How to use deja-dup for data backups on Linux

Deja-dup is a Gnome application. It can be used for data backups of the computer to a USB drive, another hard disk, folder or even to the cloud. Data backups are encrypted using the Gnu Privacy Guard (GPG) shared key as they are done. The first backup takes time, depending on the data to be … Continue reading How to use deja-dup for data backups on Linux

Tools to determine privacy safeguards for web sites and apps – Exodus, Blacklight and Chef Koch Blog

Whilst privacy is the buzz word today, the tug of war between how much is revealed and taken versus how much is protected and safeguarded continues unabated. Towards that end, some privacy tools do enable the decision as an individual on what can be the consequences of using certain applications and web sites. Exodus - … Continue reading Tools to determine privacy safeguards for web sites and apps – Exodus, Blacklight and Chef Koch Blog

How to install masscode code snippets manager on Linux Mint

masscode is one of the best code snippets managers out there. It works on multiple platforms and devices. However, it is only available as a snap package for Linux. To install it on a Linux Mint system where snap packages are disabled by default requires snap packages to be enabled. Therefore, enable snap packages on … Continue reading How to install masscode code snippets manager on Linux Mint

Must have applications on Linux Mint or Ubuntu Linux

The below list of applications is a must-have for any Linux system. Not just for convenience, but additional capabilities too. The below list of applications is a must-have for any Linux system. Not just for convenience, but additional capabilities too. Download From internet Firefox Thunderbird Android Studio VirtualBox Google Chrome Mega InsyncHQ Spotify Vivaldi Browser … Continue reading Must have applications on Linux Mint or Ubuntu Linux

How to start up Thunderbird mail client on another path or computer in Linux

After moving Thunderbird folder i.e. ~/.thunderbird to another computer, it could not find the mailbox of the profile. It created a new profile. This was due to the change in the path where ~/.thunderbird folder was restored. To overcome this issue, open a terminal window and enter the following: $ cd ~/thunderbird <enter>$ ./thunderbird -profilemanager … Continue reading How to start up Thunderbird mail client on another path or computer in Linux

How to increase font size of menus, lists in Spotify in Linux

To scale the font size of Spotify on Linux, open a terminal window and enter the following command.$ spotify --force-device-scale-factor=1.5 <enter> You will find that spotify menus are now bigger and more readable. To make them scale permanently whenever Spotify starts, create a desktop shortcut and put the scaling factor in the desktop file. $ … Continue reading How to increase font size of menus, lists in Spotify in Linux

Email: [Firebase] Client access to your Cloud Firestore database expiring in X day(s)

The easiest way to overcome this expiry is to change the date in the rules after logging into the account:match /{document=**} {// from previous date 2020, 11, 11 to new date 2021, 12, 11allow read, write: if request.time < timestamp.date(2021, 12, 11);} However, do note that it is important to drop access using this method … Continue reading Email: [Firebase] Client access to your Cloud Firestore database expiring in X day(s)

There’s something about TRIM in LinuxMint or Ubuntu Linux (Speed up SSDs)

Got a new PCIe NVMe SSD device? It starts lagging after a few months of use on Linux Mint and to optimize it, do the following after opening a terminal window $ journalctl | grep fstrim.service <enter>This will display when the TRIM was last executed. It normally does this once a week. Verify when the … Continue reading There’s something about TRIM in LinuxMint or Ubuntu Linux (Speed up SSDs)

How to install Signal on the Linux Mint 20.1 or Ubuntu

After the WhatsApp privacy changes, many folks have installed the Signal app on their Android devices. Signal also has a desktop client, where Signal can be installed and used on a computer. To install the Linux version, open a terminal window and enter the following commands: Set up the repository$ wget -O- https://updates.signal.org/desktop/apt/keys.asc | sudo … Continue reading How to install Signal on the Linux Mint 20.1 or Ubuntu