Mint 12 Tips & Tricks Guide (updated Jan 10)

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Re: Mint 12 Tips & Tricks Guide (updated Dec 1)

Post by roger64 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:39 pm

@bimsebasse

I have a 15 inch screen. A solution displaying the whole name is really needed. Now, with this one line only display for example, I get on my screen five different : "Gestion..." - short for Gestionnaire in French, but Gestionnaire means only manager, but manager for what? I would know it only if the second or third line was displayed. How can I remember which icon is which program? Names have been created for that purpose...

It's a very generic problem for Gnome3 users.

PS/ One Inspector Clouzeau type remark for French (and probably most non-English) users. :D
In French, the Desktop is called Bureau. In other languages, it can have other names than Desktop.
When you create a new launcher (see 2b), you need to write "Bureau" (or whatever you need in your language) instead of "Desktop" in the text of the script...

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Re: Mint 12 Tips & Tricks Guide (updated Dec 1)

Post by bimsebasse » Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:14 pm

Ah, OK, one thing you can do about that is to increase icon size as the icon captions can only be as wide as the icons:

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.icon-grid {
    spacing: 16px;
    -shell-grid-item-size: 160px; /* was 118px */
}
+

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.icon-grid .overview-icon {
    icon-size: 128px; /* was 64px */
}
... which - on my laptop - results in this:
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You can also decrease the font size but it is already down to 8 in Mint's default theme - if you have owl vision, change the font-size to something less than 8pt in this bit:

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.app-well-app > .overview-icon,
.remove-favorite > .overview-icon,
.search-result-content > .overview-icon {
    border-radius: 4px;
    padding: 3px;
    border: 1px rgba(0,0,0,0);
    font-size: 8pt;
    color: white;
    text-align: center;
}
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Re: Mint 12 Tips & Tricks Guide (updated Dec 1)

Post by roger64 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:18 pm

bimsebasse wrote:Ah, OK, one thing you can do about that is to increase icon size as the icon captions can only be as wide as the icons .../...
But here, it seems we can have the best of both worlds: a medium-sized icon and a full text (one, two or three lines if need be)

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Re: Mint 12 Tips & Tricks Guide (updated Dec 1)

Post by bimsebasse » Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:34 am

This thread is for fixes, not for dreams :D
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Re: Mint 12 Tips & Tricks Guide (updated Dec 1)

Post by roger64 » Sat Dec 03, 2011 3:00 am

:lol:

OK. I will try to push it directly to Gnome. If you know the best way to proceed?

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Re: Mint 12 Tips & Tricks Guide (updated Dec 1)

Post by Major Grubert » Sat Dec 03, 2011 5:26 am

Any idea to make the text under the icons in "application view" in a better way ?
Actually we only have the beginning of the text and some "..." after.
And to make difference beetween :
LibreOffice ...
LibreOffice ...
LibreOffice ...
LibreOffice ...
LibreOffice ...
LibreOffice ...
It's very hard.

Regards.

Thx for all tips & tricks

Edit : sorry I haven't read previous messages

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Re: Mint 12 Tips & Tricks Guide (updated Dec 1)

Post by nachostoppani » Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:59 am

--- nobluetooth.icon@panel.ui.zip ---
Where can I download this?
Thanks,

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Re: Mint 12 Tips & Tricks Guide (updated Dec 1)

Post by bimsebasse » Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:44 am

nachostoppani wrote:--- nobluetooth.icon@panel.ui.zip ---
Where can I download this?
Thanks,
It's attached to the first post.
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Re: Mint 12 Tips & Tricks Guide (updated Dec 1)

Post by bimsebasse » Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:44 am

roger64 wrote::lol:

OK. I will try to push it directly to Gnome. If you know the best way to proceed?
No idea - maybe their forum (if they have one)? It is an annoying thing and I'm sure most GS users agree with you that the caption shortening is a flaw that needs to be dealt with.
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Re: Mint 12 Tips & Tricks Guide (updated Dec 1)

Post by jessy » Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:21 pm

After 10 minutes of inactivity my screen .still blanks, en i have to give my password.
This is very annoying.
I tried all settings in dconf-tools, even with active=off.
Can someone help me?

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Re: Mint 12 Tips & Tricks Guide (updated Dec 1)

Post by bimsebasse » Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:28 pm

If you have set the screen to never turn off in Screen settings, and it still doesn't work, then I have no idea what's wrong :|
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Re: Mint 12 Tips & Tricks Guide (updated Dec 1)

Post by jimmy_noob » Sat Dec 03, 2011 3:10 pm

Thanks a lot for this Useful Guide....this solved my problem....double icons.....Cheers Mate....

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Re: Mint 12 Tips & Tricks Guide (updated Dec 1)

Post by Artichoke » Sat Dec 03, 2011 4:45 pm

I like the look of the desktop in 2A. I could work with that. I'll have to keep an eye out for when you've ironed out the bugs, not being competent/knowledgeable enough myself to make a decent contribution.

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Re: Mint 12 Tips & Tricks Guide (updated Dec 1)

Post by jessy » Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:23 am

bimsebasse wrote:If you have set the screen to never turn off in Screen settings, and it still doesn't work, then I have no idea what's wrong :|
You talk about Screen settings; where exactly can i see these?

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Re: Mint 12 Tips & Tricks Guide (updated Dec 1)

Post by axel668 » Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:11 am

Thanks man, really made my day !!
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Re: Mint 12 Tips & Tricks Guide (updated Dec 1)

Post by bimsebasse » Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:15 am

jessy wrote:
bimsebasse wrote:If you have set the screen to never turn off in Screen settings, and it still doesn't work, then I have no idea what's wrong :|
You talk about Screen settings; where exactly can i see these?
Press the windows key, type "screen settings", press enter
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Re: Mint 12 Tips & Tricks Guide (updated Dec 1)

Post by jessy » Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:24 am

bimsebasse wrote:
jessy wrote:
bimsebasse wrote:If you have set the screen to never turn off in Screen settings, and it still doesn't work, then I have no idea what's wrong :|
You talk about Screen settings; where exactly can i see these?
Press the windows key, type "screen settings", press enter
Thank you, i feel very stupid that i did noit see this.
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Re: Mint 12 Tips & Tricks Guide (updated Dec 1)

Post by bimsebasse » Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:37 am

Don't worry, I haven't gotten used to the new settings menus either and still find surprises in there :)
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Re: Mint 12 Tips & Tricks Guide (updated Dec 1)

Post by gorellana09 » Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:35 pm

Maybe you want to add this one http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 03#p506603 to this collection of tweaks. The illogical order of things when bottom panel is disabled was driving me nuts.

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Re: Mint 12 Tips & Tricks Guide (updated Dec 1)

Post by bimsebasse » Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:28 pm

Yup, nice tweak! - will include it next update and credit it to you.
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