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by bad medicine
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: return to windows emotional support group
Replies: 67
Views: 2940

Re: return to windows emotional support group

I am one of those freaks who doesnt like my computer doing shit without telling me what its doing, and in Windows I have to constantly be on the lookout for it. One of my biggest gripes is things gobbling up my bandwidth. I was just over on my Windows partition and everything was glued up. I could b...
by bad medicine
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: return to windows emotional support group
Replies: 67
Views: 2940

Re: return to windows emotional support group

I installed MSE for the helluvit. Except for one time when I bought a new laptop that somehow had the Blaster worm on it within the first few hours of use, I've never had any issues except that dealing with the software that's supposed prevent issues is often worse than the problem its supposed to c...
by bad medicine
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: return to windows emotional support group
Replies: 67
Views: 2940

Re: return to windows emotional support group

There is an advantage in the sense of you being alerted to something wanting/needing privileges by the UAC prompt popping up requesting such instead of said something just going ahead without you necessarily being aware of its privileged state. But, yes, the main advantage lies in keeping for examp...
by bad medicine
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: return to windows emotional support group
Replies: 67
Views: 2940

Re: return to windows emotional support group

But maybe it is the best solution. Well, no, best solution is as indicated not installing any anti-virus nonsense, nor infected wiggling-nudies screensavers and through mentioned non-administrator account keeping potentially passing-by children from doing same/similar... but other than that MSE is ...
by bad medicine
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: return to windows emotional support group
Replies: 67
Views: 2940

Re: return to windows emotional support group

Whoa lots of responses. :D -Its on online class, so i will be online quite a bit and the GIS work will presumably require me to be online too. -sea levels arent rising, the North American craton is sinking under the weight of all the books I've read since 1970 that i refuse to sell or give away -whe...
by bad medicine
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: return to windows emotional support group
Replies: 67
Views: 2940

return to windows emotional support group

I need one. I havent used Windows more than 5 times since I got Mint 3 years ago. I'm taking a GIS class and will need to use my W7 boot to run ArcGis. On the bright side being enrolled in school got me a brand new shiny MS Office 2016 for free, although I'm not sure if that's really a plus in the l...
by bad medicine
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Libre files on dual boot
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Libre files on dual boot

Yes, I'll be using Libre on both systems. I haven't checked but I presume they are somewhat different versions, but hopefully not enough different to matter.
by bad medicine
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: new memory in dual boot
Replies: 1
Views: 88

new memory in dual boot

I've got a Thinkpad T410 System Model 2522WT4, Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 520 @ 2.40GHz, 2400 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s) Its a dual boot Running Mint 17.3 Cinnamon 64 bit and W7 Professional SP1 64 bit. It currently has 4 GB RAM (2x2). I want to move up to 8 GB (presumably 2x4)...
by bad medicine
Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Libre files on dual boot
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Libre files on dual boot

Will I run into big troubles if I try to edit the same Libre files (primarily Writer and Calc) on multiple OS's? Currently running W7 Professional and Mint Cinn. 17.3. I'm ok with small troubles, just not OK with losing data or finding out I can only edit it in one OS and not the other after I've ma...
by bad medicine
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: read Outlook msg.
Replies: 4
Views: 1163

Re: read Outlook msg.

I tried several but ran into issues and my own impatience each time. I found this encryptomatic msg viewer, which is less than perfect but works

https://www.encryptomatic.com/viewer/
by bad medicine
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: read Outlook msg.
Replies: 4
Views: 1163

Re: read Outlook msg.

Thanks I'll have to play around and see how it works for me. I dont have and can't get the pst 9 and dont know what it is lol) so one of the others will hopefully work
by bad medicine
Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: read Outlook msg.
Replies: 4
Views: 1163

read Outlook msg.

I have a bunch of Outlook messages I need to read. Whats the best easiest free-est way to read them in a reasonable facsimile of their original appearance on Mint?
by bad medicine
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: open this pdf
Replies: 6
Views: 295

Re: open this pdf

Is Foxit 9 a Windows version? I installed Foxit 2.something for Linux and it doesn't open it either. :(
by bad medicine
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: open this pdf
Replies: 6
Views: 295

Re: open this pdf

Right, but I knew that already. :D I sure hope I dont have to go to Windows just to work with one file.
by bad medicine
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: open this pdf
Replies: 6
Views: 295

open this pdf

http://www.mncourts.gov/mncourtsgov/media/CourtForms/CIV102.pdf?ext=.pdf I have Evince, Okular, Master PDF Editor and none of them work with this file. If you can open, edit and save this file please tell me what you're using. Master PDF Editor is the only one that comes close, but it crashes as soo...
by bad medicine
Wed May 30, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED: why doesnt libre writer give me print quality options?
Replies: 11
Views: 423

Re: SOLVED: why doesnt libre writer give me print quality options?

wallyUSA wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 6:32 pm
bad medicine wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 6:28 pm
You shouldnt use Chrome. :lol:
Why? What browser do you use?
FF. I have an irrational personal grudge against Google so you can ignore me. 8)
by bad medicine
Wed May 30, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED: why doesnt libre writer give me print quality options?
Replies: 11
Views: 423

Re: why doesnt libre writer give me print quality options?

Doesn't your printer driver offer you to change quality? My HP laserjet does Sorry ... Guess I should have described how I do this with my print driver :oops: :oops: Actually your post is the one that caused me to dig deeper...and deeper...and deeper...and finally found it! The detailed explanation...
by bad medicine
Wed May 30, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED: why doesnt libre writer give me print quality options?
Replies: 11
Views: 423

Re: why doesnt libre writer give me print quality options?

Yes that's how I finally discovered it. It really shouldnt be buried so deep. It should come up immediately with the print properties window but you have to dig 2 layers deeper to find it. When I choose print from Firefox or PDF readers, image quality tab is right there on top.
by bad medicine
Wed May 30, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED: why doesnt libre writer give me print quality options?
Replies: 11
Views: 423

Re: why doesnt libre writer give me print quality options?

Well something weird happened because now I find an option for quality in the Libre dialog. It was buried pretty deep so maybe I just never found it in the last 2 years. :lol:

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