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by thom_A
Sun Jul 05, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Into the future: Linux Mint and Ubuntu; Mir, Wayland, etc
Replies: 16
Views: 2300

Re: Into the future: Linux Mint and Ubuntu; Mir, Wayland, et

That seems to be the nature of open source in the Linux world, which I came to realized. The tendency to break away from the mother ship is strong, instead of helping to fix what ails the ship first before leaving. Everyone has his/her own idea what needs to be done. The result is hundreds of distro...
by thom_A
Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Automatically move the pointer to default option
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Automatically move the pointer to default option

Been googling whether there's a work around for this in Cinnamon. Obviously, it's not available in the related panel.
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by thom_A
Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What are your top tips for a Newbie?
Replies: 645
Views: 317607

Re: What are your top tips for a Newbie?

Considering there are tens and tens of Linux distros with all kinds of flavors, there's no need to discard your Windows partition and stick with one, two or three distros permanently. We all wish Linux developers would just join forces and develop the ultimate, mother of all OSes. But we know they n...
by thom_A
Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: How to arrange icons on Desktop forever?
Replies: 10
Views: 2485

Re: How to arrange icons on Desktop forever?

The days of littering my desktop with tons of icons are over for me. They just serve as decorations with no meaningful purpose when it comes to accessing files and apps quickly. Why, because as soon as you open a window, they're out of sight. I only use at least 2 columns of icons space on the left ...
by thom_A
Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon just crashed. You are currently running in Fallback
Replies: 7
Views: 1361

Re: Cinnamon just crashed. You are currently running in Fall

It crashed on me, too, the other day shortly after installing it (Mint 17.2 RC). It gave the same fallback mode thing. It happened when I was trying to download themes by pressing the "Available themes online" button. Newbies need to be careful about this button. It's excruciatingly slow even if you...
by thom_A
Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Help with theme colors
Replies: 59
Views: 14868

Re: Changing colors of a Cinnamon theme - beginner's tutoria

Further update - If anyone is interested in learning how to change the colors of a Cinnamon theme (panel, menus etc.), I have done a similar beginner's step-by-step tutorial based on the default "Linux Mint" cinnamon theme in LM16 Cinnamon: Tutorial pdf file (5MB): http://www.mediafire.com/view/i93...
by thom_A
Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:08 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Middle click option...
Replies: 3
Views: 508

Re: Middle click option...

I'm posting this using Cinnamon. When you hover your mouse on one of the items in the All Applications column in the taskbar, the list of apps in that item appears on the right side. You don't click them. You hover your mouse over the item. So this solves the problem of having to assign the action i...
by thom_A
Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What made you switch to Linux Mint?
Replies: 601
Views: 91453

Re: What made you switch to Linux Mint?

If you install and use Configurable Menu for Cinnamon, you can change the layout to look like Whisker (XFCE), Windows 7, Gnome Classic (A/P/S), or a number of others. Thanks for the info. I'll play with it and see if I could come up with 2 column icons/apps in the Start Menu, with favorites on the ...
by thom_A
Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Middle click option...
Replies: 3
Views: 508

Re: Middle click option...

Thanks for the response! Actually, my original idea was to see the folder's list of apps added in the existing right-click menu. But then, I realized the popup already had a long list of items in the menu. I'm still just discovering Mint and I just found that a popup menu already appears when middle...
by thom_A
Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Middle click option...
Replies: 3
Views: 508

Middle click option...

I don't know if this has already been suggested. How about seeing a popup menu when middle-clicking created folders on the desktop that contains applications, then able to launch a picked application in the menu? Here's the background. Most of us put our favorite apps everywhere like in the Start me...
by thom_A
Thu Jun 25, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What made you switch to Linux Mint?
Replies: 601
Views: 91453

Re: What made you switch to Linux Mint?

Hi. I'm new here so please bear with me. I haven't switched completely as I still have Windows apps that don't have alternatives in Linux. In terms of why I chose Linux Mint, it's probably because it's always in one of the top 10, 20 distros when using a search engine. And partly because of its name...
by thom_A
Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mouse hover on a group icon
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Re: Mouse hover on a group icon

I might as well use this thread to post my general impressions of Linux Mint. (I've installed/uninstalled Linux distros in the past several years.) At first I didn't know there were three more flavors, KDE, Xfce and Mate, after having installed Cinnamon first. And so I added them all into a multi-bo...
by thom_A
Wed Jun 10, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mouse hover on a group icon
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Re: Mouse hover on a group icon

I'm still familiarizing myself with the Cinnamon interface. It's got many similarites with Windows. ;-) I find that the Applets are the closest ones that I was looking for, except that what's inside them are system utilities. What I usually do in Windows is, after everything is installed, utilites, ...
by thom_A
Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mouse hover on a group icon
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Mouse hover on a group icon

Hi. Thanks for allowing me to post in your respectable forums. My Linux Mint is finally up and running after several, frustrating hurdles along the way, mostly because I'm new and had to find my way into alien territory. ;-) I'm a long time Windows user and this version of Mint I'm using (Cinnamon) ...

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