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by theStreak
Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux: What to do with it?
Replies: 30
Views: 2330

Re: Linux: What to do with it?

Ask an intermediate Windows user to check out a random application, "XYZ" of unknown source/quality and he'll likely respond with one of the following: "Well, Ok. Send me the app and I'll install it on my 'test' box." "Well, Ok. Send me the app and I'll install it tomorrow after I set up my VM." "So...
by theStreak
Sun Nov 08, 2015 11:39 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Nice OS - but do not use auto update!
Replies: 5
Views: 841

Re: Nice OS - but do not use auto update!

Pjotr: You won't find it in the GUI. It is possible though, but it requires a system hack. Good. I wasn't sure just how automatic we were talking about. :D Pjotr: It is. But I advise to take a look at the second line of my signature. :) Thanks! Sounds like good advice overall. I'd only add that most...
by theStreak
Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:06 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Nice OS - but do not use auto update!
Replies: 5
Views: 841

Re: Nice OS - but do not use auto update!

You should never install updates automatically in any case..... Mint wasn't intended to be abused that way. :shock: Updates should *always* be applied by the administrator, and *never* automatically. This is true for every operating system on the face of our tired planet earth. Reason: each and eve...
by theStreak
Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Testing other Distros
Replies: 8
Views: 648

Re: Testing other Distros

It's not a minor detail to include a live option to a distro...and CentOS assumes that people looking for CentOS already know what they want. When a live option is too major a detail for a distribution to manage, that's all the clue I need to look elsewhere (even if I were willing to consider somet...
by theStreak
Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Pluma - quickly open favorite txt files?
Replies: 6
Views: 1382

Re: Pluma - quickly open favorite txt files?

Huh. Mine does not behave like that. Just noticed that you're using Maya. I'm guessing that there was a change in how this is handled since Maya was introduced. Wouldn't this be treated the same way as launching Pluma from the terminal? That would create the same "multiple instances" problem that I...
by theStreak
Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Pluma - quickly open favorite txt files?
Replies: 6
Views: 1382

Re: Pluma - quickly open favorite txt files?

Actually, I forgot to mention that the problem you describe never occurs for me. I don't know if it's a misconfiguration or what in your case but if I open a text file when I already have one open on that workspace, it'll open up in the already running instance of Pluma. That said, I'm running Compi...
by theStreak
Sun Nov 01, 2015 12:55 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Pluma - quickly open favorite txt files?
Replies: 6
Views: 1382

Re: Pluma - quickly open favorite txt files?

This is really simple to do in Pluma and can be accomplished in at least two ways. Option 1: This works in MATE which I assume you're running (given you're using Pluma). Create shortcuts (symlinks) to the files in question, place them on your desktop (or in the same folder somewhere convenient anywa...
by theStreak
Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:11 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Splitting screen into thirds??
Replies: 8
Views: 2833

Re: Splitting screen into thirds??

ToniWill wrote:Thought so. Thanks for your input.
Sorry, I'm not sure I understand. What was it that you "thought" exactly -- that Windows hadn't natively supported workspaces until Windows 10?

Again... which was the best "workspace program" in your opinion?
by theStreak
Wed Oct 28, 2015 12:17 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Splitting screen into thirds??
Replies: 8
Views: 2833

Re: Splitting screen into thirds??

You've been able to get workspace programs for Windows for ages, well since Vista at least. Yeah, but not anything natively supported by Windows until Windows 10. On the other hand, workspaces were supported on Linux with the earliest WMs. So which was the best such program available for Windows, i...
by theStreak
Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Splitting screen into thirds??
Replies: 8
Views: 2833

Re: Splitting screen into thirds??

...But if you want to split a large screen into for example a main work area and a sidebar for a scratchpad that won't be covered over when you maximise something in the other area, you've basically got to uninstall Linux and install Windows so that you can use MaxTo or WinSplit... Kind of like how...
by theStreak
Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Change looks of workspace switcher
Replies: 3
Views: 1002

Re: Change looks of workspace switcher

You should be able to do this from Menu / Appearance / Theme / Customize / Colors.
by theStreak
Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:50 am
Forum: Artwork
Topic: Mint Blur
Replies: 2
Views: 2218

Re: Mint Blur

Cool wallpaper! Unfortunately, we can't see it full size. :(
by theStreak
Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:48 am
Forum: Artwork
Topic: New Wallpaper - "Mint Funky Black"
Replies: 10
Views: 7755

Re: New Wallpaper - "Mint Funky Black"

Very cool.
by theStreak
Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:46 am
Forum: Artwork
Topic: New wallpaper from beginner
Replies: 14
Views: 4826

Re: New wallpaper from beginner

Good job!
by theStreak
Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:43 am
Forum: Artwork
Topic: Mint flag.
Replies: 22
Views: 9465

Re: Mint flag.

Yep, nicely done and quite clever!
by theStreak
Mon Oct 05, 2015 12:33 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: CAD
Replies: 2
Views: 317

Re: CAD

FreeCAD (http://www.freecadweb.org/). BTW, with Linux you can easily find out if an app will work on a given release -- just install it while running from a live CD/DVD/USB (of that distro release). This will also tell you whether the app will run well on your particular hardware. This method of tes...
by theStreak
Sat Oct 03, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Different Wallpaper-For each workspace
Replies: 7
Views: 2706

Re: Different Wallpaper-For each workspace

The thing is, not all features are so desirable once they're available to you. Even though I have the option to do this using Compiz, I really don't see the value in doing it, if only because I like my wallpaper to kind of support my theme and the chances of my rounding up four such wallpapers at th...
by theStreak
Sun Sep 27, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: is there anyway to play youtube videos without adobe?
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: is there anyway to play youtube videos without adobe?

Install Kodi and you'll be able to play youtube videos and a whole lot more without Adobe. As per my sig line, try it out on a live CD first...
by theStreak
Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: minitube crashes
Replies: 5
Views: 922

Re: minitube crashes

Minitube has been crashing since day one. Just install XBMC / Kodi and be done with it. Its YouTube plugin is great and you get a lot more capability than Minitube can provide. Of course, as per my sig line, when I say "install" I really mean try it out on a live CD first... ;-)
by theStreak
Thu Sep 24, 2015 2:26 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Different Wallpaper-For each workspace
Replies: 7
Views: 2706

Re: Different Wallpaper-For each workspace

I use Mint 17.2 with Cinnamon too and I'm having hard time to understand why in the year of 2015 it is not possible to set different wallpapers per workspace with this Cinnamon thing. For the same reason it is not possible on any other GE but KDE. Any DE that can run Compiz can have a different wal...

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