Want to say first off, LMDE (or the regular Minty flavor) are all very excellent desktops. I am quite happily using them. There are just a couple of things that I'd like to figure out. I am on LMDE Update Pack 5.# 1
I am trying to figure out how to put a background color behind the fonts used for the desktop icons in cinnamon. I know that nautilus handles this. What happens for me is that I have my wallpaper change automatically with a random photo from InterfaceLift (which I like). Depending on the color though, I sometimes can't read the words below the icons. I would like to throw a nice black background behind the text, like OSX does. I found under /usr/share/themes/Mint-X/gtk-3.0/apps/nautilus.css this setting : .nautilus-desktop.nautilus-canvas-item
I have changed it to look similar to the .nautilus-desktop.nautilus-canvas-item:active item, but it still does not show any background.# 2
Mozilla Firefox & Thunderbird. Both of them randomly (FF more often than TB) show this very strange and annoying grey box. In TB, for example, when you are ready to send a new message, I usually hit CONTROL+ENTER and it asks me to confirm, I just hit enter again. The confirmation box leaves, but in its place a grey box appears that is unmovable, and seen on all desktops. Sometimes closing TB it goes away, sometimes not. I also see it if I have not yet sent/saved a message and try to close it, it kindly asks me if I want to save the message. Boom, grey box after I confirm to save or not.
FF shows this window too when I go to websites with popup login boxes, or when closing FF and it confirms that I will lose my open tabs (if I have multiple windows open). Most of the time even closing the program out completely does not remove grey box. Only logging out of Mint and back in gets rid of it. Thats why I suspect it might be related to Cinnamon. Also because I've never seen it before on Ubuntu.
Its been doing this for me since Update Pack 3 I think? Has anyone else seen this before? I don't know if it is an addon causing this or not (just came to me as I am typing this). The only addons that are common between the programs are "Quick Translator 1.02b". I think I will try disabling this addon and see if it helps, but would still appreciate some feedback from you guys # 3
More effects for mimimize, maximize, etc. I always used to use Compiz before using Mint. I had setup my desktop with a slider effect. When I would minimize or restore a window, it would slide / fade to or from the task bar 100% width. On compiz, it was a skewer effect. http://superuser.com/questions/16922/is ... piz-fusion
. I know this is just visual eye candy, but does anyone have any suggestions?
I used to have my windows fade in or fade out if opening or closing windows as well.
Edit: I just closed out of Firefox and had the same grey box (with the plugin I referenced above disabled). I will attach a screenshot to show you :