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by Mik3e
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Suggestion: Add minimal install option
Replies: 10
Views: 840

Re: Suggestion: Add minimal install option

I agree with the suggestion. Applications are pre-installed because SOME people use them. Most of the pre-installed apps are useless to me so I have an apt command to install about 25 applications that I use. I know the extra apps don't bother the computer, but they sure slow me down when I wade thr...
by Mik3e
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Trash bin will not empty!!
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Trash bin will not empty!!

This can happen when files are deleted from a removable drive or partition, and then the drive or partition is un-mounted before the trash is emptied. If this is the case then re-mount the drive or partition and empty the trash.

Mike
by Mik3e
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Fresh Installs: is there a way to avoid all of the Locales?
Replies: 17
Views: 287

Re: Fresh Installs: is there a way to avoid all of the Locales?

I use Bleachbit to remove localizations and regularly dump 100-200 megabytes. The other pet peeve of mine is useless translations that get in the way when I want to edit files. I created this script to dump them: #!/bin/bash # delete lines containing translations # # example: Comment[fr]=... for fil...
by Mik3e
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Begging for help on a copy and paste issue
Replies: 10
Views: 352

Re: Begging for help on a copy and paste issue

And, another option is install a clipboard manager.

I use Diodon and have it configured to save the last 50 things I've copied. Everything else can go away but Diodon is still there.

Mike
by Mik3e
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: What is your preferred backup program?
Replies: 16
Views: 788

Re: What is your preferred backup program?

I use the bash copy command (cp -urp ... ). I have a script to copy data and 'home' hidden files to a partition on a second disk, or a USB if it's mounted. It's been working just fine for years.
Mike
by Mik3e
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Backup Tool in 18.3
Replies: 5
Views: 1329

Re: Backup Tool in 18.3

The root problem is that 'dpkg --get-selections' outputs package states install and deinstall, and the backup tool only likes install. The secondary problem is the output file has from one to six tabs between the package name and package state so they can not be effectively sorted. Step one is to re...
by Mik3e
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Caja Drag and Drop
Replies: 3
Views: 575

Re: Caja Drag and Drop

My technique it to press F3 to get a second window pane, in one pane navigate to the source, in the other navigate to the target, drag and drop from source to target and the result is displayed. In addition to immediately showing the result, this process creates a large target which is hard to miss....
by Mik3e
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox already running but not responding
Replies: 7
Views: 828

Re: Firefox already running but not responding

SBren: I've had the same problems with lagging firefox and have not found a solution, but here are some things that don't work. With bleachbit I cleaned all firefox settings except passwords, and firefox continued it's slow ways. I completely purged firefox and the ... /.mozilla/firefox directory. W...
by Mik3e
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to disable annoying 'close window' laptop function key?
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Re: How to disable annoying 'close window' laptop function key?

Another option is to assign volume up/down to keys not near the close-window key. Example: super+up-arrow and super+down-arrow.

Mike
by Mik3e
Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] After upgrade to Mint 18.2 MATE...themes not working properly?
Replies: 7
Views: 721

Re: [SOLVED] After upgrade to Mint 18.2 MATE...themes not working properly?

In Theme Configuration, gtk-theme-config, there are some options. 'Custom highlight colors' changes the window title bar. I don't know yet how well the other two work.

Mike
by Mik3e
Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: LMDE 2 Mate 32: Very nice!
Replies: 14
Views: 1719

Re: LMDE 2 Mate 32: Very nice!

Install gnome-color-chooser and, from my notes, these are my settings: GNOME Color Chooser > Panel > Foreground > normal > white > Font > Sans 10 The panel background is dark and I change that in panel properties (right-click somewhere on the panel). These are my settings: Properties > Background > ...
by Mik3e
Wed May 31, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: LMDE 2 Mate 32: Very nice!
Replies: 14
Views: 1719

Re: LMDE 2 Mate 32: Very nice!

3 - the less customizable Mate desktop (compared to Xfce; but Caja is better than Thunar) I'm interested in knowing what is less customizable as I find just the opposite. The only thing about LMDE that bothers me is application version numbers lagging behind Mint. I've noticed this with QupZilla an...
by Mik3e
Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Laptop battery drains while laptop is closed. Always dead upon reopening.
Replies: 15
Views: 1744

Re: Laptop battery drains while laptop is closed. Always dead upon reopening.

If your procedure is to shutdown by closing the laptop lid try using the shutdown button in the Action Buttons plug-in, which is usually parked at the right end of the panel in Xfce. If the battery holds power then something is draining power when the laptop is thought to be off.

Mike
by Mik3e
Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Full workspace/window spread on xfce
Replies: 9
Views: 2280

Re: Full workspace/window spread on xfce

I put a Workspace Switcher on the panel, which provides a limited overview. The mouse wheel cycles thru the workspaces for more detail.
Mike
by Mik3e
Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Caja triple click to open folders
Replies: 12
Views: 1021

Re: Caja triple click to open folders

You are correct. In some circumstances, which have to do with the Caja view, selecting a folder 'eats' the first click.
Mike
by Mik3e
Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Ripping Music
Replies: 19
Views: 3507

Re: Ripping Music

These days I don't use any special software. I just drag-n-drop from the CD to the hard drive.

Mike
by Mik3e
Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [CLOSED]Shutdown problems w/mint 18.1 cinnamon serena..
Replies: 47
Views: 5268

Re: shutdown and reboot problems w/linux mint 18.1...

The command line for shutdown is: shutdown -P now
for restart: shutdown -r now

Mike
by Mik3e
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: MATE Start Menu - Annoying Behaviour When Searching
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: MATE Start Menu - Annoying Behaviour When Searching

Another option is don't use the mouse at all after search results are displayed. As the search term is typed the list of results gets short. When there are 4 or fewer entries stop typing and use the down arrow to select an item, and press enter.

Mike
by Mik3e
Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: [SOLVED] How can I customize the scroll bar color?
Replies: 15
Views: 3342

Re: How can I customize the scroll bar color?

One of the things I did was change the color of the scroll bar slider. They are under the theme's images/scroll.

Mike
by Mik3e
Sun Dec 25, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Topic Category Option
Replies: 1
Views: 261

Topic Category Option

I suggest that the New Topic form include a Topic Category option. It would be a drop-down control with the 10 to 15 most common topic categories for the given forum, and Not Elsewhere Classified at the bottom. The category list in Desktop would include Cinnamon, Mate, KDE, XFCE, etc. The Networking...

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