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Artwork, Themes, and Icons / Re: Conky 1.10.1 / Conkywx 5.0.0-1
« on: August 04, 2016, 09:50:09 am »
Sooo Cooool.

Very Nice.

Artwork, Themes, and Icons / Re: Planet Wallpaper
« on: August 01, 2016, 09:50:36 am »
I have a new wallpaper! Very slick.

Just sent my wife a text telling her that I need to look into getting a touchscreen monitor...........

Her reply: "You've been reading that linux forum again, eh?"

As for the "everybody uses windows" argument, I converted my mothers laptop some time ago to Peppermint 6 after the win10 update rendered it useless.
She's 80 and her comments were to the effect that it was easier to use than windows. She even understands the update manager and checks for the ! in the icon.
Keep in mind, the bulk of her usage is cruising the web, paying bills and checking her bank accounts. Oh, And she prefers Firefox to IE any day (her words)

And I'll be updating my wifes machine from Ubuntu Mate to Peppermint 7 this weekend.
Excellent tutorial. Can't wait to give it a try.

General Discussion / Re: Thinking about changing...
« on: July 26, 2016, 05:31:49 am »
Welcome! Not only is Peppermint one of the best OS's available to you (subjectively), but the community will always be willing to help. It's one of the best I've ever come across. Enjoy Peppermint and let us know if you have any other difficulties.  :)

Well said  +1


Seems like I'm learning something new everyday.

General Discussion / Re: What's your favorite internet browser?
« on: July 22, 2016, 06:55:23 am »
IE8 .. good god man, I guess security isn't a major concern then :o

Some time ago they had written/acquired a web browser based application that was written specifically for IE8. :'(
Then removed access to all options/settings in the browser apparently thinking that would prevent the end users from screwing things up by not allowing them to change things.
I've often said that the company implements security by preventing users from using the tools. The best way to keep you (or anyone else) from messing up something is simply denying you access.........

It's like buying a refrigerator for your home and then putting a lock on it with one key to keep the bad guys out.
But it also prevents your family easy access. When what you should do is put a lock on the house..............

General Discussion / Re: What's your favorite internet browser?
« on: July 22, 2016, 05:42:06 am »
Firefox for MANY reasons...

Not least of which are:-

It displays stuff and behaves more consistently than Chrome/Chromium or any of the browsers based on it .. take this forum for example, if you copy a command from here and paste it directly into a terminal you'll find Chrome/Chromium adds a carriage return which causes the command to immediately run when pasted into the terminal, which I may not want to do, I might want to edit the command before running it.
(this is just ONE example .. there are MANY)

Like scifidude79 I've used it since it was released

and it has FAR more plugins/themes/extensions available

Chrome releases can be massively unstable sometimes .. I've never suffered this with Firefox

Google make some very strange political decisions and impose them on you

Chrome seems to use more memory, not a problem in and of itself, but a lot of their releases have historically been prone to memory leaks, often even with Googles own tools such as Analytics, etc.
(and if you're not sure what a memory leak is - it's where the app continues to progressively use more RAM until you have non left, due to things like bad garbage collection where it's not unloading unused data from memory properly)

Very good reasons! I personally have never used Chrome or Chromium as a day-to-day browser. I've been using Firefox since 2008 but I also use Seamonkey as it is an excellent choice for my netbook. One thing I love about Firefox/Seamonkey (or other derivatives of Firefox) is the large add-on selection and a significant amount of the add-ons are open-source, too! Not to mention Mozilla has great ideology and they do their best to protect their users privacy.

wow, you guys have really good reasons..........
I just started using firefox because I despised using Internet Explorer on my work machine (winders) and just carried over to my linux experience.
Now my work has us using either IE8 or IE11 or Chrome depending on the applications that we use.   ???

