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by jaymot
Mon May 21, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Desktop for HiDPI – On the fence
Replies: 2
Views: 2456

Re: Desktop for HiDPI – On the fence

I've been a KDE user since it and Gnome were first released, and I've spent the past several weeks distro-hopping, testing distros that had Mate, Gnome, KDE Plasma, XFCE, LXE or whatever it is, MATE, Budgie and others. Mate doesn't seem to support HDPI at all, or at least I couldn't find any display...
by jaymot
Mon May 21, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 267
Views: 28967

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

I don't know, it seems to me that disliking Cinnamon's default file manager is kind of a lame reason to pan Cinnamon entirely. It's not as though Nemo is a core component of Mint that it needs to even run, and it's not very difficult to install a different file manager and set it as the default one....
by jaymot
Mon May 21, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Scaling of QT, JFX and wine on HDPI system
Replies: 4
Views: 708

Scaling of QT, JFX and wine on HDPI system

Thanks to smurphos's help in the thread at https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=208&t=267046 GTK2 apps seem to be scaling properly on my Asus Zenbook UX303UB with a 3200x1800px 13 inch display (I wonder who thought that was a good idea, packing that many pixels into such a small screen?) but...
by jaymot
Mon May 21, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Subminiature taskbar and application launcher menu
Replies: 6
Views: 288

Re: Subminiature taskbar and application launcher menu

Well, kind of a solution, or a partial one. I'm still working on it. It seems that everything's being scaled larger except for QT and Java JFX apps. I think I have gotten GTK apps to scale thanks to tips fro smurphos in this thread . Just two more kinds of app GUIs to go. I was originally using Mint...
by jaymot
Mon May 21, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinammon 4k HPDI Settings
Replies: 1
Views: 823

Re: Cinammon 4k HPDI Settings

Preferences/fonts will let you adjust default font sizes and scaling. You can adjust the desktop icons' sizes at least: right-click on the desktop, Desktop, Icon Size.
by jaymot
Mon May 21, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Screen size troubles
Replies: 1
Views: 242

Re: Screen size troubles

When you say "the picture was way to big for the actual screen sizes for both laptop and TV" do you mean that your desktop icons, mouse cursor and the taskbar at the bottom are very small and hard to see, or that everything's so big that the taskbar is off of the screen at the bottom so you can't ev...
by jaymot
Mon May 21, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Subminiature taskbar and application launcher menu
Replies: 6
Views: 288

Re: Subminiature taskbar and application launcher menu

Mine's a UX303U B . It has 3200x1800 with a Gorilla Glass touchscreen, 4GiB RAM (upgraded to 12) and a 1 terrabyte HD. It came with Windows 10 Home Edition on it which had scaling set at 2.5, so everything looked OK. But as soon as I intalled Linux on it I got the microscopic icons and panels. I'm n...
by jaymot
Mon May 21, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 267
Views: 28967

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

In light of Mint KDE going away I finally decided to go ahead and try Cinnamon. I like the fact that it does display scaling properly. I'm getting used to its various apps and tools (file manager, image viewer, etc.) They're different than the ones I'm used to, but I remember the trouble I had with ...
by jaymot
Sun May 20, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: When did you come to Linux?
Replies: 227
Views: 15706

Re: When did you come to Linux?

Mine was an entirely different experience than that of MurphCID. I started playing with Linux back in the 1990s before there were such things as distributions: there was only Linux. You downloaded tarballs and unarchived them in your /etc, /var, etc. directories which you created by hand. I got my f...
by jaymot
Wed May 02, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Subminiature taskbar and application launcher menu
Replies: 6
Views: 288

Re: Subminiature taskbar and application launcher menu

A belated thanks. I've been messing around and reinstalling and just now had a chance to reply. In KDE, to resize the taskbar at the bottom you right-click on it and select "unlock widgets" if they're locked. If not, it will say "lock widgets". When they're unlocked right-click and choose "panel opt...
by jaymot
Wed May 02, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: A Replacement for Linux Mint KDE < Solved - Thanks for your Help>
Replies: 9
Views: 1772

