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by smurphos
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why is there a difference on the way you update?
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Re: Why is there a difference on the way you update?

Check your preferences in update manager. Specifically have you got any levels of updates unchecked for display. Update Manager classifies different packages by the potentially negative impact a buggy update could have on the system with 1 being the lowest impact and the highest. Emphasis on the wor...
by smurphos
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Fresh install vs upgrade which may be faster?
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: Fresh install vs upgrade which may be faster?

Major upgrade (e.g 18.3 to 19) or point upgrade (e.g. 19 to 19.1). I think, including time for setting up backup and restoring what has been backed up after a fresh install and the potential troubleshooting time after an upgrade that in the former case a fresh install is faster. In the latter case a...
by smurphos
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: limit thumbnails cache does not work
Replies: 3
Views: 33

Re: limit thumbnails cache does not work

vansloneker wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:47 am
I have limited the thumbnails cache by dconf editor [org - gnome - desktop - thumbnail-cache] however the limits I've set are not applied by the system. After setting
Are you still on Cinnamon?

If so i think that's the wrong schema - you want org.cinnamon.desktop.thumbnail-cache
by smurphos
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Larger menu icons?
Replies: 3
Views: 57

Re: Larger menu icons?

Thank you for the help, it is much appreciated. I may end up using one of those if I can get it in black or dark grey, whatever the oem mint color is for the menu panel these days. I really like all the dark colors, I find it much easier on the eyes. The colours in the screenshots are just a light ...
by smurphos
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Read and Store FolderColours
Replies: 5
Views: 56

Re: Read and Store FolderColours

That's a nemo extension, right? I don't have that one but I would expect it to store the info as an extended file attribute. Try this: gio info /path/to/folder Good call, learnt something new :) $ gio info ~/plex_server_drive | grep metadata::custom-icon metadata::custom-icon: file:///usr/share/ico...
by smurphos
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Question about Using Recoll
Replies: 14
Views: 177

Re: [SOLVED] Question about Using Recoll

Looks nice, but appears to only support file name search. I need search by contents of text files so i'll stick with searchmonkey and a slightly slower search.
by smurphos
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Applets?
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: Applets?

You need to be a little more specific in your questions to get good answers. E.g. which Mint version and which desktop you are talking about. Your question is also somewhat ambiguous. If I was in a particularly pedantic mood the answer would be 'Yes of course - they are all open-source so anybody ca...
by smurphos
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED: Customize Nemo preview windows background
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: Customize Nemo preview windows background

leminhman0312 wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:07 am
The problem here is, partly my fault, I did not specify the version of Mint I am using.
LOL, and I didn't ask, not did I check that the solution worked in 18.3 and 19. We will share the blame. All is well that ends well. :)
by smurphos
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: AutoShutdown on Low Battery not available
Replies: 4
Views: 56

Re: AutoShutdown on Low Battery not available

AZgl1500 wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:39 am
Don't think anything unusual is in Grub, except for trying to make USB mouse AutoSuspend work, which so far, is working, thanks to you.
Thanks for the credit but I'm pretty sure it was gm10 who helped you with that fix.... :D
by smurphos
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Thunderbird does not support Lightening now
Replies: 12
Views: 178

Re: Thunderbird does not support Lightening now

If you take a read through the linked thread above it appears you need to remove the lightning extension in Thunderbird for the repo package version to work. Sorry I can't be sure of exact steps - I don't use Thunderbird. Try posting in the linked thread if you get stuck. For the installation of the...
by smurphos
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Always on top notifications
Replies: 7
Views: 154

Re: Always on top notifications

Edit - I've just dug up an old game and given these a try - zenity is the way to go.

I've updated the script above....
by smurphos
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Always on top notifications
Replies: 7
Views: 154

Re: Always on top notifications

The native notifications you can set to use a time based policy or a percentage based policy using dconf / gsettings. I've never changed them as I don't run my machine on battery very often but time based notifications are working for me. If you are messing with the percentages in dconf be sure to t...
by smurphos
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: AutoShutdown on Low Battery not available
Replies: 4
Views: 56

Re: AutoShutdown on Low Battery not available

so, then in further reading before posting this thread, I read this https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=208&t=279097 and read that in Cinnamon, some Power Management options have been lost.... shutdown being one of them. That thread says nothing about lost Power Management options - the OP...
by smurphos
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Thunderbird does not support Lightening now
Replies: 12
Views: 178

Re: Thunderbird does not support Lightening now

Also see this topic - viewtopic.php?f=47&t=279627

Apparently you just need xul-ext-lightning for calendar support in 60.2.

apt install xul-ext-lightning to install.
by smurphos
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Thunderbird does not support Lightening now
Replies: 12
Views: 178

Re: Thunderbird does not support Lightening now

For Mint 19 64bit - http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/t/thunderbird/thunderbird_52.9.1+build3-0ubuntu0.18.04.1_amd64.deb For Mint 19 32bit - http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/t/thunderbird/thunderbird-dbg_52.9.1+build3-0ubuntu0.18.04.1_i386.deb For 18.x 64bit - http://archive.ubunt...
by smurphos
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Question about Using Recoll
Replies: 14
Views: 177

Re: Question about Using Recoll

asandl wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:22 pm
And the winner is . . .FSearch!
This one? - https://github.com/cboxdoerfer/fsearch

https://launchpad.net/~christian-boxdoe ... arch-daily
by smurphos
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How to reset the start menu?
Replies: 6
Views: 85

Re: How to reset the start menu?

Can you start nemo (Files) from the terminal - the command is nemo ? What new application is missing from the menu? Deleting the contents of ~/.local/share/applications followed by using the reset function in the menu editor should cleanly reset the menu to defaults. Back the contents up somewhere e...
by smurphos
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Make Desktop Icons Bigger (Solved - Sort Of)
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: Make Desktop Icons Bigger (Solved - Sort Of)

I'm intrigued - if you work out a good solution please post back.
by smurphos
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Can't edit the Main Menu
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Re: Can't edit the Main Menu

I can reproduce your bug with the example given - investigating.... 1) It happens in a fresh user account. 2) The underlying config files changes by copying / pasting to 'Other' appear to look as they should. 3) Copying and pasting to other categories works fine. 4) I tried Mate to see if the same ...
by smurphos
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Can't edit the Main Menu
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Re: Can't edit the Main Menu

I had a bunch of stuff showing up (mainly icons links) and fixed with your second command. 1. last time I was using gksu if I'm not mistaken, not it doesn't work anymore. What should I use if I want to open nemo GUI (for example) with sudo permission? 2. the fix didn't fix the menu problem. It look...

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