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Linux Mint: How To Sign Into Your Online Accounts – Technipages

While using your online accounts separately is the standard method and grants access to a website or service’s full functionality, there are sometimes alternatives that can be more convenient for specific uses. For example, integrating cloud storage drives directly into a file browser allows you to easily switch from browsing local files to browsing cloud…
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Linux Mint: How to View and Manage System Partitions – Technipages

If you connect a new storage device, you may be happy to format it and use it as a single storage device, however, you may also prefer to separate it into a couple of partitions, each intended for different purposes. A “partition” is a virtual segment of a hard drive that can have a range…
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Linux Mint: How to Configure the Formats for Display Numbers, Dates, and Times – Technipages

Around the world, different countries have different ways of formatting numbers, dates, and times. Configuring your computer to use your preferred formatting is a helpful part of setting up your computer. In Linux Mint the main way to change these settings is in the language settings. To manage these settings, press the Super key, then…
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Twitch.tv: How to Add a Profile Picture and Banner – Technipages

Broadcasting your gameplay on Twitch can be a fun way to share your in-game experiences with your friends and other gamers. Some gamers are lucky enough that their stream becomes popular enough for them to be able to live off of the ad-revenue and become full-time streamers. If you’re trying to gain recognition and popularity,…
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Linux Mint: How to View System Information – Technipages

If you’ve just got a new computer or have installed some new hardware in an existing computer, it’s a good idea to double-check that it has been installed and recognised properly. If you’ve just updated your operating system to the latest version, you may also want to check that your version numbers are correct. Checking…
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Linux Mint: How to Allow Guest Sessions – Technipages

Most of the time, people using your computer will do so multiple times and so making an account for them is a reasonable use of time. Creating an account for a user gives them their own user directory and password and allows you to configure if they can run administrative commands or not. If you…
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Linux Mint: How to Create New Custom Keyboard Shortcuts – Technipages

Keyboard shortcuts are actions that can be performed by pressing a key combination. They can help save you the time of searching through menus to find the option you want and help keep you closer to your task by streamlining your workflow. In Linux Mint, there is a range of pre-configured shortcut actions, some of…
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Linux Mint: How to Download and Use Third-Party Themes – Technipages

If you use Linux Mint, you likely prefer it over other Linux distributions. You may not like the default colour scheme though. While there are a few included alternatives, you may not like any of those either. Thankfully, Linux Mint has the built-in option to download third-party themes from the “Cinnamon-spices” website here. To be…
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Linux Mint: How to Configure the Login Window – Technipages

Every time you turn on your computer, you’ll see the login screen, allowing you to choose which user you want to sign in as. The default Linux Mint login screen has a branded background that you might not be a fan of. You can change this, however, and set a custom background, among other customisation…
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Linux Mint: How to Configure a Laptop Touchpad – Technipages

When you’re using a computer, generally you control it with a keyboard and mouse. If you’re using a laptop, however, you may be using the touchpad to control the mouse cursor instead. The touchpad is designed to be versatile, allowing you to configure the sensitivity so you can move the cursor at a speed that…
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Linux Mint: How to Select and Configure an Audio Device – Technipages

Most computers have at least one form of audio output device. Laptops have built-in speakers, and most computers will be connected to some speakers or a headset. If you plug in a second audio output device though, you then have to instruct the computer as to which one you want to use. The same goes…
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Linux Mint: How to Configure Workspaces – Technipages

Workspaces are a useful feature in Linux Mint that allows you to use multiple virtual desktops. Workspaces are designed to be similar to the use of a multiple monitor set-up without requiring a physical second monitor. They are ideal if you often have many windows open and want an alternative to Alt + Tab to…
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Linux Mint: How to Manage Bluetooth Connections – Technipages

To connect devices to your computer you can use traditional cables like USB and 3.5mm jacks, but these can cause a mess of cables and limit how far you can move from your computer while still using it. Bluetooth offers a reliable wireless connection platform that doesn’t use too much power and works over a…
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Linux Mint: How to Configure Window Tiling and Snapping – Technipages

One of the ways you can make the most of the pixels on your screen is to tile multiple windows next to each other. Tiling windows is a feature that helps you place windows so their edges touch the edges of the screen and each other rather than just placing a window roughly near the…
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Linux Mint: How to Add a New User – Technipages

Having multiple people using a single computer can cause some potential issues. For example, if your family is all using a single home computer and sharing a single user account, then someone might delete someone else’s file when they’re trying to clear some space on the hard drive. It’s also entirely possible that you don’t…
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Linux Mint: How to Change Your Keyboard Layout – Technipages

