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by tascoast
Sat May 25, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: What was your first Linux distro?
Replies: 47
Views: 3984

Re: What was your first Linux distro?

I tried Red Hat around 1998, when I had a P100 running '95 (mature age tertiary student). It had been a while since I dabbled with basic using a Sinclair ZX-81 and fortran via a card reading unit during high school, so using new desktop systems and internet were still a learning curve. Partitioning ...
by tascoast
Fri May 24, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Simple Scan glitches [Solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Re: Simple Scan glitches

After doing several score of photo scans this week again I had no problems with Simple Scan crashing as previously noted, so will mark as solved for now, assuming Synaptic updates over past weeks might have resolved the issue. One very minor observation is that Simple Scan does not appear in the Rec...
by tascoast
Thu May 23, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: Dual Monitor Setup Issue
Replies: 8
Views: 243

Re: Dual Monitor Setup Issue

Having added a graphics card and then a second monitor recently, I learnt that the best approach is to have both monitors plugged into the same video card. In my case I obtained an adapter so I could use a display port-VGA cable on the new graphics card, in addition to the white digital socket. Welc...
by tascoast
Tue May 21, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Desktop Environment
Topic: Dual Monitor notes
Replies: 0
Views: 116

Dual Monitor notes

After adjusting MX 16,17 upgraded to 18 and 18, I noticed a couple of minor points relevant to adjusting dual monitor layouts I found some inconsistency in how the new display wallpaper is selected by default between versions, although it is unclear if having either an MX or user supplied image has ...
by tascoast
Tue May 21, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Desktop Environment
Topic: Handbrake missing Whisker menu entry
Replies: 1
Views: 129

Handbrake missing Whisker menu entry

Handbrake is no longer listed in my menu under multimedia (or elsewhere). I reinstalled it using PM but nothing appeared.

Has anyone had a similar problem?

Is there a method to rebuild application menu entries?
Kindly
Mick
by tascoast
Mon May 20, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Bugs and Non-Package Requests Forum
Topic: My printer won't print from any browser! URGENT!
Replies: 9
Views: 255

Re: My printer won't print from any browser! URGENT!

I realise this is a temporary solution, but how about saving documents and printing locally via Libre Office etc?

Someone will likely have some technical advice as to why you cannot access printing via cloud applications.
by tascoast
Sat May 18, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Moving Thunderbird Profile from one computer to another - SOLVED
Replies: 20
Views: 506

Re: Moving Thunderbird Profile from one computer to another

I believe the simplest strategy is to use root Thunar, set to show hidden files, locate your Thunderbird profile (user/.thunderbird), copy (backing up elsewhere initially for reference) and paste into new install (ie. having deleted default profile in new install first). This means Thunderbird will ...
by tascoast
Thu May 16, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: The new computer build
Replies: 170
Views: 5713

Re: The new computer build

I believe the vanishing parcel delivery person phenomena is an international one...if only you could GPS track them approaching the premises, to enable the recipient to go on the offensive and retrieve their parcel in a timely manner.
by tascoast
Thu May 16, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: The new computer build
Replies: 170
Views: 5713

Re: The new computer build

I am wondering if you can control these case lights to correspond to sound events for low noise environments or hearing impaired users, and if there are festive season modes, audio visualisations and a morse code option for when things get desperate?
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by tascoast
Thu May 02, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Desktop Environment
Topic: Standard rather than Military time
Replies: 17
Views: 567

Re: Standard rather than Military time

%P will give you am/pm indicators in lower case.

For me (using clock) I just append this to what is already there, having checked 12-hour format during installation I believe:

%I:%M%P

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