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MyComputerTips is a list of computing tips and tutorials covering many areas of computing from programming to Linux Distributions, added for my own reference should I ever encounter the same problem twice. MyComputerTips has been helping users since 2015.

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Latest Tips & Tutorials

Convert a PDF document to text or html using pdftotext, pdftohtml in Linux using the terminal

Posted: Monday 3rd of August 2020

BBC Micro emulator beebem for Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Mint and other distributions

Posted: Tuesday 28th of July 2020

BEEBUG FOR THE BBC, Retro magazine for the BBC Micro 1984

Posted: Sunday 26th of July 2020

List files in a directory using the ls command

Posted: Wednesday 22nd of July 2020

Open thunar file manager as root user on Xubuntu

Posted: Thursday 16th of July 2020

Enable Desktop Cube in Kubuntu

Posted: Monday 11th of May 2020

How do I disable paragraph spacing when composing emails on Thunderbird

Posted: Friday 8th of May 2020

Change the default web browser for opening links inside emails on Thunderbird Linux

Posted: Thursday 7th of May 2020

How to create a basic Python3 script in Ubuntu and Ubuntu based distributions

Posted: Tuesday 28th of April 2020

Websites that prompt users to turn off their ad blocker, or block website content

Posted: Tuesday 28th of April 2020

How do I remove widget / application icon from the menu panel in Kubuntu 19.10

Posted: Tuesday 21st of April 2020

How do I find out what version of Caja file manager I am running

Posted: Thursday 16th of April 2020

How do I turn off Chrome notifications in Android

Posted: Wednesday 15th of April 2020

Using CSS grids to create a simple grid layout

Posted: Friday 10th of April 2020

My computer powers up for a few seconds then shuts down

Posted: Saturday 4th of April 2020

Understanding themes and icons in Xubuntu, XCFE

Posted: Thursday 2nd of April 2020

YouTube channels featuring retro computers, games, software, and peripherals

Posted: Wednesday 26th of February 2020

How do I create a new menu panel in Xubuntu or other Linux distribution that uses XFCE4

Posted: Saturday 22nd of February 2020

Where are the desktop wallpapers located in Xubuntu. /usr/share/xfce4/backdrops

Posted: Tuesday 18th of February 2020

How do I reset the menu panels in Xubuntu, XFCE4

Posted: Tuesday 18th of February 2020

How to import Thunderbird profile from newer to older version, thunderbird --allow-downgrade

Posted: Wednesday 5th of February 2020

How do I display a popup calendar using HTML5

Posted: Tuesday 4th of February 2020

How to access HP Linux Imaging and Printing System set up on Ubuntu using the terminal

Posted: Wednesday 13th of November 2019

C64 Forever, C64 Forever, Free Express edition. Commodore 64 Emulator running on Ubuntu and Ubuntu based distributions using Wine

Posted: Saturday 26th of October 2019

Linux, Thunderbird is already running but not responding error

Posted: Thursday 24th of October 2019

Where are the log files located in Linux

Posted: Wednesday 16th of October 2019

Oracle VirtualBox, Unable to insert virtual optical disk

Posted: Friday 11th of October 2019

Oracle VirtualBox only displaying 32-bit version(s), when setting up new Virtual Machine on Linux

Posted: Friday 11th of October 2019

Ubuntu 4.10, Warty Warthog. The first Ubuntu Linux Distribution

Posted: Sunday 6th of October 2019

Microsoft Office Standard 1996, Word, Excel, Access, Power Point and Mail on 3.5

Posted: Thursday 3rd of October 2019

The Linux uptime command

Posted: Thursday 3rd of October 2019

Install Fuse ZX Spectrum Emulator in Ubuntu and Ubuntu based distributions

Posted: Friday 27th of September 2019

HTML select menu, displaying counties in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Posted: Thursday 26th of September 2019

