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by uncle mark
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: thunderbird won't open links in browser, help please
Replies: 12
Views: 259

Re: thunderbird won't open links in browser, help please

In your TB profile, open prefs.js and scroll down to "network.protocol-handler..." It should list the firefox executable. Here's mine: user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.ftp", "/usr/bin/firefox"); user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.http", "/usr/bin/firefox"); user_pref("network.protocol-ha...
by uncle mark
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: Who is using SSD's?
Replies: 53
Views: 1565

Re: Who is using SSD's?

If you do use an SSD, then configure your web browser to use RAM for caching. By default, Firefox writes a lot of data to the hard drive. It just takes three tiny changes in the "about:config" page and after that, the SSD will no longer be written to. This tweak is one of the first things I do afte...
by uncle mark
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: Who is using SSD's?
Replies: 53
Views: 1565

Re: Who is using SSD's?

What about M.2s? Anyone using them yet? They look like a good candidate for my next build. Silly cheap, too. https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820156200 Yup. Samsung 960 My next build is going to be a caseless board on a board. With M.2 SSD, integrated graphics, wireless LAN, a...
by uncle mark
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: Who is using SSD's?
Replies: 53
Views: 1565

Re: Who is using SSD's?

What about M.2s? Anyone using them yet? They look like a good candidate for my next build. Silly cheap, too.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product. ... 6820156200
by uncle mark
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: Who is using SSD's?
Replies: 53
Views: 1565

Re: Who is using SSD's?

It's a great candidate for MX, but she's stubborn and suspicious, and can't see why we do this for free. She insists she needs Wordpad and Word for her collection of rtf files, and I can't get through to her that many Linux programs support that format. Run away. If anything happens with that compu...
by uncle mark
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Desktop Environment
Topic: Why XFCE?
Replies: 58
Views: 2435

Re: Why XFCE?

BitJam wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:21 pm
IIRC XFCE was originally chosen (over KDE) to work on a netbook owned by Jerry3904.
Yup. It's all Jerry's fault..
by uncle mark
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: SJW's trying to take over Linux? What?!
Replies: 12
Views: 659

Re: SJW's trying to take over Linux? What?!

"Social Justice Warrior" is a pejorative term in and of itself. Nothing to be gained from those who frame their concerns in that form.
by uncle mark
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: Anyone use wide screen monitors? Does it help in any way?
Replies: 23
Views: 1185

Re: Anyone use wide screen monitors? Does it help in any way?

Sparky wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:54 am
Like having a videom playing on one side of the monitor and me using wordprocessig,
or
having an ebook opened to the left of my WP in the center and few gimmicks on the right.
Sounds like you might want to consider dual monitors. I did ten years ago and would never go back.
by uncle mark
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Community Fun
Topic: Taking some shots at various distros... :)
Replies: 17
Views: 1346

Re: Taking some shots at various distros... :)

Artim wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:30 pm
There was a Hanna Montana Linux once, there's probably a Justin Beiber Linux and a My Little Pony Linux out there somewhere too...
There's always Puppy. "Woof!" No matter how good it was technically, I never could take it seriously.
by uncle mark
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Can iTunes music store be accessed through Linux?
Replies: 13
Views: 1140

Re: Can iTunes music store be accessed through Linux?

WaltH wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:53 am
For most people, yes. I wanted to be able to access the iTunes store to see whether my music is actually available for sale there. As far as I know, Clementine cannot do that.
Seems odd to me that they could be selling your music there and you not know about it one way or the other.

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