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by JosephM
Tue May 22, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Software Manager doesn't ask for password when installing flatpaks
Replies: 10
Views: 222

Re: Software Manager doesn't ask for password when installing flatpaks

I'd agree with this. If you try installing from a ppa and you get a message saying that installing will remove existing software I'd stop right there, remove the ppa from the sources list, and then try the flatpak. That's the really only meaningful advantage pf flatpaks and similar. It's why they h...
by JosephM
Sat May 12, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”
Replies: 135
Views: 24774

Re: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”

deepakdeshp wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 5:05 am
Will Cinnamon 3.8 be pacakaged with Tara?
And whats the version in 18.3 Cinnamon edition?
TYAIA
Yes Mint19 will have Cinnamon 3.8. Mint18.3 has Cinnamon 3.6.
by JosephM
Tue May 08, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Is there any way to edit the width of windows without installing applets?
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: Is there any way to edit the width of windows without installing applets?

Just a quick tip. Let people know which desktop environment you are using (Cinnamon, Mate, Xfce) and the version. It's hard to give you any answers without that info.
by JosephM
Mon May 07, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”
Replies: 135
Views: 24774

Re: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”

With every new release the "will there be an upgrade path" question gets asked about a hundred times. It's almost like no one actually reads the forum or blog post they are responding in :D An upgrade path is always "planned". However, the new release isn't even done and out yet. Exactly how it will...
by JosephM
Mon May 07, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Change panel-menu effects (make it look like current GNOME's)
Replies: 9
Views: 265

Re: Change panel-menu effects (make it look like current GNOME's)

Which is the file that handles the menu effects? I will try to replace it with Cinnamon's 3.0 js file to see if I can revert back the smooth effects. You can't do that. It is way more involved. Part of the reason it was changed was to remove a lot overly complex code for drawing and placing the poi...
by JosephM
Sat May 05, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Poor Cinnamon 3.8 article
Replies: 13
Views: 606

Re: Poor Cinnamon 3.8 article

It's not a poor article. All he's saying is that Mint users are going to be frustrated by the lack of support (yet) for this release. That idea seems to be supported from reading this forum. Mint has a conservative release and update policy, which is the main reason I'm still using it. Beginners, w...
by JosephM
Fri May 04, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Change panel-menu effects (make it look like current GNOME's)
Replies: 9
Views: 265

Re: Change panel-menu effects (make it look like current GNOME's)

You can't. Not unless you want to rewrite the js code that handles the menu animations.
by JosephM
Fri May 04, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Poor Cinnamon 3.8 article
Replies: 13
Views: 606

Re: Poor Cinnamon 3.8 article

Considering that Cinnamon 3.8 isn't even officially released yet, I really don't care much what he has to say. This comes down to the way it's packaged in Arch. This happens with them in almost every release. The Mint team doesn't control that but we've recently set up a way to have a direct line wi...
by JosephM
Fri May 04, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Variety of themes
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: Variety of themes

I would like to see some distinct variety in the themes that are packaged as default Great! When are you going to start creating them? No kidding! People vastly underestimate the amount of work creating and maintaining a theme is. You aren't likely to see us doing any more. I also don't buy the new...
by JosephM
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Scripted vs compiled programming languages
Replies: 27
Views: 317

Re: Scripted vs compiled programming languages

I don't think anyone ever agrees in the conversations :) Python is great for many things. Especially for tools where performance is not one of the biggest needs. It also works well for creating tools that bridge other tools together. Xenopeek posted some examples above of some of the wide uses that ...
by JosephM
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: [Solved] Missing Tabs and Entry Boxes
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: Missing Tabs and Entry Boxes

Well you aren't running any official version of Tara. You are on a new base with new gtk and all the existing themes on a mint install will be broken.
by JosephM
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: What is Mint's current "official" recommendation about updates?
Replies: 60
Views: 1980

Re: What is Mint's current "official" recommendation about updates?

So I haven't read every post in this thread so I apologize if this has already been brought up. This looks to be changing quite drastically in Mint19. The update manager, the levels, the approach to handling updates, has always led to some confusion among users. In the new update manager much of thi...
by JosephM
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Others
Topic: Unstable screen backlight in Gnome Desktop
Replies: 6
Views: 253

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: 253

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: 124

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: 194

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: 186

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: 186

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: 3
Views: 454

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: 12
Views: 536

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...

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