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
The wine package in the Ubuntu Linux repository is version 5, but running applications from it, cannot connect to the internet. It was found that upgrading to wine version 5.0.3 in the winehq repository solved this error. To install wine version 5.0.3 from winehq, open a terminal window and enter the following commands: $ sudo … Continue reading How to install wine 5.0.3 stable from winehq on Linux Mint 20 or Ubuntu
Android Studio works quite slow with a normal SATA Hard Disk Drive (HDD), on a computer. To overcome this, there are a few solutions, including waiting for the good folks at Google to release another efficient version, or if you are seriously into Android development, then you can augment the hardware of your computer by … Continue reading Select and set up a Crucial M2.2280 NVMe PCIe SSD
If you use Thunderbird ver 78.3.2, gContactSync extension will not work anymore. To fetch Google Contacts into Thunderbird, use the CardBook extension.
Recently, I wanted to change the stock quote source for the stocks in GnuCash. To do so, follow the steps below: To retrieve the stock quotes for National Stock Exchange or Bombay Stock Exchange in India, use Yahoo as JSON as the source.To find the stock quote and abbreviation, visit the Yahoo Finance at https://in.finance.yahoo.com … Continue reading How to change the price retrieval source for stock quote in GnuCash
To configure Wine on Fedora Linux, connect to the Internet, then open a terminal window and enter:$ winecfg <enter> After wine is configured, any Windows application that is compatible with it can be installed by entering the below command:$ wine program.exe <enter> where program.exe is the program file to install. Run the program from the … Continue reading How to configure and run Wine on Fedora Linux
Android Studio upon being freshly installed displayed the below error message in the event window: Emulator: createOrGetGlobalVkEmulation: Warning: Vulkan 1.0 APIs missing from instance This error is due to the Vulkan APIs that are not needed if the computer has no graphics card. To overcome this error, open a terminal window and do the following: … Continue reading How to fix Android Studio error message – Emulator: createOrGetGlobalVkEmulation: Warning: Vulkan 1.0 APIs missing from instance
To use only 2 cores of the CPU of the computer, do the following action after opening a terminal window in Linux, where Device10.avd is the Android 10 AVD created: $ vi ~/.android/avd/Device10.avd/config.ini <enter> Change the values in red for the below parameters in the file to those in blue as below.hw.cpu.ncore=4 hw.cpu.ncore=2 Save the … Continue reading How to enable Android Studio AVD to use only lesser number of CPUs than available on the computer
Mozilla Firefox 75+ has made a change in the way it determines whether web sites open in a private window or not. This is now tied in with the "Remember History" option in Preferences -> Privacy and Security option. To enable Private Windows all the time, select "Never Remember History", but to disable private windows, … Continue reading Remember History in Firefox 75+ and private browser windows
Learning Kotlin is fun, but where to get started? One the of the best tutorials for newbies is at https://code.tutsplus.com/series/kotlin-from-scratch--cms-1209. Learn from scratch. To practice, download IntelliJ IDEA and work on Kotlin code anytime in it.