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by thom_A
Sat Aug 01, 2015 8:55 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Font browser
Replies: 8
Views: 325

Re: Font browser

I tried about 3 - 5 of those same font browsers and they don't have what Font thing has, which I thought was basic.
Thanks anyway. Oh well, at least now I know there isn't any.
by thom_A
Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:11 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Font browser
Replies: 8
Views: 325

Font browser

Is there any Linux equivalent to a free Windows app called The Font Thing? I think this font browser started to appear in Windows 97. I discovered it in the XP days. It still work with Win 7 32-bit, but not with Win 7 x64 and, most likely, any Windows version above. As you can see, the scroll bar is...
by thom_A
Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Any reason to upgrade these old computers?
Replies: 25
Views: 2534

Re: Any reason to upgrade these old computers?

I'm no expert in PC hardware, but obviously, CPU's are not created equal, whether 1core, 2cores, quad, etc. I had a laptop (with XP) that I gave away to my niece years ago. I remember it running smoothly even with a paltry 512M ram, if I remember correctly. I could even run Blender 3d, for learning ...
by thom_A
Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:30 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Any reason to upgrade these old computers?
Replies: 25
Views: 2534

Re: Any reason to upgrade these old computers?

I think most people have old PCs they don't want to discard. When I say old, I meant the early dual cores with 2 GB rams and with Vista in them. I've got 2 and I added IGB ram for each by replacing the 1GBs with 2GBs, and cheap NVDIA cards, probably doesn't even matter which graphics card brand. At ...
by thom_A
Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:37 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What made you switch to Linux Mint?
Replies: 601
Views: 91556

Re: What made you switch to Linux Mint?

If using Cinnamon, go to system settings>applets>available online> and install Configurable menu. That's what I did, as suggested by Alley Cat here if you slightly move back to the thread: If you install and use Configurable Menu for Cinnamon, you can change the layout to look like Whisker (XFCE), ...
by thom_A
Sat Jul 18, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternatives
Replies: 135
Views: 245315

Re: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternativ

Been trying to replace my desktop publisher in Windows with Scribus, but Scribus' search function hasn't been giving the results I wanted. The program itself is fine and could rival commercial apps, but when I try to search text or group of words, not necessarily to replace them, but to add or edit ...
by thom_A
Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:46 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Tried Firefox, very impressed/confused/please help.
Replies: 16
Views: 790

Re: Tried Firefox, very impressed/confused/please help.

Regarding the switch to Firefox, mine is the opposite. I've been using Firefox for years and now I'm thinking of switching to Chrome. Firefox doesn't remember the Window position upon starting. (The other apps do, Chrome, Gimp, etc.) I always have to adjust the window every time after launching. Thi...
by thom_A
Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:30 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What made you switch to Linux Mint?
Replies: 601
Views: 91556

Re: What made you switch to Linux Mint?

my question can be very dumb but, the items in your menu are they links or sub menus? like accessories looks like it has sub menu. and the rest links as if you open them in a file manager eg caja. i dont use cinamon, i use mate. very interesting taste, i like the colors. They are called categories....
by thom_A
Thu Jul 16, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What made you switch to Linux Mint?
Replies: 601
Views: 91556

Re: What made you switch to Linux Mint?

This is the closest I can have with the available options in the Configurable Menu (Cinnamon applet), based on my personal prefs. It's called Kicker. The Whisker didn't have the Favorites in either 2 columns. My choice is about the cursor not travelling long distances. It should glide smoothly start...
by thom_A
Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Virtualbox on USB detection [Solved]
Replies: 14
Views: 660

Re: Virtualbox on USB detection

Is USB still an issue here? I always install VBox from Oracle not though the Mint repositories so maybe Minst installs things differently but .......... Run the following command: VBoxManage list usbhost Don't do it as sudo, Do it as your regular user. If you get something that looks like this: Hos...
by thom_A
Mon Jul 13, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Virtualbox on USB detection [Solved]
Replies: 14
Views: 660

Re: Virtualbox on USB detection

Is USB still an issue here? I always install VBox from Oracle not though the Mint repositories so maybe Minst installs things differently but .......... I have to wonder why they're still available in the repositories. I visited the Oracle site and Virtualbox is now on version 5. I would assume tha...
by thom_A
Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Virtualbox on USB detection [Solved]
Replies: 14
Views: 660

Re: Virtualbox on USB detection

Like I've mentioned in other threads, I've been dabbling with Linux for the past several years, spend 1-2 days twice a year just to see what's going on. This time I decided to go for it, albeit experimentally for the past several weeks, and I've had mostly positive user experiences trying out apps l...
by thom_A
Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Virtualbox on USB detection [Solved]
Replies: 14
Views: 660

Re: Virtualbox on USB detection

The solution you provided in the first PC didn't work in both. I need to figure out the mechanics here. Why Virtualbox installs differently in maybe different flavors of Mint, or PC, whatever. I either install it from the Software Manager or Synaptics. When the "virtualbox" doesn't seem to work inst...
by thom_A
Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Virtualbox on USB detection [Solved]
Replies: 14
Views: 660

Re: Virtualbox on USB detection

I knew things would come up. We have two other PCs in this household and I've added Cinnamon, Mint 17.2 in both. Virtualbox have slightly different settings as I've found and so the solution I've made in the first PC didn't solve the issue. I obviously need different solutions here. I seem to be dys...
by thom_A
Sat Jul 11, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: 17.2 XFCE
Replies: 18
Views: 2606

Re: 17.2 Xfce RC?

I'm looking forward to this. (I'm in no rush, though.) KDE is too complex for me and I don't need all those hundreds of customization features. I'm not a fan of KDE and Mate's start menus. All I need is a two column default. Favorites on the left side and Categories on the other. You cursor should n...
by thom_A
Sat Jul 11, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Virtualbox on USB detection [Solved]
Replies: 14
Views: 660

Re: Virtualbox on USB detection

The good news is: The output for the first command looks good. End of the good news. Open a terminal and enter: mkdir VBtemp sudo cp -R "/root/VirtualBox VMs" temp Open the VB manager Open via menu file -> global settings in the general settings click the drop-down-arrow for the first option and se...
by thom_A
Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Virtualbox on USB detection [Solved]
Replies: 14
Views: 660

Re: Virtualbox on USB detection

Here are the results on my terminal (I'm using Linux Mint 17.1 Xfce): ls -la ~/.config/VirtualBox total 100 drwx------ 2 hener hener 4096 Jul 10 14:55 . drwxr-xr-x 28 hener hener 4096 Jul 10 14:47 .. -rw------- 1 hener hener 1184 Jul 9 21:19 compreg.dat -rw------- 1 hener hener 2466 Jul 10 14:55 sel...
by thom_A
Fri Jul 10, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Virtualbox on USB detection [Solved]
Replies: 14
Views: 660

Virtualbox on USB detection [Solved]

Been googling a lot about this topic. And I've found lots about it. I apologize for starting another one. I've tried some of the basic solutions and many of them are too complicated for a noob like me to grasp. Some haven't had the problem and still provided guesses that are useless. I'm hoping that...
by thom_A
Fri Jul 10, 2015 5:20 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint 17.2 KDE and Xfce have entered RC testing phase
Replies: 17
Views: 1960

Re: Mint 17.2 KDE and Xfce have entered QA testing phase

Any info on what was added in this version?
by thom_A
Sun Jul 05, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Automatically move the pointer to default option
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Re: Automatically move the pointer to default option

Thanks for the info. Now I can stop googling about it. :)

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