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by tascoast
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Full upgrade [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 206

Re: Full upgrade

I have always used Synaptic, since Mepis I think, although sometimes use the CLI method (often following an inadvertent mouse click...yeah...whatever...), or GDebi, when these appear via the forum for tweaks or tests. So I've never given much consideration to apt methods. I think some version upgrad...
by tascoast
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: newbie help with software install
Replies: 28
Views: 585

Re: newbie help with software install

How does ClamTK perform, being available from Synaptic? Like many Linux users, I tend to rely upon the wider community consensus for virus risk information. That aside, I would expect many more people are compromised personally and financially by typical web activity and exposure to philshing and sc...
by tascoast
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: persistence and remastering
Replies: 9
Views: 367

Re: persistence and remastering

The old files will still be there, pending the usual clean up later. So you can fall back to them and someone might point you the right direction for this task.
by tascoast
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: [SOLVED] Unable to delete menu item from whisker
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: Unable to delete menu item from whisker

Does this still happen after restarting MX?
by tascoast
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: POLL : What is your favo(u)rite search engine
Replies: 46
Views: 991

Re: POLL : What is your favo(u)rite search engine

I miss the good olden days of finding websites full of caps and coloured fonts, on topics like identifying reptilian overlords masquerading as movie stars and politicians, or perpetual motion and home hardware made easy. I suspect the internet and search engine results particularly, have become so s...
by tascoast
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Total beginner looking for LiveCD instructions
Replies: 51
Views: 2017

Re: Total beginner looking for LiveCD instructions

There is another problem that has turned up. If I do not at least jiggle the mouse every five minutes the monitor turns into a blackscreen, although the sound of the video continues. As soon as I move the mouse a little, the picture returns. Very irritating. Know of any fix for it? Sounds like the ...
by tascoast
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ideas for a "Quick Start" document
Replies: 42
Views: 1299

Re: Ideas for a "Quick Start" document

http://mxlinuxguide.blogspot.com/ covers much of the initial desktop customizations. I've been meaning to revise, with mention of windows buttons (drag and drop/clear or opaque). I should add mention of %R for 24-hour time, option to replace Orage with regular clock if clear background is desired. C...
by tascoast
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Bugs and Non-Package Requests Forum
Topic: Window buttons drag and drop
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: Window buttons drag and drop

Same here. A useful desktop tweak I always make these days. It's a little obscure, these settings, easy to forget. Mind you,I quickly change Workspace Switcher to two rows, after setting it to horizontal. Then I add %P to the panel clock settings for am/pm (good for Orage or Clock). Just %R for 24-h...
by tascoast
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Forum en Español
Topic: Alternativas de programas Windows para MX
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Re: Alternativas de programas Windows para MX

And these? (Some are just Linux versions of things I once used in MS) Thunderbird - Thunderbird DVD ripping - Handbrake Audio CD ripping - Asunder (with tag tools and retrieval via an active network connection) Google Earth - Google Earth VLC Player -VLC Player Google Chrome - Google Chrome ¿Y estos...
by tascoast
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Total beginner looking for LiveCD instructions
Replies: 51
Views: 2017

Re: Total beginner looking for LiveCD instructions

Remember that a Live CD only loads MX in a generic session (root/demo) with the system updated to the time it was created. You could run Synaptic to update everything, install codecs via MX tools, use MX Time Settings etc. Perhaps enable/add an add blocker to Firefox....although you need to repeat e...

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