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by joany
Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Browser wars?
Replies: 5
Views: 779

Re: Browser wars?

The problem of accessing Google Drive using Firefox got worse. Switching the browser to Chrome with User Agent also stopped working. It seems the problem was due to a corrupt Firefox profile. The fix was to create fresh profile: 1. Back up preferences, extensions, and bookmarks using the backup opti...
by joany
Sun Aug 28, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Browser wars?
Replies: 5
Views: 779

Re: Browser wars?

Thanks skidoo for your insight. Using a "checking/sniffing" code to ensure a good user experience would make sense if the web page responded with a message saying "your browser is no good" or something like that. But I don't understand why the web page just fails to load without ...
by joany
Sun Aug 28, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Browser wars?
Replies: 5
Views: 779

Browser wars?

I use Google Drive to upload files that I share with associates and friends. Yesterday I logged into my account, but the web page wouldn't load -- there was just a spinning circle in the middle of the page that went round and round and ... My web browser of choice is Firefox, and I'm currently using...
by joany
Wed Jul 27, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MX Flash
Replies: 14
Views: 1788

Re: MX Flash

Adrian wrote:The package name is mx-flash (I think we used to call it mx-flashmanager before). There should be a mx-flash version 16.7mx15 in the repo.

Thanks. The mx-flash package for mx14 is version 15.6.1. This one fails to open. Does the 16.7 version still work, and if so, can it be installed in mx14?
by joany
Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: MX Flash
Replies: 14
Views: 1788

Re: MX Flash

When I tried to re-install mx-flashmanager, I discovered that the package was removed from the repository. Was it removed permanently or will it be available at a later time?
by joany
Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Office
Topic: PDF to JPG
Replies: 21
Views: 4536

Re: PDF to JPG

If you want to keep it really simple, use the "convert" command in a terminal: convert input.pdf output.jpg The "convert" command comes with the ImageMagick package. It's really flexible and it handles many kinds of file formats. There are also many options if you want to get fan...
by joany
Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Technology run amok?
Replies: 7
Views: 1351

Technology run amok?

I saw an interesting news article about a recent Apple patent that disables smart phone cameras when a certain infrared signal is detected. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/06/29/apple-patents-technology-for-deactivating-iphone-cameras-at-live/ Ostensibly, the purpose is to prevent people ...
by joany
Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Community Fun
Topic: The Weather
Replies: 22
Views: 2694

Re: The Weather

The weather here in Pennsylvania has been kind of goofy this year. We had a Winter with mild temperatures and a record snowfall, followed by an early "Spring" in March, then a drop in temperatures in April-May. June has been very hot and dry, although today we have a welcome break from hot...
by joany
Sun May 29, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Community Fun
Topic: Warning! You're being hacked by a Linux user!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1376

Warning! You're being hacked by a Linux user!!

When enrolling in various Internet sites that require providing an email address, I always use a "disposable" email account so my personal email account doesn't get clogged up with spam. I recently set up a new gmail account for that purpose, but Google keeps sending me warning messages th...
by joany
Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Since the MINT hack, I've been wondering ...
Replies: 21
Views: 2517

Re: Since the MINT hack, I've been wondering ...

To answer KernSpy's questions: - I have MX-14 installed currently, but plan on upgrading to MX-15 in due time (upgrading to a new OS running KDE is a rather long process for me). - My firewall runs in full stealth mode. - I use Firestarter (it's very easy to configure) - If "sandboxware" m...

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