some questions about xfce edition

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some questions about xfce edition

Postby unreal223 on Sat Nov 03, 2007 1:51 pm

I have a couple of questions about mint xfce edition that I might just be missing/ haven't seen mentioned anywhere.

1. Does it still use wicd for wireless. That is the only program that properly holds a wifi connection with my atheros card.(nm cuts off randomly and fails to work at the same distances)

2. Is there a way to make xfce not copy files when I just drag them from file to file. This drives me nuts!

3. I cant use the new ubuntu I guess because of the new compiz being enabled by default(it wont boot), does this version have it enabled by default?
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Postby merlwiz79 on Sat Nov 03, 2007 2:26 pm

1) Is installed by default as before.
2) Hold Shift key then Click on file(s) and drag them where needed.
3) It is installed but not enabled by default. To enable use mintDesktop.
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Postby unreal223 on Sat Nov 03, 2007 2:37 pm

Thanks.
Just realized I typed it wrong. I meant folder to folder. :oops:
So I can just hold shift to drag without copying. Is there a setting somewhere I can just disable the copying thing altogether. Last time I just installed gnome on top of xfce and that worked pretty well but the new screenshots from the new xfce skin look really good!
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Postby merlwiz79 on Sat Nov 03, 2007 2:53 pm

unreal223 wrote:Thanks.
Just realized I typed it wrong. I meant folder to folder. :oops:
So I can just hold shift to drag without copying. Is there a setting somewhere I can just disable the copying thing altogether. Last time I just installed gnome on top of xfce and that worked pretty well but the new screenshots from the new xfce skin look really good!
I don't have to hold shift when itfolder to folder just when it's Desktop to Folder.
Why did you install Gnome?
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Postby unreal223 on Sun Nov 04, 2007 9:41 pm

I installed gnome because I liked nautilus or whatever and I thought gnome was a little nicer on the eyes. It also had more options but it may just have been that I only used xfce for a few hours and was just missing some things. I have about 10 more min until the download finishes and then I'll get to play around with it. :)

I'm still a windows user (have to be for ms office) but I do like to play with linux every now and then. Gnome just seemed closer to the way windows works once you configure it that way.
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Postby Raletia on Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:52 am

unreal223 wrote:I'm still a windows user (have to be for ms office)


Not True ^.^ (If MS-Office is the only thing)

Two Words:

Crossover Office

When I had mint installed I tried the trial of it with office xp. It works awesome for productivity apps, and even lets you use some windows browser plugins with linux browsers.

Also, if you don't have much money there is plain wine plus wine-doors, that seems to work pretty well too, I got Guild Wars running with that(Granted for best performance I had to force it to dx8 mode. that got me around 30fps on a 6600gt 128mb, dx9 was more around 15 - 20fps with stutters of 5 at times)

http://www.wine-doors.org/
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Re: some questions about xfce edition

Postby jbaerbock on Mon Jan 14, 2008 3:13 pm

Or just give OpenOffice a shot, works just as well as MS Office IMO. Also why are you installing the XFCE edition if you want Gnome anyway? Wouldn't it make more sense to just use the main Mint edition then?
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