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Re: My first week in Peppermint 7 - Some design changes
« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2016, 07:33:17 pm »
When you install something via gdebi, after clicking the "Install" button it gets installed, then the dialog changes to "Already installed" because it NOW is :)
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Re: My first week in Peppermint 7 - Some design changes
« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2016, 07:36:25 pm »
When you install something via gdebi, andter clicking the "Install" button it gets installed, then the dialog changes to "Already installed" because it NOW is :)

That makes sense. I didn't have to add it to the panel though (in case anyone else finds this searching for the same thing). Just log out and back in and voila!

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Re: My first week in Peppermint 7 - Some design changes
« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2016, 07:45:37 pm »
No you don't have to add the "Trash" applet to the panel (in fact there isn't one) .. it's NOT an xfce4panel applet it's an "application-indicator" .. so as long as you've added the "Indicator Plugin" to the panel it will get displayed because "Indicator Plugin" displays ALL running application-indicator(s)

"application-indicators" are not native to the xfce4-panel, they're designed for the Ubuntu Unity panel .. but the "Indicator-plugin" for the xfce4-panel allows them to be displayed in a container on the xfce4-panel.

Did that make sense ?
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Re: My first week in Peppermint 7 - Some design changes
« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2016, 07:51:50 pm »
No you don't have to add the "Trash" applet to the panel (in fact there isn't one) .. it's NOT an xfce4panel applet it's an "application-indicator" .. so as long as you've added the "Indicator Plugin" to the panel it will get displayed because "Indicator Plugin" displays ALL running application-indicator(s)

"application-indicators" are not native to the xfce4-panel, they're designed for the Ubuntu Unity panel .. but the "Indicator-plugin" for the xfce4-panel allows them to be displayed in a container on the xfce4-panel.

Did that make sense ?

I meant I didn't have to add the indicator-plugin to the panel, like you said to do. I just double-clicked the downloaded file to install it and that must have added it.

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Re: My first week in Peppermint 7 - Some design changes
« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2016, 08:00:28 pm »
No it won't (it can't) .. you must have added "Indicator Plugin" to the panel at some point in the past

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I take it back .. apparently it doesn't even require the "Indicator Plugin" at all  :-\
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Re: My first week in Peppermint 7 - Some design changes
« Reply #20 on: September 09, 2016, 08:04:30 pm »
No it won't (it can't) .. you must have added "Indicator Plugin" to the panel at some point in the past

Could be I guess but I don't remember it. And I don't know how I did it since it isn't in the "Add new Items" list. Unless it disappears from the list once added.

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Re: My first week in Peppermint 7 - Some design changes
« Reply #21 on: September 09, 2016, 08:05:37 pm »
Nope you're right .. see my edit above  :-[

I guess they've added native support for application-indicators to the xfce4-panel without the need for the plugin any more .. I'll edit the instructions above.
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Re: My first week in Peppermint 7 - Some design changes
« Reply #22 on: September 09, 2016, 08:47:49 pm »
Nope you're right .. see my edit above  :-[

I guess they've added native support for application-indicators to the xfce4-panel without the need for the plugin any more .. I'll edit the instructions above.

Oh, that explains it!  ;D Of course, it wouldn't have been the first time I did something I didn't remember later.

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Re: My first week in Peppermint 7 - Some design changes
« Reply #23 on: September 19, 2016, 09:13:00 am »
Hi everybody,

sorry for the late reply! I just passed by, because I will install Peppermint OS on a used laptop and wanted to look up some paths.

The package that makes it possible to add a trashcan to the panel is named xfce4-goodies.

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Re: My first week in Peppermint 7 - Some design changes
« Reply #24 on: September 19, 2016, 09:32:11 am »
Thanks Fritz74, but I must add...

It's not necessarily the best idea to install the xfce4-goodies metapackage as it will pull in a TON of dependencies such as the thunar file manager which isn't the default for Peppermint 7, mousepad, tumbler, xfburn, ristretto, etc.

They shouldn't do any damage (and are probably fine if you want them all, despite us using nemo as the default file manager), but it's not necessary if you use trashindicator instead, following the instructions here:
https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,4025.msg42480.html#msg42480
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Re: My first week in Peppermint 7 - Some design changes
« Reply #25 on: September 19, 2016, 12:14:15 pm »
Hello PCNetSpec,

thanks for being so helpful and polite! ;-)
So, the resource-friendly way would be installing xfce4-indicator-plugin (which is in the repositories) and then trashindicator?
I found the following page that links to a .deb-package with trashindicator: https://www.unixmen.com/trashindicator-trash-indicator-area/


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Re: My first week in Peppermint 7 - Some design changes
« Reply #26 on: September 19, 2016, 04:02:06 pm »
The link in my last response has instructions Fritz72 ;) .. along with a link to the 'trashindicator' deb file.

but here it is again anyway:
https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,4025.msg42480.html#msg42480
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it doesn't even look like xfce4-indicator-plugin is necessary any more .. the xfce4-panel now NATIVELY supports application-indicators without the need for a plugin :)
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Re: My first week in Peppermint 7 - Some design changes
« Reply #27 on: September 19, 2016, 04:41:25 pm »
I should have read your comment more carefully. ;)
Anyway, now having a trashcan in the panel seems almost unavoidable.

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Re: My first week in Peppermint 7 - Some design changes
« Reply #28 on: November 19, 2016, 03:02:18 pm »
I noticed a strange thing with the trash-indicator on the desktop.

On the desktop of my PC, the trash-bin doesn't change when trash is there.
On the desktop of my laptop, it shows the trash.

I have no idea why this is the case.
My daughter always ask: "May I empty the trash ?"  It is fun to see the paper-trash in the bin and see it disappearing.
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Re: My first week in Peppermint 7 - Some design changes
« Reply #29 on: November 19, 2016, 04:47:28 pm »
Peppermint doesn't have a "trash-indicator" on the desktop  :-\

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