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#107280 VLC question

Posted by JollyRoger on 23 November 2017 - 05:32 PM

I've found the most convenient way of working is to launch PCManFM at boot time (by adding it to Startup Applications in Settings > Settings Panel > Apps). This automatically mounts any connected drives (so that VLC and other applications can use them), as well as giving me instant access to the file manager.

#107113 XnViewMP beginners' guide

Posted by JollyRoger on 11 November 2017 - 10:26 AM

XnViewMP is photo software with an interface similar to Faststone (for Windows), but more powerful. It is available for all platforms, including Ubuntu. For those who are using it, or thinking of trying it, I've written a beginners' guide, which you can get either via the XnViewMP forum (https://newsgroup.xn...hp?f=82&t=36600) or directly here: https://www.xnview.c...r Beginners.pdf

#106133 Browse/open/view/save webp images

Posted by JollyRoger on 15 August 2017 - 06:03 PM

xnviewmp is a very capable photo program that will handle loads of file formats, including webp. You can get it here: 


#106077 Key binding - cannot get Win+T to open Terminology

Posted by JollyRoger on 12 August 2017 - 08:23 PM

Hi SprinterDriver


In the Action Parameters box enter




#105898 how to find out how much of my HD is being used.

Posted by JollyRoger on 02 August 2017 - 05:32 PM

Graywizard, you can do it like this:


1. Main menu > Settings > Modules > Files, make sure Places is loaded, then

2. Main menu > Settings > Gadgets > Background > Configure Layer, select Places and Add Gadget. The Places gadget should appear on the desktop.

3. Right-click on the gadget to resize and move it.

#105845 Will Bodhi 4.2 become more stable

Posted by JollyRoger on 31 July 2017 - 10:02 AM

I am running Bodhi 4 on 3 machines. One has only 1 Gb RAM and that gets very slow if I run something like Firefox or Chromium - I have to use the Midori web browser on that machine. The other two have 4 Gb RAM and they are always very fast and stable, and run Chromium excellently.

#105524 An easy way to install MS OneDrive

Posted by JollyRoger on 06 July 2017 - 12:42 PM

I've just added the OneDrive app from the Chrome Store to my Chromium browser, and it works a treat - I can now access my MS OneDrive, with all its files. It works much better than my previous attempt to access OneDrive from Linux (using complicated instructions gleaned from the Web), and all with a single click!


There are limitations, though - primarily you can't sync your OneDrive with a folder on your PC.


I've also added Word Online, Excel Online, and PowerPoint Online (all free), but I doubt I'll use them - I prefer to use WPS Office straight from my hard disk.

#105510 An easy way to install Google Earth

Posted by JollyRoger on 05 July 2017 - 02:12 PM

I've recently installed the Chromium browser from the AppCenter, partly as a way to explore some of the extensions and apps available in Google's Chrome store. One of the apps I've added is "Map of the Earth", which is a Google Earth plug-in. It works fine - I've now got Google Earth running within Chromium, achieved with a single click! 

#104272 System backup

Posted by JollyRoger on 10 May 2017 - 03:55 PM

There is a program called bodhibuilder that will do this for you. It should already be on your system - go to Main menu > Applications > System Tools. It is easy to use and self-explanatory, but if you need any help go to Section 6.3 of my free ebook on Bodhi Linux at https://www.smashwor...oks/view/687303

#104270 Thunderbird google next button no working same thing with gnome calendar goog...

Posted by JollyRoger on 10 May 2017 - 03:36 PM

Hi sheighost


I use Thunderbird, and whenever I set up a new machine I don't bother with creating Thunderbird email accounts from scratch. Instead, I copy my entire .thunderbird directory on my old machine (that's a hidden folder in the Home directory) onto a USB stick then copy it from there into the Home directory of my new machine. Then, when I run Thunderbird for the first time on the new machine, it automatically picks up all my settings, account info, and old emails.

#104169 Moksha not so stable.

Posted by JollyRoger on 04 May 2017 - 12:56 PM

The only occasions when I've experienced a similar problem with Moksha (slowing right down and then hanging) is on a computer with only 1 Gb memory. With Firefox in particular, the memory is quickly used up and the system starts swapping it to disk. Then the problems start. I overcome this with two small bits of code bound to a couple of hotkeys which clears the memory and starts again. But I don't get this problem on my main computer which has 4Gb of memory.

#103979 Checkboxes sometimes invisible in Firefox with BodhiForum theme

Posted by JollyRoger on 18 April 2017 - 08:47 AM

I've updated my system with the new theme (using sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade in the usual way, then restarted Moksha), and I immediately noticed that the Cpufreq gadget now displays the numbers correctly (instead of chopping them off). I then went to one of webpages on Firefox that was giving me trouble, and now the checkboxes are showing correctly!


So many thanks, Stefan, you've solved the problem for me, and of course for many others.


Best wishes



#103959 I think i broke Midori

Posted by JollyRoger on 16 April 2017 - 04:42 PM

I also suffer from occasional crashes with Midori, though not as often as every two or three minutes. It's one reason why I prefer Firefox, which is rock solid.

#103958 Checkboxes sometimes invisible in Firefox with BodhiForum theme

Posted by JollyRoger on 16 April 2017 - 04:38 PM

Many thanks for your hard work, Stefan. You are very generous with your time.

The scrollbar slider glitch (showing as many circles) has never bothered me.





#102487 Bodhibuilder adds duplicate entry to sources.list

Posted by JollyRoger on 04 January 2017 - 05:12 PM

I've recently created an image of my 32-bit system (Bodhi 4) using Bodhibuilder. I was subsequently unable to update my system due to a duplicate entry that Bodhibuilder had added to my /etc/apt/sources.list. The duplicated entry is 

deb http://packages.bodh...i xenial b4main

(This generated a number of multiple entry errors when I ran sudo apt-get update.)


I commented out this duplicate entry in sources.list, and now everything is fine.