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If creating a launcher after a right click on the desktop does not work (yet), you could also perform a right click on any app in the whisker menu and add a shortcut to the desktop - and then edit the .desktop file with xed to change the command, the caption and the icon.

For example the command to start firefox with youtube is:
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firefox https://youtube.com

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This review was certainly not nice, but "Learn Linux" pointing out the permissions issue of the file /usr/bin/gnome-desktop-item-edit was a little step forward for my Linux knowledge, because it showed me how a guest user could freely change files on the system.

Everybody makes some mistakes. There is no shame in that.

His other points seem to be just a matter of taste. I'm not using ice either, but I still like Peppermint and the community here. :)

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This thread is sad and beautiful at the same time. Our time is limited and helping people with your knowledge is certainly a good way to spend your life. I admired how Mark solved every single problem people posted on this forum. He had a good sense of humor too. His presence here was one of the reasons, Peppermint has become one of my favorite Linux distributions. He was a role model for many of us.

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My sincere condolences.

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General Discussion / Re: Screenshot Gallery -- Show Us Your Screen
« on: December 05, 2019, 04:13:03 pm »
Higher resolution means better-looking fonts.

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Artwork, Themes, and Icons / Re: Wallpaper for the Pep
« on: December 05, 2019, 04:10:33 pm »
Beautiful wallpaper, rayzer!
Do you have a link to the original image?

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General Discussion / Re: Screenshot Gallery -- Show Us Your Screen
« on: November 30, 2019, 12:08:30 pm »
Very cool, @clatterfordslim

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What are you running Peppermint on? / Re: Intel NUC5CPYH
« on: November 30, 2019, 06:37:44 am »
No. But you (almost) don't hear the fan.

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What are you running Peppermint on? / Intel NUC5CPYH
« on: November 30, 2019, 04:17:03 am »
I recently bought a used NUC5CPYH on ebay.com for only 69 $. With customs and shipping, the device cost me 106 . A new one would cost about 115 , and there are newer models with quad core processors for just a few more - so in retrospect the decision to buy it was not as smart as I thought in the beginning. ;)  Still, it is a nice and quiet little machine.

I put 8 GB RAM and a 120 GB SSD in it. It is fine for surfing the web, writing, image editing and some programming. It also runs Minecraft with slightly reduced settings.


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System:    Host: fritz-nuc Kernel: 5.0.0-36-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.4.0
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Ten
Machine:   Device: desktop Mobo: Intel model: NUC5CPYB v: H61145-405 serial: N/A
           UEFI: Intel v: PYBSWCEL.86A.0078.2019.0807.1133 date: 08/07/2019
CPU:       Dual core Intel Celeron N3050 (-MCP-)
           arch: Airmont rev.3 cache: 1024 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 6400
           clock speeds: max: 2160 MHz 1: 479 MHz 2: 772 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Integrated Graphics Controller
           bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.20.4 )
           drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell)
           version: 4.5 Mesa 19.0.8 Direct Render: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series High Def. Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k5.0.0-36-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel Wireless 3165 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: wlp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCIE Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 port: e000 bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 120.0GB (11.4% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: CT120BX500SSD1 size: 120.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 110G used: 13G (13%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 38.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 173 Uptime: 47 min Memory: 867.2/7898.4MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.201) inxi: 2.3.56


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General Discussion / Re: Screenshot Gallery -- Show Us Your Screen
« on: November 23, 2019, 12:19:13 pm »
Ok: Girls, daredevils and police officers. I am just not into it. ;)

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General Discussion / Re: Screenshot Gallery -- Show Us Your Screen
« on: November 23, 2019, 10:07:54 am »
Red is for girls. ;)

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General Discussion / Re: Screenshot Gallery -- Show Us Your Screen
« on: November 23, 2019, 07:52:20 am »
My current desktop:


Icon-theme: Deepin
Window-theme: Windows 10 Light
Wallpaper: https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-7f8bca7accb21023a6198b531e8397eb

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GNU/Linux Discussion / Some recent distro hopping
« on: October 12, 2019, 06:03:38 pm »
Here are my recent impressions from some other distributions:

Sparky OS will stay on my ThinkPad E470 for the next few years. APTus is a great tool for tweaking the system. I installed kernel 5.3.6 today. Everything is running great.

Solus OS with Budgie looks nice but is not as easy to customize as Xfce. Also, they have few packages. I could live with it if I had to.

Gecko Linux sounds great in theory: OpenSuSe with codecs and improved font rendering and improved package management. However, I dislike YaSt. It has too many options for a simple-minded guy like me and it needs a lot of clicks to achieve something that only requires a simple command in the terminal.

Manjaro 18.1.0 has a great community and it works well. I don't trust the rolling release approach, though. Snapshots of the entire system are just not for me. Would it break sooner or later? Who knows...

Mint 19.2 is almost great. It is what I would recommend to people who want to switch from Windows 7. Peppermint just feels a little snappier and it has Nemo, which allows easy resizing of desktop icons.

Debian Buster comes with a blunt default version of Xfce and suboptimal font rendering. It did not recognize the touchpad and the wifi on my ThinkPad, even with all the nonfree drivers.

So, for my needs, there is nothing better out there than Peppermint OS. :)

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General Discussion / Re: Maybe it's just my take on things
« on: September 27, 2019, 07:42:44 am »
The praise is well-deserved! :)

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GNU/Linux Gaming / Re: Play Windows-only games on Linux with Steam Play
« on: September 26, 2019, 09:55:55 am »
@clatterfordslim: Thanks for your well written and funny comment! Do you happen to write stories, poems or opinionated tech reviews?

As regards Salient OS: I don't trust rolling release distributions. I'm too cautious (and a little lazy) for using them. :)

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