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by badbodh
Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Change Panel/taskbar appearance
Replies: 4
Views: 390

Re: Change Panel/taskbar appearance

Aha! Now i get it. It's not a mint problem, you just have a terrible monitor with poor viewing angles. Quick fix would be to just put your panel/taskbar at the top so that it stays "straight" at your eye-level. Right-click panel> properties > position > top. Or you could try to tilt the mo...
by badbodh
Mon Feb 29, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Issues with screensaver turning on after wake up
Replies: 1
Views: 189

Re: Issues with screensaver turning on after wake up

try these : 1. Let your computer go to sleep automatically due to inactivity, or manually put it to sleep. 2. do ^that in dual monitor, or single monitor setup (remove external display) In total that's 4 possible combinations. Tell us if the above cases affect the lock behaviour you mention or remai...
by badbodh
Mon Feb 29, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [Solved] Bigger icons/images in notifications
Replies: 3
Views: 352

Re: Bigger icons/images in notifications

maybe it is the job of libnotify (or whatever notification backend mint uses) to provide cinnamon with info that needs to be displayed, which may include a tiny icon too.
do tell us if you figure it out. Good luck.
by badbodh
Mon Feb 29, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Installing unity or gnome desktop
Replies: 2
Views: 1291

Re: Installing unity or gnome desktop

it's worth mentioning that all DE-s used by mint - mate/xfce/cinnamon/kde play quite well with each other as long as you know where to tweak a little. but forcing a unity or gnome-shell will absolutely slaughter your install. This however will be different on mint 18 because latest gnome-shell and c...
by badbodh
Mon Feb 29, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Background changed itself
Replies: 13
Views: 1431

Re: Background changed itself

cinnamon's background is set by dconf. unless you ran a gsettings or dconf command there is no reason for the wallpaper to change by itself. check the configure file in your wine's tarball. Speaking of which, wine is available in repos , why install from source ? you better convince us because this ...
by badbodh
Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Blotched Menu Text
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Re: Blotched Menu Text

assuming you did not mess with font configs in /etc/fonts , it could be a hardware issue. Disable any font hinting, lcd filtering etc and see if it happens. Yes your fonts will look ugly after that, but just for testing do it anyway.
by badbodh
Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: XFCE
Topic: Application launcher exec command
Replies: 4
Views: 497

Re: Application launcher exec command

run in terminal

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ln -s $HOME/Documents $HOME/Desktop
by badbodh
Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: <SOLVED>Huge temporary file in home directory
Replies: 6
Views: 414

Re: Huge temporary file in home directory

you probably ticked the "wipe empty space" option in bleachbit before running it. it creates a garbage-load of zero-byte files to fill up the empty space. kinda pointless for an average user.
by badbodh
Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What do you think of Arch Linux
Replies: 51
Views: 4374

Re: What do you think of Arch Linux

Manjaro, as is Mint, is for people that just need to work or use the computer for fun or whatever else. Manjaro is very stable in my experience, and easy to use. As a rolling release, it actualizes frequently, more than LM. Would be a good alternative to Mint, but Mint is so good that don't need al...
by badbodh
Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: short cuts
Replies: 7
Views: 297

Re: short cuts

command line method, if you need it,

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ln -s /path/to/target/file /path/to/wherever/you/need/a-link
by badbodh
Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Problem with shutting down my computer
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: Problem with shutting down my computer

were you born on 13th of december 1995 ? anyway. If you system works fine don;t bother with those errors, they'll show up every now and then. Looks like something to do with ati drivers which nobody, but amd corporation, can fix :D only thing you can do is try different kernels and make sure you hav...
by badbodh
Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Change Panel/taskbar appearance
Replies: 4
Views: 390

Re: Change Panel/taskbar appearance

upload a screenshot too. press "print scr" button and find the screenshot in Pictures directory.
Also, change your gtk and icon themes and see if it makes any difference.
by badbodh
Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Is there a command to update Windows? [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 618

Re: Is there a command to update Windows? Like apt-get upgra

FWIW, a Win7 update ate my MBR on a dual boot and effectively deleted my linux partition. I no longer dual boot and Win7 is only allowed in a VMWare image. -H nobody deleted your linux partiions, they were fine. grub got erased. boot to live and do a grub-install https://help.ubuntu.com/community/G...
by badbodh
Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Windows borders not appearing correctly (only grey).
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: Windows borders not appearing correctly (only grey).

the theme packager didn't bother to add a preview image, that's all. themes themselves should work just fine.
by badbodh
Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: USB boot maker
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Re: USB boot maker

1. explore the bios settings, there must be some way (a hot key during startup, or boot order in bios settings) to allow your laptop boot from a usb drive. as for creating a bootable live-usb you can use menu>system>usb creator (menu>accessories>usb creator in non-kde desktops), or use 'dd' command ...
by badbodh
Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:11 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: SHA256 and HTTPS for hashes
Replies: 2
Views: 1183

Re: SHA256 and HTTPS for hashes

nice way to advertise unrelated stuff here
by badbodh
Tue Apr 28, 2015 5:48 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Playback controls go missing when another player opened
Replies: 0
Views: 138

Playback controls go missing when another player opened

initially i was playing music in banshee and volume applet had its playback controls. Then i pause it, play a video in smplayer. As expected volume applet now shows playback controls for smplayer. When i exit smplayer, the volume applet should get back to banshee's controls, but never does that. Eve...
by badbodh
Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Desktop Environment Change
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Re: Desktop Environment Change

mareduber wrote:I'd try KDE but I don't think my laptop will run it well.


That is bolshevik. My laptop has older CPU than yours and runs KDE. And KDE is nice ! It never eats more than 1Gb unless you open 1 million tabs in chrome.
You should totally go for it.
by badbodh
Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] icon launchers on desktop need sudo authority
Replies: 31
Views: 1771

Re: New Install 17.1; Firefox fails to launch on access deni

Your first mistake: double clicking the icon. Single click launches one process for Firefox which takes charge of your profile directory. Double click launched a second process which wanted to access your profile directory but obviously couldn't since the first instance is already using it. So you g...
by badbodh
Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Installing unity on Linuxmint
Replies: 14
Views: 4262

Re: Installing unity on Linuxmint

enjoy ! experimentation is part of why we use linux in the first place. try unity and every DE's out there, you like it you keep it ! every piece of software has it's haters, hell i hate gnome-shell. But everything is free (as in beer) so no harm in installing them. But experimenting 'may' break you...

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