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by JosephM
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint 19 - Screensaver
Replies: 10
Views: 299

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: 570

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: 122

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: 10
Views: 299

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: 159

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: 20911

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: 484

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: 291

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: 3807

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: 693

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: 693

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: 1701

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.
by JosephM
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint 18.3 is better than 19 ... Why? I hope main developer see this
Replies: 44
Views: 5502

Re: Linux Mint 18.3 is better than 19 ... Why? I hope main developer see this

I'd like to point out that Mint devs do occasionally read threads here ;) I'd also like to point out that I see zero useful info being given in this one. It sounds like a rant plain and simple. Nothing we can actually use to help improve things.
by JosephM
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Installing KDE Plasma on Mint 19 Tara (Cinnamon)
Replies: 8
Views: 2499

Re: Installing KDE Plasma on Mint 19 Tara (Cinnamon)

I often have multiple DE's installed for testing purposes with no issue. I've never tried mixing KDE and Cinnamon but have seen people report issues with doing so on several occasions. If the plan is to install KDE and get rid of the original desktop, I personally would start with something besides ...
by JosephM
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Shutter icon disappear and the reappear in panel
Replies: 7
Views: 234

Re: Shutter icon disappear and the reappear in panel

Do you by chance have support for indicators enabled in System settings->General? If you do, try turning it off. I use shutter all the time and I've not seen the issue.
by JosephM
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: ADMINISTRATORS: Will there be an LMDE3 Mate in the near Future??
Replies: 4
Views: 761

Re: ADMINISTRATORS: Will there be an LMDE3 Mate in the near Future??

No. There are no plans for a Mate edition. This has been stated many times on the blog and probably talked about here a good bit.
by JosephM
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Washed out desktop background image in Mint 19 Virtualbox VM
Replies: 17
Views: 1046

Re: Washed out desktop background image in Mint 19 Virtualbox VM

Open a terminal and try

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gsettings set org.cinnamon.muffin background-transition 'none'
That setting was added specifically for working around issues with the background in vbox. Hopefully that helps.
by JosephM
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Multi-monitor high-dpi scaling issues
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: Multi-monitor high-dpi scaling issues

Per monitor scaling currently isn't possible. It's a limitation of X11. It's one of the supposed advantages of moving to Wayland but that also brings other issues. May I ask what the "Auto" scaling option is for? I have a 4k screen and setting it to "Normal" or "Auto" seem to be the same. Nothing a...
by JosephM
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Multi-monitor high-dpi scaling issues
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: Multi-monitor high-dpi scaling issues

Per monitor scaling currently isn't possible. It's a limitation of X11. It's one of the supposed advantages of moving to Wayland but that also brings other issues.
by JosephM
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 429
Views: 12314

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

This .. and the fact that a significant proportion of these people will simply go out and buy a new computer when it stops working, rather than fix it or actually reinstall the OS. One of the most sane things said in this thread. Most people don't care what OS they are running. They also have zero ...

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