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Understood. This just gives a user the option to not see it, like some other distros.

Take Care & Enjoy!


I prefer to not see the Update Manager icon in the panel if my system is up to date. And not having seen an option in Pep 10 to not display the icon when up to date, (maybe I missed it along the way) I figured a way to not have it displayed. Here's what I did.

I created a small transparent png file, by doing a seach online for 'blank png' and found a couple of different png generators, used www(dot)1x1px(dot)me and changed the opacity to zero, and saved the resulting png file.

I created an Icons folder in my Home directory for it like;


and copied the transparent png there. This way I know they are icons I choose to use, you could name the directory MyIcons, or whatever you prefer.

Next I went into the Update Manager, selected the 'Edit' tab, then 'Preferences', then the 'Icons' tab, which will show you the icons that Update Manager uses for it's various states.

I selected 'Open' next to 'System up-to-date', and went to where I had saved the transparent icon and selected it and chose 'Apply'.

And once I chose 'Apply' the Up To Date icon for Update Manager went away. Also the space the icon was using in the panel was freed as well. Now the only time Update Manager displays icons in the panel is for it's other various states. So nice.

Hope I haven't repeated someone elses work and just thought I'ld share.

Take Care and Enjoy!

Not to worry, I use nano as SU or Leafpad as root. And once I had the info on how to do it, I just did it.

Keep up the good work.

Take Care & Enjoy!


Thank you for the "How To" Works just fine!

Take Care & Enjoy!


Hopefully you can help.

I don't use Dropbox, so I removed it through the Software Manager.

However the icon/option for it still remains in the Peppermint Settings Panel in the User tab.

Since I don't have Dropbox installed I would like to remove it completely, especially from the Pep Settings Panel. So if someone could point me to the correct file to edit to eradicate it I would appreciate it.

Thanks In Advance

Take Care and Enjoy!

@ PCNetSpec

Thank You! That works.

I played with it for a while, and found out the following; if I set the time in the file 50-screen-blanking-disable.conf to 1 minute for the options the Log In screen would show for 1 minute then blank/lock, which is good as more than that I don't need to Log In.

Then after Logging In and then setting the time in the Power Management area for the display to 10 minutes, the screen would then blank/lock after 10 minutes of inactivity. Again excellent as this gives me the ability to get a drink and so forth and still have the screen on when I get back.

Now I did not try setting the time in the 50-screen-blanking-disable.conf file to a longer period than the time set in the Power Management area for the display. As a longer time set in the .conf file may over ride the time set by the user in their Power Management settings.

Note that each time I made a change to any of the settings I did a complete shut down and reboot.

This might also be useful for others who have high electricity rates.

Thank You, Take Care & Enjoy!


Maybe I'm missing something somewhere, and you may be able to point me in right direction. Using Pep 10 here.

I use the screen saver/blanker/locker, whatever you prefer to call it and have it set through the Power mangement settings to blank and lock the screen after 10 minutes.

Which it faithfully does if I login. If I walk away from the computer and get distracted, you know how life has a way of getting in the way of life, it will blank and lock the screen, to include turning off the screens back light, which is good.

Now if the mouse is moved/bumped by me or the cat the screen wakes and presents the login screen, good so far, however, if I do not login the login screen will stay on indefinetly. Not good! In my thinking it too should blank to inlcude turning off the screens back light based on the Power management settings.

What is it I'm missing?

Thank You, Take Care and Enjoy!

General Discussion / Re: New Pepperminter Here
« on: August 03, 2019, 09:48:08 pm »
Good one PcNetSpec!

New Users / Re: "Action Buttons" in Panel
« on: August 02, 2019, 06:33:39 pm »
@ PCNetSpec

I appreciate the response and somehow I missed those posts in the forum, as I had looked, I must be blind in one eye and can't see out of the other.

That's too bad there isn't a file that can be edited to solve this, especially in light of the 'MANY' other users who seem to want the features of the 'Action Buttons'. To me it is a known bug and deserves to be fixed for the good of Peppermint and the community.

And after I think about it, begs the question of; Why hasn't it been fixed? Especially since it has been known for over three years based on the quoted posts.

That's my three cents.

Thank You, Take Care and Enjoy

General Discussion / Re: New Pepperminter Here
« on: August 02, 2019, 06:26:18 pm »
Thanks Folks!

I look forward to it.

Take Care & Enjoy!

New Users / "Action Buttons" in Panel
« on: August 01, 2019, 11:28:07 pm »

I've added the "Action Buttons" to the panel and the Log Out button gives an error response;

Error - Failed to run action "Log Out..." The name org.xfce.SessionManager was not provided by any .service files

Lock Screen - Works fine
Switch User - Works fine, as it logs me out anyway, I'm the only user
Suspend - Grayed out
Shut Down - Grayed out
Log Out - Errors as above

The Log Out buutton built into the Menu structure works fine and presents a menu with many options that all work.

Thought it might have been due to something I did tweaking and so forth, so I tried my install DVD, (yes I still use those) and used the Live version of Pep10 to see if it was me, sadly though the Live version also has the same issues.

Since the buttons work from the Menu structure I suppose it is a file some where that may need an edit or three to correct. If anyone knows what file and edits to make I'll do it for my system.

Thanks In Advance

Take Care and Enjoy

General Discussion / New Pepperminter Here
« on: August 01, 2019, 11:09:35 pm »
Hello Folks,

Just introducing myself. Just call me Dave.

Moving from Linux Mint 17.3  to Peppermint 10. Liking what I see so far.

I have been reading a fair bit of the posts and have found many good useful tips. Thank you members for your postings.

Hopefully I'll be able to add to the community.

I'll date myself here and say my first computer was a Texas Instruments TI-99/4A - when they were new!

Take Care and Enjoy

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