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by Robin
Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved)No Desktop shortcuts??
Replies: 4
Views: 454

Re: No Desktop shortcuts??

Which version of Mint are you using? Installed or from the LiveCD? Are you trying to drag-and-drop applications from a file manager to the desktop? It would be helpful if you provided some more information so we can help you. Folks here are really nice and enjoy helping! We just need a little more i...
by Robin
Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: CPU Temprature applet for Xfce?
Replies: 6
Views: 2324

Re: CPU Temprature applet for Xfce?

There are two CPU usage applets that can be installed on a panel. I didn't find one for monitoring the temperature of the CPU, but there are two different ones to display the load and stuff.

Robin
by Robin
Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What are you most dissatisfied with in Linux Mint?
Replies: 385
Views: 50776

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

The only thing I could think of is the default Minty Firefox and Google Search. I'd love it if an option was presented, perhaps immediately post-install, to either use that stuff or not use it. I know that if you dig around you can find out how tor turn it off, but I kinda wish that Mint was a litt...
by Robin
Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Changing skins in Gnome/Xfce/Fluxbox vs. gtk/
Replies: 8
Views: 1536

Re: Changing skins in Gnome/Xfce/Fluxbox vs. gtk/

I think you are asking about Themes. That's where you can choose colors, behavior, fonts, and icons. Each time you click on a choice you get a preview of that theme. It doesn't change the wallpaper and all that.

Still exploring new ones here too,
Robin
by Robin
Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: How Nerdy are You?
Replies: 56
Views: 4460

Re: How Nerdy are You?

Cool History/Lit Geek. Sounds accurate to me, for whom a computer is "just a tool" even though I spend a lot of time behind a keyboard.
by Robin
Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:22 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Mint 8 slow ?
Replies: 1
Views: 339

Re: Mint 8 slow ?

You are comparing the very latest Mint with a 9-year-old Windows version and a three-year-old Ubuntu (8?) for one thing. Linux Mint 8 should run well on 512 of RAM, but you'll want to try the Xfce edition for snappy, professional quickness. I'm testing the Linux Mint 8 Xfce Release Candidate on an o...
by Robin
Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:14 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: moving buttons
Replies: 5
Views: 955

Re: moving buttons

You can move panel icons around too! Just right click on an icon you want to move, and select Move. Then click on the panel where you want the icon to go. I love this customizability!
by Robin
Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:12 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Chutzpah
Replies: 5
Views: 622

Re: Chutzpah

Ooooo. I like the comparison of Microsoft's suggestion with the Toyota idea. An internet tax to fund "security issues" in Microsoft's OS is like Toyota asking the government to add a(nother) gasoline tax to fix their problems. Fix your own dang problems with your own dang money, dangit! I'd get off ...
by Robin
Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: SOLVED: Transparent Panel?
Replies: 5
Views: 5480

Re: SOLVED: Transparent Panel?

Okay, solved! Composting has to be enabled in order to set this up. It's not enabled by default (which is as it should be) I think, because it makes Xfce "heavier" than it needs to be. Most people who choose Xfce are looking for lightweight, not "special effects," so those effects, while available ,...
by Robin
Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do new people give up on Linux?
Replies: 947
Views: 178612

Re: Why do new people give up on Linux?

I haven't had any deal-breaking trouble, just experimenting and learning as I go. It hasn't always been as simple as I'm used to, but omygosh, it's still pretty simple! Even the command line stuff is not hard , it's just unfamiliar to people coming from Windows or some OS where you never touch the C...
by Robin
Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:29 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Xubuntu Speed Comparison?
Replies: 28
Views: 10868

Re: Xubuntu Speed Comparison?

Openbox will support desktop items with this little trick that LXDE users already know (because LXDE uses Openbox as it's window manager): Let PCManFM manage the desktop. PCManFM is downloadable from the repositories by itself, and if you edit it's preferences to let it "manage the desktop," you can...
by Robin
Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: SOLVED: Transparent Panel?
Replies: 5
Views: 5480

Re: Transparent Panel?

I can't change the properties of the panel, only the applets or applications on the panel. If I go Menu > Settings > Panel I can adjust only the number of panels, their size, and position. But there's no slider to adjust transparency. If I right-click on a blank area, it brings up the properties of ...
by Robin
Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:56 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: SOLVED: Transparent Panel?
Replies: 5
Views: 5480

SOLVED: Transparent Panel?

I promise, I've searched before I ask! Is it possible yet to make the panel in Mint 8 Xfce transparent? I could do it in LXDE (which was cool, but LXDE falls short for me in other areas), but I don't see a transparent or translucent option under Settings > Appearance. Thank you in advance very much!...
by Robin
Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:20 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 8 Xfce RC1 Bug Thread
Replies: 25
Views: 11650

Re: Linux Mint 8 Xfce RC1 Bug Thread

Awesome! Quick and gorgeous. One little bug:

Thunar did not auto-mount a data CD until I installed halevt from Synaptic. Now Thunar automatically adds external media to the menu. If that's just on my computer, it's no bug. But if it is "distro-wide," perhaps Halevt should be installed by default.

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