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by thom_A
Sat Oct 24, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why Linux Mint?
Replies: 24
Views: 1935

Re: Why Linux Mint?

I don't know why people are getting off topic. The question is very simple.

Why Linux Mint and not Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu, Makulu, Porteus, Open Suse, Red Hat, Zorin, Elementary, Arch, Manjaro, Mageia, etc., etc.
by thom_A
Fri Oct 23, 2015 3:07 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Warning: potentially dangerous Flash Player in Chromium!
Replies: 14
Views: 1708

Re: Warning: potentially dangerous Flash Player in Chromium!

Is it so hard to say Adobe Flash Player, instead of just Flash Player? What am I missing? Anyway, I've never been comfortable updating Adobe Flash Player. Changelog is not even available. Every time I do (update), doesn't matter if it's Win/Linux, ads get even more sophisticated and invasive; they'r...
by thom_A
Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:03 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What made you switch to Linux Mint?
Replies: 601
Views: 91568

Re: What made you switch to Linux Mint?

crowbar wrote:What I hate:
1. The small arrowheads are missing when I want to scroll up/down in long lists (This is BAD !!!)
This is probably what you're referring to. (I don't need the arrows, all I need is contrast.)

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 8&t=204866
by thom_A
Sun Oct 11, 2015 11:46 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What made you switch to Linux Mint?
Replies: 601
Views: 91568

Re: What made you switch to Linux Mint?

I started with Cinnamon, which I thought was just a codename for a version number. Although I was aware that there were other names like Xfce, KDE and Mate, I thought the only difference was the start menu or taskbar and everything that went with it like the panelling system. And although I found hu...
by thom_A
Sun Oct 11, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What made you switch to Linux Mint?
Replies: 601
Views: 91568

Re: What made you switch to Linux Mint?

i migrated to linux debian 7.7 wheezy and then moved to ubuntu 14.04 LTS and both of them were easy enough to learn how to use. i saw zorin os 9 core and tried it and it was ok but too much like windows 7. i then tried linux mint cinnamon 17.1 and really liked it so now here i am using linux mint c...
by thom_A
Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: CUDA for GeForce 8400 GS
Replies: 0
Views: 147

CUDA for GeForce 8400 GS

Anyone have any success installing CUDA on this graphics card?
by thom_A
Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What is Linux Mint?
Replies: 33
Views: 2666

Re: What is Linux Mint?

Who said that? I didn't say that. I said the words were goofy and meaningless, and all their definitions rely upon pretending to believe in the definitions of other words that are also goofy and meaningless. I'm all in favor of "modularity" I can play .mp4, .mp3, .avi and .mvk files in (kLite) Medi...
by thom_A
Thu Sep 24, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: KDE's default Start Menu
Replies: 13
Views: 1783

Re: KDE's default Start Menu

No, what I wrote was this: When you open the Application TAB you see a vertical list of menus, Multimedia, Internet, Office, etc. It would be nice when you hover these menus they would open automatically and see which programs you can start in the selected menu without having to click first to open...
by thom_A
Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Does Mint Need a Face-Lift?
Replies: 35
Views: 3101

Re: Does Mint Need a Face-Lift?

Another thing I wonder about is why it seems like Linux is "cruder" in resolution (vs. "fine" resolution in windows). It seems the cursor is fatter, borders are wider and in general it just doesn't have the high-res "sharpness" of Windows. It's that a graphics driver situation, or what? Definitely ...
by thom_A
Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:55 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: KDE's default Start Menu
Replies: 13
Views: 1783

Re: KDE's default Start Menu

You might want to install the homerun launcher to replace the menu. I always install homerun non-fullscreen version in KDE. In my opinion it's a much better menu setup. https://launchpad.net/~blue-shell/+archive/ubuntu/homerun Thanks man! And my quest for a personally preferred, overall desktop con...
by thom_A
Wed Sep 23, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: KDE's default Start Menu
Replies: 13
Views: 1783

Re: KDE's default Start Menu

And I should add that I prefer KDE's default menu over Mate's. Your cursor should be able to glide smoothly in short distances. Mate's spans over the equivalent of 2 start menus making the mouse travel in long distances and in zig-zag motion. That's why it's hard for me to appreciate such system. So...
by thom_A
Wed Sep 23, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: KDE's default Start Menu
Replies: 13
Views: 1783

Re: KDE's default Start Menu

Since the KDE devs are busy with KDE5, I wonder if they still will change anything in KDE4. My guess would be NO. I also have a wish for the default menu to change and that is this: when opening TAB Application, you have to click a subfolder (for example Multimedia) to see which programs can be sta...
by thom_A
Wed Sep 23, 2015 1:22 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: KDE's default Start Menu
Replies: 13
Views: 1783

KDE's default Start Menu

I'm not really sure about this, but I have sensed that most users use the Classic Menu Style. I based it on my other previous thread, then after purchasing a DVD tutorial on Krita the author was using the Classic Menu. Why is this? Although I myself am not a fan of the default KDE start menu, I find...
by thom_A
Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Does Mint Need a Face-Lift?
Replies: 35
Views: 3101

Re: Does Mint Need a Face-Lift?

Well, I played with the background and painstakingly stencilled the logo using Gimp, picked images that shipped with Mint, and did some blending combinations. I was trying to come up with adding blue and red tint leaving the predominant green, which is presumably Mint's official color. It's just an ...
by thom_A
Sun Sep 20, 2015 12:29 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Scrollbar's handle color <Solved>
Replies: 4
Views: 545

Re: Scrollbar's handle color

In Xfce, you can do it simply by picking the Crux theme. Same thing with KDE via GTK.
by thom_A
Sun Sep 20, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Scrollbar's handle color <Solved>
Replies: 4
Views: 545

Re: Scrollbar's handle color

Cosmo. wrote:Perhaps the Theme Mint-XP is what you like. You can get it with the theme settings of Cinnamon.
That actually did it. Except that you forgot to mention that it should be done or picked in the Themes > Controls category. I picked .CinnXP_pkg.
by thom_A
Fri Sep 18, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Firefox address bar... (not so important) [Solved]
Replies: 7
Views: 529

Re: Firefox address bar... (not so important) [Solved]

Assuming that you want to enter an URL or a search expression in the address bar, this is even quicker (as you do not need to switch between mouse and keyboard): ctrl-L or F6 Thanks, Cosmo, that's very useful additional info. I'm glad I asked. ;) Well, I don't think there are other assumptions othe...
by thom_A
Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Firefox address bar... (not so important) [Solved]
Replies: 7
Views: 529

Re: Firefox address bar... (not so important)

all41 wrote:With my mouse a double-click highlights the entire url field. With my track-pad triple touch does that.
Wow! That was quick. Why did I ever miss that? :)

(Moderators can delete this thread if they want to.)
by thom_A
Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Firefox address bar... (not so important) [Solved]
Replies: 7
Views: 529

Firefox address bar... (not so important) [Solved]

Just wondering if there's a setting that you can set where you can just point and click your cursor to any location in the address bar and it automatically selects and highlights the whole URL, not just a blinking vertical text cursor. I've seen this in other distros, probably LXLE or Zorin or Porte...
by thom_A
Thu Sep 17, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Down with the gray-black default theme !
Replies: 6
Views: 801

Re: Down with the gray-black default theme !

Even more boring is Kubuntu's. It's a lifeless diagonal strife with blue and red tint. What's up with this propensity to present plain looking backgrounds? What's the catch? Of course, users would immediately change it. So the downside is losing traces of the OS when it's the only identifying item. ...

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