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by thom_A
Thu Sep 17, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: LinuxMint a boring OS?
Replies: 21
Views: 2181

Re: LinuxMint a boring OS?

Yeah. Most people don't use default graphics. But it doesn't hurt presenting good graphics for defaults. And I'm open to leaving them as they are if they're good. Of course, this is subjective. I don't know how many times I've downloaded Mint ISO'S in the past only to discard them because of this bo...
by thom_A
Thu Sep 17, 2015 11:45 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: LinuxMint a boring OS?
Replies: 21
Views: 2181

Re: LinuxMint a boring OS?

I have a slightly different take on what is boring. Boring to me means amateurish graphics from installation, splash screens to default background, which is drab gray, dreary and depressing. Then there's the boring green color. I almost always change the background as soon as it comes out, and befor...
by thom_A
Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: KDE recently opened files... [Solved]
Replies: 18
Views: 3659

Re: KDE recently opened files...

Now I see the problem. I didn't know most of you prefer the Classic Menu Style. :)

Thanks guys for your assistance.
by thom_A
Wed Sep 16, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: KDE recently opened files... [Solved]
Replies: 18
Views: 3659

Re: KDE recently opened files...

pacho37 wrote:Right click a file or program from your 'recent list' then choose 'clear recent applications/documents'.
Yeah, this worked for the time being. I still prefer a permanent setting as shown and described by phd21 above.
by thom_A
Wed Sep 16, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: KDE recently opened files... [Solved]
Replies: 18
Views: 3659

Re: KDE recently opened files...

Hi thom_A, Do you have the full version of KDE 17.2 installed, or are you running KDE in demo "test drive" mode from the live installation DVD or live USB flash drive? I use KDE 17.1 on my main computer, and KDE 17.2 (upgraded from 17.1) on my other computer, and both have the options I was referri...
by thom_A
Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: KDE recently opened files... [Solved]
Replies: 18
Views: 3659

Re: KDE recently opened files...

@phd21 Seems yours is different from mine (Mint 17.2 KDE). There's no "View" on the left side, no "recently used applications", "recently used documents," etc. (Cinnamon got this Privacy button where it gives the global option of not remembering recently opened documents. Image is a KDE attatchment,...
by thom_A
Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: KDE recently opened files... [Solved]
Replies: 18
Views: 3659

KDE recently opened files... [Solved]

I was about to add KDE Mint in my sister's family computer when I noticed at the last minute that the Recent files tab in KDE's start menu cannot be cleared. Or there's no way of stopping them from being generated. KDE also doesn't have a global privacy settings. Am I missing something? When I say f...
by thom_A
Sat Sep 12, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Don't know if I should use Mint
Replies: 13
Views: 866

Re: Don't know if I should use Mint

Don't know why anyone would struggle with this. First of all, all these distros are free to install. You can multi-boot 3 - 4 distros in one computer. No one is stopping you from doing so. I multi-booted 3 along with Windows 7 months ago, and they get along perfectly well. But I decided to just leav...
by thom_A
Sat Sep 12, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Scrollbar's handle color <Solved>
Replies: 4
Views: 545

Re: Scrollbar's handle color

I tried all the XP themes and nothing changed as far as the scrollbar is concerned. Nothing.

(I normally use the SmoothPurple theme along with ConfigurableMenu's Kicker.)
by thom_A
Sat Sep 12, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Scrollbar's handle color <Solved>
Replies: 4
Views: 545

Scrollbar's handle color <Solved>

Is there any way you can change the color of the srollbar's handle in Cinnamon, so that it's easy to spot? It's amazing that, unlike in Xfce, I haven't found a theme that has a scrollbar and handle with contrasting colors.
by thom_A
Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: LinuxMint a boring OS?
Replies: 21
Views: 2181

Re: LinuxMint a boring OS?

I tried more than a dozen distros on a USB stick. I skipped the ones that are known to be for advanced users like Arch, Debian, Red Hat, OpenSuse, Fedora, etc. I don't like their names, anyway. :D Who would want to have an OS with names like Fedora or OpenSuse? I started with DOS at a young age usin...
by thom_A
Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:38 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Installing Linux Mint for Unsavvy Computer Users
Replies: 14
Views: 1108

Re: Installing Linux Mint for Unsavvy Computer Users

I installed Mint 17.2 Xfce in my sister's family computer months ago. It's a PC with 2 cores, 2GB ram, display on motherboard, and was bought during the early Vista releases, quite old, so not surprised why it's getting tons of malwares and viruses every week. Before I installed Linux, I made sure i...
by thom_A
Sun Aug 23, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What are you most dissatisfied with in Linux Mint?
Replies: 385
Views: 50763

Re: What are you most dissatisfied with in Linux Mint?

Why do you even want automatic updates? Don't you want to know first what's being injected in your computer? Why, for example, do you want constant updates for a mere browser like Firefox? What exactly do I need more in a browser? Help them enhance their tracking activities? But who am I kidding, re...
by thom_A
Fri Aug 21, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint after 2016! What do you expect?
Replies: 58
Views: 7889

Re: Linux Mint after 2016! What do you expect?

Even if I don't believe it, I still dream that LM will be directly based on Debian and not in Ubuntu anymore ;) Nothng wrong with dreaming. I'm just curious what you see that is so special about Debian from a user perspective. Title says Linux Mint after 2016. Really? Only a year from now? In my ob...
by thom_A
Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What made you switch to Linux Mint?
Replies: 601
Views: 91556

Re: What made you switch to Linux Mint?

Considering the security problems we see reported daily, there are plenty of good reasons to take another look at Linux. Revelations about Windows 10 spying on users like nobody thought possible is disturbing. And now there is discussion about how turning off the spying aspects of Windows 10 might ...
by thom_A
Fri Aug 07, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What made you switch to Linux Mint?
Replies: 601
Views: 91556

Re: What made you switch to Linux Mint?

Posters should also indicate why Linux Mint and not Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu, Fedora, Open Suse, Mageia, Elementary, Red Hat, etc. etc. We have read millions of reasons why Linux and not Windows. It would be more useful to read why Linux Mint and not Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu, Fedor...
by thom_A
Wed Aug 05, 2015 4:05 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Any reason to upgrade these old computers?
Replies: 25
Views: 2534

Re: Any reason to upgrade these old computers?

Don't know if you can make a general assumption that newer systems equate to saving electricity considering there are so many variables at play here. The reverse could also be true as more computing power consume more energy. Some are just better in hiding the consumption with better heat sinks, fan...
by thom_A
Sat Aug 01, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Font browser
Replies: 8
Views: 325

Re: Font browser

With or without User text option doesn't really matter as long as there is an option of listing all the fonts with obvious sample text such as

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ..1234567890

Optional user text is a bonus.

Or maybe I'm missing something. Can you display fonts like this?

Font Xplorer
by thom_A
Sat Aug 01, 2015 10:59 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Font browser
Replies: 8
Views: 325

Re: Font browser

NOTE: For those who still use Windows 7 x64, Win8, and above, I found another free app, Font Xplorer to be a close equivalent. It lists all your fonts at a glance just like TFT. It got less features, but it's all I needed, actually. You don't have to click compare, click fonts to compare, and all th...
by thom_A
Sat Aug 01, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Font browser
Replies: 8
Views: 325

Re: Font browser

Cosmo. wrote:2 alternatives: font-manager and fontypython.

Perhaps it helps if you describe the functions you miss.
Basically a font browser that simply lets you scroll all fonts with whatever user text you type in.

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