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by Bruce McL
Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Initial tweaks when installing Mint 13 Xfce
Replies: 23
Views: 18201

Re: Initial tweaks when installing Mint 13 Xfce

I changed the pop-up messages by installing xfce4-notifyd. The new messages have rounded corners and don't go all the way to the edge of the screen. I had to uninstall notify-osd, and made sure that notification-daemon was uninstalled as well. I did all of this in Synaptic Package Manager. It takes ...
by Bruce McL
Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Launcher single icon
Replies: 8
Views: 1596

Re: Launcher single icon

Hello. I am using inux Mint 13 Xfce and I was wondering how can I see more items in the application launcher. Now I can only see one. ... As you can see I can only see Chromium and then the little arrow which I can click to see the rest. I want to see all those items there, with no arrow. Is it pos...
by Bruce McL
Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: How to use VNC (Remote Desktop) in LM13 Xfce?
Replies: 3
Views: 17781

Re: How to use VNC (Remote Desktop) in LM13 Xfce?

vino works well for me. I believe it is already installed. If not you can find it in Software Center or Synaptic Package Manager. To set it up, open terminal and type vino-preferences To start it, run the following command: /usr/lib/vino/vino-server In Menu: Settings: Session and Startup: Autostart ...
by Bruce McL
Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Get classic Mint desktop in Gnome shell
Replies: 234
Views: 54824

Re: Get classic Mint desktop in Gnome shell

For anyone else who wants to conserve vertical pixels, Maximus works really well with gnome shell. (Just remember to disable maximisation of all windows by default in the g-conf settings.) It makes only maximised windows lose their title bar. Perfect for laptops. I agree, Maximus is great for savin...
by Bruce McL
Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:53 am
Forum: Others
Topic: window themes not working
Replies: 15
Views: 3256

Re: window themes not working

I think you have to log out and log back in again to see window theme changes in Gnome 3.
by Bruce McL
Sun Dec 11, 2011 3:14 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Tips for setting up Gnome 3 for small displays
Replies: 3
Views: 1198

Re: Tips for setting up Gnome 3 for small displays

That's another good suggestion.

In Google Chrome I use an extension called "Bookmarks Menu" from Oraz. It puts a bookmarks button next to the search bar, which gives a hierarchical view of my bookmarks. Using the button allows me to turn off the Bookmarks bar, saving vertical space.
by Bruce McL
Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Tips for setting up Gnome 3 for small displays
Replies: 3
Views: 1198

Tips for setting up Gnome 3 for small displays

- Get back the space taken up by the title bar and window buttons in most apps. - 1. Install the Window Buttons extension as detailed here: http://www.webupd8.org/2011/12/get-unity-like-window-buttons-on-top.html 2. Install Maximus as detailed here: http://www.webupd8.org/2011/05/how-to-remove-maxim...
by Bruce McL
Sat Dec 10, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Adwaita theme broken in gnome fallback mode in Mint 12
Replies: 2
Views: 936

Re: Adwaita theme broken in gnome fallback mode in Mint 12

Fallback mode (or Gnome Classic) may not be a great choice for long term day to day use. I don't think it will ever get the attention from Gnome and from others that the standard Gnome shell gets. You might want to consider XFCE or LXDE instead. Both are easy to install from the Software Manager app...
by Bruce McL
Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:09 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Shell extension window list don't utilize space in top panel
Replies: 4
Views: 734

Re: Shell extension window list don't utilize space in top p

There is an extension that should fix the problem.

https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/ ... -left-box/

If you use Firefox you can install and start up the extension directly from the gnome extensions web page.
by Bruce McL
Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:37 am
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: Gnome-3 "Shell Extensions"
Replies: 26
Views: 14463

Re: Gnome-3 "Shell Extensions"

personally i dont like all the flashy fancy stuff i have always disabled compiz and all effects so that my computer would dedicate all of it processor and memory to the apps that im actually using 1. Open Software Manager 2. Search for XFCE 3. Install xfce4 Meta-package 4. log out 5. Click on the g...
by Bruce McL
Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Get classic Mint desktop in Gnome shell
Replies: 234
Views: 54824