I switched out my whisker menu to the applications menu in panel preferences.
As seen here.,3705.0.html

Everything is there and works fine. Just the last item at the bottom of the list states "No applications found".

i'm guessing you (tppthpthp) also have autologin enabled? try if logging out and in again helps with the icon and menu.
if so do this to disable autologin

sudo pluma /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
remove your username after "autologin-user="

save and then reboot
you'll have  to login but the icon and right click menu should be fine now.

YEP! That fixed it! And logging in isn't a big issue. Probably a better practice in the long run.
This is awesome! I love this support forum. This is the second thing that I've learned about this OS today and I haven't even started on my coffee yet.

Apologies for not responding sooner. Took a few days off and was away from technology.

For those naysayers..........The search tool works!
I ran into the same exact problem while tinkering with switching the applications menu and needed to add a shutdown button.
However, I still have a grey'd out item at the bottom of my Applications menu stating "no applications found". But that's minor. I'm sure it's something I'm missing.

Thanks crazyodaz for a solution.

And I'll just echo crazyodaz sentiment -- BIG HUGE THANK YOU TO SE7EN CREW!!!!!!

General Discussion / Re: Where have I been?
« on: July 20, 2016, 10:12:23 am »
LUA is the best bang for the buck IMO but, take it slow and don't drive yourself mad.  Conky has that affect on ppl.

Since you're hooked, you might find this thread interesting:

Thank You! I'll check it out. You are definitely correct about it being addictive. I just blew thru my lunch hour simply tinkering.
I did notice that "rings" aren't appearing on a couple of the themes. From what I seen so far, LUA is where I need to start.

General Discussion / Where have I been?
« on: July 20, 2016, 08:37:40 am »
Ok, disclaimer first. I work in a "windows" what I'm about to say may sound strange. But please keep in mind, I've never really considered myself a serious coder. I use Excel cell formulas, VBA, SQL, etc ..... All those things you need to do a data analyst job when working in a windows world.
Also, My knowledge of coding has been mostly self taught. So I apologize upfront for using incorrect terminology and please correct me if my interpretation is incorrect......

I was just playing around with Conky. All I was trying to do was simply to get it to work.
Then I read a really good user tutorial (thank you 10i) and got it working.
Then I thought I would take a closer look at the theme text file.

Here's where it got interesting.
My first experience with web coding goes back 20 years ago. In fact when I first started to learn HTML, Netscape was the default browser. And at that time I started playing with a scripting language called livewire. So you can imagine my surprise at what I found in the text file! And based on what I've seen, I'm assuming jquery is used also...

I've been using various distros of linux for several years but I've never really dug very deep into what makes them work .. Hence the title of this subject.

I was absolutely giddy when I realized that I could modify/edit/willfully destroy/create a conky theme! Very likely NOT create a good or pretty theme, but quite frankly I thought there would be no way I could understand the code.
May I ask how much is HTML/javascript/CSS used in the front end?

Terribly sorry for the rambling but this is quite exciting for me.

User Submitted Tutorials / Re: Conky - quick start guide
« on: July 20, 2016, 07:02:45 am »
Awesome tutorial!
I've been curious how Conky worked and changing the look/feel and this definitely helps.
Still a ways to go to having a full understanding but this really helped me in getting there!
Thank You!

What are you running Peppermint on? / Re: Lenovo T400 Thinkpad
« on: July 11, 2016, 10:39:05 am »
Hahaha perfect. I absolutely love getting "trashed" computers from people. Usually all it needs is good ol' Peppermint!  :D Have you tried Peppermint 7 yet? If you like PM6 you should definitely give PM7 a look. It's a work of art.

I was really pleasantly surprised by the condition on this machine. Apparently it resided primarily in a docking station using an external monitor. So the keyboard and touchpad are in really good condition.
Oh, and I forgot to mention that it came with the extended battery.
I loaded 7 onto it last week.
Other than just a couple of minor (and I mean minor) glitches it's been running great. I still have 6 on my Dell D630 but it looks like I'll be migrating that over soon enough.
I've also been quite impressed with the community support.

Thank You Gentlemen! Sorry for the inconvenience. Will make note for the next time...

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