Turn off push notifications in Firefox web browser

Posted: Tuesday 24th of September 2019

Using GParted in Linux to format a hard drive, flash drive, SD Card

Posted: Tuesday 17th of September 2019

Perform basic SELECT queries in MariaDB using the Linux Terminal

Posted: Sunday 15th of September 2019

Create a new database, table and insert data, using MariaDB in the Linux Terminal

Posted: Thursday 12th of September 2019

What version of wine am I running

Posted: Thursday 12th of September 2019

Wine application icon missing in Ubuntu Mate menu

Posted: Monday 9th of September 2019

Copy .iso image to USB flash drive using dd command in Linux using the terminal

Posted: Tuesday 3rd of September 2019

Create a new user using MariaDB database in the Linux Terminal

Posted: Sunday 30th of June 2019

Install MariaDB database in Ubuntu based distributions 2019

Posted: Sunday 16th of June 2019

Where are the Desktop wallpapers located in Lubuntu

Posted: Thursday 30th of May 2019

Commodore Amiga Emulator FS-UAE on Linux

Posted: Saturday 25th of May 2019

Open pcmanfc file manager as root user on Lubuntu

Posted: Saturday 25th of May 2019

Sim City 4 Deluxe Edition Install Wine Linux. Trouble installing from CD/Disk 2

Posted: Sunday 19th of May 2019

Switching from Windows to Linux, three ways to Install and try a Linux distribution without dual booting

Posted: Saturday 26th of January 2019

Nemo file manager not showing thumbnails of images

Posted: Thursday 22nd of November 2018

Generate a random number between 1 and 5 using Math.floor and Math.random commands in Javascript

Posted: Monday 22nd of October 2018

Using document.getElementByID() in javascript to send form data

Posted: Monday 15th of October 2018

Using document write() in javascript.

Posted: Sunday 14th of October 2018

Remove files and folders from inside directory on Linux

Posted: Saturday 15th of September 2018

How do I uninstall a programme in Wine

Posted: Thursday 13th of September 2018

Remove wine menu entries in Ubuntu and other distributions

Posted: Thursday 28th of June 2018

How do I access the cups server, common unix printing system

Posted: Wednesday 27th of June 2018

Can't find wine programme launcher after installation on Linux Mint

Posted: Thursday 14th of June 2018

Find my username using the terminal

Posted: Tuesday 5th of June 2018

Where are the fonts located in Ubuntu and other Ubuntu based distributions

Posted: Sunday 3rd of June 2018

Create a new user in MariaDB and GRANT ALL privileges (Part 2)

Posted: Monday 28th of May 2018

Install MariaDB Database in Ubuntu and other Ubuntu based distributions (Part 1)

Posted: Saturday 26th of May 2018

Convert .mkv video to .png images using ffmpeg

Posted: Thursday 24th of May 2018

List hardware information using the terminal

Posted: Sunday 20th of May 2018

Shutdown Ubuntu using the terminal

Posted: Sunday 20th of May 2018

How do I install .msi file using Wine

Posted: Thursday 3rd of May 2018

Batch resize images in Linux using imagemagick and the terminal

Posted: Saturday 14th of October 2017

Install multiple .deb files

Posted: Friday 17th of March 2017

Xubuntu, Gigolo opens FTP connections in Firefox instead of Thunar

Posted: Sunday 29th of May 2016

Running Sketchup 8 in Wine. Sketchup was unable to initialize OpenGL, Linux

Posted: Sunday 29th of May 2016

Change the default text editor in Filezilla, Linux

Posted: Tuesday 26th of April 2016

How do I install a .deb package using the terminal

Posted: Sunday 17th of April 2016

How to view files on a Linux partition in Windows

Posted: Wednesday 13th of April 2016

Access FTP server using the Nemo File Manager in Linux Mint

Posted: Sunday 27th of March 2016

What happens when a file is owned by root in Linux Mint

Posted: Wednesday 23rd of March 2016

Unable to access files on external drive, change ownership and group using chown -R

Posted: Wednesday 23rd of March 2016

Unable to set the correct time in Ubuntu Gnome

Posted: Thursday 17th of March 2016

Crossover Office 15, the easy way to install Windows Applications and Games in Linux

Posted: Monday 8th of February 2016

Simple CSS responsive menu for websites and mobile devices

Posted: Tuesday 26th of January 2016

Volume control is missing from my panel and plugins in Xubuntu, how do I restore it?

