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Meetings / Re: Upcoming PLUG Meeting: Monday, January 20, 2020
« Last post by ssfc72 on Today at 02:29:14 am »
I will be coming with Tom to the meeting and I believe Glenn will be coming to the meeting, also.
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Meetings / Re: Upcoming PLUG Meeting: Monday, January 20, 2020
« Last post by buster on Yesterday at 10:02:39 pm »
Should be there. And I may have some off topic questions about cloning in Linux.
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General Linux/Android Discussions / Browser Add-ins that you use
« Last post by Jason Wallwork on Yesterday at 03:53:05 pm »
List the browser you're using and what extensions? 1...2...3... Go!
Screenshots are acceptable, too.

I'm using Firefox with the following extensions. If it's in italics, I may not be keeping it. The rest I've been using for at least a few months, most I've been using for years!
  • Cookie AutoDelete - deletes cookies when you leave a tab or exit the browser except for sites you've whitelisted
  • Default Zoom - many pages seem to be too small, I set this to a percentage (e.g. 125%) and they all load at that size initially. Can still adjust it afterwards
  • Ecosia - non-tracking search engine that donates the money it collects to planting trees - uses Bing as back-end
  • Facebook Container - prevents Facebook from seeing other sites you visit and vice-versa
  • Firefox Multi-Account Containers - haven't used this yet but lets you setup your own containers
  • Google Container - see above
  • Grammarly - makes suggestions in my grammar or spelling whenever I enter text in the browser
  • HTTPS Everywhere - forces the browser to use the secure version of the website if available
  • LastPass - my favorite password manager, installed on all my devices
  • Owl - Lets me turn all white background pages to dark backgrounds with light text - easier on the eyes, especially at night
  • Plasma Integration - lets me in see in the tray when the browser finishes downloads as well as having options to control music in Spotify
  • Privacy Badger - Blocks trackers on websites
  • Search by Image on Google - lets me right-click on an image and search for it elsewhere
  • Weather - kind of ugly, new app but it works
Now that I'm using Firefox's Enhanced Tracking Protection in Strict mode, I may get rid of the container extensions. But to preemptively answer an expected question, no, I don't notice any browser slowdown to using this many extensions.
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Linux Applications & Android apps / Re: KDE Connect
« Last post by Jason Wallwork on Yesterday at 03:33:34 pm »
On the computer I believe I had to again select the LG phone as the connected device.  I had done that already, the other day, but maybe I will have to do it each time I go to use KDE Connect on the computer??

No, you shouldn't have to. It should automatically connect when it sees that the device is available. Sometimes it takes a few seconds longer than you'd expect for this to happen. At least that's how it works for me in Plasma. You may have to set KDE Connect to automatically start up when OS starts if it doesn't do it automatically.

Good work getting it working!
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Linux Applications & Android apps / Re: KDE Connect
« Last post by ssfc72 on Yesterday at 09:23:29 am »
Ok I finally got copy/paste to work between the phone and the computer.

I made some changes both on the computer and phone for the KDE Connect settings.

On the phone I turned on some other settings in the Plugin menu.  One of the settings was for access to files.
On the computer I believe I had to again select the LG phone as the connected device.  I had done that already, the other day, but maybe I will have to do it each time I go to use KDE Connect on the computer??

Edit -  I am not running a vpn because i am just using KDE Connect, at home.
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Linux Applications & Android apps / Re: KDE Connect
« Last post by Jason Wallwork on Yesterday at 03:55:26 am »
However the copy/paste method of selecting text and then pasting the text on the other device does not work for me. As I said in my last post, the paste function was greyed out in the menu that comes up, when trying to paste the text.  I found I had to go to some Menu where you could choose Send (or something like that) and then the text could be pasted onto the other device.

Hmm, I didn't have that experience.

Are you saying the paste option was greyed out on the desktop? That's why I was asking from which device to which device you were doing the copy to. And do you have a problem doing the inverse?

Also note that the clipboard function has to be enabled in KDE Connect on both devices.

I'm also wondering if perhaps you're not using Plasma and it doesn't work as well outside of the Plasma desktop.
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Linux Applications & Android apps / Re: KDE Connect
« Last post by ssfc72 on Yesterday at 03:20:00 am »
Thanks for the info Jason.  I will have to do some Google searching about how KDE Connect is supposed to work.

I know there was a menu on the phone, within the KDE App, that listed a whole page of services/features that where check marked to be turned on. One of the features was for the Clipboard to be active and it was either already selected or I had to checkmark it on.

However the copy/paste method of selecting text and then pasting the text on the other device does not work for me. As I said in my last post, the paste function was greyed out in the menu that comes up, when trying to paste the text.  I found I had to go to some Menu where you could choose Send (or something like that) and then the text could be pasted onto the other device.
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Linux Applications & Android apps / Re: KDE Connect
« Last post by Jason Wallwork on January 17, 2020, 07:48:16 pm »
Thanks for sharing your experience, Bill. I'm not sure why you had so much trouble doing copy/paste from one device to another. Once they're connecting, you should just have to just copy the text on one device and then paste on the other, but perhaps the following paragraph explains why you had trouble. Perhaps you could explain more what your issue was. Was it an issue copying from the phone to the desktop? Was it copying or paste not working? And on which device? Do you use the long press to copy/paste text on the phone/tablet?

The other issue, which really isn't KDE Connects fault, is that it only sometimes works over my VPN client. VPN connects you to another network, so unless your devices happen to be connected to exactly the same network and sharing is allowed on that network, any network services that would otherwise work aren't going to work.

And it's not just location - when both devices are connected to one location, say Toronto, there are multiple VPN servers, so you still may not be on the same network. And not all servers allow network sharing.

The one thing I can't figure out if it's even possible is how to be the original sender for texts from my desktop. I can receive texts and respond to them on my computer but can't open up a text there to send without having received one first. In other words, I can only respond to texts, not send them. It'd be nice if they'd add this feature.
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Linux Applications & Android apps / Re: KDE Connect
« Last post by ssfc72 on January 17, 2020, 11:46:29 am »
I couldn't get the ClipSync program to work on my LG phone and Mint distro. It installed ok but would not copy my clipboard between the computer and phone.  This is a quite old program and it did work nicely for me a few years ago. Perhaps it no longer works with the recent versions of Android and Mint.

So, I tried KDE Connect.  It installed ok on my LG phone and my Mint 19 desktop.  I had a great bit of difficulty on trying to figure how to get the two devices connected to each other.
After getting the devices to finally connect to each other I then again had great difficulty in copying the clipboard/copy action from one device to another.  I would select the text in one device and then go to the other device and open a txt document and try to do a paste but the paste function was greyed out and would not work.

After a lot of fiddling around with settings, I finally got the text to be copied from one device to another.  I hope I can remember where in the program I went to copy text from one device to another.  It certainly wasn't intuitive for me.

Clipsync was much easier to setup and use. Too bad the old program no longer seems to work on the latest Android and Mint distro.
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Support / Re: Copy-paste working only every other time in Ubuntu 19.10
« Last post by fox on January 17, 2020, 08:22:19 am »
It's the copy part for sure. I did install a clipboard tool temporarily to see what was going on. The tool itself didn't help. It appears that when not working, the copy part is, at least sometimes, emptying what's been saved on the clipboard so that when I go to paste, nothing gets pasted. Other times, the copying doesn't go to clipboard, but what's in the clipboard from the previous copy stays and gets pasted.
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