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Re: Is Linux Mint ugly?

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BG405 wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 3:45 pm
MtnDewManiac wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 1:01 pm
setups having multiple desktop areas (I forget what that is called) that turn into the outer surfaces of a cube and which can be "spun" to reveal the one the user wishes to bring up
That'll be the "Desktop Cube" which is available (and I have enabled) in KDE Plasma 5. May also have been present in Plasma 4 too and possibly also available in, or for, Xfce. ;)

I take pleasure from having some of these fancy effects, like Wobbly Windows etc.. :mrgreen: As for Mint, I do quite like the default themes. Especially the dark ones. :)
There you go. Your setup is probably as different from mine as a modern chrome and glass living room with tailored scents misting from a fancy electric gizmo is from a wood and leather library/den smelling of an early 20th century tobacconist's shop. But both are fine - for those who enjoy them.
cliffcoggin wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 2:53 pm
Very eloquently stated MDM.
Thank you. I did not intend to put so much thought into such a simple thing. But I will go one more, which might illustrate our points nicely (maybe).
cliffcoggin wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 2:53 pm
I could not agree more. I would write more on the subject but I simply can not get enthusiastic enough about such a minor matter to put fingers to keyboard. After all, it's only a tool.
In my opinion - which is likely the only kind of answer a thread like this could generate - the most pleasing [i[default[/i] color scheme I have ever personally seen was on the first computer I ever owned. That was the Commodore VIC-20, and I still remember how, when I flipped the power switch, it immediately and proudly stated...

"...3,583 BYTES FREE" :lol:

I'll take whatever Mint offers and like it, lol.

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Re: Is Linux Mint ugly?

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My old rant back again: FONTS! FONTS! FONTS! Linux uses ugly fonts, and ugly icons. I love linux, but I wish we could make our UI/FONTS/Icons prettier.
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MtnDewManiac wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 5:13 am
the most pleasing [i[default[/i] color scheme I have ever personally seen was on the first computer I ever owned. That was the Commodore VIC-20, and I still remember how, when I flipped the power switch, it immediately and proudly stated...

"...3,583 BYTES FREE" :lol:
Oh yes! I do like those colours. I have one here which I acquired recently & had forgotten how good it looked. My old VIC=20 was sold in the early 1980s to help pay for the Commodore 64. (Actually, the machine in fromt of me is the German version .. the VC=20, due to the way "VIC" is pronounced with a German accent .. not that they bothered to change the bottom label .. :P)
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Re: Is Linux Mint ugly?

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Ugly is a harsh word, however... I do struggle with the fonts and icons in Cinnamon, I find them a bit fuzzy even after making various tweaks. Also I'm not a fan of the dark background on the left hand panel of Nemo, maybe this can be changed but it's a minor point in the scheme of not knackering my eyes.

I seem to get better results with Xfce so I'm currently triple booting with Mint Xfce and MX Linux and will fiddle around with them both and see which is easier on my eye's before moving from Cinnamon.
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i'm confused ...many is ranting about fonts , whats wrong with 'em?
same with icons , whats wrong with them?
maybe i'm missing something.
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jp14 wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 1:59 pm
i'm confused ...many is ranting about fonts , whats wrong with 'em?
same with icons , whats wrong with them?
maybe i'm missing something.
Generally in Cinnamon I'm fiddling about with resolution, font sizes and scaling to get something that's usable for me. After that I'm into Firefox messing around with zoom and layout.css.devPixelsPerPx trying to get something usable. I've been doing this on and off for the six months that I've been using Cinnamon without a wholly satisfactory solution.

After trying out many distro's as live USB I've settled on installing and investigating Xfce further as it seems to be easier to configure to produce a coherent overall visual solution that suits me - being able to adjust the DPI is a boon. Also I prefer the feel and experience of Xfce to Cinnnamon anyway.

Xfce's Thunar with Moka icons is a hell of a lot clearer and easier on my eyes than Nemo with it's dark sidebar and I find the Mint icon themes a bit flat, dull and fuzzy. I've also changed my system fonts to Roboto as they are sharper to my eyes than Ubuntu.

