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Offline siawacsh

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Panel & recent files
« on: April 16, 2017, 07:04:29 pm »
Hello, I rewording my original question that went unanswered some weeks ago since I migrated for the first time.

There several configurations I cannot get my head around.

I have not been able to get the clock to show me the day date and time. I have played around with clock properties but it has not done it.

In Mint I was able to see recent files. But here I cannot find a way of installing that app on the panel.

I would like to be able to press my keyboard screenshot button to take a screenshot. Is there a way to enable that in Peppermint.?

Finally, is there a way i can disable opacity between overlapping applications?

Thank you

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Re: Panel & recent files
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2017, 07:23:04 pm »
https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,4639.msg46451.html

You can click Recent in the left pane of the file manager.

Ctrl + Alt + PrtScr to take a screenshot. It's saved to the desktop.

Menu > Preferences > Peppermint Control Centre > Desktop Effects > Opacity of inactive windows

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Re: Panel & recent files
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2017, 07:31:01 pm »
PrtSc should already take a full screenshot .. if it doesn't your keyboard must use some weird custom key codes.

I have two HP Pavillion 15 laptops that require me to make some edits to:-
/usr/share/X11/xkb/keycodes/evdev
and recompile the keymaps before the PrtSc key works .. but it works on my other hardware.

Do you know how to use xev to get the keycode for your PrtSc key ?
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Re: Panel & recent files
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2017, 12:31:47 pm »
Hello Murraymint, please see my reply.

https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,4639.msg46451.html

I have been trying to configure the clock to display day name, month name, date, year thus: Monday April 17th. Therefore: %A, %b %d.
But this has not worked for some reason.

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You can click Recent in the left pane of the file manager.
Is there no way I can place recent files under the menu launcher as you would see in the Mint menu as opposed the file manager.?

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Ctrl + Alt + PrtScr to take a screenshot. It's saved to the desktop.
Those key combinations do not work on my keyboard but they have in Mint 18.1. Seeing that Peppermint 7 is based on Mint 18.1 I do not see why I would have to mess with the internal scripts...?

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Menu > Preferences > Peppermint Control Centre > Desktop Effects > Opacity of inactive windows
I am going to have to experiment with this and get back to you


Many thanks all for their contributions.
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Re: Panel & recent files
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2017, 01:13:54 pm »
PrtSc should already take a full screenshot .. if it doesn't your keyboard must use some weird custom key codes.
you can reset assured PrtSc does not work on my keyboard. But it did on Mint 18.1 and I understand Peppermint 7 is based on Mint 18.1

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Do you know how to use xev to get the keycode for your PrtSc key ?

Unfortunately not. But I am willing to give it a try if I was presented with some tutorials.

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Re: Panel & recent files
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2017, 01:28:20 pm »
For the clock, I'd suggest you reset the panel to defaults
https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,5261.0.html
and try again .. because your suggested format works for me :-\




No, the whiskermenu isn't designed to have a "Recent" category .. the best you could do would be to add a launcher that executes:
Exec=nemo recent:///
as a kind of workaround.
https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/199542/how-to-create-a-launcher-to-show-recent-files

Peppermint is designed to be light and responsive .. I'm afraid a few missing rarely used bells and whistles are part of the cost ;)



Peppermint 7 is not based on Mint 18.1 .. yeah both are based on Ubuntu 16.04, but I have no idea how Mint/Cinnamon handles keymapping or if they've changed anything from the xorg defaults (we have not).
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Re: Panel & recent files
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2017, 01:34:10 pm »
This topic is entitled Panel & recent files .. so can you please post the PrtSc issue in a separate topic with a descriptive title and stating the problem from the beginning.

We ask that all support topics contain a SINGLE question with a descriptive title so:-

a) future searchers can more easily find a solution .. nobody will be looking under this topics title for keyboard fixes ;)
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b) so topics can be marked (SOLVED) where a solution is found .. again making it easier for future searchers to find a known working solution.

TIA :)
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Re: Panel & recent files
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2017, 07:37:29 pm »
Hello PCNetSpec, I got the clock to work according to the desired format. One down and two more to go.

Thanks
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Re: Panel & recent files
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2017, 07:39:11 pm »
Great news siawacsh :)
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