I recently obtained a new Android smartphone and installed my favourite apps from Google’s Play Store. At least, I installed all the free ones. The problem I had was how to install a proprietary app that I had purchased previously and had used on my old phone. The developer’s web site indicated that the app that had been paid for could be download again and re-installed but didn’t provide any instructions. However, an E-mail to the support desk quickly provided the answer.
As a note of caution, if you purchase apps from the Play Store, make a note of the user account (usually a Google account) that was used. It is necessary to log on to the Play Store using this same account in order to access previously-installed apps.
The process for finding and installing a previously-purchased app is very simple:
1. Open Google’s Play Store
2. Click on the menu icon (the “hamburger” icon consisting of three horizontal bars) in the top-left corner of the window.
(Note that the menu screen will display the username and account that is currently logged on. If you have multiple accounts a drop-down menu will allow you to select the appropriate account.)
3. Select “My apps & games”
4. Select “LIBRARY”
5. Scroll down to the desired app and click “INSTALL”
Reinstall and re-enable apps
In Part 5 of the present series of posts, we had developed an app that displays a screen with a link to a web site. We need to click this link in order to load the actual site. Furthermore, when we click the link, the app opens the smartphone’s default web browser and displays the home page of the web site in this browser. What I really would like is to be able to click the app’s icon on the smartphone and have the web site’s home page load directly onto the phone’s screen.
Upgrading Linux Mint to Version 19.1 (Tessa) seems to have broken the ability of a read command at the end of a bash script to pause the script so leaving the terminal window open. Such scripts work correctly when run directly in a terminal window, or by double-clicking on the script file from the file manager, but they fail to pause when run through a program launcher.
After upgrading Linux Mint to Version 19.1 (Tessa), Update Manager displayed the error:
Could not download all repository indexes; Failed to fetch
The following signatures couldn't be verified because the
public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 76F1A20FF987672F
Posted in Mint, Wine
By default, the clock/calendar display on the panel in Linux Mint 19 (Tara) takes a form such as 11:15. Short and sweet – but perhaps too much so. However, the format can be easily changed by right-clicking on the calendar, selecting “Configure”, and turning on the switch for “Use a custom date format”.
Posted in Mint, Tweaks
Tagged Calendar, Tara
Running Update Manager produced the error:
Could not download all repository indexes
Repository 'https://deb.opera.com/opera-stable stable
InRelease' changed its 'Origin' value from
'Opera Software ASA' to 'Opera Software AS'
My “DataDisk” is a dedicated partition that is used by both Linux and Windows 10 when either of the dual-booted operating systems is activated. Today, the data disk suddenly became read-only (ro) even though it is mounted as read-write (rw) though an entry in fstab.
Posted in Mint, Windows