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by deanr72
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: Mate 19 vs. Cinnamon 19 colours
Replies: 0
Views: 48

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: 101

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: 193

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: 328

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: 88

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: 17
Views: 537

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: 495

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: 331

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: 66

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: 2505

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: 156

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: 1277

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: 1784

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: 264

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: 264

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: 264

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...
by deanr72
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: The most frustrating thing about Mint
Replies: 41
Views: 1444

Re: The most frustrating thing about Mint

OK, thanks for all the suggestions - certainly some things to try out next time and find the easiest/most efficient method.

I've also installed mkusb and can confirm that yes, the options seems quite comprehensive and clear but I'm yet to test it.
by deanr72
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: The most frustrating thing about Mint
Replies: 41
Views: 1444

Re: The most frustrating thing about Mint

I think the right click 'make bootable usb' is a Nemo thing...? I've not seen it on other distros either tbh.
by deanr72
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: The most frustrating thing about Mint
Replies: 41
Views: 1444

Re: The most frustrating thing about Mint

Hmm. OP here. Seems I've opened a right ol' can of worms. Creating a bootable USB is indeed very simple with Mint. Right click on the iso and click 'Make bootable USB'. This works every time for me and is easier, more reliable and faster (in my experience) than using USB Image writer or Unetbootin e...
by deanr72
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: The most frustrating thing about Mint
Replies: 41
Views: 1444

Re: The most frustrating think about Mint

I have zero regrets about leaving Windows behind. In fact, the only two times I've resorted to Windows since migrating has been to a) format a USB and b) to partition a drive - both of which I find far simpler to accomplish on Windows despite watching YouTube tutorials etc. My point rather is trying...

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