Welcome to My Computer Tips

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.

Latest Tips

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

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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