I've got average eyesight for my age (55), no real problems as such, got spex for reading and close work. That's my experience anyway.
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dm999 wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 3:53 pm
being able to adjust the DPI is a boon.
That is a factor I can get behind. Preparing to invest in a 4K monitor + suitable graphics card, my research indicated desktop scaling could be a problem. The issue is not the number of pixels on the screen overall, but the relative DPI at working distance.

Yes, it's good to have more real-estate (in pixel count) to display more of a document at one time or have several open and visible at one time, but that advantage is lost if the features are too small to see and everything has to be scaled up. This applies to office work - gamers won't be so bothered, they just get UHD video.

The only setting in Cinnamon which works for me is "hi-DPI". Otherwise everything on-screen is too small. One program I tried to run did not respect the hi-DPI setting, and continued to display its GUI with the default pixel count. This might seem to defeat the purpose of a 4K monitor (it's only 24", to fit on my desk, therefore is 185dpi) - but what I get is crisp text at readable size instead of fuzzy text. If you have room, I would recommend 28" or 32" as a minimum size to make best use of 4K.

However, if XFCE offers more flexibility in scaling icons, system text, and application GUIs, that sounds like a better way for me to go.
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Dark Owl wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 4:10 am
However, if XFCE offers more flexibility in scaling icons, system text, and application GUIs, that sounds like a better way for me to go.
It's definitely worth a look, I recommend playing around with a live USB to see if it suits your needs.
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Is Linux Mint ugly?

What? Is this the setup for a yo mamma joke?
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GS3 wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 7:43 am
Is Linux Mint ugly?

What? Is this the setup for a yo mamma joke?
Maybe 'yo mamma is so good with computers.... that she can make Linux Mint look good'?
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Moem wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 6:23 pm
GS3 wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 7:43 am
Is Linux Mint ugly?

What? Is this the setup for a yo mamma joke?
Maybe 'yo mamma is so good with computers.... that she can make Linux Mint look good'?
Yo Linux Mint is so phat... when it sits around the house, it sits AROUND the house.
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Of course Linux mint is ugly! Beauty is only in the eye of the beerholder. Meatime I'm quite happy with my default Cinnamon desktop. :wink:
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lsemmens wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 5:21 am
Of course Linux mint is ugly! Beauty is only in the eye of the beerholder. Meatime I'm quite happy with my default Cinnamon desktop. :wink:
Beerholder, so is it a light ale or a dark Guinness? And as to the meat (Meatime), a roast lamb or French fries? As said, what is ugly, what is beautiful?
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RollyShed wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 5:53 pm
lsemmens wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 5:21 am
Of course Linux mint is ugly! Beauty is only in the eye of the beerholder. Meatime I'm quite happy with my default Cinnamon desktop. :wink:
Beerholder, so is it a light ale or a dark Guinness? And as to the meat (Meatime), a roast lamb or French fries? As said, what is ugly, what is beautiful?
What ever you favourite beer is. Meatime.........whooops! :D
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lsemmens wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 7:42 pm
What ever you favourite beer is. Meatime.........whooops! :D
Don't apologise, all part of the joke as the whole thread is a joke.... isn't it? Waffling on.. Oh! On to waffles now? That's buttered it. But some are jam..med (raspberry jam?) in their lock-downs wondering what to have for the next meal. OK, open the web browser and cover the entire screen with what ever you fancy eating and drinking. So they now find food ugly? Oh dear....
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I'm not sure how anyone coming from Win 10 could say Mint is ugly. Win 10 is horrible looking.
MtnDewManiac wrote:
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a wood and leather library/den smelling of an early 20th century tobacconist's shop.
Oh that does sound good.
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[yawns]If you don't like the defaults change them, Linux (not just mint) is good like that, so go do some research and make the desktop of your dreams.[/yawn] :)
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RollyShed wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 5:53 pm
lsemmens wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 5:21 am
Of course Linux mint is ugly! Beauty is only in the eye of the beerholder. Meatime I'm quite happy with my default Cinnamon desktop. :wink:
Beerholder, so is it a light ale or a dark Guinness? And as to the meat (Meatime), a roast lamb or French fries? As said, what is ugly, what is beautiful?
Well, for me, two of my favorites are Warsteiner and Boddington's. If I drink enough of them, I almost start to like Gnome 3. Almost. :lol:
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