Updated extension: gnome-shell-reflection

Just wanted people to know that gnome-shell-reflection extension was updated yesterday. This is the extension that moves the top bar to the bottom. It looks like the updates solve a couple of problems - one with the message area and one with the hot corners. I don't think it will be necessary to hac...
by Bruce McL
Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Gnome Classic and Desktop/Home Icons
Replies: 2
Views: 481

Re: Gnome Classic and Desktop/Home Icons

Applications: Other: Advanced Settings: Desktop

Turn the switches off or on as desired.
by Bruce McL
Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:14 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Where is the Logic in Gnome 3 ?
Replies: 36
Views: 4604

Re: Where is the Logic in Gnome 3 ?

You don't see many people trying to make their OS X desktop look and work like OS 9 anymore. When OS X was new there were extensions to do that, and the long time Mac power users loved them. On the other hand, Apple has made some changes to the UI since OS X was new, and there are still third party ...
by Bruce McL
Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: Gnome-3 "Shell Extensions"
Replies: 26
Views: 14463

Re: Gnome-3 "Shell Extensions"

z06gal wrote:When I click on that link it tells me that I do not have an up to date version of gnome3. How do you update it to the latest version?
I got the same message when I tried using the site in Google Chrome. Switching to Firefox solved the problem for me.
by Bruce McL
Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Get classic Mint desktop in Gnome shell
Replies: 234
Views: 54824

Re: Get classic Mint desktop in Gnome shell

Then enable the Minty shell theme, restart Gnome shell again and enjoy! The author of Minty has come out with an updated version of that theme which fixes the problem with the bottom panel. I tested it and it works fine for me. To keep things simple and avoid support headaches in the future, you ma...
by Bruce McL
Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:23 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: How to add app icons to the desktop
Replies: 4
Views: 1350

Re: How to add app icons to the desktop

re: item 10 - The Gnome people get plenty of curses already, more would simply be lost in the noise. I think what Linux Mint team has already done to Gnome 3 will send a message to the Gnome folks that is positive and easy to understand. I wonder if an option could be added to Mint menu to create de...
by Bruce McL
Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:20 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: How to add app icons to the desktop
Replies: 4
Views: 1350

How to add app icons to the desktop

1. Open the Advanced Settings app. In the "Desktop" section, make sure "Have file manager handle desktop" is turned on. 2. Log out 3. Click on the gear and select Gnome Classic. 4. Log in 5. Open the Application menu. Navigate to an application you want. Hold down the mouse button and drag the app i...
by Bruce McL
Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:02 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Purpose of Online Accounts Settings
Replies: 9
Views: 3059

Re: Purpose of Online Accounts Settings

LM 12 allows me to register all of my Google accounts and grant LM 12 access to them. What purpose does that access serve? Does LM 12 do any Google integration? I installed Evolution from the Software Manager. It picked up the Google Apps account I had entered earlier in my identity. My Google cale...
by Bruce McL
Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:55 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Get classic Mint desktop in Gnome shell
Replies: 234
Views: 54824

Re: Get classic Mint desktop in Gnome shell

I for one am impressed with how much progress has been made in modifying the LM Gnome 3 desktop and how quickly it has been made. Adding one more extension and changing a few settings is easy. Making the two edits is a bit more difficult, but not that bad. Esteban, you have done great work showing t...
by Bruce McL
Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:37 am
Forum: Others
Topic: [Solved] LM 12 move top bar to bottom
Replies: 21
Views: 10728

Re: LM 12 move top bar to bottom

I have to have missed something, but I cannot get rid of that shaded area at the top, nor does the panel, when moved to the bottom, autohide. To fix the shaded area, some editing of one of the files is necessary. See this post for details: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=205&t=85775&sta...

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