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Re: Peppermint 6 Review by Linux Help Guy
« Reply #30 on: June 11, 2015, 05:46:01 am »
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This is what the menu looks like with my background.  I've set it with 88% opacity.

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I was just using the regular Peppermix one until you posted that thing without stripes and I decided to try that.  I like it, so I left it like that.  ;)

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This is really a personal preference thing. I never noticed the "stripes" (I guess you are all referring to the slightly darker black, very fine vertical lines in the menu background? If not, please correct me) until this discussion about them got started. When I look at pictures without the stripes, I prefer the original with the stripes. But to so excited (as the Linux Help Guy was) about such an insignificant (and for me almost invisible) aspect -- well it just seems a little strange.

First  - you're correct we're talking about the stripes in 2 places, the menu background and the left hand panel of the nemo file manager.

Yep, each to their own .. and this is why I'm not considering it as an update .. you can guarantee if I remove the stripes some won't like it, in fact in the first review PM6 had the guy whooped with joy as soon as he opened the menu after changing theme and praised it "because" of the texture .. so there's no pleasing everybody :)

As I said before though .. there WAS a glitch in the way the stripes behaved in the left panel of nemo .. so I'm happy that was changed, and will include that in any respin.
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Re: Peppermint 6 Review by Linux Help Guy
« Reply #31 on: June 11, 2015, 06:34:15 am »
I've just realised whatever image is set for the lxpanel menu background is also set as the menu background in ALL gtk2 applications such as GIMP (or Firefox)

Open Gimp/Firefox/other gtk2 app .. select "File" or any of the other menus and the menu background is the same as whatever the lxpanel background is

So the darkest plain one .. this one:


makes the most sense as it kinda unifies the menu's across gtk2 and gtk3 apps (such as the desktop right-click context menu).
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Re: Peppermint 6 Review by Linux Help Guy
« Reply #32 on: June 11, 2015, 07:58:11 am »
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This is what the menu looks like with my background.  I've set it with 88% opacity.

Are you saying you have added transparency to the menu background ? .. how ? .. edited the image I sent ?

No, nothing as complicated as that  ;D.  I just adjusted the settings for, Opacity of popup windows in the Desktop Effects from the Peppermint Control Center  ;).
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Re: Peppermint 6 Review by Linux Help Guy
« Reply #33 on: June 11, 2015, 08:02:12 am »
We need veggie on the case.  He'd come up with some inspiring words of wisdom to make everyone happy  ;)!!
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Re: Peppermint 6 Review by Linux Help Guy
« Reply #34 on: June 11, 2015, 08:05:13 am »
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Re: Peppermint 6 Review by Linux Help Guy
« Reply #35 on: June 11, 2015, 01:48:58 pm »
Here is the Episode 4 of the Peppermint 6 review by Linux Help Guy.  It continues to be very nice.   
Edit: He even now says it will now replace windows 7 or higher.
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Re: Peppermint 6 Review by Linux Help Guy
« Reply #36 on: June 11, 2015, 02:24:24 pm »
Edit: He even now says it will now replace windows 7 or higher.

AKA, what the rest of us knew all along.  ;)  Seriously, it's always nice to see a convert.

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Re: Peppermint 6 Review by Linux Help Guy
« Reply #37 on: June 11, 2015, 02:41:30 pm »
That confirms it - Peppermint Six rocks  8)!!
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Re: Peppermint 6 Review by Linux Help Guy
« Reply #38 on: June 11, 2015, 03:37:16 pm »
Now *THAT'S* what I call a convert :)

Great to see he took the time to test it properly (and on hardware), and was honest enough to admit where he might have made an earlier misjudgement .. very cool  8)
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Re: Peppermint 6 Review by Linux Help Guy
« Reply #39 on: June 11, 2015, 04:03:00 pm »
I intend to subscribe to  Linux Help Guy.  The man is as honest as he is knowledgeable.  Linux Help Guy gets my vote on YouTube!  ;)
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Re: Peppermint 6 Review by Linux Help Guy
« Reply #40 on: June 14, 2015, 04:41:24 am »
Hi All

LHG here many thanks for all the posts and yes you are correct Peppermint os 6 is now MY operating system of choice for the everyday user and yes it can replace ANY Windows o/s, I am living proof. My sincere thanks to you all for a smashing o/s and I have joined your forums and community with one specific aim, to help new users so please feel free to use my tube to help others, tis what floats my boat.
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Re: Peppermint 6 Review by Linux Help Guy
« Reply #41 on: June 14, 2015, 06:46:49 am »
Oh how embarrassing is that .. you talk about someone, and they turn up  :-[

Only kiddin mate .. welcome :)
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Re: Peppermint 6 Review by Linux Help Guy
« Reply #42 on: June 14, 2015, 08:33:02 am »
Oh how embarrassing is that .. you talk about someone, and they turn up  :-[

Only kiddin mate .. welcome :)
Least he could do is spell his name right huh, he forgot the L in help...    :P
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Re: Peppermint 6 Review by Linux Help Guy
« Reply #43 on: June 14, 2015, 01:09:30 pm »
Least he could do is spell his name right huh, he forgot the L in help...    :P

I did the same thing when I created my account on GOG, except I added an extra letter.  I'm scifidudey79 on there.   :-[

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Re: Peppermint 6 Review by Linux Help Guy
« Reply #44 on: June 14, 2015, 01:25:09 pm »
Hey we all make typos (I spend half my life clicking edit/modify buttons)..

The username can easily be changed in the account settings .. let me know if you need help with this LHG :)
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