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by Punchy71
Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How can I turn off the touch-pad on my laptop in Mint 17
Replies: 8
Views: 1169

How can I turn off the touch-pad on my laptop in Mint 17

Greetings,
I keep scraping my hands across the touch-pad on my new laptop while using a mouse. It ends up moving and messing stuff up that I'm currently doing on my screen. How can I turn OFF the overly sensitive touch-pad on my new laptop in Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon?

Thank you
by Punchy71
Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: My screen went dim with clean install of Mint 17
Replies: 3
Views: 472

Re: My screen went dim with clean install of Mint 17

I'm currently running the Cinnamon edition.... and in every post I make to help me solve problems, everyone keeps telling me to go to "control center" first.. except there is no "control center" (not in the Cinnamon edition anyway). :wink: Regardless, I did a thorough search and can't find "screensa...
by Punchy71
Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:42 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: My screen went dim with clean install of Mint 17
Replies: 3
Views: 472

My screen went dim with clean install of Mint 17

Greetings, I just completed a fresh, clean install of Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon edition on a brand new laptop I just bought. It had the obnoxious Windows 8 pre-installed on it. However, when I first brought the laptop home from the store where I bought it and plugged in the power cord and turned it on ...
by Punchy71
Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Clean install of Mint 17 not finding WiFi on a new laptop
Replies: 17
Views: 1825

Re: Clean install of Mint 17 not finding WiFi on a new lapto

That seems to have worked. It apparently downloads the necessary driver and installs it automatically from some server... Once it did so, a new window popped up saying I had Wifi networks available and to select one. From there I was able to figure out the rest on my own. Thanks for your help...
by Punchy71
Sun Jun 08, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I get back my Firefox text menu bar at the top?
Replies: 2
Views: 282

How do I get back my Firefox text menu bar at the top?

Greetings, I just downloaded and installed the latest updates for my Linux Mint 17 laptop and now when I use Mozilla Firefox, all the text menu headings at the top bar of Firefox have disappeared completely and I don't know how to get them back. I rely on these text menus for daily use and don't lik...
by Punchy71
Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Clean install of Mint 17 not finding WiFi on a new laptop
Replies: 17
Views: 1825

Re: Clean install of Mint 17 not finding WiFi on a new lapto

I did just as you said and I ended up at a window that says "Driver Manager" with four options: 1) drivers cannot be installed. Please connect to the internet or insert the Linux Mint installation DVD (or USB stick). (There's an "OK" button to click with this statement) 2)Broadcom Corporation: Wirel...
by Punchy71
Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Clean install of Mint 17 not finding WiFi on a new laptop
Replies: 17
Views: 1825

Clean install of Mint 17 not finding WiFi on a new laptop

Greetings, I just installed Linux Mint 17 on a brand new laptop, erasing Windows 8 in the process. It just completed installing it to the hard drive, however, upon going into the desktop, it is not seeing any WiFi connection at all. The "wireless connection" icon down in the system tray shows a brok...
by Punchy71
Sat Jun 07, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I get rid of the green color theme in Mint 17?
Replies: 1
Views: 367

How do I get rid of the green color theme in Mint 17?

Greetings, Where do I go to in Linux Mint 17 to change the colors of the Icons and get rid of the green color theme in general. I'd like to just make everything gray or black and white... including the colorful icons that come up in the Cinnamon application launcher.... Heck, is there a way to make ...
by Punchy71
Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: QT vs GTK, what are they and what's the difference?
Replies: 3
Views: 5480

QT vs GTK, what are they and what's the difference?

Greetings,
What are "QT applications", and why is there a "big wave of them we're about to see over the next few years" (as reported by someone on YouTube who was reviewing the new LXQT desktop environment)? How do they compare to GTK apps?

Thanks
by Punchy71
Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can I make Mint look and feel like Lubuntu, Xubuntu, etc.?
Replies: 1
Views: 217

Can I make Mint look and feel like Lubuntu, Xubuntu, etc.?

Greetings, I am currently wanting to re-install Linux Mint 17 on my laptop pc after using Ubuntu 14.04 for a while, and I like using Mint and think it has nearly flawless out-of-the-box functionality that Ubuntu is lacking, however, I wish it had the look and feel and lightweightness of a few other ...
by Punchy71
Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:21 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Why no LMDE version of Mint based on Debian "stable"?
Replies: 2
Views: 968

Why no LMDE version of Mint based on Debian "stable"?

Greetings, I like Linux Mint quite a bit (for now, anyway), and in theory I like Debian too, however, I have never successfully been able to install Debian myself. It's just too newbie/novice unfriendly as a whole. So I gave up on trying Debian years ago, so I don't know how easy it is to install, r...
by Punchy71
Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:40 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: How does Linux Mint listen to it's users?
Replies: 6
Views: 1601

Re: How does Linux Mint listen to it's users?

Would it be possible for you to point me to that particular thread so I can read it for myself?

Thank you
by Punchy71
Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Which version of Mint will the next LTS release be?
Replies: 1
Views: 195

Which version of Mint will the next LTS release be?

Greetings,
What will the upcoming version number of LinuxMint be that will be based upon the forthcoming Ubuntu 14.04LTS scheduled for release in April, 2014? By my reckoning, won't that be version 17?

Thank you
by Punchy71
Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: What's the differences between MATE and Cinnamon?
Replies: 2
Views: 9326

What's the differences between MATE and Cinnamon?

Greetings, Can someone please explain what the differences are between LinuxMint's MATE and Cinnamon desktop environments. I see the differences but don't really understand what the differences are technically and practically I guess. Is one supposed to be lighter than the other? Why were MATE and C...
by Punchy71
Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: How does Linux Mint listen to it's users?
Replies: 6
Views: 1601

How does Linux Mint listen to it's users?

Greetings, I was recently comparing Linux Mint with Ubuntu, trying to figure out what the practical differences were between the two distros. Having used both distros I couldn't tell the reason for the existence of the two since they both seem to fill the exact same need. The old argument for Mint w...
by Punchy71
Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What is the purpose of Mint over Ubuntu?
Replies: 5
Views: 547

What is the purpose of Mint over Ubuntu?

Greetings, What is the purpose and point of Linux Mint in general? I know that Mint is based upon Ubuntu and I have tried both Mint and Ubuntu and they both seem to be about the same in purpose, point and capability to me. They both seem like supurflous duplications of eachother. What can one of the...
by Punchy71
Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Which version of Ubuntu is Mint 13 based on?
Replies: 3
Views: 251

Which version of Ubuntu is Mint 13 based on?

Greetings, I searched the internet and could not find which version of Ubuntu Linux Mint 13 "Maya" edition is based upon and was hoping someone could tell me. I am currently using Mint 13 and find it to be a very good version of Mint. I've been running it for about a year now with virtually no troub...
by Punchy71
Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Having trouble downloading and installing an application
Replies: 1
Views: 196

Having trouble downloading and installing an application

Hi, I am trying to download and install the "Lynx" web browser from the software manager in Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon. But when I go to see if it is installed under the menu button it never shows up under the "internet" category, nor if I do a text search for it to see if it was placed somewhere else d...
by Punchy71
Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Nautilus image browsing thumbnails too small
Replies: 4
Views: 611

Re: Nautilus image browsing thumbnails too small

I'm using Cinnamon. I don't know if that makes any difference or not...
by Punchy71
Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Nautilus image browsing thumbnails too small
Replies: 4
Views: 611

Nautilus image browsing thumbnails too small

In Nautilus when I'm browsing my image files, how do I make the thumbnail preview images larger? Or for that matter, the folders themselves are kind of on the small side too.

Thank you

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