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polarvortex
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disable dictionary and package search in menu

Post by polarvortex » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:00 am

When I type in the Search box in mint menu it has "Lookup word in Dictionary" and Install package results.
I don't want it to search dictionary and packages. Can I turn that off?

In menu preferences "Search for packages to install" is unchecked

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Re: disable dictionary and package search in menu

Post by gm10 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:42 am

"Search for packages to install" should disable the package search. I do not particularly recall that that was broken in the official version but it's possible, see if it's still not working after a relog/reboot.

Disabling the dictionary search suggestion is not possible, but it's a valid point, I'm sure I'll never use that in this lifetime. I'll add a toggle to my version of the menu (see my sig), but that one is only compatible with MATE 1.22, which you may get with the LM 19.2 upgrade (I'm not sure actually at this point). To get the feature into the official version of the menu you'd have to submit a feature request at Mint's github, but it's likely too late for 19.2 either way.
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Re: disable dictionary and package search in menu

Post by polarvortex » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:53 pm

Rebooting didn't fix it. Is there a config file I can edit?

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Re: disable dictionary and package search in menu

Post by gm10 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:14 pm

Yeah, I tried in a LM 19.1 MATE VM, the setting is broken in the official version, had already forgotten I fixed that. :P Your only option is to edit the code itself to disable this feature.

Meanwhile my version of the menu, everything is optional, thanks for the idea: ;)
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Re: disable dictionary and package search in menu

Post by polarvortex » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:08 pm

Very cool.
But I'm trying to stick to official stuff so that it's easier to maintain.

This code editing, is it scripts I can edit or does it need to be compiled?

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Re: disable dictionary and package search in menu

Post by gm10 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:10 pm

That menu is just some python.
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Re: disable dictionary and package search in menu

Post by ColdBootII » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:37 am

I have tried to update to Mate 1.22 and then I've installed the new MintMenu but Preferences are not working. Is this correct version? Fortunately, it is neither offering to packages to install when I type in something in the search bar. :D

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Also, I've noticed that Mint Update tool is not showing version.

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Is upgrading Mate from PPA on top of LM 19.1 a good idea? Is it borked? Panel shows it's v1.22 but Caja and some other componenents are displaying 1.20??? gm10 do you have any recomendations how to do it, or do you have it installed on top of some other distro?

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Re: disable dictionary and package search in menu

Post by ColdBootII » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:29 am

Well, either

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sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-environment
is not enough to upgrade to Mate 1.22 from ppa:jonathonf/mate-1.22 or LM 19.1 is not a suitable target as I was getting desktop without a panel on every other login so I reverted back to my working setup.

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Re: disable dictionary and package search in menu

Post by gm10 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:47 am

ColdBootII wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:37 am
I have tried to update to Mate 1.22 and then I've installed the new MintMenu but Preferences are not working.
Hah, good point, I forgot to add the updated xapp packages to the PPA when I redid the preferences LM 19.2 style. Fixed, you'll receive the updates to those libraries via Update Manager and the preferences should start working (and hopefully nothing else breaks ;)).
ColdBootII wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:37 am
Is this correct version?
Yes, although I didn't release the detailed preferences from the screenshot yet, I'll do so later (edit: done).
ColdBootII wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:37 am
Also, I've noticed that Mint Update tool is not showing version.
This looks like it didn't restart itself after the update, try launching it again from the Mint menu. Otherwise make sure you didn't blacklist or hold mintupdate and did receive the update for it because of that (apt version mintupdate should currently say 1:5.6.5+build3~gm10).
ColdBootII wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:37 am
Is upgrading Mate from PPA on top of LM 19.1 a good idea? Is it borked? Panel shows it's v1.22 but Caja and some other componenents are displaying 1.20??? gm10 do you have any recomendations how to do it, or do you have it installed on top of some other distro?
I'm running a self-compiled version of MATE 1.23 based on the latest MATE sources, but it makes no difference, I cannot think of a downside to installing 1.22 to LM 19.1, so you should be fine.
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Re: disable dictionary and package search in menu

Post by ColdBootII » Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:44 pm

gm10 wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:47 am

Hah, good point, I forgot to add the updated xapp packages to the PPA when I redid the preferences LM 19.2 style. Fixed, you'll receive the updates to those libraries via Update Manager and the preferences should start working (and hopefully nothing else breaks ;)).
You mean, you did this, it's there? I've got updated MintMenu via Update Manager but preferences are still not working. This time around, I have installed Mate 1.22 with apt-get-upgrade instead of Synaptic, and now it is really Mate 1.22 under the hood. Even Caja is in the new version.

No, I wouldn't even think of blacklisting MintUpdate but it still shows the same error, even when I quit it and subsequently restart it from MintMenu.

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Re: disable dictionary and package search in menu

Post by ColdBootII » Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:52 pm

Synaptic shows that it's still the old 5.4.7. I don't understand why it wasn't upgraded?

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Re: disable dictionary and package search in menu

Post by gm10 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:09 pm

ColdBootII wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:44 pm
You mean, you did this, it's there?
You should have received updates for xapp and python-xapp, yes.
ColdBootII wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:44 pm
No, I wouldn't even think of blacklisting MintUpdate but it still shows the same error, even when I quit it and subsequently restart it from MintMenu.
Well, it's not the updated version for sure. Try

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apt policy mintupdate
to see what version you get installed and why.
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Re: disable dictionary and package search in menu

Post by ColdBootII » Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:21 pm

Panel is not showing after loging yet again, even though Mate 1.22 is installed properly this time(so I think) and no other updates arrived. I have no idea what is going on.:oops:

Cheers gm10, but I have to give up for now.

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Re: disable dictionary and package search in menu

Post by gm10 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:22 pm

Fair enough. ;)
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