Re: A Replacement for Linux Mint KDE

if you want another distro version; have a look at OpenSuse; it is said to be very polished there; there is a very good support forum; https://en.opensuse.org/KDE they say kde is their default desktop: One problem I encountered when I tested OpenSUSE Tumbleweed was when I set up full disk encryptio...
by jaymot
Tue May 01, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Problems and solutions regarding certain repository packages
Replies: 0
Views: 210

Problems and solutions regarding certain repository packages

Just leaving this here in case others might want this information and also for my own future reference should I need to reinstall Mint KDE: Pan (Usenet client app for Gnome: yes, I still read Usenet and I wear an onion in my belt. Get off my lawn!) :) Problem: Outdated version 0.139 in repository du...
by jaymot
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Changing screen size
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Re: Changing screen size

I'm not sure what you mean by "the output to the tv needs to be reduced", but all of the video settings that I know of are located in System Settings/Hardware/Display and Monitor/Displays. You can set the monitor that you want to use for your primary display, set its resolution, and at the bottom th...
by jaymot
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 267
Views: 28967

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

[...]( but they lack some of the functionality that I need (service menus to give me root right-click actions: open terminal as root, open file manager as root, right-clicking on a text file in /etc and being able to edit it as root, for example.) Like this in Thunar? (the XFCE file manager): Yes i...
by jaymot
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 267
Views: 28967

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

I wish there would have been an announcement on the Mint KDE web page that this would be the last one there is. I'd have thought twice before downloading it and doing all this work, which right now I feel has been days of wasted effort. But not a word was said there. Less. Than. Happy. It was annou...
by jaymot
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 267
Views: 28967

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

Bah, humbug. After over a week of tweaking Mint KDE, working around outdated and in some cases semi-broken packages in the repo, and finally getting my system working stabley and properly (mostly) and 99% or the way I want it, I see this thread talking about no more KDE versions of Mint after 18.3. ...
by jaymot
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Subminiature taskbar and application launcher menu
Replies: 6
Views: 288

[SOLVED] Subminiature taskbar and application launcher menu

I just got my "new" (new to me, actually about a year old) Asus Zenbook UX303U ultrabook today. After making an image of its EOM Windows 10 Home installation I wiped its drive and installed Mint KDE. So far so good, with one major exception: the lappy packs an HDTV resolution into a little 13 inch s...
by jaymot
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint Sighting
Replies: 5
Views: 989

Re: Linux Mint Sighting

you did the perfect thing for them. I too am "training friends" to a slightly different looking Desktop, but they could care less. All they do is hit the Power On button, and use the mouse to click on icons for Firefox.... and that is all they do, surf the 'net. I think I will make up a special bac...
by jaymot
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Oracle JDK 8 .jar file does nothing
Replies: 30
Views: 1182

Re: Oracle JDK 8 .jar file does nothing

phd21, thanks for the instructions for installing Oracle ("Orrible") Java 8 and 9. I have an app that I'm alpha-testing that won't run with OpenJava and have been unable to use it since installing Mint, up until now. I followed your instructions, installed Java 8 and set it to the default JRE and I'...
by jaymot
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Ouch! my new Seagate 500 gB USB HDD drive isn't recognized by Windows or Gparted - Unrepairable - [closed]
Replies: 20
Views: 563

Re: Ouch! my new Seagate 500 gB USB HDD drive isn't recognized by Windows or Gparted - Unrepairable - [closed]

Too late now that you've tossed it in the trash, but i would have cracked the case open and just removed the hard drive and tossed it. Free USB3 drive enclosure! But I'm frugal that way. Or if you had a spare 2.5 inch drive in your junk box you could have used that to test the enclusure's controller...

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