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News and Reviews / Peppermint 9 review on Tutnaut / Germany
« on: September 18, 2019, 11:05:06 am »
This is an older but very enthusiastic review by Mirco Lang for the German magazine Tutnaut:
https://www.tutonaut.de/peppermint-clever-cloudiges-linux-perfekt-fuer-umsteiger-und-zweifler/

He recommends Peppermint for people who want to switch from Windows or Mac.

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It is magic. ;) Some people use it for tasks that require doing the same thing on a desktop over and over again (for example uploading a lot of stuff).

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I want my terminal to start on workspace 3. This can be achieved with the app wmctrl - which is complicated.
There is an easier way with Python. I am using Python 3.

First install pip, the Python package manager:
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sudo apt install python3-pip

Then use pip to install pyautogui. This is a library that lets Python perform mouseclicks, keystrokes etc.
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sudo pip install pyautogui

I want Python to click on the workspace switcher in my Xfce panel. To get the coordinates, I make a screenshot and open Gimp. If I move the cursor over the image, Gimp shows me the coordinates. On my desktop, a click on 1569/1056 will open workspace 3.

The script that clicks on workspace 3 gets the name clickonworkspace3.py:
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#!/usr/bin/env python3
import pyautogui
pyautogui.click(1569,1056)

This can be used in shell scripts, whenever I want them to click on workspace 3.
The script gets the name sakuraonworkspace3.sh:
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python3 clickonworkspace3.py
sakura

Make them executable with sudo chmod +x clickonworkspace3.py and sudo chmod +x sakuraonworkspace3.sh

Running the script sakuraonworkspace3.sh now opens the terminal Sakura on workspace 3.

Finally, put a starter that opens the script sakuraonworkspace3.sh into the Xfce panel.



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Software & Applications / Re: Nemo and desktop icons
« on: September 10, 2019, 03:20:27 pm »
Thank you! Let me assure you that Peppermint will always have a place in my heart - or at least on one of my PCs. :)

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Software & Applications / Re: Nemo and desktop icons
« on: September 10, 2019, 12:56:35 pm »
@PCNetSpec: This is just something that would be nice to have, as I enjoy being able to change the size of the desktop icons individually in Peppermint.

My Debian Buster installation is running Xfce. The command "nemo-desktop" does not run, as long as something else is handling the desktop. There is a setting "ignored desktop handlers" for nemo in dconf. Maybe the right value in this setting would convince Nemo to take care of the desktop icons.
If I stop the process xfdesktop, Nemo will take care of the icons, but unfortunately, the background wallpaper will be gone.

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Software & Applications / Re: Nemo and desktop icons
« on: September 10, 2019, 12:20:38 pm »
If I don't solve this, I will have to continue using Peppermint on all of my computers.  ;)

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Software & Applications / Re: Nemo and desktop icons
« on: September 10, 2019, 11:01:50 am »
Thank you for your answers!

Yes, nemo-desktop makes Nemo handle the icons on the desktop, unless it detects that something else is already handling the desktop.

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Software & Applications / Nemo and desktop icons
« on: September 10, 2019, 06:17:48 am »
This is for something I want to do in my Debian installation - but maybe someone can give me a hint how you did it in Peppermint.

I installed Nemo and made it the preferred application to handle files. I also want it to handle the icons on the Desktop.

Thanks in advance!

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General Discussion / Re: Well.... all.....I left..... :(
« on: September 08, 2019, 09:39:48 am »
@grafiksinc: It isn't really a big switch.

I'm using Debian Buster and Peppermint 10, and while they look and behave almost the same, there are some subtle differences.

If I ever try something that is really different, it will either be OpenSuse or vanilla Arch, mainly for the learning experience. But so far, nothing that was not based on Debian or Ubuntu lasted longer than a week on any of my computers. ;)

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GNU/Linux Discussion / People's dislike for Ubuntu
« on: September 08, 2019, 08:15:08 am »
I recently saw a video by Chris Titus with a number of reasons why he dislikes Ubuntu:



Some of his points:
  • The way Canonical tried to monetize Ubuntu: Sending search data to Amazon.
  • Making some of their software proprietary.
  • Their attempt to copy the Google Play Store (abandoned in 2014).
  • Making the server side of Snaps closed source.
  • Vanilla Ubuntu is bloated

At the moment MX Linux is number one on Distrowatch. I wondered what Ubuntu brings to the table that cannot be found in Debian.

From time to time I see posts by new users on Reddit. They seem to have some issues with stability. Or they just enjoy complaining?
https://www.reddit.com/r/Ubuntu/comments/86o9u1/vent_ubuntu_sucks_the_reason_ubuntu_will_never_be/

I have been using Ubuntu and its derivatives for a while and never had any issues. On the other hand, for me personally there is nothing essential in Ubuntu. I don't need any ppas. While ICE on Peppermint is nice, I'm not really using it either.

So, why are so many popular distributions based on Ubuntu and not directly on Debian?





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General Discussion / Re: Screenshot Gallery -- Show Us Your Screen
« on: September 06, 2019, 11:44:19 am »
@zebedeeboss: 3 screens?  ???

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General Discussion / Re: Screenshot Gallery -- Show Us Your Screen
« on: September 06, 2019, 05:18:51 am »

My current, more minimalist desktop.


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Software & Applications / Re: Wi-Fi diconnects.
« on: September 02, 2019, 04:35:16 am »
@VinDSL: Thanks for recommending replacing the Networkmanager with WiCD! I had the same problem with frequent disconnects. So far WiCD seems to work much better.

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General Discussion / Re: Screenshot Gallery -- Show Us Your Screen
« on: July 14, 2019, 09:19:34 am »
@emegra: This looks great! Which dock are you using?

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