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by jharris1993
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Change default window size when opened
Replies: 15
Views: 2937

Re: Change default window size when opened

Do you have maximus (check in synaptic) or the maximus applet (check in Cinnamon settings) installed? If so remove/disable it. Nope. At least not explicitly. Is it installed by default? ("Default" of the distribution package maintainer? :wink: ) My installs are always pure stock installs with the f...
by jharris1993
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Mint Box links stale? <SOLVED>
Replies: 10
Views: 741

Re: Mint Box links stale?

Don't remove it, update it! We want people to have an opportunity to do things to help support Mint. BTW, does Mint's site generate "pay-by-click" ad revenue? I hope so, because though I may not need hosting in the UK, nor be able to afford the few hundred for the latest Mint box, I like to do some ...
by jharris1993
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Mint Box links stale? <SOLVED>
Replies: 10
Views: 741

Re: Mint Box links stale?

Thanks!

I guess the point I was trying to make is that one of the pop-up ads on the site - for the Mint Box - takes you down the rabbit hole to somewhere that doesn't help.

How do I/we go about getting it fixed?
by jharris1993
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Mint Box links stale? <SOLVED>
Replies: 10
Views: 741

Mint Box links stale? <SOLVED>

Greetings! Ref: https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2055 - This is the link to the original blog posting about the Mint Box. http://www.fit-pc.com/web/purchase/order-direct-mintbox/ This is the buy-link on that page, which currently resolves to https://fit-iot.com/web/#buymbm2 - This does NOT feature eith...
by jharris1993
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Web site enhancement: Enable "auto-save" while creating a topic or reply
Replies: 7
Views: 398

Re: Web site enhancement: Enable "auto-save" while creating a topic or reply

So, remind me what that workaround is? (Aside from telling Firefox to bugger off...) :wink:
by jharris1993
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Web site enhancement: Enable "auto-save" while creating a topic or reply
Replies: 7
Views: 398

Re: Web site enhancement: Enable "auto-save" while creating a topic or reply

Good point, though I don't have satellite Internet. It's not unusual for me to have multiple tabs open especially if I need to reference/quote something else. Maybe there's an undocumented "feature" in Firefox where if you have multiple tabs open, at least two go to the same site, the afternoon is w...
by jharris1993
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Mate 18.3: Fixed size windows do not rescale or adapt to insufficient screen area
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Mate 18.3: Fixed size windows do not rescale or adapt to insufficient screen area

Could it be a sticky key or some such? e.g. Right Ctrl key is a sticker, then when pressing Alt you have a key combo to jump window titlebar to mouse location, is what I'm dreaming up lol, what else might make a window jump to mouse like that? I don't think it's as simple as that. If I had a sticky...
by jharris1993
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Web site enhancement: Enable "auto-save" while creating a topic or reply
Replies: 7
Views: 398

Re: Web site enhancement: Enable "auto-save" while creating a topic or reply

Greetings! I use both chrome and Firefox, and often I have been saved by the "back" button as you suggest. However, about 30-or-so percent of the time something happens that appears to obliterate this. This has happened on multiple systems with different operating systems - the only common factors b...
by jharris1993
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Mate 18.3: Fixed size windows do not rescale or adapt to insufficient screen area
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Mate 18.3: Fixed size windows do not rescale or adapt to insufficient screen area

If this is what you are indeed doing then I'd say something is broke and others may help get it sorted, regardless I do not intend to waste your time nor insult intelligence with my clarify inquiry above and wish you luck! Redlined, Do not be afraid to ask a question or offer your opinions or advic...
by jharris1993
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Web site enhancement: Enable "auto-save" while creating a topic or reply
Replies: 7
Views: 398

Web site enhancement: Enable "auto-save" while creating a topic or reply

Greetings! Issue : When writing anything on this site, certain glitches or interruptions can cause the page to vanish or be replaced by something else. The result is often the loss of the material you were trying to create. ( i.e. Your internet connection "blinks", you press the control key instead ...
by jharris1993
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: is MATE lighter than Cinnamon?
Replies: 37
Views: 6423

Re: is MATE lighter than Cinnamon?

