Linux Notes and Fixes

Found that recently something changed and Chromium or Google Chrome would no longer open a Thunderbird write email when an email link is clicked, but instead opened a blank browser tab. Here's the 'fix'
How to: Make Chromium/Chrome launch Thunderbird when clicking on mailto links ~ Linux and Life
email link
Do you want to add a bookmark so you can open a Write with a link from any page?

Here's the code for a new bookmark :

Easier yet is just drag this SEND LINK  to your Bookmark toolbar
This also work in Firefox and I would think Safari and (Yuk) I.E.

NOTE: for the above to work, you must be using an email program installed on your computer.
Thunderbird, Outlook or Outlook Express.
If you check your email via a webpage, using your web browser, this will not work.
You can test it by just clicking the link above. If nothing happens, you're using the web browser.
Otherwise it will open an email with a link to this page.  If so drag it to your Bookmarks toolbar.

Flash  doesn't work in Chromium

I Tried the 'fix' here and got no success
20 things to do after installing Linux Mint 17 Qiana Cinnamon

Then found this and SUCCESS
Install Pepper Flash Player For Chromium In Ubuntu Via PPA ~ Web Upd8: Ubuntu / Linux blog
with a little or no modification of the code used it should work in any distro based on Ubuntu
Worked A-OK in Mint here, just had to 'call' the correct text editor in Terminal.

The pepper-flash downloader and plugin can be installed via Synaptic Package Manager
in MINT 17

  MINT Make it prettier, colorful power down button, etc.