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  1. [ubuntu] Re: A cordial request for support for Linux Ubuntu 20.04 LTS - no tools needed in Gpa

    You might try running Rufus on Windows to create a bootable flash for Ubuntu installation.
  2. Re: Pin files on LibreOffice main window?

    xpad app allows floating notes.

    If you want some more functionality than xpad you can install Actiona and look for a LibreOffice window title (or other property) and popup some notes or refer to a...
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    [lubuntu] Re: Split monitor in half

    You can use Virtual Workspaces - in a grid.
  4. [ubuntu] Re: How get get option of booting from USB on ACER laptop/stuck on grub command line.

    It might be safer to leave your son to use Windows and for your interest in Ubuntu purchase an external SSD. But first make sure that Acer laptop offers a USB 3.0 port (not 2.0 which is slower)....
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    [ubuntu] Re: Disabling services at startup

    A GUI I suggest for this is Stacer. Then look at Startup Apps window.
    Of course you can use commands or System Settings, but in my view Stacer makes the task easier.
  6. Re: How to determine executable path from desktop shortcut

    I was experimenting recently with some CAD apps and I see that I have OpenSCAD installed (although I have not used it since I started looking at SOLIDWORKS and Blender).

    P.S. You can also try...
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    [SOLVED] Re: FireFoxd Single Page Save

    For that test page in Chromium I can use Ctrl+P and save as PDF.

    P.S. and it saves in Zotero as snapshot.
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    [SOLVED] Re: FireFoxd Single Page Save

    You could also try Zotero (standalone app + extension) which allows sites to be saved in a repository, along with notes, PDF etc.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Snaps & root memory

    I am one of the minority who finds GUI dashboards helpful, although I know that commands can be used as above.

    I use Stacer as my dashboard and I see at a glance that I have 26 snap packages...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Snaps bloating out my / partition

    I can offer an idea for easier visibility of snaps (although you can list them via command line).

    I have Stacer installed (PPA) and I can see all snaps under Processes (search snap) and...
  11. [SOLVED] Re: How to determine number of encryption rounds on existing SSH key?

    Well I did get as far as reading about the topic, out of curiosity. Perhaps you should post on bouncy castle forum for example.
  12. Re: Custom applications keep getting deleted from /opt/

    I have not experienced that.

    My first thought was to apply a watch on /opt/ .. or just one app in /opt/.

    But since this...
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    Re: MS Office applications on Linux

    Some discussion threads below .. and you might try googlesheets as an intermediary to convert VBA.
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    [xubuntu] Re: show grub at boot

    Any physical disruption .. such as moving around your PC to make room for the Christmas tree?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Where is OpenShot help forum

    If you are researching video editors I suggest that you also look at Blender.
  16. Re: 20.04.3 Desktop Boots Only into Recovery Mode, then Immediately Boots Normally

    Another Dell user here. Mine is 3268.
    I confess that I have no idea what leads to your symptoms.
    But I have installed rEFInd which works alongside grub.
    After installing it is seen in...
  17. Re: repair corrupted AVI/MKV family videos

    As an afterthought, although Blender appears to be very powerful (post above) if you have some clips which require deep repair you might consider Wolfram (there is a free developer licence for...
  18. Re: repair corrupted AVI/MKV family videos

    I believe that Blender 2.8.0 might offer features for fixing videos.

    In Google search .. blender fix video

    There are some articles/tutorials.

    I have Blender installed on Ubuntu 20.04.
  19. Re: How to get Firefox to launch then close at given times (Ubuntu 20.04 LTS)

    Try writing a script in Actiona GUI (it is like AutoHotKey in Windows)

    sudo apt install actiona

    The GUI is for developing your script.

    Then if the script...
  20. Re: Ubuntu Not Starting Up (Low File System Memory)

    Perhaps easier to run a file manager GUI in LiveUSB .. such as Thunar or Nautilus .. right click on target external file/folder to be removed .. and choose first Properties (to check size) and then...
  21. [ubuntu] Re: Blackscreen at boot, either because of memory upgrade OR full disk ?

    That added fact seems to rule out my theory.
    Can you reverse your tracks and now remove the added 8GB to get back to original working state?
  22. [ubuntu] Re: Blackscreen at boot, either because of memory upgrade OR full disk ?


    I have been running with 8GB and recently purchased an additional 8GB .. still waiting to be added.

    I read that you have upgraded to 4+8GB.
    I'm sure that in my reading about...
  23. [SOLVED] Re: GLIBC_PRIVATE - unable to do anything in CLI

    This looks similar ..
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    [SOLVED] Re: How do I hide a window?

    There is another way I use ..
    Create an automation script which ..
    maximises browser (selenium) window
    moves cursor to browser top bar
    right click
    select Move to Workspace Down (moves Window...
  25. [xubuntu] Re: Menu entry to start a local server in a Terminal and keep the Terminal open

    Use Yakuake dropdown terminal. Toggle F12.
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