System software sources menu missing...???

Larry Shields larryesu at
Sat Oct 16 15:48:20 UTC 2010

  On 10/16/2010 10:37 AM, Colin Law wrote:
> On 16 October 2010 16:23, Larry Shields<larryesu at>  wrote:
>>   On 10/15/2010 03:08 PM, Jacob Mansfield wrote:
>>> try System>Preferences>main menu and make sure the check box next to
>>> it is ticked.
>>> It can also be reached in synaptic by going to settings>repositories
>> [...]
>> That was my problem, but I wonder why they did not have it checked in
>> the first place...I never have had to check it myself, and if someone
>> new to this would also never find it, without asking...
> I guess that it was removed in an attempt to simplify the menus as it
> is also available via Update Manger, Settings, and Synaptic Package
> Manager, Settings, which are both logical places to find it.  One
> could say that having it's own entry in the menus is not necessary.
> Colin
*Hi Colin,

Well I suppose you might be correct, but none the less, it makes it hard 
as I said, for a new person or even an old user as I am to figure it out 

By the way, I have Thunderbird for which I use as my mail client, and I 
have asked this once before, but guess it is either old age or brain 
dead, but when I compose a new message, I used to have all of my email 
addresses show up on the left, but now it is not...Might you or someone 
else know who to have the addresses show up...???

Thanks for any help on this one also...


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