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by JosephM
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Others
Topic: Unstable screen backlight in Gnome Desktop
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: Unstable screen backlight in Gnome Desktop

As a general rule of thumb it's not a great idea to have multiple DE's with Mint that's the usual recommendation for problems caused by installing multiple DEs, whcih is a BAD idea While new users might encounter a few things they don't expect, I install all of Mint's supported desktops all the tim...
by JosephM
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Others
Topic: Unstable screen backlight in Gnome Desktop
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: Unstable screen backlight in Gnome Desktop

I'd suggest trying without GDM - lightDM and slickgreeter should allow you to pick a Cinnamon or Gnome session (click the icon next to your user name).
That isn't really an option. Running gnome shell essentially requires GDM.
by JosephM
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Logout takes too long with Telegram Desktop running
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: Logout takes too long with Telegram Desktop running

Yeah, this is a known issue. I don't know if it's down to a Cinnamon issue or a telegram issue. I believe I've seen reports of it for other desktop environments. It only happens when it's minimized to the tray. If the app is open on the desktop it works fine. Or maybe it's the other way around. Can'...
by JosephM
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Can I build snaps on mint 18.3?
Replies: 1
Views: 116

Re: Can I build snaps on mint 18.3?

I don't see why it would be an issue on Mint. Just install the things that you need. There is only one good way to find out :)
by JosephM
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Designing UI with action buton
Replies: 8
Views: 164

Re: Designing UI with action buton

In many cases it's going to depend on your use case. For eample, does it need to work under HiDPI? Does it need to work on Wayland? Do you only need really simple things or are you going to be adding to it and need some flexibility to have custom widgets? That can really change what is open to you t...
by JosephM
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Designing UI with action buton
Replies: 8
Views: 164

Re: Designing UI with action buton

To be honest, these days I don't see why you wouldn't use Gtk or Qt. There is tons of info on using them.
by JosephM
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: Materia Theme - Cinnamon theme support
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Re: Materia Theme - Cinnamon theme support

Looks like a pretty well done theme at first glance.
by JosephM
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Starting coding
Replies: 10
Views: 412

Re: Starting coding

I'll second/third the motion to learn by doing. Theory is great, I can write fantastic pseudo code but, making it work is a whole 'nother ballpark. On a related topic, what are the main uses of Python? Web dev? Standalone? SQL Access? Python is used for pretty much everything. It's all over your Li...
by JosephM
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How might i enable a confirmation window before a File Delete?
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Re: How might i enable a confirmation window before a File Delete?

It does depend on how you delete. By default in nemo if you use the delete key on the keyboard or the "Move to trash" entry in the menu then it's only moved to the trash, not gone as Cosmo noted. If you choose "Delete" in the menu it will be gone forever but you are presented with a confirmation dia...
by JosephM
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Where are the Startup Applications stored?
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: Where are the Startup Applications stored?

There will be one .desktop file in there for each item added to startup applications. As you already found out, some are in system wide directories, some in home. The desktop file provides info for how an app is launched as well as info that can be used for display in places like your desktop enviro...
by JosephM
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Latest Improved Version of Cinnamon as mentioned in LM blog...
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Re: Latest Improved Version of Cinnamon as mentioned in LM blog...

These will be improvements in Mint19/Cinnamon3.8. You won't see them in Cinnamon3.6. The current version of Cinnamon is 3.6 but git master which has these improvements is well beyond that. It just isn't tagged with a new version until it's time for release. The amount of "perceived" difference seems...
by JosephM
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What are your most used keyboard shortcuts?
Replies: 25
Views: 624

Re: What are your most used keyboard shortcuts?

Easy. Ctrl+S, Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V
by JosephM
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Starting coding
Replies: 10
Views: 412

Re: Starting coding

The best way is probably pick a language and start writing actual code. You can learn all the theory you want but until you start applying it in actual code you don't really understand it. The language you start with could depend on what kinds of things you want to do. Why are you interested in lear...
by JosephM
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [SOLVED] Nemo replaced by Nautilus leads to no boot
Replies: 10
Views: 263

Re: Nemo replaced by Nautilus leads to no boot

I often run Nemo and Nautilus under the same Cinnamon install and have never seen the problem you mentioned. Nautilus can cause issues with things like background handling so unless you know how to fix it, you probably shouldn''t. Not sure if you tried but you cannot remove Nemo from Cinnamon.
by JosephM
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Flickering tooltips in Panels
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Re: Flickering tooltips in Panels

love the improvements to xed, I really appreciate the thought and work that's gone into there recently. I noticed that it doesn't close though when a document needs to be saved - it asks if the file should be saved *before closing*, but then saves it and doesn't close. Apart from that minor niggle,...
by JosephM
Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: [SOLVED] Report Improvement Ideas
Replies: 8
Views: 460

Re: Report Improvement Ideas

A good part of what's done every release comes from the suggestions of users. Long time or new user, a good idea is a good idea. Does it mean we would jump to implement this? Maybe not. But it's a sensible idea.
by JosephM
Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Potential Icon glitches?
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Re: Potential Icon glitches?

These sound like issues you need to report to the Xfce developers. A quick web search for the xfce bugtracker will probably turn it up.
by JosephM
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Bèta 1 is out for some *buntu 18.04 flavours!
Replies: 9
Views: 511

Re: Bèta 1 is out for some *buntu 18.04 flavours!

Wayland has really come a long way since the last time I tried it! Aside from a couple quirks it is very usable now. :D It's certainly gotten better. I tried it for awhile but still was running into weird issues like sometimes not being able to select a window. Some HiDPI issues. And of course it n...
by JosephM
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [Answered] Cinnamon runs javascript -- How?
Replies: 6
Views: 259

Re: Cinnamon runs javascript -- How?

Also, I've decided to hack the way the Switcher (default keybinding: Alt-Tab) works -- or, alternatively, crafting & adding handlers to implement exposing/hiding/operating the Panel's 'Window list' applet via the keyboard - and understanding what to touch and what not to touch is part of the needed...
by JosephM
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <SOLVED> System freezing up.
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: System freezing up.

Did you install any applets, desklets, etc.? If you did try disabling them.

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