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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: 630

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: 350

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: 630

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: 38
Views: 9915

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: 702

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: 350

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: 702

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: 181

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: 1421

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: 1421

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: 1421

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: 1421

[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: 2726

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:
by jharris1993
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint on low-end hardware?
Replies: 39
Views: 2726

Re: Mint on low-end hardware?

Spearmint2 wrote:Did you try this one? It runs better than XP on that system. 32 bit available.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puppy_Linux
I've tried Puppy before,and it would be nothing but trouble with these people.

Thanks!
by jharris1993
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint on low-end hardware?
Replies: 39
Views: 2726

Re: Mint on low-end hardware?

@FreedomTruth @NickByford @Everyone_Else It appears that the real tipping point is the 512meg memory boundary. If you have more than 512 megs, (768+ megs?), your user experience, though potentially lacking, is at the very least acceptably usable. In my case the memory was constrained to 512 meg and ...
by jharris1993
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint on low-end hardware?
Replies: 39
Views: 2726

Re: Mint on low-end hardware?

"horror show" is more like it in ny case. (grin!)

As it is, though I am trying to learn Russian, I mostly speak English to the granddaughters since everyone wants them to learn English.
by jharris1993
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint on low-end hardware?
Replies: 39
Views: 2726

Re: Mint on low-end hardware?

Nu, vwi govorite pah russki! Horror show! ;) Ya nay govoryou pah russki gla minoga god. Sigh. . . . If you'd written that in RUSSIAN , I could have run it through Google Translate. As it is, I have no idea what you just said. . . . :oops: (извините, я все еще это изучаю....) Like any decent hardwar...
by jharris1993
Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Pre-Load Mint for an "Offline" install?
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Re: Pre-Load Mint for an "Offline" install?

Slick!

The things you learn on these fora - darned if I wish I'd known about that before. . . .

Thanks for the tip.
by jharris1993
Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint on low-end hardware?
Replies: 39
Views: 2726

Re: Mint on low-end hardware?

Agreed again! That is why I did not recommend it for your described user case; just mentioned it as an example of things that I've been trying. :) You sound like you have the same kind of twisted sense-of-humor as I. Sometime when the grandkids in Russia let me loose, (and I'm aimlessly wandering a...
by jharris1993
Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint on low-end hardware?
Replies: 39
Views: 2726

Re: Mint on low-end hardware?

What is "MX 16"? Sounds like a semi-automatic weapon. Aren't they illegal in the Netherlands? :wink: Not this one . :-) Took a peek. Read some reviews. (Viz., https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/mx-16.html ) Decided it was a bit too wonky for the un-initiated. Reminds me of an Arch linux install wi...

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