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  1. Doh! :blush: add applet/taskbar!
  2. Hi all have a rather bizarre problem i'm trying to sort out for a friend in need. When she minimises any window it just disappears off screen! Opening up a new window shows that there are indeed other windows open, but we can't see/find them. I've been round the block trying top look at window configurations etc but to no avail. Any ideas?
  3. Thanks for the reply. Yes, thinking about it I think that Konqueror does open up a text editor. I found Konqueror a really useful application to use - shame there doesn't seem to be a similar one in Gnome. I don't get much time at a PC now - not other than doing office work, not even wired to the internet, so it all seems a bit rusty. I'm editing the fstab for a friend though to install an ipod, so at least now I've a better idea. I'll post back if I encounter any problems. Thanks again.
  4. Just installed Suse 10. I want to edit fstab. In Mdk, using Konqueror this was straightforward, but with Suse and Gnome it seems less so. Googling brings up lots of command line stuff, but is there a similar process as if using Konqueror?
  5. This doesn't import the file either. I'm sure there must be a way - I'll keep on looking/trying and if I get a result will post back.
  6. Hey all I've done really stupid - my Yahoo POP email account was recently having some downloading issues to my Thunderbird email client. Anyway, I managed to delete the account - big oops!- losing all my emails . To be honest, most of them I can do without, but there were a couple which I'd like to rescue if at all possible. Looking at .Thunderbird I have 2 mail.yahoo.co.uk folders - 1 being the new account I re-created and the other related to the account I deleted. Inside the deleted account folder are various docs: looking at Sent.msf I can retrieve a number of messages in text format - opens with KWrite: (a lot of space is just continuous lines of characters which I assume are associated attachments?) However, opening (clicking on the icon) Inbox.msf just presents continous strings of characters - no obvious messages are apparent. If I copy this into the new account (replacing the other Inbox.msf) nothing happens either (for some reason I imagined that Thunderbird would open them). Anybody aware of a way I can retrieve these messages in either text format with KWrite or even through Thunderbird itself?
  7. Thanks for this chris, but unfortunately that didn't work either. I've since unistalled and reinstalled OOo through the MCC - and am I'm still unable to print. I then installed Star Office 7 - and everything just works fine - be it as a local or if connected to the print server. Whilst I'm happy with this, none-the-less its frustrating about OOo.
  8. thanks for this scarecrow. Thing is, until recently when it was running through a network (via a HP Jetdirect) it worked fine. Since abandoning the network, the problems are occuring only now occuring as a local printer.
  9. To no avail _ me thinks its borked. From the OOo documents: File/Printer Settings a Printer Setup window opens. Selecting Properties shows the following > Paper size - empty with no options to select A4 etc; Paper Tray says <ignore> without any option to select a tray. from /usr/lib/openoffice/spadmin.bin I can select the printer administration, but its just as above; however, it will not print a test opage from here.
  10. My local printer will not print from OOo. It will print a test page OK from the MCC and also spadmin. It'll also print an email I tried as a test. So it seems to be conmnected and talking with my PC. But it'll not print a doc in either .doc or .swx format - any suggestions? In MCC it shows as prinetr being configured OK. I've switched printer and PC off -on/reinstalled through the MCC/taken the cable out -in > still the same problems. MDK 10.2 KDE 3.3 Samsung ML-1755 printer
  11. you could try the following, it worked for me: menu>system>configuration>KDE>looknfeel>fonts check the box against 'use anti-aliasing for fonts' and then go to configure (same window) and check the box against 'Use sub-pixel hinting'
  12. OK, I'm at a 10.2 desktop and have just worked it out. First, I was initially thrown because there was no apparent option to 'extract here'. However, what you need to do is, as before, highlight, right click and then select *Ark*. From Ark you can extract (you will be asked where you want to place the new directory) and then the process is exactly as before/above.
  13. If your downloading and extracting the same way, then I dunno what the problem might be, I'm still using 10.1. I think you would need to say what not is working, what errors are beig reported etc , that way maybe some of the more tecchy minded folk here would then be able to offer some-insight
  14. Look in the MCC>software management>remove software The right hand pane will list where everyhing is installed (by urpmi). You can remove them/dependencies from here .
  15. arctic, i'd be interssted to know how necessary this bit is. Maybe I've being doing it wrong for the past 12 months or so :o but with easy urpmi after selecting all my mirrors, and generating the text to enter into console, I've just literally copied the *entire* text in one go and pasted into a console. In my rpm sources within mcc they all show as being there. But, if doing it this way somehow jeopordises things, then I obviosuly need to reverse this. But does it - is there some kind of risk that things may not work out properly? :unsure:
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