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    Monitor internet connection?

    We have a domestic internet connection provided to our home by Virgin Media. The service is via an underground cable which connects directly to a Virgin Media 'hub' which functions as a combined...
  2. [SOLVED] Re: Can I increase the size of the mouse grab area?

    I'm currently using Xubuntu. One of its many handy features is that at the top left corner of each window -- in the title bar -- there is a small downward pointing arrow. Click on that and a menu of...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Open document at the end

    That thread suggests that Writer will reopen a document at the last cursor position but only if
    a) it's in ODT...
  4. [SOLVED] Re: Claws Mail doesn't remember apps to 'open with ...'

    OK I worked it out. I'm posting the solution here in case anyone else is puzzled as I was; this doesn't seem to be covered in the Claws Mail documentation.

    Claws Mail displays the various parts of...
  5. [SOLVED] Re: Claws Mail doesn't remember apps to 'open with ...'

    Thanks, good suggestion. I thought I'd try here first but now I'll ask them too.
  6. [SOLVED] Claws Mail doesn't remember apps to 'open with ...'

    I have recently switched to Claws Mail from Thunderbird and I'm hoping that a more experienced user can help me. If this isn't the right forum please move this post.

    I am running Xubuntu 17.04 and...
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    [ubuntu] Re: LibreOffice Base exits unexpected

    I too have 16.04, but my version of LO is -- I have the PPA enabled and it updates automatically. So as a first step you may want to update yours to the latest version.

    I've gone through...
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    Re: Game Apps for Ubunu-mate

    In Mate there's a 'software boutique' (so-called), described as a 'specially curated' selection of software designed to work well with the Mate desktop. In the 'games' section there's the app...
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    [SOLVED] Re: thunderbird

    Some email providers -- from memory, I think Yahoo is one of them -- seek to discourage you from using third-party email clients like Thunderbird. They prefer you to manage your email either via...
  10. Re: Dell D400 using Ub 9.04 as o/s question

    I have a Dell D420 notebook which currently runs happily with Lubuntu 16.10 installed; previously I had Xubuntu 14.10 on it and that had no problems either. I keep it as a backup machine because the...
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    [UbuntuGnome] Re: Email duplicates

    I use Thunderbird but I had the same (?) problem, i.e. two identical emails (same time, same recipient) in the 'Sent' box for my Hotmail account. It was because TBird was synchronising both with the...
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    Re: note taking application

    I'm not sure what you mean by 'html support'. KeepNote (which I use) stores all content as simple HTML files:
  13. Re: Thunderbird crash/freeze after receiving mail

    I assume you installed Thunderbird from the Software Centre, or are using the version that came pre-installed with Ubuntu?
    The most common cause of Thunderbird freezing / hanging is probably...
  14. [SOLVED] Re: How to get the color used from wallpaper changes

    GIMP (available in the Software Centre) includes a 'colour picker' tool that will copy the colour of any point on the screen. There are also three other packages listed if you search for 'colour...
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    Re: personal finance software

    I have used GnuCash for several years now and find it very reliable. (I used to use Quicken when I had a Windows computer years ago.) However my needs aren't complex: mainly tracking income and...
  16. [kubuntu] Re: Which is the best GUI software to local backup user folder and files?

    I use ukopp, which allows me to backup chosen folders but also to exclude chosen files within those folders: it's very flexible and suits the way I have my data stored. I found that some of the...
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    Re: Ubuntu with overhead projectors

    I think the answer is yes. Certainly I have successfully used my (X)ubuntu laptop in this way. I connected the lead from the projector to the special socket on the back of my laptop and pressed a key...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Libre office writer

    I think your second problem occurs simply because your launch icon starts Libre Office: the 'Office' suite includes all the programmes (Writer, Calc, Impress etc.), so they are all displayed for you...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Evolution vs Google

    I use Thunderbird as my email client because it comes with the distro I use.
    Like you I use Google Calendar: I have various calendars (different types of events/appointments) and tasks/to-dos as...
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    Crossword clue

    In the 'quick crossword' in today's issue of The Independent (a national newspaper in the UK):

    Clue is 'Computer operating system'. Answer is five letters. I got that it began with 'L' and ended...
  21. [ubuntu] Re: Thunderbird mail question - how to email everyone in address book?

    If you have the address book open and left click on the first entry it will highlight it. Then hold down the SHIFT key and left click on the last entry and they will all be highlighted. Then right...
  22. [ubuntu] Re: Older laptop running Ubuntu, lag issues

    I'm using a Dell Vostro 1500 about 8 years old, similar computing power to the OP. I use Xubuntu and have had no performance issues: it's very reliable for all office-type work. I don't play games on...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 4 copies of same file corrupted

    When you purged LO and deleted 'all corresponding files', did you delete the hidden LO profile folder?
    More info here:
    Just a thought.
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    Re: Migrate from Outlook to Thunderbird

    This tutorial
    lists a number of Linux utilities that are designed to convert .pst files to .mbox format for importing into Thunderbird. At least one of...
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    Re: Can not print text

    This is a puzzle, I've never met anything like it before. I can think of two possibilities for you to check:
    1) If the printer is one of those with several print cartridges, one of them might have...
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