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    Printers - again

    I have a confession to make: I don't understand drivers, why we need them, how they work and how they help me. That being said, any of you kind gurus out there who suggest I install drivers for certain things will quickly understand why my eyes glaze over, my brain stops functioning when I even...
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    Google Drive

    I installed an app through the software mgr titled, "VGrive." It lets me get to my Google Drive app through Linux. The problem is, the app asked me if I wanted to sync my drive. I answered in the affirmative and what do you know? I now have my entire google drive saved to this PC. My...
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    Oh, I feel like such an infant! I was trying to add the temp & weather to my system tray and I seem to have outdone myself. But now I can't figure out how to get rid of the extras. Any suggestions? (screenshot attached)
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    Printer Problems

    Disclaimer: not sure if this is in the right place, please feel free to move if necessary. I have an Epson NX420 printer that I finally got hooked up to my Compaq PC. I was able to get the printer running, but I have changed the ink cartridges and cannot get them aligned. These are not the...
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    Solitaire Game PysolFC

    I've tried downloading this game from the Software Manager on Mint. When it's installed, instead of seeing the usual Launch and Remove buttons, the only button that appears is Remove. When I go to my list of installed apps, it's nowhere to be found, even though I supposedly just installed it...
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    Slow going...

    If this needs to be posted elsewhere, please let me know. When I run a browser of any sort, I'm known to have multiple tabs open, usually up to 7 or 8. My syst4em starts slowing down as soon as I open the browser, then gets progressively slower as I open more tabs. Is this a processor...
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    Sharing Software?

    I'm not sure where to post this, so I opted for here. I have been using LibreOffice for a few days and have come up with some nice spreadsheets I want to use thoughout each day. Of course, I won't be carrying my PC around, and my tablets (I have 3) are all Android and my phone is an iPhone...
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    Searching Forums

    Hello again, to all my brainiac friends. I was looking through the Mint Forum for an answer to a question and realized I could be looking all night. I tried to find a Search box for this and found none. Can it really be true? Are there really no search boxes for the forums? All of you far...
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    General Downloads

    Hi all you really smart guys. I have looked and looked and cannot find where Linux Mate is hiding my downloads. (This should come as no surprise to me, I can never find my downloads, no matter what device I'm using.) Can some kind person help me out, here? Thanks in advance, Granny Sue
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    Just need some input

    I tend to get on the computer, work for awhile and then go off and do something else, leaving all my windows and tabs open . But I realized after being on the forum for awhile, that if I saw a particular person was onsite, I would expect them to answer me within 5 minutes or so. But then I...
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    How secure is secure?

    Please see the screenshot below. I know Linux is super secure, but when Firefox gives me this message, can I just go ahead or not? (Ultimately I will because this is a state government website, but I'm curious for future reference.
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    Should I install updates?

    Starting to get a little braver, so I clicked on the Update Manager icon in the lower right hand corner. Got the update and what do you know? The system wants to install 90(!) upgrades! Should I do this????
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    Please tell me what this acronym stands for - RUS. Also, is there a list of Linux acronyms somewhere that I can refer to?
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    Not sure if I'm posting to the right place, but here goes. I have a daughter who loves all things bovine. That being said, I'm using the bouncing Cow screensaver on Mate (Tina 19.2) just so she can see it when she comes over. Is there a way I could download the screensaver (as a screensaver)...
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    No sound

    I recently installed Linux Mint on a Compaq PC that a was in danger of being thrown away. I don't know anything about this PC other than that. Now that I have it up and running and have accessed the internet, I tried going to YouTube to see if I had sound. I don't, and I don't know how to...
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    Using Pix Image Viewer

    Hopefully, this is just going to be a short answer and I won’t need a lot of explanation. I moved all my pictures to the pictures folder on my computer from my iPhone. However, when I try to open one of the pictures with Pix Image Viewer it just takes me to trying to import a picture from...
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    Where are my pictures?!

    I had a lovely weekend attending some events with my grandchildren. Last night after a concert I came home and was going to put my new pictures and videos on my new Lennix system on my Compaq computer. However, when I plugged my iPhone into my computer with a USB cord, I was unable to find any...
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    What is a server?

    What is a server and why would I want one? I don’t know if this is the right place for this post because it is computer general and not Linux specific However, I’ve always wondered about this question. Why would somebody at home need a server because I thought servers were for great big...
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    Why so small?

    Why so small?Here’s what I don’t get, Lenix is a pretty big deal and yet this forum doesn’t have near so many members as I would’ve expected. I would think by now you would have thousands of members. You don’t, and I don’t know why. I know you guys are wonderful at helping. OK, I was just...
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    Oh! For goodness sake…

    Oh! For goodness sake…. So I have been trying to find this form in particular so I could do my little introductory blurb for the last 45 minutes. You would think I’d never been on a forum before wouldn’t you? Anyway I tried to post this in my status post and figured out that was the wrong place...