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Matt Pray of MRP Tech reviewed Ubuntu MATE 17.10 and our book "Ubuntu MATE: Upgrading from Windows or OSX" in episode 68. He is also giving away to one of his listeners a paperback copy of the book. Thanks Matt!

(Spoiler alert: I've given Matt some e-books to give away in future episodes.)

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Printing & File Sharing Please.

I have several Linux Mint computers that are connected to the Internet via Ethernet or WiFi through a single router. I would like to share files and printers from computer to computer. I have not been able to find a straight forward description of this process. Could someone please refer me to a good link.

Thanks, Ken

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The book, "Ubuntu MATE: Upgrading from Windows or OSX" is now listed in the Ubuntu MATE Boutique! We're sandwiched between the t-shirts and the stickers.

https://ubuntu-mate.boutique/

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Just found a very use full application I like to share. Its called Devilspie2.

If an other application window does not behave like you want it, you can use Devilspie2 to manipulate the window properties.
It uses LUA as scripts which give you a programming language for the configuration.

To give you an example what I did with it. The game Wargame:European Escalation has a bad habit in full screen mode. You can't tab out of it. In window mode you can tab out but the window mode comes with the window decoration and the desktop panels are also still there. For games that doesn't look so good.

The following little script will fix this:

if (get_application_name()=="Wargame") then
undecorate_window();
set_window_fullscreen(true);
make_always_on_top();
end

Just run devilspie2 before you start the game or application.

The Link: http://www.gusnan.se/devilspie2/
(The README contains the full documentation)
For Arch Linux users, this is in the AUR.

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Our latest article: Using 4K (HiDPI) Monitors on Linux

If you have a HiDPI screen, like the one on the Dell XPS 13, you may find that it has tiny icons and fonts that make it difficult to use. You can certainly change the resolution on your display to 1920x1080 (1080P) and simply not use its full capabilities but this article will walk you through adjusting the settings to take full advantage of the full resolution of your beautiful 4K display.

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Looking damn good, thank you for writing this +Larry Bushey
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Hi all, listening to episode #328 and wanted to comment on sharing files from one place to another. Assuming sshd is installed and running on the source system—the computer that is hosting the files—then sftp/sshfs would be the easiest way to access the files. I believe it is installed by default and ready to roll after a fresh install.

Most desktop environments support accessing sftp/sshfs shares via a network share/server applet and all one needs to know is the user's username and password. Once connected, one can browse to any folder the user normally would have access to on the source system. In the case of a USB drive it would likely be found under `/media`, but it sounds like the user is simply trying to be able to access the home directory on the source system.

I have uploaded a quick walkthrough to youtube for "mounting" a sftp/sshfs share in Mate. https://youtu.be/jpyfGVvckwg

Hi Larry and Bill, thanks for the wonderful podcast you gave us, i'm a listener for more than a year now. I am more interest in Linux,Chromebook and Raspberry pi then i am with Windows use this one only at work. For pi and Linux i consider myself as a beginner ever if a run linux mint on my old Acer Aspire 8920 from 2007 for a few year now. I'm writing to you because i have an issue with my new laptop running Ubuntu-mate 16.04 it's a Dell XPS 13 with intel 6 génération, love that laptop ... Everything run perfectly but the audio jack ... Sound play ok on the speaker but when a put the earphone they have no sound ... I try it with the latest peppermint and it did not work but with windows it is ok ... I forgot to tell you that a have a partition on my ssd for Windows just in case, i also have a usb stick with the latest version of Peppermint, Ubuntu-Mate is on a second partition of my ssd ... So if you have an advise it will be great ...
I listen to your podcast on my way to work and i'm form Quebec, Canada

Thanks and keep up the good work
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