It depends. On my laptop with it's fewer available resources, MATE most definitely runs well and Cinnamon is totally unhappy. Based on the experience of others, it's probably a point where hardware limitations become significant enough. My two centavos here: I am translating the intent of this ques...
by jharris1993
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Web Site Enhancement: Reduce sensitivity of "common words" filter
Replies: 10
Views: 450

Re: Web Site Enhancement: Reduce sensitivity of "common words" filter

The forum search is useless and many have noticed, although no change has ever been implemented. I'm not sure I'd be that critical, especially since most fora don't, and can't, afford the horsepower or manpower to duplicate sites like Google or Dogpile. I am equally sure that the 90/10 rule applies...
by jharris1993
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Mate 18.3: Fixed size windows do not rescale or adapt to insufficient screen area
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Mate 18.3: Fixed size windows do not rescale or adapt to insufficient screen area

Greetings! Ref: A previous posting on this topic located at: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=270376&p=1475894&hilit=window+too+big#p1475885 Please read the topic referenced above. I have the exact same issue - and I've tried the workarounds mentioned there - all to no avail. Since ...
by jharris1993
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Web Site Enhancement: Reduce sensitivity of "common words" filter
Replies: 10
Views: 450

Web Site Enhancement: Reduce sensitivity of "common words" filter

Issue: When conducting a search on these fora, the search engine often selects and throws away words that are essential elements of the query because they are "common words". A specific example in point: Today I am experiencing a problem with certain windows not respecting the screen boundaries and ...
by jharris1993
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19 bug? - Drive not cleanly unmounted - Windows not shut down properly
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Mint 19 bug? - Drive not cleanly unmounted - Windows not shut down properly

Greetings! I just downloaded the most recent Mint 19 downloads (Cinnamon and MATE, both 32 and 64 bit) as of this instant date (August 2nd, 2018) and I have encountered what may be a boot bug. System: Win7 Professional 64 bit dual boot with Mint 18.2 (64 bit, I think) After properly shutting down Wi...
by jharris1993
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: [Solved] What happened to the Mint 19 download checksums?
Replies: 7
Views: 1027

Re: [Solved] What happened to the Mint 19 download checksums?

No worries, happens to the best of us. I'm known for not finding things in my own fridge. :lol: My wife complains about the same thing. I made the mistake of leaving one of my W.E.B. (Griffith?) " Semper Fi! " books out and my wife found it. She found some of the salty quarter-deck comments that al...
by jharris1993
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: [Solved] What happened to the Mint 19 download checksums?
Replies: 7
Views: 1027

Re: What happened to the Mint 19 download checksums?

For Cinnamon, the links are near the bottom of this page: https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3597 Like I said, my eyeglasses need cleaning! Seriously - I remember the checksums being at the top of the page, before the list of release platforms and mirrors. Not sure, but didn't they redesign the download...
by jharris1993
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: [Solved] What happened to the Mint 19 download checksums?
Replies: 7
Views: 1027

Re: What happened to the Mint 19 download checksums?

:roll: :oops:

Guess I need my eyeglasses prescription refilled.

Sorry about that
by jharris1993
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: [Solved] What happened to the Mint 19 download checksums?
Replies: 7
Views: 1027

[Solved] What happened to the Mint 19 download checksums?

Greetings! First and foremost - I do not wish to complain about the distributions. I am amazed at all the hard work Clem and everyone else puts in to make them happen. Even at their worst, it is a herculean task that deserves our respect and thanks. My question is this: Where are the MD5 and SHA1/25...
by jharris1993
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint on low-end hardware?
Replies: 39
Views: 1939

Re: Mint on low-end hardware?

Pierre wrote: Finally, if you can, try to find PCs that had Vista SP1 on them.
Don't I wish.

I sent them links to a number of local stores that sell nice refurbs for a couple of hundred dollars (US) and these guys don't want to do it. :facepalm: :roll:

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