Category Archives: Tweaks

Customizing Mint’s login screen

One of the things I don’t like about the default login screen in Linux Mint Cinnamon Version 18.3 (Sylvia) is the availability of a guest session. Fortunately, it’s easy to disable this function: Advertisements

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Synchronizing IMAP folders in K-@mail

As I noted in a previous posting about K@mail (Turn off notification sounds in K-@mail), “Dr. Google doesn’t seem to know much about this app. So, support options are pretty limited.” This turned out to be once again the case … Continue reading

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Turn off notification sounds in K-@mail

I have been using the K-@mail app (“KatMail” as opposed to the “K-9mail” app) on my Android smartphone for a little while now. But, I was being constantly bugged by sound notifications of incoming messages. K-@mail ‘s web site is … Continue reading

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Minimized applications disappearing

My current distro is Linux Mint MATE Version 18.2 (Sonya). Recently, I noticed that I would minimize a running application (e.g. LibreOffice Writer), but no placeholder for the app showed up in the panel. Initially, I thought that there was … Continue reading

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Word 2007 under Wine crashes when changing a font

In my previous post I noted that “… Word, Excel and PowerPoint… ran more-or-less flawlessly…” in Office 2007 installed under Wine. The more-or-less qualifier was because I still had an issue trying to change the default Calibri font to Times … Continue reading

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PowerPoint 2007 fails to launch in 64-bit Linux Mint 18.1

As noted in the previous post, after installing Microsoft Office 2007 on a machine running Wine under 64-bit Linux Mint, Word and Excel ran fine, but PowerPoint failed to launch. Two further tweaks are necessary to get PowerPoint 2007 to … Continue reading

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Big Brother and Window Control Placement

Several years ago I found out how to switch the window controls from the left side to the right side of an active window. Now, it appears that the developers of the Unity desktop Ubuntu Linux have eliminated this option.

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