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by AZgl1500
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: App for phone lost at home
Replies: 10
Views: 259

Re: App for phone lost at home

I created another macro that sends back my Geo location to anyone who sends the SMS message "whereareyou"

the macro polls the GPS receiver, and then sends the Lat/Long in a message that can be tapped with your finger and brings up Google Maps.
by AZgl1500
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: App for phone lost at home
Replies: 10
Views: 259

Re: App for phone lost at home

I have just the thing for you, I have it on my Android. This requires you borrow another cellphone and send yourself a text 'FindMe' all in lowercase. Install MacroDroid https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.arlosoft.macrodroid&hl=en the app comes with some Examples/Templates, and one of...
by AZgl1500
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello Mint people!
Replies: 9
Views: 232

Re: Hello Mint people!

Welcome to the Mint community. last night, I finally after two years got a decent amount of recognition for Linux Mint. 8) I had an old Dell laptop, => 10 years, can't remember now. I put 18.3 Cinnamon on it and mailed it off to my sister up in Utah, a small piece of land from here, like about 1700 ...
by AZgl1500
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Perfecting an Aptik re-creation
Replies: 13
Views: 240

Re: Perfecting an Aptik re-creation

Just to pipe up again. After the first few times I used Timeshift, I also 'paid' for it. Given the amount of time and tears it would have caused not to have a reliable system restore application that worked as well as Timeshift, it would have been rude not to. Same goes for LM and any other softwar...
by AZgl1500
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Perfecting an Aptik re-creation
Replies: 13
Views: 240

Re: Perfecting an Aptik re-creation

AZgl1500: So I've been told about Timeshift. What you suggest might be a good experiment, I'll probably give it a whirl after I get this backlog Everest of computer chores done. But...could "dpkg" handle something of this magnitude? What do you think? Hot Flash From The Newsroom: Aptik has "gone pi...
by AZgl1500
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install linux Mint on external SSD
Replies: 6
Views: 141

Re: Install linux Mint on external SSD

my laptop has two internal drive bays. the OEM is a 500gB SSD Win10 the 2nd bay was empty, I installed a 128gB SSD ( had 4 of them in a drawer for projects ) as my laptop had the OEM drive set up as RAID, linux live session was not able to see it, so it would not install linux alongside Win10. when ...
by AZgl1500
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Perfecting an Aptik re-creation
Replies: 13
Views: 240

Re: Perfecting an Aptik re-creation

AZgl1500: Yes, I tried it that way, and another by selecting sections. But in neither case did it transfer the number of desktop "workspaces", root log-in, password or the "allow manual log in" feature. While these were easy enough to re-create, something was missed. Basically, for future reference...
by AZgl1500
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Nemo: Time format, spaces before, after colon
Replies: 10
Views: 201

Re: Nemo: Time format, spaces before, after colon

I have not done anything special,

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by AZgl1500
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Perfecting an Aptik re-creation
Replies: 13
Views: 240

Re: Perfecting an Aptik re-creation

I use an extUSB drive as the Target to save the Aptik files on. I do not make any changes to the defaults as TJ has it set up. I let it run, and save the files to the ext drive. then when using that to restore to a different PC, I have to install Aptik on the new PC, and then point it the directory ...
by AZgl1500
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What USB Mouse do you use for your LinuxMint ?
Replies: 16
Views: 346

Re: What USB Mouse do you use for your LinuxMint ?

photogorama wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:05 pm
Logitech M510 works fine with the USB dongle plugged in.

same here, I have 5 of them, one dedicated for each machine.
it is a PITA to move them around, and you risk loosing that tiny dongle.
by AZgl1500
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Corona virus (COVID-19)
Replies: 466
Views: 16956

Re: Corona virus (COVID-19)

I read today, that 70% alcohol is the best ratio for breaking down the virus cells and that adding some good soap, I prefer 'Dawn' as it is a good degreaser, helps to flush that virus cell down the drain. Today, our state governor issued a "Stay at Home" order: he modified that a slight bit, and sai...
by AZgl1500
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: POOR VISION is very greatly ignored. ACCESSIBILITY instead.
Replies: 8
Views: 215

Re: POOR VISION is very greatly ignored. ACCESSIBILITY instead.

I'm going to dip in here again. My new toy is a 17" screen UH-DEF, and the standard Grub menu is so tiny, that I was having a lot of trouble reading it. Reading a thread on the same topic, I used a suggested theme that made the fonts so huge, that I was unable to see 2/3rds of the lines in Options a...
by AZgl1500
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: POOR VISION is very greatly ignored. ACCESSIBILITY instead.
Replies: 8
Views: 215

Re: POOR VISION is very greatly ignored. ACCESSIBILITY instead.

Well,
he does have a point.
most installs start in a Terminal situation with small fonts, and as he mentioned, just a difference in contrast.

but, he put it in the wrong forum category, and posted it like it is all our fault? :?
by AZgl1500
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: what are the Most Used keys on our keyboards?
Replies: 12
Views: 326

Re: what are the Most Used keys on our keyboards?

A sexy lady at one of my previous employers that very long finger nails, and I could always her the finger nail snaps when she typed.:lol: She had grooves worn in a number of her key caps. Men do not have the finger nail wear as the ladies, but a keyboard protector can still be useful. Coffee spill...
by AZgl1500
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: LMDE 4 “Debbie” released!
Replies: 13
Views: 929

Re: LMDE 4 “Debbie” released!

no, it was not. I wanted to see what it would do, and that is what I came up with. a bit of knowledge... sure, I could have picked out only /home and that would have worked but, I don't like the older laptop, it was NOT worth the time to go thru with the experiment. I enjoyed seeing what TJ has don...
by AZgl1500
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: LMDE 4 “Debbie” released!
Replies: 13
Views: 929

Re: LMDE 4 “Debbie” released!

I just installed LMDE 4 as a dual boot on my system, I ran into the following issues. 1. It would not let me install on the same drive as my LM 19.3, it wanted to erase the disk and start from scratch. I ended up installing it on one of my extra disks. 2 After completing the installation I configur...
by AZgl1500
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED Can the firefox slidebar get any bigger/wider?
Replies: 6
Views: 126

Re: SOLVED Can the firefox slidebar get any bigger/wider?

I changed it to 17 and like that a lot better.
by AZgl1500
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: Why would I want to use LMDE vs Current LM Cinnamon?
Replies: 34
Views: 1144

Re: Why would I want to use LMDE vs Current LM Cinnamon?

Dear Azgl1500 With all due respect , is that your calibrate procedure to compare Distro’s and draw your conclusions ? You must be joking ? I think I made it quite clear, as to how I was making those comparisons. Had I installed LMDE4 on my current new laptop, it would have run much faster. you did ...
by AZgl1500
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: Why would I want to use LMDE vs Current LM Cinnamon?
Replies: 34
Views: 1144

Re: Why would I want to use LMDE vs Current LM Cinnamon?

Sunday ( yesterday ) I installed LMDE4 on an older version of the current laptop I am using now. ASUS TUF Gaming G73, it is 10 years old at this point, and still using a spinning platter 1tB drive. My impression when it finally quit updating, was that the Panel is strange, and does not put the icons...
by AZgl1500
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: what are the Most Used keys on our keyboards?
Replies: 12
Views: 326

Re: what are the Most Used keys on our keyboards?

it is difficult to write 40 wpm on a typewriter like that. much respect to you, sir. even on the ibm selectric ii, which struggled to keep up with me, i don't know if i averaged 40 wpm. it was always a question of watching the typewriter finish typing a sentence after i stopped typing. just watchin...

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