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YAI (Yet Another Introduction)

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Hello Y'all:

I used to run Linux Mint, but for about the last year or so, I had the distro-hopping fever -- changing distros the way most people change socks.

The news that Mint 19.3 beta was released got me curious as to the state of my original distro, so I've returned.

So:

What I don't like:
- The button layout options have been reduced to either a "all left" (Mac) or "all right" (Traditional) switch. Since I like to have my close button on the left, and the minimize and maximize buttons on the right -- this is a step backward. Previously, I could do this setup within the system settings. Now, I have to fire up the dconf-editor.

What I like:
- Everything else.

I actually had been gravitating back toward Mint lately -- my last distro before now was Manjaro Cinnamon. However, when I accidently borked that setup (1D10T error), I decided that since I'm a fan of Cinnamon anyway, I'll return to Mint (should have never left).

Why Cinnamon?

It is a bit of a silly reason. My computer is in my bedroom. So, I use the lock screen as a clock when go to bed. Cinnamon a) gives me a lock screen clock and b) let's me set the font large enough to where I can read the time from across the room.

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Welcom back.
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I am using Mint 19.3 Cinnamon 64 bit with AMD A8/7410 processor . Memory 8GB

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Welcome back to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
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Welcome bridnour!
bridnour wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:23 am
Why Cinnamon?

It is a bit of a silly reason. My computer is in my bedroom. So, I use the lock screen as a clock when go to bed. Cinnamon a) gives me a lock screen clock and b) let's me set the font large enough to where I can read the time from across the room.
That's... an interesting reason for using Cinnamon :D
Running Mint 19.3 Cinnamon on an Intel NUC8i5BEH with 16GB RAM and 500GB SSD

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murray wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:53 pm
That's... an interesting reason for using Cinnamon :D
I know. However. in the end, it came down to that bit of silly reason to choose Cinnamon over my second choice -- Mate. (Which also runs on Mint! :wink:)

On the clock face:
1. XFCE and Mate both come close. If I can get the have found the right screensaver, I could live with either DE.
2. The lock screen on KDE can be "hacked" (there is a plain text qml file) to give any clock size. However, I can't keep KDE stable for some reason. (Probably one of those 1D10T errors.)
3. The lock screen on GNOME is close to what I want -- but I have to run GNOME. *bleh* :mrgreen:
4. Budgie and Deepin are nice looking DEs. However, I don't think their lock screens can do what I want. They also tend to be a bit limiting in other configuration options.
5. I've never used Pantheon, so I can't comment on it.

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Hello bridnour,
Welcome back, enjoy the Forums.
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Glad that you came back! :D
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Welcome!
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