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by deanr72
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: The pros of XFCE DE?
Replies: 19
Views: 808

Re: The pros of XFCE DE?

Cinnamon - collapsible systray applet..... I don't have any issue hiding all the icons in the notification applet on Mint XFCE? One thing XFCE does better than either Mate or Cinnamon is workspace customisation. Can you tell me how to hide all the notifications in XFCE Mint? There are no options in...
by deanr72
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: The pros of XFCE DE?
Replies: 19
Views: 808

Re: The pros of XFCE DE?

I discovered MX Linux has a cool feature: right click on the notifications area, go to properties - you can hide ALL icons. You then just get a cool little arrow which opens or closes the notification area. One thing that has really bugged me about every distro I've tried is the inconsistent spacing...
by deanr72
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: The pros of XFCE DE?
Replies: 19
Views: 808

Re: The pros of XFCE DE?

Thanks for the comments so far. Each day I'm becoming more impressed with XFCE.
by deanr72
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: The pros of XFCE DE?
Replies: 19
Views: 808

The pros of XFCE DE?

After watching a video about MX Linux, downloading it, being super impressed and then downloading and playing with Mint XFCE, I find myself becoming more and more impressed with the XFCE desktop. For example, I just learned how easy it is to have different wallpapers on each virtual desktop - someth...
by deanr72
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: Mate 19 vs. Cinnamon 19 colours
Replies: 0
Views: 188

Mate 19 vs. Cinnamon 19 colours

Hi. I'm trying to install Papirus-Dark-Maia teal on both of my machines - Mate and Cinnamon. I installed the Papirus icon pack from synaptic on both machines and then downloaded the same deb file from github for adding extra colours ( https://launchpad.net/~papirus/+archive/ubuntu/papirus/+packages?...
by deanr72
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem. E: _cache->open() failed,
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem. E: _cache->open() fail

What a coincidence. I had exactly the same problem the other day and found the same solution elsewhere. The command should solve the problem - or at least it did foe me.
by deanr72
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Will I break anything if I switch from Cinnamon
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Re: Will I break anything if I switch from Cinnamon

Not an ideal solution but in similar cases I've simply dual-booted two linux OSs and gradually (i.e. over a week or two) made the second install behave as I wanted. Once I'd got everything from one OS to the other I delete (or just shrink) the now obsolete OS. At least this way there's very little d...
by deanr72
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved]Vertical panel width
Replies: 16
Views: 365

Re: Vertical panel width

Could you just install Docky and use it on 'panel' setting?
by deanr72
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: How to give Google Chrome a themed Scrollbar
Replies: 0
Views: 166

How to give Google Chrome a themed Scrollbar

One thing that has bugged me for a while is the large scrollbar on Google Chrome and the fact that it doesn't take the themed colour or size. Thanks to a Google Chrome plug-in called Rescroller you can in fact do this. In the image below, Libre Office is on the right, Google Chrome with the extensio...
by deanr72
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Sign petition for logitech support for linux
Replies: 19
Views: 748

Re: Sign petition for logitech support for linux

I've git a logitech cam and mike combo. Works perfectly ootb.
by deanr72
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Netflix and ... Linux Mint
Replies: 15
Views: 706

Re: Netflix and ... Linux Mint

Install Google Chrome? That's what I use for Netflix.
by deanr72
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint 19.1 is a beast. If you don't have it GET IT!
Replies: 2
Views: 408

Re: Mint 19.1 is a beast. If you don't have it GET IT!

Clean installed 19.1 to replace 18.3. Loving it so far!
by deanr72
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Nightmare with clean install updates
Replies: 0
Views: 67

Nightmare with clean install updates

For some reason I'm having a nightmare today trying to install a clean, working version of Mint 18.3. I've tried both Cinnamon and Mint and despite the installation going smoothly the problems start when I try to update. ALL mirrors are unreachable and/or I'm getting cannot fetch update messages, fa...
by deanr72
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Applications not using Theme in Linux Mint 19
Replies: 18
Views: 2731

Re: Applications not using Theme in Linux Mint 19

I've just installed Google Chrome on a brand new install and I've got the same problem. As Chrome isn't available from the software centre...

UPDATE: This solved the Chrome problem:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZlYhWHHd7A
by deanr72
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Compiz, Conky, Docks, & Widgets
Topic: Add Dropbox Folder to Plank and/or Places - Mate 19
Replies: 0
Views: 197

Add Dropbox Folder to Plank and/or Places - Mate 19

I can drag and drop my dropbox folder from home onto Plank Dock but when I click on the folder within there's no response. How do I get it so that I can just click on the folder on Plank and access dropbox folders directly (like I do on my Cinnamon 18 desktop)? I also can't seem to add it to the sid...
by deanr72
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Mint-Y theme with different color scheme in MATE?
Replies: 9
Views: 1475

Re: Mint-Y theme with different color scheme in MATE?

These work great with Cinnamon and Mate, 18 and 19:

http://www.ravefinity.com/p/vibrancy-co ... e.html?m=1
by deanr72
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: So much for the weather applet
Replies: 31
Views: 1966

Re: So much for the weather applet

for what its worth, this is the weather ext. i use in my chromium based "brave browser"...its probably the best ive used yet...wouldnt hurt to try it...DAMIEN https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/weather/iolcbmjhmpdheggkocibajddahbeiglb https://weatherextension.com/ Thanks for the chromium ext...
by deanr72
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Broken Main Menu on Cinnamon 18.3
Replies: 5
Views: 269

Re: Broken Main Menu on Cinnamon 18.3

Well, I'm not sure about the damage to the home folder menu thingy. I created a new user and when I logged into that everything was fine with the menu under that profile. Would that still be possible re. your diagnosis? Anyway, Cinnamon was choking from time to time on this, my work laptop - so I de...
by deanr72
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Broken Main Menu on Cinnamon 18.3
Replies: 5
Views: 269

Re: Broken Main Menu on Cinnamon 18.3

Thanks for the response all41 but every new menu I create is exactly the same, and, like the broken menu already present, does not allow me to access the menu editor.

The computer is basically useless as it stands because I can't execute any programs :-/
by deanr72
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Broken Main Menu on Cinnamon 18.3
Replies: 5
Views: 269

Broken Main Menu on Cinnamon 18.3

I wanted to 'hide' some of the unused applications on my main menu (Cinnamon 18.3) and after doing so via the 'menu editor' my main menu is now tiny and I'm unable to access any applications even via the search box (see picture attached). I've tried resetting the panel which didn't work and when I c...

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