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by Iggy64
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Alphabetizing Pandora Stations in Pithos
Replies: 0
Views: 184

Alphabetizing Pandora Stations in Pithos

I use Pithos to stream Pandora on a daily basis. To select a station, I click the drop-down menu at the upper right to view my Pandora stations. Unfortunately, they are always listed in Pandora's "Recently Collected" order, instead of alphabetical order. This makes it a bit of a chore to l...
by Iggy64
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Force Vivaldi Browser to Always Open Incognito (xfce)
Replies: 19
Views: 1585

Re: Force Vivaldi Browser to Always Open Incognito

Thanks for all that, redlined. The best thing about this little "project" is that it has helped me learn a great deal about how Mint xfce actually works. The relationship between the DE and the underlying OS is very interesting. The OS is trying to accommodate a variety of DEs, while the D...
by Iggy64
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Force Vivaldi Browser to Always Open Incognito (xfce)
Replies: 19
Views: 1585

Re: Force Vivaldi Browser to Always Open Incognito

Well, I can easily see that adding the custom command in the Web Browser portion of the Settings Manager/Preferred Applications dialog actually created ~/.local/share/xfce4/helpers/custom-WebBrowser.desktop : [Desktop Entry] NoDisplay=true Version=1.0 Encoding=UTF-8 Type=X-XFCE-Helper X-XFCE-Categor...
by Iggy64
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Force Vivaldi Browser to Always Open Incognito (xfce)
Replies: 19
Views: 1585

Re: Force Vivaldi Browser to Always Open Incognito

I mentioned how I created a custom command for html files, using "Use a Custom Command" in Thunar's "Open with" dialog. I note that, in both the http solution and the html solution, the vivaldi desktop files were not involved. Instead, the command was inserted directly into an xf...
by Iggy64
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Force Vivaldi Browser to Always Open Incognito (xfce)
Replies: 19
Views: 1585

Re: Force Vivaldi Browser to Always Open Incognito

Many thanks to both redlined and flemur for all this support! I am going to study what each of you have just explained to me, and I'll bet it will help me better understand what is going on here. Before I do that, though, I want to explain that a short time ago, I have gotten a solution to my issue....
by Iggy64
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Force Vivaldi Browser to Always Open Incognito (xfce)
Replies: 19
Views: 1585

Re: Force Vivaldi Browser to Always Open Incognito

Thanks, redlined. Forgive me for completely forgetting to specify my system, which I usually do when I ask a question. I guess I'm just rattled by not being able to make sense of this seemingly simple project. Yes, I AM running Mint 19.1 xfce. And YES, I did just install the latest update of vivaldi...
by Iggy64
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Force Vivaldi Browser to Always Open Incognito (xfce)
Replies: 19
Views: 1585

Re: Force Vivaldi Browser to Always Open Incognito

Thanks, redlined, for all your suggestions. I think I may have implemented most of what you suggested,but am not sure, and will therefore go through your instructions step by step, when I get some time this afternoon. I can tell you this much however: In my /usr/share/applications folder, I have: - ...
by Iggy64
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Force Vivaldi Browser to Always Open Incognito (xfce)
Replies: 19
Views: 1585

Re: Force Vivaldi Browser to Always Open Incognito

Just to clarify -- Vivaldi is my default browser. I am trying to force it to open incognito when I click on a URL link or an html file. In my /usr/share/applications/defaults.list, I find text/html=firefox.desktop;vivaldi-stable.desktop text/xml=xed.desktop;gedit.desktop;pluma.desktop;vivaldi-stable...
by Iggy64
Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Force Vivaldi Browser to Always Open Incognito (xfce)
Replies: 19
Views: 1585

Re: Force Vivaldi Browser to Always Open Incognito

Oh, yeah. I forgot to ask this, too: When I modified my launcher (on the panel) by adding "--incognito", where is that saved in the file system??? I checked all three of the vivaldi-stable.desktop files I found, and I could not see where my modification was recorded in any of them. Again, ...
by Iggy64
Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Force Vivaldi Browser to Always Open Incognito (xfce)
Replies: 19
Views: 1585

