I have been using Thunderbird for years on my Windows and Linux computers. It is a fantastic email client. As of today I am using version 57.0.2.
One thing that has puzzled me for a long time about Thunderbird is why there was not an easy way to switch from HTML to plain text when writing a message. It does not happen often for me, but sometimes I just want to write a simple plain text message. There is no prompt in the Thunderbird menu system to do this. Right-clicking in the message area does not provide a way. I cannot find an icon for this in a toolbar. This has been frustrating to say the least. Continue reading “How to Switch Thunderbird Message Format from HTML to Plain Text”
My Nexus 7 tablet is about three years old. Like a good Google disciple, I’ve been diligently updating my Nexus 7 whenever a new system update came along. My little tablet worked fine running Android 4.4 (KitKat). Then around the end of 2014 Google pushed out Android 5 (Lollipop). I was really excited at first. However, after a very short time I realized things had changed drastically on my Nexus 7. I had to reboot almost everyday just to get it to do anything. My tablet was very sluggish…almost unuseable. I hate the new email client too. So the result is, I have not been using my Nexus 7, which has me shopping for a new Samsung table (that’s another story). Continue reading “How to Perk Up Your Sluggish Nexus 7 Tablet – Wipe the Cache Partition”
Have you ever been working on a document or email and needed to include a hyperlink to a file or folder on a shared drive on a file server? This seems to be happening more and more. Continue reading “How to Create a Hyperlink in Word or Outlook to a File or Folder on a Shared Drive”
The default install of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL6 and CentOS6) automatically includes the NetworkManager service which was optional in previous versions. The purpose for NetworkManager is to make RHEL6 more portable which is great for a notebook computer or perhaps a desktop. Portability is not a major concern for a server. Usually servers are fairly fixed and configuration of network settings is done statically using manual tools. NetworkManager also does not support many advanced networking features like IP forwarding. Continue reading “How To Uninstall, Disable, and Remove NetworkManager from RHEL6 and CentOS6”
Several students in our PHP/mySQL class have asked about installing Netbeans IDE and/or Sublime-Text editor in their CentOS6 virtual servers. After researching the installation instructions for these programs, I determined that there was no one place that explained what our students were looking for. Therefore, I am going to provide an installation guide here. Continue reading “How To Install Netbeans with JDK Bundle and Sublime-Text in CentOS6/RHEL6”