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by belovedmonster
Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:19 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Catfish annoyance
Replies: 1
Views: 463

Catfish annoyance

Everytime I launch Catfish it defaults to only searching inside the 'Catfish' folder. I have to manually select my 'Home' before it will then find any results. It is sooooo annoying. I just wanna type and hit search!
by belovedmonster
Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Notify-OSD
Replies: 1
Views: 629

Notify-OSD

I happened to have the Task Manager open and I spotted that Notify-OSD is running. Seeing as I've not seen a single notification pop up since I installed the system a few days ago I'm wondering why this is running. Will my system implode if I remove it?
by belovedmonster
Fri Nov 13, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 8 RC1 Bug Thread
Replies: 245
Views: 61185

Re: Linux Mint 8 RC1 Bug Thread

Why is Xchat in the favourites list but Pigeon is not? 'Average' computer users are going to be much more interested in IMing their buddies than hanging out in an IRC channel, and those who do wanna go in IRC know where to find Xchat.
by belovedmonster
Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Suggest Software for Helena
Replies: 6
Views: 734

Re: Suggest Software for Helena

lagagnon summed it perfectly. The application you mention is simply too niche to warrant inclusion.
by belovedmonster
Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:39 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: what music?
Replies: 66
Views: 7469

Re: what music?

by belovedmonster
Sun Nov 08, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Itunes: How to
Replies: 4
Views: 656

Re: Itunes: How to

Linux plays iTunes files just fine so long as they are not DRMed (copy protected). No need to convert or install new audio software. At worst you will need to install a codec, but I'm sure Mint has the appropriate one out of the box. If you are having problems playing the files I'm guessing they mig...
by belovedmonster
Sun Nov 01, 2009 5:25 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Is Linux 'anti-capitalist' and is this a bad thing?
Replies: 15
Views: 1909

Re: Is Linux 'anti-capitalist' and is this a bad thing?

q: Is Linux 'anti-capitalist'
a: No.
by belovedmonster
Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:25 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Make KDE 4 default DE for Mint Main Edition
Replies: 13
Views: 1994

Re: Make KDE 4 default DE for Mint Main Edition

What I have not seen proposed, but would make all the sense in the world to me, would be to have the user choose the DE they prefered on install, like OpenSUSE. Except OpenSuse just stopped doing this because they felt it wasn't user friendly to newbies. If a distro that isn't even aimed specifical...
by belovedmonster
Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:43 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Make KDE 4 default DE for Mint Main Edition
Replies: 13
Views: 1994

Re: Make KDE 4 default DE for Mint Main Edition

I think you're missing the point here. KDE 4.0 was broken, it needed to be fixed. Gnome 3 won't be broken; it just will be different, strange. So there's no way to "fix it". You are talking about the Shell not being a good thing because it will be too strange and different, and thus hard to use. By...
by belovedmonster
Sun Oct 18, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Make KDE 4 default DE for Mint Main Edition
Replies: 13
Views: 1994

Re: Make KDE 4 default DE for Mint Main Edition

But Gnome-Shell and Zeitgeist and too new, too different, to be a success in the short, even the medium, term. Perhaps you have a valid argument about Shell, simply because most people find new interfaces disorientating. Just look at the controversy every time Facebook changes the home page layout....
by belovedmonster
Thu Oct 08, 2009 6:50 pm
Forum: Artwork
Topic: Fonts
Replies: 5
Views: 1218

Re: Fonts

don't get me wrong, there is a visible difference, but personally I had to go looking for it. To be fair, I think if the font looks radically different we are switching to something too 'out there'. Go look at the difference between Arial and Helvetica and it is ever so subtle, but Helvetica is oft...
by belovedmonster
Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: Artwork
Topic: Fonts
Replies: 5
Views: 1218

Fonts

Not strictly artwork, but I think Mint could further improve its visual presentation by carefully selecting a nicer default font. As someone who owns a Mac, one of the most immediate things you notice is how much nicer all the text looks than both Windows and Linux. It is a subtle thing, but it make...
by belovedmonster
Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:31 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint > Ubuntu
Replies: 5
Views: 1018

Mint > Ubuntu

I decided to play around with the new 9.10 beta of Ubuntu, the first time I've installed Ubuntu recently; and man, I had forgotten just how many little annoying things you have to change before you can use the system. Its doing an initial set-up where you really come to appreciate just how great Min...
by belovedmonster
Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Beginners Guide to Installing and Using Linux Mint 11
Replies: 209
Views: 125968

Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

I've updated the link in my post. But a mod can feel free to update it whenevers. or jsut start a new sticky with the link. I don't really come here as much as I once did.
by belovedmonster
Fri Sep 25, 2009 4:09 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: My wife and Linux...........
Replies: 2
Views: 688

Re: My wife and Linux...........

It sounds to me like your wife prefers GTK+ Linux (Gnome and XFCE). Personally if you sat me down in front of KDE I wouldn't like Linux much either. Some people just prefer GTK+ and Gnome over KDE (people with taste and sophistication ;)) This kinda presents a problem with Linux really... what if th...
by belovedmonster
Fri Sep 25, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: Artwork
Topic: New wallpaper - Minty Glow
Replies: 1
Views: 794

Re: New wallpaper - Minty Glow

You might want to feather the glow more, it just sorta splodges to a stop rather than gently fades like a real glow of light would.
by belovedmonster
Mon Sep 07, 2009 1:39 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: My Biggest frustrations with Mint & some suggestions
Replies: 8
Views: 1373

Re: My Biggest frustrations with Mint & some suggestions

I searched in vain for a good dock for the Desktop, as my wife is a Mac fan and wanted to show her how great Linux was. Why not have an option for installing a good dock on the desktop Try Gnome-Do and it's docky feature . It is fast becoming the darling of the Linux dock, though at the moment it l...
by belovedmonster
Sun Sep 06, 2009 10:45 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: External drive not working
Replies: 4
Views: 1454

Re: External drive not working

I'll hunt down a windows machine and try it out. Its ironic that it seems to be installing the free RC of Win7 on virtual box that seems to have broken the drive in the first place. I'll stick to Mint and Mac from now on. :shock:
by belovedmonster
Fri Sep 04, 2009 4:58 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: External drive not working
Replies: 4
Views: 1454

Re: External drive not working

I just tried Gparted to fix the drive and got the following error: GParted 0.4.3 Libparted 1.8.8 Check and repair file system (ntfs) on /dev/sdb1 00:00:45 ( ERROR ) calibrate /dev/sdb1 00:00:00 ( SUCCESS ) path: /dev/sdb1 start: 63 end: 976768064 size: 976768002 (465.76 GiB) check file system on /de...

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