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Installation / Re: Peppermint 6 on Macbook-Air
« on: August 13, 2015, 01:04:57 pm »
Ah...I see. I'm sorry; I was applying my own thought process rather than the actual wording of the request.

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Software & Applications / Re: Removing the title bar in Firefox
« on: August 13, 2015, 12:33:01 pm »
As far as I know, that's not even an option in Firefox.  (but, I could be wrong)  I know you can do it in Chrome/Chromium, but I think Firefox is designed for it to always be there.

That's right...there is no option in Firefox. It's fine...the add-on works perfectly; I just don't care for the window controls that the add-on uses.  :D

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Installation / Re: Peppermint 6 on Macbook-Air
« on: August 13, 2015, 12:21:07 pm »
I just remove the checkmarks from the Touchpad options in the Peppermint Control Center (Keyboard and Pointer tab). That disables the touchpad on my Toshiba laptop, and it stays disabled unless I put the check marks back again.

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Software & Applications / Re: Removing the title bar in Firefox
« on: August 13, 2015, 09:41:53 am »
Hi Dan,


I don't know about doing this with the standard Peppermint Six installation's window manager (WM). All that I can suggest is pressing the F11 function key to toggle going to/returning from full screen mode.

-- Slim

Thanks for the suggestions Slim...I meant to put in my opening post that I don't personally care for the full-screen mode.  :D That's what I was doing though before I found the add-on. As far as Window Managers, I had thought about trying that...but I really don't want to risk messing up a good thing right now.  ;)

You could alway use the Chromium Browser or Google Chrome.  This gives you the option to make SSBs with the Peppermint's own Ice application.  This way each URL will stand in its own unadorned window.  This really maximizes your screen's real estate - just a thought  ;).

Oh, I still use both Chromium and Chrome, and have several SSBs made with Ice (a fantastic application by the way!)...there are just some sites that I prefer to use Firefox on.

Thanks again!  :)

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Software & Applications / Removing the title bar in Firefox
« on: August 13, 2015, 12:57:11 am »
I've used the add-on Hide Caption Titlebar Plus for some time now to give me more screen room on Firefox. It removes the top title bar and works well, but I'm wondering if anyone knows of a way to remove the title bar without having to use an add-on?

Just for clarification; I'm talking about the solid bar at the very top of the screen with the window controls (minimize, maximize, and close) on it, and the bar extends across the entire width of the screen.

Not a big deal...just being curious.  ;)

Thanks!

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General Discussion / Re: Win-10: making it easy for NSA
« on: August 08, 2015, 10:55:46 am »
Well, I reverted our Windows computer back to 8.1 late last night. I got the sweet little good-bye message "We're sorry to see you go, but you can come back to 10 at any time!"  ::)

...and of course after the switch back to 8.1 was finished...

Windows 10 started downloading to our computer again.


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General Discussion / Re: Win-10: making it easy for NSA
« on: August 07, 2015, 08:34:44 am »
I installed the update to 10 on our Windows computer last week, and disabled everything I could. Still, I don't feel comfortable with it at all.

Had several issues with it (after the installation) which made me say something that I thought would never come out of my mouth..."I want Windows 8.1 back!"  :D

After messing around with 10 now for a week, the only benefit that I see is having an actual Start Menu again...and that's not enough to make me keep it. I'll be reverting 10 back to 8.1 this weekend...and hope all the spyware goes with it.  :-[

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User Submitted Tutorials / Re: Change Your Default Cursor Theme
« on: August 06, 2015, 04:55:08 pm »
Thanks Dan, works great  :)

Now I have a red cursor to match my Peppermint OS

Glad it worked for you! By the way, I like your blog!

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User Submitted Tutorials / Re: Change Your Default Cursor Theme
« on: August 06, 2015, 10:29:46 am »
Fabric softener!  :D :D :D

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User Submitted Tutorials / Re: Change Your Default Cursor Theme
« on: August 05, 2015, 09:53:07 pm »
Well, I certainly appreciate your willingness to help. I've been using Linux for 5 years now, and I'm still learning. I've had to fight and claw for what little knowledge I do have.  :D

Where I live, if you mention Linux to people...they think you're talking about a shopping mall in Atlanta, Georgia.  :D

What little I've learned, I've learned on my own. Still, I love it! I learned more over the last year than the previous 4 years combined, because I built my own OS based on Debian Testing. I don't want to give the wrong impression...I didn't build it from the ground up; I used a program that had all of the back-end stuff already built in.  Still, it required me to learn a lot, and I'm pleased with the finished OS. I've been using it for quite a while now without any issues. I discovered Peppermint 5 about a year ago and put it on a 10 year old laptop, and it's performed flawlessly ever since. I also have Peppermint 6 on an old HP desktop (it came with WIndows XP)...works flawlessly. The new install that I mentioned above was putting Peppermint 6 as a dual-boot on my laptop that has the OS that I built...again...flawless.