Posted: Wednesday 20th of January 2016

Show hidden files in a specific directory using the terminal in Linux

Posted: Monday 18th of January 2016

Get the day of the week for a specified date using PHP5

Posted: Sunday 17th of January 2016

Xubuntu, Panel Preferences notification area greyed out

Posted: Saturday 16th of January 2016

How to upload files larger than 2MB using PHP5

Posted: Thursday 14th of January 2016

Enable ufw, uncomplicated firewall in Ubuntu and Ubuntu based distributions

Posted: Saturday 26th of December 2015

Back up emails, accounts and contacts in Thunderbird on Ubuntu based distributions

Posted: Thursday 24th of December 2015

How can I view all of the bash history?

Posted: Wednesday 23rd of December 2015

Install a very basic LAMP server using Ubuntu 15.10

Posted: Monday 21st of December 2015

Preserve line breaks in PHP. nl2br function

Posted: Monday 21st of December 2015

Create a simple bash script in Ubuntu

Posted: Friday 18th of December 2015

Convert a Unix timestamp to date and time using PHP

Posted: Friday 18th of December 2015

Mail delivery failed: returning message to sender. No Such User Here

Posted: Thursday 17th of December 2015

Install Perl in Ubuntu, and create a perl script

Posted: Thursday 17th of December 2015

View hard disk information in Ubuntu, sudo fdisk -l

Posted: Thursday 17th of December 2015

Import - Export MySQL / MariaDB database using the terminal in Ubuntu Linux

Posted: Tuesday 15th of December 2015

How to validate a form using PHP5

Posted: Tuesday 15th of December 2015

Count the number of elements in a PHP array using the count() function

Posted: Tuesday 15th of December 2015

Create a new user, assign all privileges using MySQL / MariaDB using Linux

Posted: Saturday 28th of November 2015

Pass ampersand through query strings in URL using PHP5

Posted: Friday 27th of November 2015

MySQL / Maria DB Basic Security

Posted: Saturday 21st of November 2015

How do I change the font size of the top menu panel in Gnome3

Posted: Friday 25th of September 2015

Install dosbox in Ubuntu based distributions.

Posted: Friday 18th of September 2015

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Access FTP server using the Nemo File Manager in Linux Mint

Posted: Sunday 27th of March 2016

Nemo file manager not showing thumbnails of images

Posted: Thursday 22nd of November 2018

Install dosbox in Ubuntu based distributions.

Posted: Friday 18th of September 2015

Running Sketchup 8 in Wine. Sketchup was unable to initialize OpenGL, Linux

Posted: Sunday 29th of May 2016

Preserve line breaks in PHP. nl2br function

Posted: Monday 21st of December 2015

Install Perl in Ubuntu, and create a perl script

Posted: Thursday 17th of December 2015

Open pcmanfc file manager as root user on Lubuntu

Posted: Saturday 25th of May 2019

Back up emails, accounts and contacts in Thunderbird on Ubuntu based distributions

Posted: Thursday 24th of December 2015

Convert .mkv video to .png images using ffmpeg

Posted: Thursday 24th of May 2018

Xubuntu, Gigolo opens FTP connections in Firefox instead of Thunar

Posted: Sunday 29th of May 2016

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Sim City 4 Deluxe Edition Install Wine Linux. Trouble installing from CD/Disk 2

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Convert .mkv video to .png images using ffmpeg

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Copy .iso image to USB flash drive using dd command in Linux using the terminal

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