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New Users / Re: How to remove/edit menu icons?
« on: Today at 12:52:30 am »
Now, one problem with editing .desktop files in /usr/share/applications is that those are in the system folder. That's why you have to have admin access to change them. So, if you run updates, any programs that you alter will be reverted back to how they were before when you changed them. To fix this, you can open two File Manager windows. In one, go to /usr/share/applications. In the other, stay in your Home folder and right-click anywhere. Click on "Show Hidden Files" in the right-click menu. Go to the .local folder, then share and applications. Select anything you want to alter in /usr/share/applications, and copy and paste them into ~/.local/share/applications. Now, you can open them one by one in the Text Editor (no need for admin access in your Home folder) and edit them as mac and I suggested. Anything you put in there will override what is in /usr/share/applications, and even an update won't alter it.

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New Users / Re: How to remove/edit menu icons?
« on: May 22, 2018, 11:18:34 pm »
As long as one terminal command isn't too much.  ;)

The easiest way would be to run this command in the terminal:

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sudo xed /usr/share/applications/peppermint-thunderbird-themer.desktop

Enter your admin password when prompted.

You'll get a desktop entry file. Add this line to the bottom of the file:

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NoDisplay=True

Save and exit. The program will still be installed but won't show in the menu. Of course, it's still accessible through the settings panel.

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General Discussion / Re: Distrowatch.com - as dodgy as it gets
« on: May 20, 2018, 08:51:41 pm »
One team at Canonical makes Ubuntu, thereby making it one project. I don't remember if Canonical directly makes any of the others, or if their project teams simply coordinate with Canonical. I know Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu and a few others are considered "official" spins, meaning they have Canonical's blessing to exist. However, the fact that they are made by different entities and have separate websites make them separate projects. They simply coordinate with Canonical to release on the same day.

Manjaro, Fedora and other distros are single projects released under "one roof." They likely have different developers for the different desktops, but they're considered part of the parent project. They're released on the same website, which is why they're considered one project.

That's the difference. Considering a distro like Lubuntu, which is technically an Ubuntu based distro, part of Ubuntu would be an insult, given that different people starting the project and they work independently from Canonical. It would be like  considering Peppermint to be part of Ubuntu.

DistroWatch is a decent site, but things like their rankings have to be taken with a grain of salt.

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General Discussion / Re: WTF? Windows 10 now actually losing market share
« on: February 16, 2018, 08:07:03 pm »
Why are they switching back to winders 7  :-\

Because it has a regular desktop interface, not that stupid mobile crap.  Too bad they don't know how awesome Linux is.

They all use linux... but don't know it on all of their cellphones, almost none of my family and friends use anything but their cellphones anymore...

Unless they have an iPhone.  iOS is most definitely not Linux.

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General Discussion / Re: Birthday Greetings.
« on: February 14, 2018, 07:18:24 am »
Congrats, bro.  21 again?  ;)

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New Users / Re: What level of update is safe to install ?
« on: February 10, 2018, 02:52:33 am »
Actually, at this point in time, those are the most important to install, because theyíre kernel updates that protect you from vulnerabilities that have been found in modern processors.  If you donít install those, your system is at risk of attack.

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New Users / Re: What level of update is safe to install ?
« on: February 10, 2018, 12:08:14 am »
All updates should be installed, as they contain security updates that are essential to your systemís health.  The numbers and colors are a Mint thing.

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General Discussion / Re: New Purchases 2018
« on: February 09, 2018, 08:02:00 pm »
Some people bend sheet metal in special ways, which drives up prices. :P

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General Discussion / Re: New Purchases 2018
« on: February 09, 2018, 06:17:26 pm »
Yeah, that seems like a handy thing.

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Software & Applications / Re: Warning for Firefox Users
« on: February 02, 2018, 02:16:40 pm »
Wow, thanks for the heads-up, DAMIEN1307.

One important tip to anyone running Firefox on a Linux system:  ALWAYS update Firefox (or any web browser) using the version in your distro's software repositories.  Web browsers are usually kept up to date, even on distributions that have long development cycles, like Debian.  Never update manually using a version from another source in a Linux environment.

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General Discussion / Re: Ubuntu to default to Xorg for 18.04 .. not Wayland
« on: February 01, 2018, 09:17:49 am »
Might be ready by 2028 .. maybe .. with a bit of luck...

I don't know...

;)

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General Discussion / Re: Ubuntu to default to Xorg for 18.04 .. not Wayland
« on: February 01, 2018, 12:53:54 am »
I know everyone seems to be trying to push Wayland, but it just doesn't seem ready for primetime to me.

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Announcements / Re: Annnouncement - New Trusted User
« on: January 28, 2018, 09:49:55 am »
Guess, I'll just keep doing like before... I mean, the main goal still is to help other users with their issues, right?

You don't have to do anything special, what you've been doing since you arrived is perfect; helping people and being a great contributor to this community.  :)

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Software & Applications / Re: video editor recommendations
« on: January 28, 2018, 09:43:54 am »
Yeah, kdenlive is really nice, I just hate how it pulls in all those KDE dependencies.  But, if you have plenty of hard drive space, it will be fine.  When I used to render animations in Lightwave 10.1 (in Windows) and I would try to compose them into videos, only kdenlive would correctly import the Lightwave .avi files.  Openshot had some kind of issue with them.  However, one nice feature about Openshot is that it will import image sequences.  I don't remember if kdenlive will do that, but I don't think it will.  So, both programs have pros and cons.

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General Discussion / Re: I've done my homework...
« on: January 28, 2018, 09:30:23 am »
Hey, thorough research into all things mint brings you here, right?  RIGHT?  Erm, OK, maybe not.  ::)

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