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by tgm1024
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Promotion
Topic: Mint as the alternative to windows
Replies: 23
Views: 6011

Re: Mint as the alternative to windows

___________ If guns kill people, then pencils misspell words, cars make people drive drunk, and spoons made Rosie O'Donnell fat We allow politically charged signatures here? That's a means to an end. Then guns don't save people, people save people. And I can't use a pencil on you and make you missp...
by tgm1024
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Promotion
Topic: Mint as the alternative to windows
Replies: 23
Views: 6011

Re: Mint as the alternative to windows

Guys, I'm seeing a theme here and there that the Android guys often fall into. Thinking to this effect more or less always shows up: "Well, people have trouble with Android, but the work-arounds are simple and you can't solve stupid." No one here said that specifically, but that sentiment is still a...
by tgm1024
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Promotion
Topic: Neighbors Computer
Replies: 13
Views: 1655

Re: Neighbors Computer

(Wrong subforum?) It's becoming "grandmother proof". One of the things I've noticed is that Linux becomes more and more "grandmother friendly" the more that the entire use-case of the thing is basically browser only. 20+ years ago, I used to repair PC's for free (for strangers) because I noticed tha...
by tgm1024
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] In 2020, is it still advisable to NOT install multiple desktop environments?
Replies: 11
Views: 353

Re: In 2020, is it still advisable to NOT install multiple desktop environments?

..........how do I mark a post as the answer? Or is it thread/only with renaming the subject to [solved] (or similar)?
by tgm1024
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] In 2020, is it still advisable to NOT install multiple desktop environments?
Replies: 11
Views: 353

Re: In 2020, is it still advisable to NOT install multiple desktop environments?

[...] and I don't think it's reasonable to assume any desktop's dev team to have the foresight to design their product to seamlessly integrate with every other desktop. Perhaps, but it's also not unreasonable to wonder if there popped up a facility in the last few years to keep all the DE's one lay...
by tgm1024
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] In 2020, is it still advisable to NOT install multiple desktop environments?
Replies: 11
Views: 353

Re: In 2020, is it still advisable to NOT install multiple desktop environments?

1. I know that installing multiple DE's has traditionally been wonky. I've encountered this myself in the past. 2. #1 is often attributed to the sometimes-unnecessarily "deeply installed" parts of the DE. Much of the time it is hard or impossible for the DE designer to avoid. 3. To what extent is t...
by tgm1024
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] In 2020, is it still advisable to NOT install multiple desktop environments?
Replies: 11
Views: 353

[SOLVED] In 2020, is it still advisable to NOT install multiple desktop environments?

This was an older thread that a moderator suggested I start anew. I'll just list stuff to make it less TL;DR -y. 1. I know that installing multiple DE's has traditionally been wonky. I've encountered this myself in the past. 2. #1 is often attributed to the sometimes-unnecessarily "deeply installed"...
by tgm1024
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is it advisable to install multiple desktop environments?
Replies: 14
Views: 3915

Re: Is it advisable to install multiple desktop environments?

Sorry, but I don't view this as a pointless necro-bump.

To what extent is this still true in 2020?
by tgm1024
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Automatic (unwanted) Screen Dimming
Replies: 4
Views: 2303

Re: Automatic (unwanted) Screen Dimming

Ugh, this is embarrassing. I came here with the exact same weirdness. Welllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll.........if you're using a laptop that is always plugged in, check your power source (and you're likely not used to doing this). My newly adopted kittens turned off my power strip while horsing aro...
by tgm1024
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't quite get rid of some fonts....
Replies: 10
Views: 827

Re: Can't quite get rid of some fonts....

...whenever you uninstall a font, fontconfig get automatically triggered 30 seconds afterwards, rebuilding the cache. Ie.... 1)...as richyrich said, uninstall via Synaptic whatever fonts you don't need first - this way they won't be automatically re-installed as well. 2)...if you still find a few o...
by tgm1024
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't quite get rid of some fonts....
Replies: 10
Views: 827

Re: Can't quite get rid of some fonts....

richyrich wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:33 pm
I would humbly suggest, next time, use either the Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager to properly remove/un-install the fonts you don't want. :wink:
Okidoki. Regarding my question though.....is fc-cache not used by MATE, or is it something else?
by tgm1024
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't quite get rid of some fonts....
Replies: 10
Views: 827

[SOLVED] Can't quite get rid of some fonts....

18.3, x64, MATE, ... I found the endless list of foreign fonts to be annoying, so I tried deleting them. Looking online it seemed that it was "ok" to go into /usr/share/fonts , and hack away. After I did this I discovered that the font menus in applications such as Libre Writer were still listing th...
by tgm1024
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] About the App Launcher (?) entries, "Start Menu" (?), and using the right terms...
Replies: 1
Views: 110

[SOLVED] About the App Launcher (?) entries, "Start Menu" (?), and using the right terms...

x64, MATE, 18.3, yadda³... Ok, I once had quite a lot of unix experience back in the day (Solaris, SunOS, a myriad of other Unix's, device drivers, C, X11, etc.), so hopefully you don't need to dumb down the answers too horribly far. I'm getting goofed up by what I find on google, perhaps by a confl...

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