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by wpshooter
Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: why is OK button not active on create LAUNCHER function
Replies: 5
Views: 387

Re: why is OK button not active on create LAUNCHER function

Ah.. sorry, wrong type of launcher :lol: Ok I've just successfully made a launcher to open the BBC homepage with Firefox. The launch command was firefox http://www.bbc.co.uk I'm running Mint17Cinn32bit, so it certainly should work for you. Not something I do regularly, so, if you can't see an obvio...
by wpshooter
Sun Jul 06, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: why is OK button not active on create LAUNCHER function
Replies: 5
Views: 387

Re: why is OK button not active on create LAUNCHER function

When manually creating a launcher the system checks the validity of the launch command as you type, so the most likely explanation is a typo in the launch command. You can double check if this is the case by entering the command in terminal and seeing if it does in fact launch the application... Of...
by wpshooter
Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: why is OK button not active on create LAUNCHER function
Replies: 5
Views: 387

why is OK button not active on create LAUNCHER function

have setup new laptop with Mint 17 Cinnamon of hard drive.

When I try to add a launcher to the desktop the OK button is not functional - why is this ?

It worked fine on the live/trial version that I had on a USB key.

Thanks.
by wpshooter
Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: any hard drive size limitations on Linux Mint Cinnamon
Replies: 3
Views: 291

any hard drive size limitations on Linux Mint Cinnamon

I have an HP laptop computer which has a 500+ gb hard drive (which currently has Win 7 installed on it) and I am wanting to change the computer to ONLY Linux Mint.

Can the Linux Mint partitioner handle a drive this large ?

Thanks.
by wpshooter
Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Linux Mint 17 to USB thumb drive
Replies: 8
Views: 882

Installing Linux Mint 17 to USB thumb drive

Is it possible to install Linux Mint 17 from a USB thumb drive to a USB thumb drive and then apply all of the updates that are available (assuming the target drive is 32gb in size) ? And then could that target USB drive be taken to different computer (with different hardware) and have it run success...
by wpshooter
Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:27 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Unetbootin - work with Linux Mint ?
Replies: 3
Views: 346

Unetbootin - work with Linux Mint ?

On the Unetbootin application, can it be used to make a presistent bootable USB key of Linux Mint 17 ?

There is a note on the application that says: Space used to preserve files across reboots (Ubuntu Only).

Thanks.
by wpshooter
Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Photo image software - Gthumb or Camera
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Photo image software - Gthumb or Camera

Which is the best software for uploading images off of my digital camera, the Gthumb application which comes installed on Linux Mint by default or the Camera application ?

Thanks.
by wpshooter
Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to get sound on Evolution email
Replies: 8
Views: 1991

Re: How to get sound on Evolution email

Yep.. checked synaptic and found the Evolution-Plugins. Picked the one that said it was the STANDARD plugins, downloaded them, restarted Evolution and .. there they were! Scrolled to mail notification, opened configuration, picked a .wav (or .ogg) sound I wanted and there it was. Thank all of you f...
by wpshooter
Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:34 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to get sound on Evolution email
Replies: 8
Views: 1991

Re: How to get sound on Evolution email

Go to Synaptic Package Manager and see if all options are installed. Email Miguel Angel López Hernández <miguel@gulev.org.mx> and Srinivasa Ragavan <sragavan@novell.com> and ask them what to be doing next. Hmmmmmmmmmm, in looking at synaptic, I see that for one thing that Evolution-Plugins is appar...
by wpshooter
Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:07 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to get sound on Evolution email
Replies: 8
Views: 1991

Re: How to get sound on Evolution email

Go Edit>>Plugins>>MailNotification and click on the Configuration tab. You can also use your own sound clip. http://i59.tinypic.com/jr7muo.jpg Yes, that is how I normally do it, HOWEVER as I said there IS NO choice under plugins for Mailnotification . The only listings under plugins are CALENDAR PU...
by wpshooter
Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to get sound on Evolution email
Replies: 8
Views: 1991

How to get sound on Evolution email

I just changed from Mint 13 to Mint 17 and when I installed Evolution email client on Mint 17, I no longer see a parameter under plugins for activating the incoming email sound / warning in the latest version of Evolution that is available under Mint 17. Is there something that I am missing or is th...
by wpshooter
Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:43 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to restore desktop to new version ?
Replies: 4
Views: 521

Re: How to restore desktop to new version ?

Am now going to soon be switching from Linux 13 to Linux 17.

Is restoring my desktop icons/shortcuts from the old 13 version to the new 17 version still just a matter of copying the DESKTOP, GCONF, & MATECONF folders from the 13 version to the 17 version ???

Anything else I need to do ?

Thanks.
by wpshooter
Wed May 21, 2014 9:46 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 17 "Qiana" MATE RC is out!
Replies: 61
Views: 16888

Re: Linux Mint 17 "Qiana" MATE RC is out!

Zorba wrote:any news guys about the release date of the stable version :roll: :roll:
Same question.

Thanks.
by wpshooter
Wed May 21, 2014 9:15 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Evolution FORUM
Replies: 1
Views: 384

Evolution FORUM

Does the email client "Evolution" have a website and in particular does it have a forum for users to ask question about Evolution ?

Thanks.
by wpshooter
Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:30 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual booting with newer M/S windows OS
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Re: Dual booting with newer M/S windows OS

However, the newer PCs that come with Win8 preinstalled generally use both UEFI and Secure-boot -- both of which make installing a Linux distro a lot harder than it was in the past. Yes: I understand that the ability to disable Secure Boot depends on the willingness of the manufacturer to provide t...
by wpshooter
Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:11 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual booting with newer M/S windows OS
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Dual booting with newer M/S windows OS

Do any of the newer MS windows OS (like 7 & 8) preclude the possibility of dual booting with a Linux Mint OS ?

Thanks.
by wpshooter
Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Problem with Firefox not paging backward correctly
Replies: 4
Views: 421

Re: Problem with Firefox not paging backward correctly

This will also happen in Chromium/Google-Chrome or Safari or Internet Explorer or whatever browser you wish to use. If you right click and get the list of previous pages, you can go back to a previous page, but evidently, if you attempt to back through some pages,especially login pages,but it also ...
by wpshooter
Thu Dec 26, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Problem with Firefox not paging backward correctly
Replies: 4
Views: 421

Problem with Firefox not paging backward correctly

Why is it that sometimes (but not always) when I attempt to page backward (by using the back button/arrow) thru Firefox to Internet sites that were just recently visited it goes back thru the recent sites/pages but then goes back to some type of google search bar page instead of going to the correct...
by wpshooter
Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint on Windows surface device
Replies: 1
Views: 372

Linux Mint on Windows surface device

Can Linux Mint be used on the new fangled Windows surface devices ?

If so, can it be dual booted along with the existing OS or ran alone after the existing OS has been removed from the device ?

Thanks.
by wpshooter
Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:32 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: What is CAJA - desktop
Replies: 8
Views: 1038

Re: What is CAJA - desktop

The github thread (see the link in the thread I mentioned) suggests it won't at present. Does anyone have any idea as to when this is going to be fixed. It would be quite embarrassing to recommend this OS to a friend and then have to try to explain to them why these 10 windows keep popping up on th...

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