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by Bruce McL
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: LMDE 3 - Personal impressions
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Re: LMDE 3 - Personal impressions

I’m certainly not an expert, but I’ve been keeping an eye on the scene for a while. I think the Linux Mint people been doing a very good job for a long time. The various flavors are all put together well and serve different kinds of computers and different styles of working. Other distros I try out ...
by Bruce McL
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: LMDE 3 - Personal impressions
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Re: LMDE 3 - Personal impressions

LMDE changing from Cinnamon to Xfce - If you want that, MX Linux is doing Xfce over Debian already. That is quite fast for me. Overall speed - I’d say Cinnamon is more for quad-core machines and Xfce is more for dual core machines. Xfce flaws - In Xfce 4.14, ICC display profiles do not work with Red...
by Bruce McL
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: [SOLVED] A way to schedule Cinnamon theme changes
Replies: 24
Views: 979

Re: Looking for a way to schedule Cinnamon theme changes

OK a slightly different approach that avoids the long sleeps and the need to worry about the effect of suspend / resume. That script looks like a winner! It passes all of my tests. Edit: For those who are interested, here are the installation instructions: Copy and paste the code into a text file. ...
by Bruce McL
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: [SOLVED] A way to schedule Cinnamon theme changes
Replies: 24
Views: 979

Re: Looking for a hack to change appearance over time.

Also see https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/152039/how-to-run-a-user-script-after-systemd-wakeup for running the script automatically on wakeup from suspend using a systemd service. The example .service file in the second answer of the link you provided looks like it should work. I followed t...
by Bruce McL
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: [SOLVED] A way to schedule Cinnamon theme changes
Replies: 24
Views: 979

Re: Looking for a hack to change appearance over time.

I haven't got time right now, but I'll see if I can get the systemd service working my end and will update with instructions assuming I'm successful. It was the answer starting as below that at a glance looked to be the correct approach. This answer is based on askubuntu.com/a/661747/394818 (as als...
by Bruce McL
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: [SOLVED] A way to schedule Cinnamon theme changes
Replies: 24
Views: 979

Re: Looking for a hack to change appearance over time.

I did some searching online and found an app called Gnome Schedule. It’s a graphical front end for cron. Unfortunately it’s not in the LMDE repositories. Soooo this thread is about LMDE? I'll move it to the suitable forum section then. LMDE =/= main edition. This thread is about making a daily sche...
by Bruce McL
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: [SOLVED] A way to schedule Cinnamon theme changes
Replies: 24
Views: 979

Re: Looking for a hack to change appearance over time.

Running theme-by-time.sh script on wake from sleep: Calling theme-by-time.sh from a file located in /lib/systemd/system-sleep/ does not work, because the environment is different. Basically the user's theme settings are not visible to theme-by-time.sh when it is initiated from that location. Making ...
by Bruce McL
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: [SOLVED] A way to schedule Cinnamon theme changes
Replies: 24
Views: 979

Re: Looking for a hack to change appearance over time.

smurphos wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:41 pm
So replace that code block with this one
That's much better! Thanks for the link as well, I'll post back if I get the wake from sleep part working.
by Bruce McL
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: [SOLVED] A way to schedule Cinnamon theme changes
Replies: 24
Views: 979

Re: Looking for a hack to change appearance over time.

Here you go - this should work. Thank you! I will test this out over the next few days. It works! Thank you for making it, this is fun to use. I have been able to modify the code to rearrange the schedule and the colors. That part I am able to follow. I have a question about one other part of the c...
by Bruce McL
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: [SOLVED] A way to schedule Cinnamon theme changes
Replies: 24
Views: 979

Re: Looking for a hack to change appearance over time.

smurphos wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:43 am
smurphos wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:45 am
Give me a day or three...
Here you go - this should work.
Thank you! I will test this out over the next few days.
by Bruce McL
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: [SOLVED] A way to schedule Cinnamon theme changes
Replies: 24
Views: 979

Re: Looking for a hack to change appearance over time.

