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by JosephM
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Gmail unread mail count
Replies: 10
Views: 190

Re: Gmail unread mail count

There is also an app called wavebox which is a desktop client for Gmail. Puts an icon right in the systray that will do what you want. Right. I actually tried Wavebox yesterday, but it was unable to access internet. From the posts on Github, it seems I am not the only one who had that issue. That's...
by JosephM
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Open my file manager as root with a command line?
Replies: 17
Views: 281

Re: Open my file manager as root with a command line?

I don't know at some point, don't know which version, the kde devs removed the ability to do the whole right click and open as root thing in dolphin. I tried to open Dolphin (my file manager) as root with right click, but it does not work. Can anyone tell me how I can open it with a command line? Th...
by JosephM
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Gmail unread mail count
Replies: 10
Views: 190

Re: Gmail unread mail count

There is also an app called wavebox which is a desktop client for Gmail. Puts an icon right in the systray that will do what you want.
by JosephM
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: A big Thank You to the Mint Devs.
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: A big Thank You to the Mint Devs.

Thanks guys. I know the devs don't spend a ton of time here. It's hard to spread around too many places at once. I think it's just natural that we hear more from the people that have an issue with something than we do the happy ones :) @KBD47 I'm pretty sure I've had direct conversations with you in...
by JosephM
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: New Version - When - "Beta" or "Safe"
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: New Version - When - "Beta" or "Safe"

Perhaps it's only the largest distros like Ubuntu that feel that they can afford to say this but I think that unless you have excellent CLI recovery skills, using a beta OS release is NUTS. Remember, you won;t get the same support you would with the stable release. You should never be running the b...
by JosephM
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: add new programming language to xed
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: add new programming language to xed

You can also check here and see if your language has been added in a newer version of gtksourceview than we have available on Mint and copy it from there.

https://github.com/GNOME/gtksourceview/ ... uage-specs
by JosephM
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Mint themes as Snap package
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: Mint themes as Snap package

Hello, i using some Snap apps on LMDE and Mint. It would be nice put Mint themes in Snap package, because snap packs not recognize system Mint themes :( Thanks p.s. maybe will try it myself... I honestly doubt it would work. Themes need to be installed and snaps are fully self-contained packages th...
by JosephM
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: [suggestion] Replace Xed with Gedit
Replies: 11
Views: 2247

Re: [suggestion] Replace Xed with Gedit

From looking at both apps, I disagree that Xed is 'too basic.' What is it missing? If you have a file that Gedit can read but Xed can't, that's worth raising as a bug report for Xed. If it were just one file, I'd be happy. But every single text-based file which is written in non-English language is...
by JosephM
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint 19 - Screensaver
Replies: 12
Views: 1591

Re: Mint 19 - Screensaver

So like I said above, why change to a more recent and supported screensaver We did. It the current Cinnamon lock screen. Things like xscreensaver no longer exist as far as I know. They are no longer needed with modern monitors and most people don't want them. They serve no purpose other than using ...
by JosephM
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What are the aims of Linux Mint?
Replies: 16
Views: 818

Re: What are the aims of Linux Mint?

Having spent a number of years with the Mint project, I'd say the number one goal is to attempt to provide a constantly evolving and improved version of Mint for Mint users. The second would probably be to try and provide a quality desktop version of Linux to those 5% of people actually interested i...
by JosephM
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Install GTK+4
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: Install GTK+4

Installing Gtk4 shouldn't affect your gtk2 and 3 installs at all. They should all be parallel installable.
by JosephM
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint 19 - Screensaver
Replies: 12
Views: 1591

Re: Mint 19 - Screensaver

ultraviolet wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:42 am
Excellent! Thanks for the info :-)


Surely wouldn’t it be better to replace a program which isn’t working rather than remove parts of its key functionality
To be fair, support for the ancient and unsupported xscreensavers is hardly key functionality.
by JosephM
Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Adwaita theme
Replies: 5
Views: 317

Re: Adwaita theme

As alluded to by Smurphos. Adwaita no longer contains a metacity/window border theme. That's why it displays that way.
by JosephM
Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 19.1 codenamed ‘Tessa’
Replies: 47
Views: 23305

Re: Linux Mint 19.1 codenamed ‘Tessa’

Is there any plans to fix scaling issues on 4K monitors because the way it is now is horrible? Some apps won't scale when double the scaling. Font too small. Although I'll probably be reamed for lecturing instead of helping the answer here is likely no. Both Cinnamon and Mate support HiDPI quite we...
by JosephM
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: (solved) missing context menu items
Replies: 14
Views: 892

Re: missing context menu items

of the items that are missing when one rightclicks the desktop with the icons hidden "create launcher here" is the one that should always be there No it shouldn't. A launcher would be a desktop icon. You chose to shut them off so the option isn't going to be there. There is nothing that needs to be...
by JosephM
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Sugestion: window tiling automatic resize and highlighting in xreader
Replies: 5
Views: 415

Re: Sugestion: window tiling automatic resize and highlighting in xreader

As far as #1. Have you ever tried that? It's works in all mutter based DE's. That means Elementary, Budgie, Gnome-shell, etc.

Last time I tried it, the performance of it is extremely bad. Bad enough that I'm surprised it was actually shipped working like it is.
by JosephM
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: Mint-X Grey Theme & Mint-Y icon color conflict
Replies: 5
Views: 4181

Re: Mint-X Grey Theme & Mint-Y icon color conflict

If you decide to edit them, use inkscape.
by JosephM
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Resolved: cinnamon (mint 18) taskbar how to make it not full width.
Replies: 10
Views: 763

Re: Resolved: cinnamon (mint 18) taskbar how to make it not full width.

Oh wow. That's a very niche use case ;) Glad you found a way around it.
by JosephM
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Resolved: cinnamon (mint 18) taskbar how to make it not full width.
Replies: 10
Views: 763

Re: Resolved: cinnamon (mint 18) taskbar how to make it not full width.

I highly doubt this will ever be implemented. There would have to be a really good reason.
by JosephM
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: File saving dialogue has no path bar. (feature suggestion)
Replies: 9
Views: 1836

Re: File saving dialogue has no path bar. (feature suggestion)

The other pathbar can be accessed in the Gtk file chooser/saver by using Ctrl+L over the window.

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