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JollyRoger last won the day on November 24 2017

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  1. JollyRoger

    Avoid hibernation when battery is empty

    I always remove old batteries to leave an empty battery compartment. Never had problems.
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    Thank goodness for Bodhi

    I've just spent the entire morning helping a beginner with Windows 10 and MS Office 2010. I had forgotten how awful these products have become. Utter confusion all round!
  3. I used to use Osmo, but I now prefer Cherrytree. It's a hierarchical note-taking application, but it doesn't include a calendar. It's in the repos.
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    VLC question

    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.
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    XnViewMP beginners' guide

    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.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=82&t=36600) or directly here: https://www.xnview.com/download/XnViewMP%20for%20Beginners.pdf
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    streaming audio capture app?

    I use Osmoma audio recorder for capturing streaming audio. You can get it at https://launchpad.net/~audio-recorder/+archive/ubuntu/ppa. Although you have to add a PPA to your system, which isn't recommended, I've been using it for over 3 years without any issues. It's very easy to use.
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    memory card failure

    If PCManFM is giving you the message when trying to unmount "Not authorized to perform this operation" it indicates that some other program has mounted your card. Trying running PCManFM before inserting the cards, then insert them with PCManFM running.
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    Bodhi 4.2.1 Legacy - Startup command no longer works

    I've just deleted the single quotes and rebooted, and the startup command now works! How crazy is that??? So the problem is solved, but it's left me totally mystified!
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    Bodhi 4.2.1 Legacy - Startup command no longer works

    Thanks for the swift response, DOOMguy. I've just tried that (enclosing in single quotes), and it made no difference - the same error message appears. It's really weird - I've had no problems with this startup command in other versions of Bodhi.
  10. I've just installed Bodhi 4.2.1 Legacy on an old computer. Everything works fine except for a startup command I've always used before on Bodhi to turn off the touchpad: synclient TouchpadOff=1. It generates an error message when I boot up or reset Moksha, and I have to execute the command manually to turn off the touchpad. Any clues as to why I'm having this problem? Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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    Stop Ibar flicker

    michmanbiker I think what may not be clear to you is that you can combine elements from other themes with your main theme. This is what the Waiter was suggesting you do in an earlier post. You have to first install those other themes, then from the Main menu choose Settings then Theme. At the Theme Selector dialog box click Advanced, where you can select elements from other themes (such as Modules/iBar) to incorporate into your theme. What Waiter is saying is that this element from the detour theme will stop the mouse effects you mention. I can't comment on this as I haven't tried it.
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    Browse/open/view/save webp images

    xnviewmp is a very capable photo program that will handle loads of file formats, including webp. You can get it here: http://www.xnview.com/en/xnviewmp/#downloads
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    Key binding - cannot get Win+T to open Terminology

    Hi SprinterDriver In the Action Parameters box enter name:Terminology Regards
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    how to find out how much of my HD is being used.

    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.
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    Will Bodhi 4.2 become more stable

    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.