Those commands work - sort of. After I issue the commands in the terminal, I can open up the Settings app and see that the settings have changed. However, I have to log out and log back in to see the changes take effect. That's weird - changes are immediately apparent on my system. What Mint versio...
by Bruce McL
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: [SOLVED] A way to schedule Cinnamon theme changes
Replies: 24
Views: 979

Re: Looking for a hack to change appearance over time.

I'm not sure if cron or an always running background script is the best way to go - either approach could work. You can also use the command gsettings to set the various theme elements. eg. gsettings set org.cinnamon.desktop.interface gtk-theme Mint-Y-Dark-Aqua gsettings set org.cinnamon.theme name...
by Bruce McL
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: [SOLVED] A way to schedule Cinnamon theme changes
Replies: 24
Views: 979

Re: Looking for a hack to change appearance over time.

That’s good info, thanks! That gets me halfway there. I did some searching online and found an app called Gnome Schedule. It’s a graphical front end for cron. Unfortunately it’s not in the LMDE repositories. Doing more research, it looks like it's a bit old and has been dropped from many repositorie...
by Bruce McL
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: [SOLVED] A way to schedule Cinnamon theme changes
Replies: 24
Views: 979

Re: Looking for a hack to change appearance over time.

That's great! I was just staring to look into how to do this myself. Step 1 - Find the command line commands to change the appearance settings. I think dconf and Dconf-editor would be helpful here. Step 2 - Find out how to schedule something. I think people use cron for this. That's about as far as ...
by Bruce McL
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: [SOLVED] A way to schedule Cinnamon theme changes
Replies: 24
Views: 979

Re: Looking for a hack to change appearance over time.

That’s an interesting idea, but I don’t think it would work out well for what I want. Keeping the desktop picture slideshow in sync with the time of day might be difficult. I tend to use a gray desktop anyway. There are other OSs that have “dynamic desktop” pictures that change based on the time of ...
by Bruce McL
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: [SOLVED] A way to schedule Cinnamon theme changes
Replies: 24
Views: 979

[SOLVED] A way to schedule Cinnamon theme changes

I’d like to have Cinnamon change appearance settings at different times of the day. For example, I use Mint Y dark. Here’s what I would like to have happen to the icons, controls, and desktop: Aqua: 6am to 10am Green: 10am to 2pm Sand: 2pm to 6pm Orange: 6pm to 10pm Red: 10pm to 2am Purple: 2am to 6...
by Bruce McL
Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:22 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Untimely window moving
Replies: 13
Views: 2657

Re: Untimely window moving

Settings: Window Manager Tweaks: Placement:
Minimum size of windows to trigger smart placement:

Slide all the way to Large

That should fix the problem. If not, try this:

Settings: Window Manager: Advanced

turn off "Snap windows to screen border"
turn off "Snap windows to other windows"
by Bruce McL
Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:59 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Uninstalling Themes
Replies: 3
Views: 6434

Re: Uninstalling Themes

Open Menu: File Manager

Click on your home folder if necessary.

In View menu: Show hidden files - Make sure it's checked.

Open the .themes folder

Trash the theme folder(s) inside.
by Bruce McL
Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Launcher single icon
Replies: 8
Views: 1591

Re: Launcher single icon

It's possible, and it's easy. Use only one app in the existing Launcher. Add a new Launcher to the Panel for each application you want to see. That's so simple it makes me laugh :lol: Thanks a lot for the help! You are welcome. It made me laugh when I finally figured it out! Now I have a second pan...
by Bruce McL
Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: themes
Replies: 11
Views: 4950

Re: themes

I use a theme called Ambiance Crunchy, which is at xfce-look.org. It has a Window Manager theme as well as an Appearance theme. http://xfce-look.org/content/show.php/Ambiance+Crunchy?content=151180 I use the Mist icon theme. http://xfce-look.org/content/show.php/Mist?content=148172 I install themes ...

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