I tap WindowsLogo & search for Syna, I get "Mouse&Touchpad". I don't want that. I want Synaptic Manager.

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I tap WindowsLogo & search for Syna, I get "Mouse&Touchpad". I don't want that. I want Synaptic Manager.

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When I press the Windows Logo on my keyboard (which brings up the Mint Menu), and start typing "Syna"..., I see "Mouse and Touchpad" over "Synaptic Package Manager". Why do I see "Mouse and Touchpad"? And how do I remove "Mouse and Touchpad" from the search results of '"Syna"...?
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Re: I tap WindowsLogo & search for Syna, I get "Mouse&Touchpad". I don't want that. I want Synaptic Manager.

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Because there is a mouse and touchpad driver called Synaptics. Try typing 'pack' instead.
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Re: I tap WindowsLogo & search for Syna, I get "Mouse&Touchpad". I don't want that. I want Synaptic Manager.

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Thanks for your reply, Moem.

Okay... is there a way to remove the link between "synaptics' and "mouse and touchpad". This is my computer, and for me, synaptics is all about Synaptic Package Manager. I want to personalize my computer.
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Re: I tap WindowsLogo & search for Syna, I get "Mouse&Touchpad". I don't want that. I want Synaptic Manager.

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Not that I know of. It's what the driver is called, I don't think there is an easy way to change that.
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Re: I tap WindowsLogo & search for Syna, I get "Mouse&Touchpad". I don't want that. I want Synaptic Manager.

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pepperminty wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:32 pm
Thanks for your reply, Moem.

Okay... is there a way to remove the link between "synaptics' and "mouse and touchpad". This is my computer, and for me, synaptics is all about Synaptic Package Manager. I want to personalize my computer.
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Copy Mouse & Touchpads default desktop file to your home

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cp /usr/share/applications/cinnamon-settings-mouse.desktop ~/.local/share/applications/
Open it in a text editor

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xed ~/.local/share/applications/cinnamon-settings-mouse.desktop
Navigate to the keywords line and remove synaptic as a keyword. Save the file and exit the text editor.

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Keywords=mouse;touchpad;synaptic;double-click;
Restart Cinnamon with Ctrl-Alt-Esc
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Re: I tap WindowsLogo & search for Syna, I get "Mouse&Touchpad". I don't want that. I want Synaptic Manager.

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thanks, smurphos!

When I get to my linux mint laptop, I plan to do the edits you have helpfully suggested!

I've deleted all the other languages. Now the file looks like this:

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[Desktop Entry]
Icon=cs-mouse
Exec=cinnamon-settings mouse
Type=Application
OnlyShowIn=X-Cinnamon;
Categories=Settings;
Name=Mouse and Touchpad
Comment=Control mouse and touchpad settings
Keywords=mouse;touchpad;double-click;
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Re: I tap WindowsLogo & search for Syna, I get "Mouse&Touchpad". I don't want that. I want Synaptic Manager.

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smurphos wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:48 am

Copy Mouse & Touchpads default desktop file to your home

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cp /usr/share/applications/cinnamon-settings-mouse.desktop ~/.local/share/applications/
hi smurphos, I fresh-installed mint 20 on my computer and now when i run the above command...
me@lap:~$ cp /usr/share/applications/cinnamon-settings-mouse.desktop ~/.local/share/applications/
cp: cannot create regular file '/home/me/.local/share/applications/': Not a directory
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Re: I tap WindowsLogo & search for Syna, I get "Mouse&Touchpad". I don't want that. I want Synaptic Manager.

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Run this first

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mkdir -p ~/.local/share/applications
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Re: I tap WindowsLogo & search for Syna, I get "Mouse&Touchpad". I don't want that. I want Synaptic Manager.

Post by pepperminty »

Thanks, smurphos. that solved things. :)
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