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New Users / Re: Icon Location
« on: February 13, 2020, 10:35:35 am »
And you do mean "left" monitor and not right? Just checking! :) I will wait for your pictures. I want to make sure I can do this on the usb before I reinstall again. Thanks


New Users / Re: Icon Location
« on: February 12, 2020, 09:21:27 pm »
I'm sorry, but I don't understand your comment nor the irony. Can you clarify?

New Users / Re: Icon Location
« on: February 12, 2020, 05:05:10 pm »
Yes I do run nvidia drivers with my GT710 video card. And as long as your solution addresses specifically where desktop icons will be displayed. Again I have no problem working with 3 monitors and having them placed where I want them. My only issue is getting the desktop icons (and I have about 14 of them) to display on my primary monitor.

New Users / Re: Icon Location
« on: February 12, 2020, 02:26:41 pm »
So there is no resolution for specifying where desktop icons should reside, in my case needing them to be on my left monitor which is a DVI-d connection?

New Users / Re: Icon Location
« on: February 11, 2020, 10:51:13 pm »
I just start PM without doing anything. It comes recognizing all 3 monitors; one is hdmi, one dvi-d and one is VGA.My left one is set as primary and it always comes up as primary with the toolbar and plank - always cause I set it that way. My only issue is the desktop icons. They NEVER come up on the left monitor no matter what I do. When I reboot they will come up either on the middle monitor or the right one. This is the setup that I use in Ubuntu Mate and it plays beautifully. I don't understand the issue with PM. When I had only 2 monitors on PM10 it worked well.


New Users / Re: Icon Location
« on: February 11, 2020, 04:30:58 pm »
That's close to my problem! Thanks! :)

New Users / Re: Icon Location
« on: February 11, 2020, 10:20:32 am »
I think I have already said I have done that. I have no problem specifying the primary display. When I use two monitors I can get the icons displaying on the primary. When I have 3 monitors I cannot. They bounce between monitors 2 and 3, changing when I reboot. Please don't ask me to use AR&R to set their location. It just is not working!

New Users / Re: Icon Location
« on: February 11, 2020, 02:53:51 am »
My apologies, I may not have explained propely. I have no problem with all three displays coming up and working and at the proper resolution etc. My problem is I have a bunch of desktop icons that I want displayed on the primary monitor (the one on the left) and they will not do it. One time they display on the middle monitor, then if I restart they display on the right monitor, etc. But they never display on the primary monitor. Any help?

New Users / Icon Location
« on: February 09, 2020, 09:28:00 pm »
I just re-installed Peppermintos 10 Respin on a computer with 3 monitors: the left monitor is labeled 2., the middle monitor is 3., and the right monitor is 1.. I have the left monitor set as my primary, and the panel and plank display on that one. But all my desktop icons show on the middle monitor and I cannot figure out how to have them displayed on the left monitor. Can anyone help me?

Software & Applications / Re: FireFox and porn Issue
« on: August 10, 2018, 02:56:30 am »
Because it started in this thread as an answer to part of a question I had previously. So it has stayed in this thread and just continued.

Software & Applications / Re: FireFox and porn Issue
« on: August 10, 2018, 02:21:14 am »
Hi Zeb,
That's why I've been asking the questions! As I read the tutorial I'm just not seeing the difference  between what he was doing and what I've  been using. :)


Software & Applications / Re: FireFox and porn Issue
« on: August 10, 2018, 02:07:58 am »
Hi Andy,
Well, I am still a bit "confused". I don't see what is different between the /home with simlinks pointing to a /data folder. My /home is on a separate HD, I use Deja-Dup to backup my entire /home folder to an external 1 TB HD.

The only possible thing I see as possibly varying is not simlinking the .local and /.config folders and letting those be rebuild when I install another distro. But I always copy those to my external HD, then paste back in those files I want to keep. Is there something I am still missing in my understanding?

Also, my hopping days may well be over. I am enjoying PM 9. The only issue I've found - my main box is an HP desktop running 8 Gib of DDR3 memory. A friend had given me another desktop running 8 Gib of DDR2 memory. I found real performance issues when scrolling a webpage with a LOT of content. On the DDR3 box the scrolling was very snappy, but on the DDR2 box it was extremely jerky and would always move beyond or before the place I wanted to stop. Not so on the DDR3 box. So I've gone back to the DDR3 box.


Software & Applications / Re: FireFox and porn Issue
« on: August 09, 2018, 09:17:03 pm »
I am still "pondering" the /data partition discussion. I have my / partition on a small HD and my /home on a separate HD. When I am installing a different distro (or even a new version of my current) I go into my .config folder and delete folders in there relating to my current OS. Next I install the new OS, then I install the applications I use and I'm "good-to-go".

So my question, is there anything I would gain by switching to a /data partition and using symlinks? Thanks for any advice!


General Discussion / Re: Window control buttons
« on: August 06, 2018, 04:39:08 am »
Thank you! I knew it was there someplace.  ;D


General Discussion / Window control buttons to the left (SOLVED)
« on: August 06, 2018, 02:48:07 am »
Can I move the window control buttons (minimize, maximize, close) from the right side of window to the left?


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