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    Re: Firefox Snap as Default in 21.10

    An alternative way to continue with Firefox could be to use the .tar.gz direct from Mozilla, unpack it into a folder in /opt and use the executable file in that as I currently do in debian; it works...
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    [xubuntu] Re: Xubuntu taskbar

    You don't even need to open the Panel Preferences -> Items to do this; simply right click on the item you want to shift and choose Move, then drag it to wherever you want it.

    If you use more than...
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    Re: Unable writing by DVD writer

    Have you checked the mint.iso file you used against the published hashes to make sure it's a good download, or did you download it using a torrent client which checks it as its arrives?

    I also...
  4. Re: how disable folder being mounted how partition ?

    You may not have installed any flatpack or snap packages but I think all the Ubuntu family of OSs have snapd installed by default even if no snaps are installed; my Xubuntu 20.04 certainly did,...
  5. [SOLVED] Re: Blacked out boxes in Audacity window under Gnome after upgrade 18.04 to 20.04


    That %F is simply the suffix added to commands in .desktop launcher files; if you use the command in terminal you can cut the %F from the command used and it should work fine.
  6. Re: Minicomputer refuses to start Focal Fossa, after years of faultless service

    To give you more info just in case tea for one's suggestion does not mean much to you, boot to a live ubuntu system, eg on a USB as you did perhaps when you installed originally, open a terminal and...
  7. [SOLVED] Re: 21.04 dvd image won't boot to installer

    We need more information in detail.

    What have you actually tried so far?
    How have you tried to boot the new downloaded iso file; did you burn to DVD or use a USB flash drive?
    What hardware do...
  8. Re: Which flavour and settings for an elderly person

    Sure can.
    Create a simple text file with the content attached below and save it as /home/user/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css

    /* Set thickness of scrollbars */
    .scrollbar.vertical slider,...
  9. Re: Upgraded to 20.04 with major problems!!!

    Upgraded from what to 20.04?

    I think 20.04 was the first version not to have chromium as a .deb install from the repos; officially it is available as a snap only and even running sudo apt install...
  10. [SOLVED] Re: Blacked out boxes in Audacity window under Gnome after upgrade 18.04 to 20.04

    OK, this does seem to be a wxGTK problem and I did used to have to start Audacity in 18.04 using the command
    bash -c "GTK_IM_MODULE=; audacity %F" in the desktop launcher file.

    It may be that...
  11. Re: Which flavour and settings for an elderly person

    I use Xubuntu with the Xfce desktop which can be configured to use desktop icons if that is how your mother likes it, and 5hose icons can be easily enlarged to a size of her preference. The window...
  12. [SOLVED] Re: Blacked out boxes in Audacity window under Gnome after upgrade 18.04 to 20.04

    I think this may be a known bug with problems related to GTK3 and Audacity's use of wxGTK which is something I saw in the past with the same problem you now have.

    I can't remember how I solved...
  13. Re: I'm getting signaled there are updates available, however I've already updated

    I wonder if running
    sudo apt update
    sudo apt full-upgrade would have sorted this for you straight away?

    From man apt
  14. Re: Problem with desktop mouse/kbd freezing

    I have never used an nvidia graphic card but I think there have been and possibly still are problems using wayland graphic system, which is what you're using at the moment, with nvidia cards; some...
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    [ubuntu] Re: "ghost pointer" ubuntu linux bug

    Please tell us more about this, as much as you possibly can, and please show us a screenshot if possible, using the attachment facility of the forum, ie, the paperclip icon in the "Reply to Thread"...
  16. Re: Problem with desktop mouse/kbd freezing

    Let's see your full hardware report with output of terminal command
    inxi -Fzx
    Please use Code-Tags for terminal output as it makes that output much more easily read and understood, formatting the...
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    Re: Fullscreen Bug

    I do not see this happen in my Xubuntu 20.04 either so it is not a normal problem.

    Show us the output of terminal command inxi -Fzx which will tell us a lot about your software and hardware.
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    Re: Problems with the panel Xfce4/crashed

    What errors, if any, do you see if you try to start the panel with command xfce4-panel

    Perhaps it has somehow been removed from the autostart list.
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    [ubuntu] Re: How to disable Alert Sound

    It sounds as if you have somehow enabled the facilities that are available for those with restricted or loss of eyesight.

    I'm not on my Xubuntu box at present so can not look to see what exactly...
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    [SOLVED] Re: ethernet no longer working - clueless

    Did this ethernet connection work well in the past and has it just stopped recently?

    What changes do you suspect you have made in your BIOS that may have caused this problem, or is that just a...
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    [ubuntu] Re: VidyoConnect needs Play Store app

    That appears to be an Android app so your chances of getting it to run properly on Ubuntu are I suspect very limited.

    There may be some android-emulator applications but I have no idea about them,...
  22. [SOLVED] Re: boot menu gone/boot-repair option 2 did not fix it

    I presume you mean that the grub menu is not appearing so let's see the output of [cat /etc/default/grub] to check there is nothing there causing this problem.

    In a dual boot system the grub menu...
  23. Re: Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) System Tweaks

    Now we know that your Ubuntu install is actually a full install on a 128G USB flash drive, I think a lot of your problems are explainable more simply and quickly.

    A USB flash drive is never going...
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    Re: Confusion with iso verification

    It is always worth using a torrent system to download Ubuntu iso images as they automatically check each packet of the iso as it is downloading making a check after the event pointless.
    It does not...
  25. [SOLVED] Re: Newbie using Ubuntu 21.04, Problem with ‘Metered Connection’.

    You or more accurately, the system, are trying to run updates on a metered connection. I don't use auto updates nor a metered connection but I think you need to turn off autoupdates and use the...
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