The keyboard is one of the key devices used to interact with a computer. To be able to type properly on multiple computers the layout of keyboards are standardised. Unfortunately, some countries have different requirements for characters that need to be on a keyboard, and even countries that share the same language often have different…
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Linux Mint: How to Boost the Volume Over 100% – Technipages

Sound is an important part of a computer, there are plenty of scenarios where you would use it, such as listening to music while you work or watching videos on the internet. Occasionally, you may find that some content is just too quiet for you to hear properly, even when you turn your volume all…
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Linux Mint: How to Configure the Power Management Options – Technipages

Managing your computer’s power usage is generally a good idea. Specifically for laptop users, managing your power usage means you can reduce wasted battery power, giving you more useful uptime when on the go. For both desktop and laptop users, reducing power usage means that you have to pay less for your electricity bill. You…
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Linux Mint: How to Change the Handed-Ness of a Mouse – Technipages

The majority of people around the world are right-handed, with statistics showing that somewhere between ten and twelve percent of the world’s population is left-handed. This large bias towards people being right-handed means that many products are designed to be held and used in or by the right-hand. A lot of equipment designed with right-handed…
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Linux Mint: How to Prevent the Screensaver From Locking the Computer – Technipages

Putting a password on your computer is a great way to prevent other people from accessing your computer. An account password prevents other people from being able to sign in to your account if they steal your computer, it also prevents other users from accessing your account. It’s good practice to lock your computer when…
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Linux Mint: How to Rebind System Keyboard Shortcuts – Technipages

There are often multiple ways to perform a certain action on a computer. Generally, there are menus that you can follow to click on a certain button, or you can search for the specific function or the group it’s in. You can also often use keyboard shortcuts to achieve an action. A keyboard shortcut is…
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Linux Mint: How to Invert the Scroll Direction – Technipages

When using a scroll wheel on a mouse, you will naturally expect one direction of rotation to match a certain direction of scrolling in the operating system. There isn’t necessarily a correct way for the scroll wheel to work, although there is a generally followed convention, you can have a differing personal preference. Generally, when…
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Linux Mint: How to Switch to a New Workspace – Technipages

One of the useful features that Linux Mint includes is called “Workspaces.” A workspace is essentially a second desktop, similar to having a physical second monitor, except that you can’t see them both at once. Workspaces are designed to make it easier to separate and keep track of individual tasks. They can be handy if…
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Linux Mint: How to Adjust Mouse Sensitivity – Technipages

The two main methods of controlling a computer are the keyboard and mouse. A range of other controlling devices are available, many are designed for users with disabilities that make it difficult or impossible to use traditional input devices. When using a computer mouse, you want the movement of the mouse cursor to feel natural.…
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Linux Mint: How to Enable Automatic Checks for Captive Portals – Technipages

Access to Wi-Fi networks is typically restricted in one of three ways. The most common method is to use a password, but you can also have networks where network providers have hardcoded credentials to access their networks via a SIM card. Another method that many free Wi-Fi networks use is called a “Captive portal”. Captive…
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Linux Mint: How to Configure Left Mouse Button to Perform Right-Click – Technipages

For users with a disability, controlling a computer with traditional peripherals, such as a mouse and keyboard can be really difficult. To help support these users, most operating systems include accessibility options that provide alternative options for traditional controls. These options, as well as specialized hardware, are designed to make computers more accessible for disabled…
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Linux Mint: How to Configure the Window List Applet – Technipages

When using Linux Mint, you can look through and switch to your open programs with the bottom bar. The process is very similar to that in Windows by default, however, there are a broad variety of configuration options that you can use to change the behavior of the window list applet. To manage your installed…
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Linux Mint: How to Configure the Titlebar of Windows – Technipages

Linux Mint offers a broad variety of configuration options, including the ability to change how the title bar of any window acts. To configure the titlebar settings, press the Super key, then type “Windows” and hit enter. Tip: The “Super” key is the name that many Linux distributions use to refer to the Windows key…
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Linux Mint: How to Configure Your Notification Preferences – Technipages

Notifications are a useful part of many digital systems; they help to keep you informed of any changes or alerts. By default, in Linux Mint, notifications appear as a bubble pop-up in the top-right corner and remain until they are dismissed. To configure your notification preferences in Linux Mint, press the Super key, then type…
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Linux Mint: How to Enable Key Debouncing – Technipages

One of the issues that keyboards can face is “key bouncing”. When a key is pressed or released, the spring used to push it back up into its default position can cause the key to bounce at both the bottom and top of its movement. When a key is pushed down, this bouncing effect can…
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Linux Mint: How to Add New Applets – Technipages

Linux Mint uses applets to add functionality to the taskbar. The default ones offered include a clock, volume manager, network manager, and even the start menu. there are plenty of other applets that you can choose to install if you want, providing you with extra information and functionality. To manage your applets, press the Super…
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