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by kreemoweet
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: End Of Line character(s)
Replies: 7
Views: 564

Re: End Of Line character(s)

Decent Windows text editor software has no problem at all with Unix-style end-of-lines. Notepad++ is an example. The built-in Notepad is a big fail.
by kreemoweet
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Best printers for Linux
Replies: 20
Views: 21412

Re: Best printers for Linux

HP puts out a printer support software package specifically for Linux called "HPLIP". Most major Linux distributions have that package in their repositories. There can sometimes be a bit of lag between the introduction of new HP printer models and its inclusion in HPLIP support. It's fairl...
by kreemoweet
Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Baffled
Replies: 6
Views: 451

Re: Baffled

Well, in order to install alongside Windows, there has to be some unassigned space on the disk. Is there? If the Windows partition takes up the whole disk, then the only thing the installer can do is erase the Windows filesystem and make a Linux filesystem to install to. You might need to go back in...
by kreemoweet
Sun May 28, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: duckduckgo visited links colour won't change
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Re: duckduckgo visited links colour won't change

That visited link color feature can't work if you set FF not to save history, or use Private Browsing mode, or override website behavior with a different choice in the FF settings.
My FF in LM 17.3 Mate and Windows have no problem with visited link colors on DDG.
by kreemoweet
Fri May 26, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Moving files between Mint and win7 <SOLVED>
Replies: 16
Views: 1241

Re: Moving files between Mint and win7

It's a real puzzlement why people mess around with all this VM nonsense. With Windows actually installed in an actual partition, virtually any modern Linux system will have no
problem whatever mounting, reading, and writing every file in the Windows NTFS filesystem, outtathebox.
by kreemoweet
Sun May 21, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Gparted
Replies: 5
Views: 375

Re: Gparted

Perhaps the OP does not realize that there is probably no reason at all to mess with his Mint partition. The unallocated space can be formatted to any convenient filesystem that Linux Mint supports (which is most), and then mount it anywhere he desires under "/": i.e., no need to "mov...
by kreemoweet
Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint asking password every single time
Replies: 19
Views: 3766

Re: Mint asking password every single time

No one else is accessing my computer . . . Not true. Every single program that you run is accessing your computer. If you did not personally write and/or understand every single byte of the code in those programs, then "others" are accessing your computer, in ways that you do not understa...
by kreemoweet
Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: ntfs-3g on an external drive
Replies: 1
Views: 582

Re: ntfs-3g on an external drive

Ntfs-3g is the filesystem driver of choice for using ntfs filesystems. Without it, I don't think you can do anything but read existing ntfs filesystems, and maybe not even that. That software does not go on the disk you are formatting/reading/writing to, it is part of your Linux operating system. Yo...
by kreemoweet
Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Security concerns with Firefox
Replies: 3
Views: 344

Re: Security concerns with Firefox

It doesn't matter what is in your Firefox passwords collection if you have an active cookie from Google that's keeping you logged in. Google usually
has that option checked by default on its login page. You are already logged in with no password is required
by kreemoweet
Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: creating a website shortcut to desktop
Replies: 9
Views: 5127

Re: creating a website shortcut to desktop

That facility might be broken on the OP's system, as it is, and always has been, on my Mint 17.3 Mate edition. Doing the various things mentioned above will create the shortcut/launcher on the desktop (two different kinds, in fact) but clicking on them only invokes an error message to the effect tha...
by kreemoweet
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Main menu does not show "all applications"
Replies: 6
Views: 3174

Re: Main menu does not show "all applications"

None of that command-line nonsense for me on Mint 17.3 Mate: I just right-click the Menu button and choose "Edit Menu", and the dialog pops up showing
any and all disabled apps/menus (which of course can be re-enabled there). Did they remove that handy feature in Mint 18?
by kreemoweet
Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Drag and drop WWW link. Just doesn't work.
Replies: 4
Views: 571

Re: Drag and drop WWW link. Just doesn't work.

Ostrovin wrote:. . . but can't create on separate data partition.
It sounds like you perhaps have the data partition formatted as NTFS. The characters you mention above (as well as others) are illegal to use
in a file/directory name in that file system.
by kreemoweet
Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox was good BUT, ...lately
Replies: 19
Views: 1142

Re: Firefox was good BUT, ...lately

The message is telling you that there's a script, which is part of the webpage you're loading, that is stalled out for for an unknown reason, and Firefox can not proceed. Usually, it's just a bug in the code from the webpage itself, but since you're getting that warning "everywhere" (reall...
by kreemoweet
Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: File association varies by directory
Replies: 5
Views: 642

Re: File association varies by directory

But why doesn't Linux just look at the file extension?!?!? Well, because that's not how the Unix guys did things back in the '70's and '80's. If it was good enough for them, it should be good enough for you! No matter that the whole Linux file-association thing is an unholy mess. But in this case, ...
by kreemoweet
Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: wallpaper slideshow
Replies: 3
Views: 350

Re: wallpaper slideshow

Here, I just use the following simple script to show a randomly selected image from the designated folder every 5 minutes. The script is set to start at login. The details, of course, will have to be adjusted to suit the particular system it runs on. #!/bin/bash backgroundsdir="/home/bruce/Pict...
by kreemoweet
Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How on earth do icons work?
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: How on earth do icons work?

MathewAlden wrote: Are these icons retrieve from the same folder?
It seems to be the same here. Right-click on any menu item, select "Edit properties", and you get the same Launcher Properties dialog
from which you can change the icon.
by kreemoweet
Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How on earth do icons work?
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: How on earth do icons work?

The .desktop files for an application have a field that specifies an icon to use. It can be an absolute path, or just an icon name. The default directories that are looked in are specified in the standard at https://specifications.freedesktop.org/icon-theme-spec/icon-theme-spec-latest.html You can c...
by kreemoweet
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: ImageMagick Broke My Printer
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: ImageMagick Broke My Printer

Apparently ImageMagick is a garbage crap program that comes with CUPs. Oh really? ImageMagick is a large, feature-rich, image manipulation suite originated in the late 1980's. It is highly regarded, and on my Mint 17.3 system it is a dependency of what seems to be hundreds of other packages. Not a ...
by kreemoweet
Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Snipping Tool
Replies: 16
Views: 15173

Re: Snipping Tool

Here's something very much like the Windows Snipping Tool (I've not tried it): https://www.maketecheasier.com/hotshots ... ool-linux/
by kreemoweet
Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Text file keeps changing to music file
Replies: 12
Views: 1082

Re: Text file keeps changing to music file

How about sticking a ".txt" filename extension on?

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