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by JosephM
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: HiDPI: icons are tiny and invisible
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: HiDPI: icons are tiny and invisible

Default icon sets received HiDPI icons with Mint 19 release, and there were some more HiDPI related improvements. If switching to Mint 19 is not an option, you could download the updated icons packages separately, that might be enough to solve at least your icon problems. You could also try to upgr...
by JosephM
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Mint 19 Cinnamon HiDPI
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: Mint 19 Cinnamon HiDPI

Cinnamon itself, along with the tools created by us, support HiDPI quite well. There are things to keep in mind though. One is that it only supports integer scaling. So if you buy a 13" screen with a 3840x2160 res it will be an effective 1920x1080. That can be quite small. Not really Cinnamon's faul...
by JosephM
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: [SOLVED] Window list borders missing in Mint 19
Replies: 12
Views: 369

Re: [SOLVED] Window list borders missing in Mint 19

Just an FYI. An update to mint-themes should be showing up that fixes this issue.
by JosephM
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why oh Why can't we make Linux better looking
Replies: 31
Views: 724

Re: Why oh Why can't we make Linux better looking

Regarding the title of this thread, I'm glad my wife didn't say that about me!! For 18 years I've worked for her like a solid Linux distro, and she's never distro-hopped, so looks aren't everything if all you need is a reliable workhorse. I just wish I could run some kernel updates on myself (witho...
by JosephM
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Anyone else get flickering desktop backgrounds and windows periodically on NVIDIA cards in Cinnamon?
Replies: 17
Views: 620

Re: Anyone else get flickering desktop backgrounds and windows periodically on NVIDIA cards in Cinnamon?

So, a bit more info. I've now seen this issue with the nvidia driver with Cinnamon on Mint18.3, Mint19, and with Gnome shell on Ubuntu 18.04. It also happens on a range of drivers including the 396 drivers that someone above says fixes it. It can sometimes just happen few and far between.
by JosephM
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Ciinamon 3.8.x - Mint 19 Additional Window Borders / Metacity Themes
Replies: 11
Views: 729

Re: Ciinamon 3.8.x - Mint 19 Additional Window Borders / Metacity Themes

I have noticed that, as you mentioned, some windows don't honor them but it seems to work right for 98% of them so that's good enough for me :D I guess it could generate support questions, though. It's 98% for you but it depends on the user. A lot of apps are going that way. It boils down to the fa...
by JosephM
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: Why not base LMDE on Devuan?
Replies: 33
Views: 1864

Re: Why not base LMDE on Devuan?

The word systemd can't get brought up without all the same arguments being mentioned. None of them change the answer to the original question though. LMDE really only exists so Mint wouldn't be left high and dry if something bizarre suddenly happened to Ubuntu. It's a backup plan. It's just being a ...
by JosephM
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Windows title text alignment on mint theme
Replies: 8
Views: 176

Re: Windows title text alignment on mint theme

trytip wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:48 am
i hear that cinnamon does not use metacity-1 only metacity-3 that's where i changed the button color
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Yep. For Cinnamon make your changes tin the metacity-3 file.
by JosephM
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Ciinamon 3.8.x - Mint 19 Additional Window Borders / Metacity Themes
Replies: 11
Views: 729

Re: Ciinamon 3.8.x - Mint 19 Additional Window Borders / Metacity Themes

I haven't tried these, but nice job smurphos. Obviously some users appreciate you doing this. Now that these work flawlessly, let's hope they get included in the distro again The original versions are still shipped with the distro. They just don't show in Cinnamon chooser for window borders. Mint al...
by JosephM
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Adapting MSEide+MSEgui to Mint-MATE
Replies: 16
Views: 763

Re: Adapting MSEide+MSEgui to Mint-MATE

Seriously. What is your intention here? You seem to be dedicated to the idea of coming on here to try and drum up some sort of bad feelings toward the Mint developers. Warning for Cinnamon user; Because of some design decision, applications that use widgetset ICCCM compliant (like GTK, Qt, ...) shou...
by JosephM
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Hard to Read -- Why Are the Letters Gray instead of Black
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Re: Hard to Read -- Why Are the Letters Gray instead of Black

Just change the theme. Mint19 uses a new default but the theme used in 18 is still there. Open the main Cinnamon menu and type "themes" in the search box. Choose the Themes application. Once there change your Controls and Window borders themes to Mint-X.
by JosephM
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Adapting MSEide+MSEgui to Mint-MATE
Replies: 16
Views: 763

Re: Adapting MSEide+MSEgui to Mint-MATE

hope anyone reading this reads those linked threads and draws their own conclusions. My conclusion: I hope that this issue only concerns the Cinnamon project. And that the core developers of Mint (and Mate) are other people. Fre;D You're likely to be disappointed then. Many of the Cinnamon devs are...
by JosephM
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Bug Reports
Replies: 12
Views: 273

Re: Bug Reports

This is actually a good question. In my opinion since you are already a forum member, the first place you should bring up your problem is here on the forums. Do a quick search. See if there are other threads about people having the same issue and read them. If you don't find anything, open a new thr...
by JosephM
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint 19 stable = forcing hands just like Microcrap
Replies: 53
Views: 1935

Re: Mint 19 stable = forcing hands just like Microcrap

@MDM - One of the most entertaining things I've read in awhile. I feel like someone had a lot of free time today :) Debian-based distros use Mint software? I think you wrote that statement backwards. Hopefully, your editor will catch it before the Advanced Reader Copy gets released. This actually is...
by JosephM
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Software Manager Suggestion
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: Software Manager Suggestion

This information does not appear in my LM-MATE 18.3, nor does it appear using flatpak info.
I'm am using Mint19 here and I know there were a good bit of improvements to how flatpaks are handled. Could account for the difference.
by JosephM
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Adapting MSEide+MSEgui to Mint-MATE
Replies: 16
Views: 763

Re: Adapting MSEide+MSEgui to Mint-MATE

I hope anyone reading this reads those linked threads and draws their own conclusions. This all started when I, justifiably, closed the original bug report. The difference between github and the forums is that a closed issue on github can still be posted in/edited/fixed and reopened if need be. Ther...
by JosephM
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Software Manager Suggestion
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: Software Manager Suggestion

A user selects the Software Manager and clicks the "Flatpak" button: 1. It is not clear that the Search is global and does not apply just to flatpaks. It would be helpful if the Search Hamburger Menu had an option to only search flatpaks or debs. There is a button right next to the search entry tha...
by JosephM
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Does Cinnamon come with mate panel installed(SOLVED)
Replies: 5
Views: 144

Re: Does Cinnamon come with mate panel installed

Summerof69 wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:36 am
Great!
Just out of curiosity, is there any potential danger if a user chooses to run a Cinnamon panel at the top and a Mate at the bottom?

Not that I intend to do that.
Danger? No. Your computer won't explode or anything :) Not sure what issues it could possible cause though. Never tried it.
by JosephM
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Does Cinnamon come with mate panel installed(SOLVED)
Replies: 5
Views: 144

Re: Does Cinnamon come with mate panel installed

mate-panel is installed as part of Cinnamon. When Cinnamon crashes it uses marco/mate-panel as it's fallback mode so you still get a useable desktop to work on fixing the issue.
by JosephM
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: How to get something to autostart in Cinnamon but not XFCE?
Replies: 7
Views: 138

Re: How to get something to autostart in Cinnamon but not XFCE?

If possible in your situation create two separate user accounts. I do this often when having multiple desktop environments installed.

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