intel video. Same com...
by bjmh46
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 69.0 odd behavior
Replies: 18
Views: 788

Re: Firefox 69.0 odd behavior

gm10,

Yes, I've always pinned firefox to the ubuntu repo, which is a day or two ahead of mint repos. Forgot about that--maybe some others will chime in when the mint version goes out. Thanks

Bob
by bjmh46
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 69.0 odd behavior
Replies: 18
Views: 788

Re: Firefox 69.0 odd behavior

If you look closely, you will see that the "metalworking" category (folder) is highlighted, but clearly, the links are those from the "woodworking" category.

Lex & gm10, thanks for your replies.

Bob
by bjmh46
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 69.0 odd behavior
Replies: 18
Views: 788

Re: Firefox 69.0 odd behavior

Image
https://imgur.com/a/ojsQOOG

Lex,

A 5 second delay worked--thanks for the suggestion.

Bob
by bjmh46
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 69.0 odd behavior
Replies: 18
Views: 788

Re: Firefox 69.0 odd behavior

gm10,

I don't use the bookmarks toolbar, I use the bookmarks shortcut in the header bar. (star with underlining).
Screenshooter will not open simultaneously with the the bookmarks activated with this shortcut or I'd include a screenshot of the actual behavior.

Bob
by bjmh46
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 69.0 odd behavior
Replies: 18
Views: 788

Firefox 69.0 odd behavior

Firefox updated yesterday to version 69.0, and I noticed an odd (annoying) behavior when using the bookmarks pulldown. My bookmarks are well organized into folders and subfolders--I've had them this way for years. In Firefox 69.0, when I run the mouse (or touchpad) cursor down the first column of fo...
by bjmh46
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Bookmarks backup software
Replies: 6
Views: 335

Re: Bookmarks backup software

With Firefox, on your mint 18 box: bookmarks, show all bookmarks, import and backup, backup--then choose your location. This will create a file like "bookmarks-2019-08-30.json" Then use this file to restore on the mint 19 box, only this time choosing restore, choose file--then navigate to the file y...
by bjmh46
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [ SOLVED ] Aptitude update hanging
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Re: Aptitude update hanging

"is it down right now" website has been reporting archive.canonical.com down, all day. From my view, I think the problems started yesterday.

Bob
by bjmh46
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How to pdf a file?
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Re: How to pdf a file?

Try file, export--from libreoffice writer.
by bjmh46
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mouse way too fast!
Replies: 19
Views: 1380

Re: Mouse way too fast!

As an alternative, I set up a keyboard shortcut (alt+m) that I hit as soon as the laptop boots. Not as elegant as what rene is referring to, but easy to change as I switch mice sometimes.

Bob
by bjmh46
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mouse way too fast!
Replies: 19
Views: 1380

Re: Mouse way too fast!

Slider control for acceleration & sensitivity do exist in XFCE, under settings,mouse & touchpad. Are you using libinput or evdev? See my post above.
by bjmh46
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mouse way too fast!
Replies: 19
Views: 1380

Re: Mouse way too fast!

Hi philgm, Sounds like you've got the wrong device number. Try the following: xinput --list (to get device number e.g.:11) then: xinput --set-prop 11 "Device Accel Constant Deceleration" 2.6 (11, & 2.6 are the numbers that I use, so substitute what works for you) One caution though. If you have swit...
by bjmh46
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Draftsight DEB install fails
Replies: 5
Views: 519

Re: Draftsight DEB install fails

What version are you running? The deb file for linux beta 2019 sp0 is 295mb. Installs and runs fine here, but somewhat buggy. Editing a toolbar then hitting apply, causes all previous toolbar edits to disappear. Also did not correctly import my previous settings from 2018 sp2.

Bob
by bjmh46
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Firefox not playing Amazon Prime video
Replies: 3
Views: 1280

Re: [Solved] Firefox not playing Amazon Prime video

I've noticed a similar problem for the last couple of days. Video links do nothing when clicked on. Self resolves in a few minutes.

Bob
by bjmh46
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: CAD recommendations
Replies: 20
Views: 1374

Re: CAD recommendations

If "free cad" is what you want, I wouldn't put too much effort into learning draftsight. Per info from the company that provides it "....all free versions will cease to function at the end of 2019." Otherwise a great program, and I used it since it was first offered, but decided to wean myself off o...
by bjmh46
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: CAD recommendations
Replies: 20
Views: 1374

Re: CAD recommendations

CAD under Linux is a tragedy with infinitely many well-intentioned experiments without working solutions. 2D-CAD with reasonable dimensioning with a good print quality? Was no problem more than 20 years ago with Adobe Illustrator and a corresponding plug-in. Besides full-grown CAD programs. For 10 ...
by bjmh46
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: CAD recommendations
Replies: 20
Views: 1374

Re: CAD recommendations

For your use case, and the fact that you will be pretty much new to whatever cad app you might choose, Librecad should be absolutely fine. There is a related app called Qcad (a qt app, surprise!) which is available in a community version (free but limited), and a reasonably priced paid version. Howe...

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