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Installation / Re: os-prober not working?
« on: August 10, 2015, 12:50:42 pm »
The update-grub command usually kicks off several scripts in that directory: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2/Setup#Script_Descriptions

Have you run that command yet or do you prefer to run them individually?

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General Discussion / Re: Why pyshot?
« on: August 09, 2015, 07:56:25 pm »
Yeah I'm actually surprised I got that far.   :)

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General Discussion / Re: Why pyshot?
« on: August 09, 2015, 06:49:50 pm »
I'm not much of a programmer but I was able to put this together. Eventually I can add a delay option when choosing window or desktop and also have it ask where to save the file.  For now files are saved in Desktop.



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#!/bin/sh

mode=$(zenity --list --width 450 --height 220 \
  --title="Choose a Screenshot Mode" \
  --column="Mode" \
    "Click and Drag Rectangular Area" \
    "Active Window Only" \
    "Entire Desktop")

case $mode in
    "Click and Drag Rectangular Area" )
    scrot -sz '%Y-%m-%d_$wx$h.png' -e 'mv $f ~/Desktop/'
    ;;
    "Active Window Only" )
    scrot -buz '%Y-%m-%d_$wx$h.png' -e 'mv $f ~/Desktop/'
    ;;
    "Entire Desktop" )
    scrot -z '%Y-%m-%d_$wx$h.png' -e 'mv $f ~/Desktop/'
    ;;
esac

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Yeah, I'll admit Gmail is a joy to use for the most part. If you don't mind paying, Fastmail is a good option. I also tend to use ProtonMail more these days as it's encrypted from the get-go.

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General Discussion / Re: TypeCatcher
« on: August 09, 2015, 05:42:58 pm »
I recommend using Roboto (normal weight) as your system font...it looks excellent in Peppermint. I use size 8 but any size looks fine.

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Email is one thing I will not allow Google to oversee.

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General Discussion / Re: Windows Help Guy
« on: August 09, 2015, 05:32:05 pm »
It seems like he is still doing Linux videos as well. He just has two channels now, one for Linux and one for WinXP.

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General Discussion / Re: Why pyshot?
« on: August 09, 2015, 05:57:50 am »
Oh wow, I didn't even know that scrot could capture rectangular areas. Slim.Fatz got me thinking so I was looking at the man page and the -s flag allows you to select an area. Perhaps we could cobble together a decent Zenity gui for scrot that would let the user choose a screenshot type, delay, save location, etc. That would probably be under 5KB in Bash.

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General Discussion / Re: Why pyshot?
« on: August 08, 2015, 06:20:15 pm »
I don't care what anyone says,  you guys are alright in my book.  :D

Luckily a screenshot app isn't mission critical - it was only a thought I had from a newbie UX perspective. I've been using Linux since 2007 and can get around just fine - it's the newcomers I worry about. I've always been a big fan of lightweight software that is simplistic but doesn't lack in function, hence my interest in Peppermint. So, you can imagine my surprise when everything was going swimmingly until I needed to take a screenshot...lol. Not a big deal for me, I know how to install packages. But then I thought how that might affect newcomers to the Linux world. Let's show them how awesome lightweight open-source and free software can be while not skimping on the sauce. 

Perhaps this could be discussed more during development of the next release. Like PCNetSpec said, it could be as easy as making the shortcuts more accessible. Or maybe we find another utility that's just as light as pyshot but with more bang for the buck.

Is there any kind of project management during each release cycle? Just curious how things work around here.  :)

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General Discussion / Re: Why pyshot?
« on: August 08, 2015, 02:29:54 pm »
Not need to apologize. :)

I know that Peppermint aims to be nimble while also intuitive. Having to use a separate program to crop screenshots doesn't seem intuitive. To each their own though. Using pyshot is not an issue for me, I was mostly curious about the rationale for choosing it over other options. If everyone likes it the way it is then I can't complain - you've been here longer than me.

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General Discussion / Re: Why pyshot?
« on: August 08, 2015, 02:18:14 pm »
I think you may have missed my point.  ;)

I don't have a print screen button on my netbook. It was easy enough to change the key binding. But what's the keyboard shortcut for capturing a rectangular region?

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General Discussion / Re: Why pyshot?
« on: August 08, 2015, 01:50:45 pm »
Does SMF have the ability to create polls? Honestly a screenshot utility is not a major factor when deciding on a distro but it does come in handy. I was surprised when I tried to take a screenshot of a window in Peppermint with pyshot and it didn't have the option. Basically if a new user (or anyone) wants to take a screenshot to show an error or problem, they need to know keyboard shortcut for scrot or capture their entire desktop and edit it in Gimp or similar tool. I'm not opposed to another screenshot other than xfce4-screenshooter as long as it can capture regions and windows. To Slim.Fatz point, users can always install something else but some people don't know that better options exist until they have it. My suggestion is to not include every piece of software that people want, but to choose the best one if better options exist as long as it stays true to Peppermint's goals.

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General Discussion / Re: Why pyshot?
« on: August 08, 2015, 12:29:45 pm »
You can use the following:
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sudo apt-get --no-install-recommends install xfce4-screenshooterYou can also change /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/99synaptic to make it permanent:
 
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APT::Install-Recommends "false"

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General Discussion / Re: Why pyshot?
« on: August 08, 2015, 11:57:40 am »
Pyshot is small, simple and it works.  XFCE4-Screenshooter requires the installation of XFCE4-Panel.  Peppermint uses LXPanel, so there's no good reason to include a program by default that requires a second panel.  I'd assume those are the main reasons.

Xfce4-panel is only recommended but not needed for xfce4-screenshooter to work. :)

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General Discussion / Why pyshot?
« on: August 08, 2015, 11:44:46 am »
Just curious why pyshot continues to be used instead of something more robust such as xfce4-screenshooter? It doesn't seem like pyshot is maintained anymore and lacks the ability to select an area or window. Obviously it was easy enough for me to replace but it seems like an under-powered tool for a new user. Even the keyboard shortcuts are mapped to scrot and not pyshot. If Peppermint were to use xfce4-screenshooter alone to replace both pyshot and scrot you would only be using about 1 MB more of disk space and have more functionality from a single program.

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