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by wpshooter
Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Problem with viewing videos on Facebook
Replies: 12
Views: 3490

Problem with viewing videos on Facebook

I have a friend who is using Linux Mint 17 and they tell me that they are having a problem with not being able to view some type of video clips on Facebook (I am not a Facebook user - thus I know nothing about it). Is there currently an on-going problem with the Facebook application that is causing ...
by wpshooter
Wed Aug 20, 2014 6:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: update of Icedtea plugin
Replies: 5
Views: 448

Re: update of Icedtea plugin

I see that an update for this finally was made available this morning in update manager to fix this problem.

Thanks.
by wpshooter
Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: update of Icedtea plugin
Replies: 5
Views: 448

Re: update of Icedtea plugin

In firefox go to the Tool, then add-ons, and then plug-ins. Set icetea to "ask to activate". go into the Edit, then Preferences and find the area for automatic updates to Firefox and disable it. I can't say exactly where it is because I killed mine using about:config process instead. I also have fl...
by wpshooter
Sun Aug 17, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: update of Icedtea plugin
Replies: 5
Views: 448

Re: update of Icedtea plugin

Spearmint2 wrote:Turn off updating and the messages will go away.
Turn off updating, what, where & how ?

Thanks.
by wpshooter
Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: update of Icedtea plugin
Replies: 5
Views: 448

update of Icedtea plugin

When will the 1.6 version of Icedtea plugin be made available thru package manger, so I am not continually getting messages while in Firefox regarding JAVA needing to be updated ?

Thanks.
by wpshooter
Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: unresponsive script error message
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Re: unresponsive script error message

The untrusted certificate means just that; they have secured transmission between you and them with an untrusted certificate. That can be fine, if you trust this website. But it's a red flag to stop and investigate: - Has the site been compromised? - Is this actually the website you intended to vis...
by wpshooter
Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:50 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: unresponsive script error message
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Re: unresponsive script error message

Nope. Unresponsive script means just that: the website is running some code on your computer, and it's taking so long to complete that Firefox warns you about it--giving you the option to kill it. If you trust the website, you can let it continue (to waste your time :)). Usually a sign of a poorly ...
by wpshooter
Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:19 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: unresponsive script error message
Replies: 4
Views: 558

unresponsive script error message

Am getting an "unresponding script" error message on a certain website that I go to on a regluar basis. What is the cause and cure for this problem ? Please note that this script error freezes the browser, i.e. clicking on the continue button, etc. does nothing to cure the problem. I notice that the...
by wpshooter
Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can browser "HISTORY" be backed up in Firefox
Replies: 8
Views: 686

Re: Can browser "HISTORY" be backed up in Firefox

No... what I usually do is login as the desired user on the target machine and open Firefox once - then close it. This will create the .mozilla folder and the FF profile for that user. I then copy the source profile from the source machine to a USB stick... then take the stick to the target machine...
by wpshooter
Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can browser "HISTORY" be backed up in Firefox
Replies: 8
Views: 686

Re: Can browser "HISTORY" be backed up in Firefox

For each user, the information stored by Firefox and any customizations, are stored in the Firefox Profile located in the user's home folder. You can back up EVERYTHING Firefox for a user by copying the profile. The profile is located in a hidden folder called .mozilla. The location on disk is /hom...
by wpshooter
Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can browser "HISTORY" be backed up in Firefox
Replies: 8
Views: 686

Can browser "HISTORY" be backed up in Firefox

Is it possible to backup (for later restoring to another installation of LM) the HISTORY (not talking about bookmarks) in the Firefox browser ? If I go under history and navigate to the backup function, what it seems to do is to backup the bookmarks, just the same as if I navigated to backup functio...
by wpshooter
Sat Jul 12, 2014 1:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to retain color (white) of icon text
Replies: 5
Views: 771

Re: How to retain color (white) of icon text

I have the same question, but the other way around ... I like to change to and keep black text for icons. Is there a way to change between black and white (or even other colors?) It looks like the system picks white when you pick a dark color desktop and picks black when you pick a light color desk...
by wpshooter
Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to retain color (white) of icon text
Replies: 5
Views: 771

How to retain color (white) of icon text

Can someone tell me how to retain the color (white) of the desktop icon text after changing the desktop background to a solid color (lets say a medium blue) ? When I do the above, INITIALLY the text of the desktop icons are WHITE (which I like and are very readable) but when I reboot the computer th...
by wpshooter
Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Which BIOS type to use with Linux Mint 17 mate
Replies: 2
Views: 648

Which BIOS type to use with Linux Mint 17 mate

I have a friend who wants to try Linux Mint 17 Mate on his "fairly" new Gateway laptop computer as a possible replacement for its MS$ OS. I went into the BIOS to change the boot order so as to allow for the booting of the machine to a bootable USB thumb drive that I had burned. But while in the BIOS...
by wpshooter
Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:40 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED making 64bit USB key drive version on 32 bit computer
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: making 64bit USB key drive version on 32 bit computer

gtsfer wrote:Yes, it's OK. The machine and OS you are using doesn't matter. It's the downloaded ISO file that does. if you download a 64-bit version that's what you're "gonna get" when you run live mode or install LM.
That's what I thought but just wanted to make ABSOLUTELY sure.

Thanks.
by wpshooter
Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:03 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED making 64bit USB key drive version on 32 bit computer
Replies: 3
Views: 255

SOLVED making 64bit USB key drive version on 32 bit computer

Is it OK (proper) to use USB image writer on a 32 bit version of Linux Mint 17 to make a bootable USB key of a 64 bit version of of Linux Mint 17 or should 64 bit USB image writer keys only be made from a machine that is running a 64 bit version of Linux Mint 17 ?

Thanks.
by wpshooter
Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Is it possible to save a partial game on Linux Mint
Replies: 6
Views: 389

Re: Is it possible to save a partial game on Linux Mint

Hi kpat does allow this (available in the software manager) Other games have to be checked individually to see if they have an option to save in the middle of the game (reminds of games on windows where you could only save at the end of a leve, also raised my bloodpressure to the max :lol: ) Thanks...
by wpshooter
Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Is it possible to save a partial game on Linux Mint
Replies: 6
Views: 389

Re: Is it possible to save a partial game on Linux Mint

Whether a game allows you to save or not is up to each individual game. You have tried some games that don't have a save feature, that is all. This has nothing to do with Linux Mint. I am told by the MS$ user that I just transferred to LM17 that their MS version of Freecell allows for the saving of...
by wpshooter
Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Is it possible to save a partial game on Linux Mint
Replies: 6
Views: 389

Is it possible to save a partial game on Linux Mint

Is it possible to save a partial game (on Linux Mint 17 - cinnamon - for instance freecell) and come back to finish it later.

I see no save function, am I missing it ?

Thanks.
by wpshooter
Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:53 am
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: Looking for good backgrounds (1600 x 900 resolution) for LM
Replies: 1
Views: 587

Looking for good backgrounds (1600 x 900 resolution) for LM

Looking for good (not that scare-mare stuff) backgrounds (1600 x 900 resolution) for LM 17 cinnamon - other than those listed after installation.

Thanks.

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