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Meetings / Re: PLUG Mug, Monday May 21 7 pm or later, or an alternate day
« Last Post by fox on Today at 07:52:37 am »
I could come if it's Monday night. If more folks prefer Wednesday like last week, let us know by posting. I could come Wednesday night as well.
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Support / Force a change in a default application (Ubuntu gnome)
« Last Post by fox on Today at 07:17:14 am »
An application I am trying out, Freemaker Office 2018, has the nasty side effect of locking itself in as the default application for all Microsoft Office mime types. The usual way of addressing this (at least in Ubuntu), is to right-click on a file with the mime type you want to change the default on, choose "properties", then choose the "Open with" tab. You can then select the application that you want to be the default for that mime type and click on the button "set as default". But with Freemaker Office installed, its applications are frozen as the defaults and you can't change it that way. I think there must be an extra strength way of doing this; perhaps as superuser and through the command line? Any ideas how I can do this?
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Linux Applications & Android apps / Re: Freeoffice 2018 now released for Linux
« Last Post by fox on Yesterday at 02:33:08 pm »
That's what I'm saying. Right-click on a file you want to open, select properties, then Open with tab. The different applications that open it are listed, with FreeOffice selected as the default. Click on another program - select make as default - and .... nothing changes. Only with FreeOffice. Once it's uninstalled, I can make any of the other programs the default. Weird, eh?

Update: I tried reinstalling LibreOffice at the suggestion of someone on the Ubuntu forums, hoping the latest program of that mime type would become the default. Didn't work, so I once again uninstalled FreeOffice.
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Meetings / PLUG Mug, Monday May 21 7 pm or later, or an alternate day
« Last Post by ssfc72 on Yesterday at 02:18:40 pm »
Ok, so I am posting a bit early, because this Monday is a holiday and maybe a few more people might be able to attend the Mug, on a Monday and perhaps at Tim Hortons, Monaghan road location.

Otherwise feel free to suggest another day of the week and location.

Bill
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That's strange - the lock-in I mean. I assume you're saying that you couldn't go into the default settings for your desktop environment and change it back until you un-installed it?
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General Discussion / Re: Cogeco throttling VPN??
« Last Post by Jason Wallwork on Yesterday at 12:25:23 pm »
Had to stop downloading because of rebooting necessary to fix my issues with LM. One of them down, and still another to go. Anyway, started the download again using PIA Toronto and still getting good results, better than before actually:

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General Discussion / Re: Cogeco throttling VPN??
« Last Post by Jason Wallwork on Yesterday at 10:00:36 am »
This was taken about 3 minutes in to a download of a Steam game with Linux Mint 18.3 KDE and as you can see I'm using PIA VPN set to Toronto. I'll try to remember to check it an hour or so to see if the speed holds up and let you know if it doesn't.

Probably most already know this, but click on the screen shot if you need to see the full-sized image for detail. What is showing by default is actually a thumbnail.
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General Discussion / Re: Cogeco throttling VPN??
« Last Post by Jason Wallwork on Yesterday at 09:45:08 am »
That is very strange, that you can get 4.5 Mbs ( I am assume you actually mean 4.5 MB/s), when downloading the Steam game using the PIA VPN Toronto server. There must be something different between your setup and mine,
Yes, I did, thanks for the corrected. I fixed the original post.

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I am using Linux Mint 18. Are you running PIA VPN from a Windows OS??

In this case, I was, yes, only because this game wasn't available for Linux on the Steam platform. I wans't intending this as a test, just wanted to download a couple of free games that were only available for a limited time and happened to notice how fast they were coming in (which is the norm) and thought I'd share.

 I'll check right now to see if there is a game for Linux I can download or re-download that is free and post a screen shot of how fast it comes in using PIA connected to their Toronto VPN. Sadly, I'm having some really annoying LInux Mint issues that may stop me from doing this but I'll give it a shot. And my problems will probably end up being a topic in itself.

I'd suggest maybe you should try downloading large files from other servers and see what happens so you can take that Puppy server out of the equation. Download a couple of other distros, for example and make sure they're not using the same server as Puppy (i.e. choose a server, don't just use their automatic service that picks a mirror for you).

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Linux Applications & Android apps / Re: Freeoffice 2018 now released for Linux
« Last Post by fox on Yesterday at 09:04:32 am »
I did actually install FreeOffice 2018 just to try it out. I started by opening a .docx document created in MS Word; 100% accurate rendition. I then tried same in LibreOffice and WPS. WPS gave perfect rendition. LibreOffice did not; it had a minor problem with spacing such that text that should have been on page 1 was on page 2. But this just illustrates the minor differences in translation among the three programs. I could select a different document or different document type (extension), and LibreOffice would do the best rendition.

I stopped my test there because I discovered a problem with FreeOffice. It somehow locked itself in as the default application for all Microsoft file formats and I was unable to change this. At that point I uninstalled it and everything went back to normal. I also posted on SoftMaker's forum and the Ubuntu forum. Once I can change this default assignment over FreeOffice's lock-in, I'll reinstall it and make further tests.
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Linux Applications & Android apps / Re: Freeoffice 2018 now released for Linux
« Last Post by fox on May 18, 2018, 11:58:52 am »
A very good point!
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Bringing in new professionals or returning the favour for me falling asleep in other peoples' presentations? :)

I would certainly be willing to do a presentation on this. And other PLUGGERS present would be welcome to bring in some of their documents to try out on the different office programs.
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