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Gnome-keyring

Introduction

Gnome-keyring is installed by default in MX Linux, and is used to manage security credentials, such as user names and passwords. Data is encrypted and stored in ~/.local/share/keyrings.  The "default keyring" employs the user's login for encryption, eliminating the need for a second password.

How to unlock apps automatically

Libreoffice

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Downgrade LO

Libeoffice is more complicated to downgrade since it has so many pieces that the usual method of using Synaptic > Package > Force Version will not work. If you want to drop it down, these steps will work:

1. Remove libreoffice-common, which will remove just about all the rest of the pieces.

2. Weed out anything left (maybe help files or dictionaries) by using Synaptic to list LO by version

AppImages

In addition to snaps and flatpaks, another universal, cross-distro package format is AppImage. Like the others, this also bundles all the runtime libraries, so they are vastly larger than a native package.

Most AppImages are only available in 64-bit format, and using them involves the following steps:

How to hide boot output

Introduction

If you do not want to see the terminal output during boot up and shut down, here is a method from user cpoakes that eliminates ALL output from the SysV processes (the init process will still display messages for the run level changes).

 
Setup

1. Add this (terse) line to /etc/default/rcS:

[ "$init" ] && grep -qw hush /proc/cmdline && exec >> /run/rc.log 2>&1 || true

Firefox tips and tricks

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Localization

1. Install language packs: use MX Package Installer > Language, and select and install what you need

2. Add the add-on: a small colored notice will appear in the upper right corner. Click on it and then click to add.

3. Enabling. Firefox 59 on:

  • Type about:config in the addres bar
  • Create a new string with this name:

intl.locale.requested

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