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by H.Remedy
Wed May 30, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Hide the popup window for file operations [solved]
Replies: 1
Views: 229

Hide the popup window for file operations [solved]

When you copy or move files in Xfce, a little progress window pops up in the middle of the screen. Is there a way to minimize this or to at least send it to the "bottom"? (Better yet, is there a way to minimize it by default every time it appears?). If I right-click on its title bar, the usual optio...
by H.Remedy
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Xfce released!
Replies: 30
Views: 3935

Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Xfce released!

When you get the chance, find out which major revisions your system is showing. I'm seeing 4.11 and 4.13 on my system, with multiple minor updates for each. Are you not seeing 4.13 at all? My problem is still why does the update manager report a minor kernel update? The system will keep showing mino...
by H.Remedy
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Xfce released!
Replies: 30
Views: 3935

Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Xfce released!

Maybe it will help if we use actual numbers. Which kernel version do you have and which one do you want? I'm assuming you are looking for something in the 4.10 series, since that is the version that comes with a fresh install of Mint 18.3. In my list of kernels I have 4.10.0-42 active, and this appe...
by H.Remedy
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: what makes xfce lightweight?
Replies: 23
Views: 3830

Re: what makes xfce lightweight?

RAM consumption depends on how much code is loaded into it (the DE, other modules, plugins, applets, visual enhancements etc.) and not necessarily how fast some environment is. Yeah, that's my view too. Xfce isn't just "lighter" on resources but more efficient with the resources it uses. For exampl...
by H.Remedy
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Xfce released!
Replies: 30
Views: 3935

Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Xfce released!

At the update level for average users in the update manager the recommended level 4 kernel updates did not appear, so far. Click on Edit > Preferences > Levels. Ensure that the level 4 updates are "visible". If they are visible and nothing is appearing in the update window, that means you already h...
by H.Remedy
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Xfce released!
Replies: 30
Views: 3935

Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Xfce released!

Is it necessary to install the new kernel and this replaces the old one?? I have an upgrade level for the average user and a blue color indicates updates in bottom right corner, but inside the update manager nothing is selected for install. I'm not sure if you are asking how to update the kernel or...
by H.Remedy
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: what makes xfce lightweight?
Replies: 23
Views: 3830

Re: what makes xfce lightweight?

Yes XFCE is lighter, especially in it's default config. But if you replace xfwm with compiz, pile on dekstop effects, add docks and applets everywhere, and install a bunch of startup service you can make it pretty heavy. My Xfce + Compiz system (64-bit) uses 370 MB of RAM after boot and 0.3% of CPU...
by H.Remedy
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Compiz, Conky, Docks, & Widgets
Topic: Compiz doesn't use xfce window decorations
Replies: 9
Views: 1211

Re: Compiz doesn't use xfce window decorations

There's an easy workaround for changing window decorations without having to install Kwin. I got this tip from the 4th post in this thread at the Linux Lite forums (that's another Ubuntu-based Xfce distro). I'll post the instructions below (with slight re-wording) in case they disappear from the oth...
by H.Remedy
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Whisker Menu not getting focus
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Re: Whisker Menu not getting focus

Found a solution. For anyone looking at this in future, open Compiz settings and go to General Options > Focus Prevention Level. Set that option to Off.
by H.Remedy
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Whisker Menu not getting focus
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Re: Whisker Menu not getting focus

I hope no one minds, but I'm going to bump this old, unanswered thread because I've noticed exactly the same behaviour on my own system. Does anyone have any ideas?
by H.Remedy
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Coming soon - Firefox Client Side Decoration
Replies: 30
Views: 2231

Re: Coming soon - Firefox Client Side Decoration

I think it was something to do with the way it changed the pixel layout Thanks for the tip about devilspie2. It turns out the first version was just not being maintained anymore, so someone forked it. The fork is not compatible with the original. However, for my very simple need, the original versi...
by H.Remedy
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: If Linux went away, what would you use?
Replies: 38
Views: 1699

Re: If Linux went away, what would you use?

I'd start from the assumption that every Linux developer would go over to BSD. I would then follow them to BSD, happy in the knowledge that these people would finally make BSD user-friendly! :lol:
by H.Remedy
Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Coming soon - Firefox Client Side Decoration
Replies: 30
Views: 2231

Re: Coming soon - Firefox Client Side Decoration

As things stand now, in KDE at least, it's easy to make a window-specific rule to cleanly lose the title bar. Min/max and close are also taken out but there's always the keyboard for that. I've accomplished the same in Xfce by installing a package called devilspie (instructions: https://serge-m.git...
by H.Remedy
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 57 Quantum -- add-ons
Replies: 30
Views: 2605

Re: Firefox 57 Quantum -- add-ons

addon I really miss is "adblock + element blocker" I miss that one too uBlock Origin can do that for you, and with a lower resource overhead than Adblock. I only wanted the "element blocker"; ublock doesn't have an "expand" (like adblock) so I'd end up blocking 3 or 4 things to block one container....
by H.Remedy
Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: A question about LM Distros.
Replies: 8
Views: 510

Re: A question about LM Distros.

Citizen229 wrote:The video card is the real deal breaker.
I also discovered a massively improved Bluetooth functionality when I upgraded from 18.0 to 18.2. Not sure if this was also the case with 18.1.
by H.Remedy
Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Thunderbird Mail
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: Thunderbird Mail

Thunderbird is fantastic. I stopped using it over a year ago when I switched to ProtonMail email (which currently cannot be accessed using a third party client). But I recently started using Thunderbird again when I discovered Lightning . This is a Thunderbird extension that gives you a pretty power...
by H.Remedy
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: browser: alternatives to Firefox 57
Replies: 30
Views: 2247

Re: browser: alternatives to Firefox 57

Firefox was the most customizable browser, but apparently that is not what the majority of users want (FF = 8% ?!). I've put FF on ignore as of v56 and trying out Chrome (ouch). FF57 is definitely less customizable than FF56, but I wouldn't call it less customizable than Chrome. There are still a l...
by H.Remedy
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 57 - Quantum
Replies: 111
Views: 8676

Re: Firefox 57 - Quantum

I just dumped MGE for "Basic Gesture" which does not require double right click. Seems to be functioning fine here but I only need basic Forward/Backward gestures. :) Hmm... Are you sure about that? I just checked the Mozilla page for Basic Gestures, and at the bottom of the description it says, "L...
by H.Remedy
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 57 - Quantum
Replies: 111
Views: 8676

Re: Firefox 57 - Quantum

More bothersome is the new Mouse Gesture Add On it recommended to replace fire gestures. It feels rather clunky. You're probably talking about Gesturfy . This and Foxy Gestures apparently won't work properly on Linux & Mac because of how right-clicks are handled in Linux compared to Firefox 57. App...
by H.Remedy
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Should Linux Mint have a Mascot?
Replies: 26
Views: 2021

Re: Should Linux Mint have a Mascot?

I'd love to see a mascot if it were designed well. The problem is, it's very difficult to design a mascot for a product that has been around for a long time without a mascot. The odds are actually very high that you will alienate a bunch of existing users. Someone above mentioned the Energizer bunny...

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