Re: Force Vivaldi Browser to Always Open Incognito

Thanks very much for responding, redlined. I have been pursuing that avenue, but am terribly confused. On my launcher panel, I did modify my launcher by adding --incognito to the end of the executable. And, happily, the launcher does indeed always launch Vivaldi in incognito mode. But if I click on ...
by Iggy64
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Force Vivaldi Browser to Always Open Incognito (xfce)
Replies: 19
Views: 1585

[SOLVED] Force Vivaldi Browser to Always Open Incognito (xfce)

Unlike Firefox, the Vivaldi Browser does not have a setting like browser.privatebrowsing.autostart=true Therefore, I modified Vivaldi's launcher by adding the --incognito switch. /usr/bin/vivaldi-stable %U --incognito When I use the launcher, Vivaldi now always opens incognito (which is what I want)...
by Iggy64
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Goggles Music Manager Crashes New Mint 19.1 Install
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Goggles Music Manager Crashes New Mint 19.1 Install

Update: Although I generally dislike using PPAs, I got desperate in this case and decided to download the latest version of Goggles MM from the PPA. After all, the Ubuntu repos offer v 0.12.7-3, while the latest version is 1.2.1. I installed v 1.2.1 and - so far - have not had problems with freezing...
by Iggy64
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Goggles Music Manager Crashes New Mint 19.1 Install
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Goggles Music Manager Crashes New Mint 19.1 Install

I have been running Mint 17 xfce for several years without a single system crash. As Mint 17 is reaching its end of life, I have just done a clean install of Mint 19.1, on a brand new SSD. I then added most of my often-used applications, and they are all running fine. Today, I decided to try a new m...
by Iggy64
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: TRIM without AHCI in Linux Mint
Replies: 17
Views: 1977

Re: TRIM without AHCI in Linux Mint

Thank you, AlbertP, for that reminder and clarification.
by Iggy64
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: TRIM without AHCI in Linux Mint
Replies: 17
Views: 1977

Re: TRIM without AHCI in Linux Mint

Wow -- I really appreciate the help from you folks. Phd21, it is very helpful to know your personal experience with a system that is not too far afield from mine. I have been reviewing the resources you provided me, and am learning more and more as I go along. As I mentioned already, I had been plan...
by Iggy64
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: TRIM without AHCI in Linux Mint
Replies: 17
Views: 1977

Re: TRIM without AHCI in Linux Mint

Thanks for the additional thoughts, phd21 ..... All these ideas should be helpful to me. Just to clarify: When I installed Mint 17.1 back in 2015, a great deal of the prevailing wisdom said to choose 32-bit if you have a dated processor and a small amount of RAM (2GB or less). It sounded like my Cor...
by Iggy64
Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: TRIM without AHCI in Linux Mint
Replies: 17
Views: 1977

Re: TRIM without AHCI in Linux Mint

Thanks phd21, In addition to the commands you suggested, I have also run sudo lspci which I used early on to determine what I/O controller I actually have. The listed controller is NOT included in the list of Intel controllers that support AHCI, according to Intel. I should add that I am still runni...
by Iggy64
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: TRIM without AHCI in Linux Mint
Replies: 17
Views: 1977

Re: TRIM without AHCI in Linux Mint

Hi Rene -- Thanks for your kind input. I guess you were writing your post at the same time I was, so I didn't factor your input into my own post. Your thoughts are very helpful. I hope that someone who is actually running TRIM via IDE might comment to confirm our suspicions that such an arrangement ...
by Iggy64
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: TRIM without AHCI in Linux Mint
Replies: 17
Views: 1977

Re: TRIM without AHCI in Linux Mint

Thanks, AlbertP. From what you say, it sounds like Mint will run TRIM automatically on SSDs that support it. And that is good news. My issue, though, is learning whether my OTHER hardware supports it. Specifically, my old PC (and its SATA controller) does not permit me to do I/O in AHCI mode. I only...
by Iggy64
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: TRIM without AHCI in Linux Mint
Replies: 17
Views: 1977

TRIM without AHCI in Linux Mint

I have been very happy with Mint 17.1, but it is approaching EOL. I plan to do a clean install of Mint 19 in the near future. However, the HDD in my Dell Optiplex 360 desktop is showing some warning signs in the SMART data, and starting to make some odd noises. I may as well pop in a new HDD for ins...

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