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New Users / Re: Just a quick hello
« on: January 21, 2020, 10:12:56 am »
Welcome aboard, Chris   :)

Software & Applications / Re: XFce Power Manager
« on: January 21, 2020, 09:15:29 am »
This is the pop up l received on the Zip file to download.

Well, that filename is encouraging - 'firmware' suggests it is BIOS related, as discussed above  ;)

I'd dual-boot it, install the upgrade, and see what happens...

Software & Applications / Re: XFce Power Manager
« on: January 21, 2020, 09:10:22 am »
BTW, now that I think about the 50-60% charged figure...

That's the same envelope used on cell phones with fast-charge capabilities.

To protect the Li-ion batteries in phones with fast-charge capes, they cut the charging rate back from fast => slow at 60%, e.g. fast charging from 0-60% then slow charging from 60-100%.

But, I digress...  :)

Software & Applications / Re: XFce Power Manager
« on: January 21, 2020, 08:56:13 am »

I would imagine those settings are changed/saved in BIOS.

Perhaps the trick would be to boot into winders, install/run the executable, config these settings, then cross your fingers.

I might mention, this is similar to why I dual-boot Peppermint with winders - downloading/installing BIOS updates, for instance.

If these battery settings are not saved to BIOS, and dependent on the settings in the winders app, then you're probably stuck with the default 50-60% envelope, when charged on non-winders OSs.

Just a guess...   :)

Software & Applications / Re: Caps-lock/Num-Lock Indicator
« on: January 18, 2020, 11:48:01 pm »
That reminds me of an old Monty Python skit  :))

Nudge, nudge. Wink, wink. A nod's as good as a wink to a blind bat Say no more. Say no more.

Found it, thanks to Al Gore's amazing Internet...

Software & Applications / Re: Caps-lock/Num-Lock Indicator
« on: January 18, 2020, 11:13:35 pm »
I was surprised it worked as it is meant for 14.04, maybe they updated it?

The version I installed was built for Bionic...

Code: CHANGELOG [Select]
indicator-keylock (3.1.1-0~ppa0) bionic; urgency=medium

  * Remove dependency on libunique, build for bionic.

 -- Thea Barnes <email address hidden>  Sat, 19 May 2018 12:58:57 -0400

Thea did a nice job, didn't she?   ;)

Software & Applications / Re: Caps-lock/Num-Lock Indicator
« on: January 18, 2020, 08:22:04 am »
Sorry,  I have been away for a while.  This did not work for me but I seem to have xfce4 panel 4.12.2   I am still looking for a solution.  If I find anything I will post it.

I just installed the following Caps-Lock/Num-Lock/Scroll-Lock Indicator, on my 32bit PM 10 desktop machine TOO - it worked a treat.

The "A" icon in the panel shown below (between the Dropbox & Mega icons) indicates the Caps-Lock is enabled. Num-Lock displays a "1" icon in the panel, when it's enabled. This app also sends a notification to the desktop, when you enable/disable Caps-Lock & Num-Lock.

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tsbarnes/indicator-keylock
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-keylock
After the installation, logout and login. Bada bing, bada boom.

Nice find, clatterfordslim  8)

Probably, the easiest way to reinstall Advert Blocker is to use Synaptic Package Manager.

The package name is: advert-block

New Users / Re: How to change the panel 'style'
« on: January 14, 2020, 08:35:21 am »
Can anyone help with this?

I'm constantly fiddling with my panels - different panel settings for different machines, for different purposes, et cetera.

One can make Peppermint panels look any way they wish. It's akin to being a graffiti artist; limited only by the quality and availability of the 'spray paint'; and, the steadiness of one's mousing fingers  :))

Just make sure to backup your Peppermint defacement(s) when you're done for the day. That way you can restore your 'work of art' if you get too adventuresome on the morrow.

Software & Applications / Re: XFce Power Manager
« on: January 13, 2020, 04:29:56 pm »
My Lenovo Yoga 500 with Pep 10 respin on charges up to 100% and the indicator tells me how long it will take, percentage it's charged to. [...] Best thing to do is take it out and [...]

That spurred my memory...   :)

A while back, I was reading an article about how winders users could reset their battery indicator circuitry. That is, reset the battery power percentage calculations and so forth, by starting afresh..

They said to remove the battery - press & hold down the power button for 10-15 seconds - then reinsert the battery and power-up.

Don't know if it has any relevance in this discussion, or if it even works, but who knows?! It can't hurt...

Software & Applications / Re: XFce Power Manager
« on: January 13, 2020, 04:12:30 pm »
Needless to say, I suppose, but...

The battery should charge to 100% even when a device is shutdown, regardless of the OS(s) installed.

You know, doing a quick read of the tute above...

The first part of the article shows one how to download GParted, and make a bootable USB stick.

I don't see any reason why a live PM USB stick wouldn't suffice. After all, it contains GParted

Soooo, skip to Boot Gparted Peppermint Live ==> Copying Partitions with Gparted  :)

Never tried it, but here's a tute:   :o

Bless his soul. He seems a little confused...  :))

Software & Applications / Re: XFce Power Manager
« on: January 12, 2020, 06:06:36 pm »
Okay, that's starting to make more sense now, if I'm reading the situation correctly.

AFAIK, the Xfce Power Manager isn't capable of stopping the battery from charging beyond 59%. However, it is capable of shutting down at 59%, or whatever percentage was chosen.

I set mine at 10%

Here are my pics of my Xfce Power Manager settings:

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