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GNU/Linux Discussion / LibreOffice becoming way too sluggish
« on: December 18, 2019, 08:13:55 am »
Has anyone else noticed how slow LibreOffice has become of late? I really recommend a much snappier alternative, Softmaker's FreeOffice: https://www.freeoffice.com/en/download

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General Discussion / Re: FF Multi Converter
« on: December 15, 2019, 05:05:32 pm »
Funny thing ... I just found out that FF Multi Converter depends on Libreoffice. I just unisntalled Libreoffice cuz it's become too damn slow as of Dec. 2019 and installed FreeOffice instead. But I did find this perfectly good replacement for FF Multi called Curlew https://sourceforge.net/projects/curlew/

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General Discussion / Re: Too many elements from different DE's?
« on: November 22, 2019, 10:51:39 am »
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Wait, all this on Pep 10 - that's some kind of a Seasonal Best. On the other hand this shows the Power of Linux. Peppermint's success story is based on cherry picking. If all the stuff on your system with its fulfilled dependencies is installed successfully it should work for a while. I am curious.
Yeah, it works fine. The Deepin file manager, task manager and terminal all use their own window buttons, not the breeze buttons the rest of my programs use, so the look isn't consistent between those 3 and the rest, but it's no biggie.

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General Discussion / Re: shutdown button on desktop
« on: November 18, 2019, 07:12:17 pm »
There's a better solution if you really want a shutdown icon on the desktop .. or would you prefer it on the panel?
Actually, some file managers allow you to add desktop icons to the panel, like Thunar, I think. I did that and yes, it looks better on the panel than on the desktop.

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General Discussion / Re: Too many elements from different DE's?
« on: November 18, 2019, 05:26:55 pm »
Well 'problems/problematic' is a relative term, there are people that see our mixing and matching of DE components as 'problematic' for them (though they never seem to say why), and suggest we should stick with all components from a single DE .. we obviously disagree, seeing modularity as a Linux strength and perfectly in line with historic Linux/FOSS development models.

My take is only YOU have the right to define 'problematic' on YOUR system .. so is it causing you problems ?
So far, no. My only concern is that--and I have experience with this--tinkering around too much sometimes leads to problems. I'll let the forum know if anything goes bust. If you don't hear from me, then all must be well.

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General Discussion / Re: Too many elements from different DE's?
« on: November 18, 2019, 06:43:48 am »
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Depending on the stuff you have installed and the weight of them actually running I guess. Is this all installed in Peppermint? Did you uninstall any of the original managers, before installing the others?? Usually yes you could run into problems, if you installed these with the existing LXDE/Xfce still installed as Deepin is totally different the mouse theme is OK. I take it you login to Deepin side separately? As in on the login screen you pick Deepin? Problem here though is you'll probably find some Peppermint Apps not work properly, because they were written to run with Nemo and LXDE/Xfce. PCNetSpec will be able to explain better than I and no doubt others can too.  ;D
Yeah, all installed in Pep 10. I never use any other desktop, just the default XFCE/LXDE. Seems to be working fine so far (about an hour) but I just wanted to pick someone's brain. Thanks.

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General Discussion / Too many elements from different DE's?
« on: November 18, 2019, 06:03:52 am »
OK, so I installed deepin to use the deepin file manager and mouse cursor theme. I also installed some KDE to use the Muon package manager and breeze gtk theme. My question is, could mixing so many elements from different DE's lead to problems in the long run? Thanks to all who reply.

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General Discussion / Re: FF Multi Converter
« on: March 17, 2019, 12:03:56 pm »
"I'm a big fan of not adding PPA's where it's not necessary (or at least disabling them post install), especially where the owner isn't well known to you and therefore not totally trusted."

Good idea. Did that.

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New Users / Re: PulseAudio plugin notification not showing up [SOLVED]
« on: March 17, 2019, 11:56:47 am »
I tried both of these suggestions, and neither one worked for me. Finally, I just removed the volume control from the panel and now I'm using the one in Cairo Dock, which works just fine, so that's my workaround. ;)

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Software & Applications / Re: Iceweasel browser
« on: March 17, 2019, 10:13:22 am »
Yeah, but Iceweasel seems not to work now. I couldn't open it on my PC. :-\

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General Discussion / FF Multi Converter
« on: March 16, 2019, 07:42:02 pm »
Found this great alternative to WinFF called FF Multi Converter. :D It's A LOT faster than WinFF.
*sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cteehayder/ffmulticonverter
*sudo apt-get update
*sudo apt-get install ffmulticonverter
I'm surprised it's not in the Synaptic repos by default. Let me know what anyone thinks if they try it.

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General Discussion / Re: shutdown button on desktop
« on: March 16, 2019, 07:31:17 pm »
The action buttons on my panel only had logout working, nothing else. And how do you shutdown a pc without a button? Just use the power button on the keyboard? Isn't that bad for the pc?

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Software & Applications / Re: how to open Desktop manager
« on: March 16, 2019, 07:26:59 pm »
Well, whatever the prob was, I musta fixed it somehow back then.

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Software & Applications / Re: Iceweasel browser
« on: March 16, 2019, 07:25:28 pm »
It's now in Synaptic, haha! ;D

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General Discussion / Re: shutdown button on desktop
« on: March 01, 2019, 01:29:07 am »
OOPS! :D Just added it.  ;D

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