kyphi wrote: ↑
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:04 pm
Hello again Henri,
Nemo works the same way here if it is first reduced by a click on the "+" in the minimise, maximise, close options. You can also elect to view only the main file screen rather than replicating the sidebar or overlapping it.
I am puzzled - what is your desired outcome?
Fn keys are a peculiarity of some keyboards. My Logitech keyboard has an Fn key, my Enermax keyboard does not.
Thanks again for your reply, kyphi
; kind of you to bear with me ! My desired outcome ? As stated above - «[on all other Mint machinese with which I've had experience,] I can easily open as many instances of the file manager as I like (in principle) simply by clicking the
button in the panel as many times as needed». If, for example, I wish to move a file from Downloads to Documents, all that was required was to press the
button twice, which gave me two instances of the file manager on my screen, which I could then snap, respectively, to the right and left halves of the screen, launch the respective directories, and drag and drop the file. Now, on my Acer machine, the
button acts, like its Windows counterpart, rather as a toggle switch : if I press it once it opens the file manager in a window on my screen ; if I press it again, instead of launching a new window, the first one is minimised to the panel. I can deal with this problem by using the same trick that I use on my Windows machines, i e, holding the Windows key down and pressing the E, but I am surprised and disappointed that I now have to jump through this particular hoop. I fail to understand what's respo9nsible for the change, and I should be very happy if I could restore the situation to status quo ante
Keyboards are a vexed subject ; I don't know which of the US or the UK (I suspect the former) keyboards is found more frequently in Australia. Myself, I use a standard Scandinavian 105-key keyboard (note that in the attachments above, the function keys, arrow keys, and numeric keyboard have all been omitted) which makes comparison difficult. I don't recall ever seeing a key marked Fn on a separate keyboard designed for use with a desktop, but placed between the Ctrl and Windows keys, it is usually to be found on laptop keyboards here in Scandinavia....
Again, thanks for your reply above ; I hope that you - or some other knowledgeable reader here - can come up with a solution to this annoying, if not terribly grave little problem....