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by sanda
Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:24 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The unofficial LMDE XFCE - startup
Replies: 368
Views: 86838

Re: The unofficial LMDE XFCE

I'm not "sad" to hear that mint is dropping LMDE xfce. I've repeatedly felt the mint devs have been spreading themselves to thin.
I respect their decision ~~ besides, xfce has been around since 1996, and seems to be "going nowhere, fast".
by sanda
Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:52 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Linux tips and tricks
Replies: 6
Views: 2110

Re: Linux tips and tricks

Google . . . their dropdown list that obscures the first 2-3 search results Ah, so I'm not the only one who ran into that problem. The solution I found is: firefox "Scriptish" extension (enhanced greasemonkey) + "Googlifix" userscript from userscripts.org ^--- this userscript expands all the "searc...
by sanda
Sat Nov 17, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Pro's & Cons of a Home Partition?
Replies: 10
Views: 1567

Re: Pro's & Cons of a Home Partition?

Does that mean Home folders are swappable? If I install a different distro I need to start with the Home folder that comes with that, right? Surely I can't take one distro's Home folder and transfer that to another. Instead of talking about "134 distros on one computer", how about discussing what t...
by sanda
Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: editing the xfce menu
Replies: 22
Views: 25602

Re: editing the xfce menu

its crazy how hard they make it to edit the menu
search the mint forum for posts by member "ukbrian".
His solution ~~ creating menu directories and .desktop files in custom, NONstandard locations
then editing the xfce conf to load those ~~ that's really the only "feasible" solution, IMO.
by sanda
Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Cannot drag 'n' drop with Xfce
Replies: 4
Views: 1976

Re: Cannot drag 'n' drop with Xfce

+1
what altair4 said
by sanda
Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:34 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Where is "menu.xml" for desktop right click located?
Replies: 1
Views: 703

Re: Where is "menu.xml" for desktop right click located?

claims "xfce desktop right click menu is hard-coded":
http://forum.xfce.org/viewtopic.php?id=7327

Editor for older xfce version:
http://xfcemenuedit.mon-asso.org/index.en.htm

hacking the desktop menu in xfce v4.6:
http://monksblog-malspa.blogspot.com/20 ... nu-in.html
by sanda
Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:24 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Is Linux Mint breaking the law?
Replies: 11
Views: 2874

Re: Is Linux Mint breaking the law?

How do sponsors know that I'm using Linux Mint? Regardless of the O/S your are using, and regardless the web browser... By convention, with each http request, web browser sends a "http-user-agent" header see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_agent Beyond the above, the "Mint search enhancer" brows...
by sanda
Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Catfish - serious error
Replies: 9
Views: 1246

Re: Catfish - serious error

I saw that you filed a bug report. Thanks for that (I would have filed it, but for some reason I couldn't post to the form on the bitbucket page.)

I'm sorry it didn't work out for you. I consider Recoll to be one of my most valuable apps.
by sanda
Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Catfish - serious error
Replies: 9
Views: 1246

Re: Catfish - serious error

Surely it's a "false positive". Still, you might want to post the issue to the project's bugtracker:

https://bitbucket.org/medoc/recoll/issu ... tatus=open
by sanda
Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:13 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Catfish - serious error
Replies: 9
Views: 1246

Re: Catfish - serious error

If you download the "beagle" (search indexer) debian package, Catfish can serve as a front end for the beagle indexer. After installing beagle and creating its index... in the Catfish selectbox, along with options for "find" and "locate", the additional option "beagle" will be available. IMO, the "b...
by sanda
Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: newly installed apps not showing up in the menu
Replies: 83
Views: 50841

Re: newly installed apps not showing up in the menu

Is it really that difficult after 2 full years of the same problem 2009-2011 to not have a Application Menu show the files which are EXECUTABLE for that Linux Mint User? REALLY? Yes, it's really that difficult. No, I don't think it's fair to blame "gnome's rigid shell", nor "Mint", nor "the Mint Me...
by sanda
Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:13 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Comparison: XFCE vs MATE (Gnome 2)
Replies: 22
Views: 22719

Re: Comparison: XFCE vs MATE (Gnome 2)

During daily use, do you actually utilize "workspaces"? I could, I might... but definitely don't need FOUR wspaces and (right-click the workspace widget }} properties) I shrink the displayed widget by setting it to "2 rows". Yeah, I'm rambling. I'm not addressing "have I forgotten anything" here. Th...
by sanda
Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Changing the size of the MintMenu
Replies: 2
Views: 2441

Re: Changing the size of the MintMenu

When you right-click the menu item in the panel, one of the available commands is "Preferences". The "Menu Preferences" dialog window includes a tab labeled "Favorites". If you set a smaller "Icon Size" here, more items will fit the space without scrolling. Increasing the value in "Number of columns...
by sanda
Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:28 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Mint 13 XFCE
Replies: 104
Views: 29044

Re: Mint 13 XFCE

My post on the LMDE forum didn't come up with that many XFCE deficiencies re GNOME 2 Make your own determination. Peek behind the curtain ~~ browse to /usr/share/applications and drag .desktop files (batches of 30 at a time?) into a tabbed text editor. Note that Xfce doesn't stand on its own; it ut...
by sanda
Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:00 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Changing keyboard shortcuts
Replies: 2
Views: 1402

Re: Changing keyboard shortcuts

The info in these links might be helpful (idunno, I haven't yet fiddled with setting up keybinds)
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions ... gs-270878/
and
http://www.gentoo-wiki.info/TIP_Make_a_ ... Screen_Key
by sanda
Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: fastest ubuntu,debian distro
Replies: 20
Views: 6656

Re: fastest ubuntu,debian distro

I have to say it is the fastest by far of any of the full featured OS I have ever used. It is using only less than 100 MB memory and everything is blazing fast. Full-featured? Sorry, I can't believe that. Session + xfce + necessary (to qualify as "full-featured") xfce panel launchers/plugins pushes...
by sanda
Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: fastest ubuntu,debian distro
Replies: 20
Views: 6656

Re: fastest ubuntu,debian distro

I think the next Mint XFCE should be based on Debain Squeeze and just dump Ubuntu all together. I know they already make a rolling release of Debian XFCE but I prefer Stable over potentially Unstable. Specific to Xfce... "stable" == stale SalineOS v6.1 just released a few days ago. Its users, along...
by sanda
Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: How to install xfce 4.8
Replies: 8
Views: 4630

Re: How to install xfce 4.8

I can confirm that SalineOS 6.1, released yesterday, includes an earlier Xfce version (not v4.8)
For any distro using the Debian stable repo, the most recent xfce version there, IIRC, is 4.6.2
by sanda
Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:11 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Comparison: XFCE vs MATE (Gnome 2)
Replies: 22
Views: 22719

Re: Comparison: XFCE vs MATE (Gnome 2)

Gee, I liked the fact that items displayed to the mystuff lacked "button borders". My goal was to cram a whole buncha links to a relatively small space. As I recall, mystuff is python+glade, so the window decorations (or item styling, not sure the term) should be editable. For xfce v4.10, we may see...
by sanda
Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:50 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Google Desktop Search - Replacement Application Advise?
Replies: 7
Views: 1706

Re: Google Desktop Search - Replacement Application Advise?

Recoll's performance is great (thorough) and it doesn't need to be run as a deamon -- its index can be updated on-demand, via the interface. By default, the indexer runs at a nice (lower) priority; it hasn't caused my multimedia playback etc to stutter while it running. I really can't understand why...

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