Anyway...I've rambled on too much. Thanks again for your help. I might install G Alternatives just for the fun of it.  ;)

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User Submitted Tutorials / Re: Change Your Default Cursor Theme
« on: August 05, 2015, 05:11:41 pm »
If you don't mind using the command line, running the following works as well:

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sudo update-alternatives --config x-cursor-theme

To settle my curiosity, I went in and set everything back to DMZ White...made sure I did everything right, and this worked great...and much faster than the method I gave. In fact, this method is really much better, because you don't have to know what to type in as your cursor theme in the index.theme file...it does it for you. So it'll be much easier for someone who wants to make some other type of cursor as their default cursor.

configX, I'm tempted to go find all of your posts and "applaud" them all just for this one tip!  :D


I know how you feel mate  ;D!!

Oy!  :-X

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User Submitted Tutorials / Re: Change Your Default Cursor Theme
« on: August 05, 2015, 03:54:14 pm »
That's strange because I thought it changes the same exact file that you edited in gedit. Perhaps you would need to restart X or logout for the change to kick in. Also, open the file in gedit and verify if it was updated with the command.

You know...I may have forgotten something. I'm pushing 50, and my memory isn't what it used to be!  ;D

On the new install, I installed the cursors through the terminal. I think that after that, I immediately entered the command that you gave. If that's what I did, then I didn't set the Oxygen Cursor on the Customize Look and Feel screen...which means it would have still been set for DMZ White.

I do know that I checked the file afterwards, and it did indeed change the file. I also tried the logging out/in and rebooting...so I must have simply forgotten to set the cursor with Customize Look and Feel. Sorry for the confusion I caused.

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User Submitted Tutorials / Re: Change Your Default Cursor Theme
« on: August 05, 2015, 02:05:32 pm »
If you don't mind using the command line, running the following works as well:

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sudo update-alternatives --config x-cursor-theme

I tried this method on a new install...unfortunately, the cursor still changes back to the DMZ cursor on some windows and screens. Still, that was a great tip/shortcut. Thanks again!

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User Submitted Tutorials / Re: Change Your Default Cursor Theme
« on: August 04, 2015, 08:25:45 pm »
Nice one Dan, it works well.  It's nice to see Synaptic being used for a change of pace  ;).  Thanks for your contribution  8)!!

Thanks AndyInMokum.

If you don't mind using the command line, running the following works as well:

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sudo update-alternatives --config x-cursor-theme

Wow...that's alot quicker. Why have I never seen this before?   :o   :D  Quite some time ago, it took me a lot of searching and trial and error to come up with the instructions that I gave, but I never ran across that method before.

Thanks for the tip!


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User Submitted Tutorials / Change Your Default Cursor Theme
« on: August 04, 2015, 05:31:18 pm »
Hi everyone! I realize that I'm new here; therefore, I hope it's okay for me to submit this short tutorial.   :-\

I realize that some may not be a fan of Oxygen Cursors, but they're my favorite cursor to use. You may have noticed that if you add an additional cursor theme to your OS and set it as your cursor, it won't show up on some screens/windows...it will revert back to the DMZ cursor.

In order to fix this, you'll need to set your new cursor as the default cursor. It's very easy to do and only takes a couple of minutes or so. Be aware, I'm giving instructions for changing the cursor to an Oxygen Cursor...if you have a different cursor preference, you'll need to know what that cursor's theme is called for this to work. For example, I'm using the Oxygen Cursor Theme, but when I enter the theme name below, it's only oxy-

1.  Pull up the Synaptic Package Manager and search for oxygen cursor theme, then install it. (There is also an oxygen cursor theme extra which provides many more colors to choose from. Install it too if you'd like)

2. After it has finished installing, go to your menu...in Preferences, click on Customize Look and Feel. Click on Mouse Cursor, and click the oxygen cursor that you'd like to use, then click Apply.




Now it's time to set your new cursor as the default cursor so that it will appear on all screens and windows...

3.  Pull up your terminal, and enter the following command...

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sudo gedit /usr/share/icons/default/index.theme

4.  After entering that command and your password, you'll be presented with the following window...




5.  All you need to do is...(next to Inherits=) replace DMZ-White with oxy-white...as shown below...




6.  After you have made the changes, close the window and tell it to save the changes. After you restart your computer, your oxygen cursor will now be the default cursor...visible on every screen/window.

Special Notes:
If you want to change it back, just follow the steps and put DMZ-White back again.
I use the Oxygen White cursor, so I entered oxy-white. If you choose another color, just enter oxy-your color's name.
I use all small letters when entering oxy-white. Whether it will work if you capitalize a letter...I'm not sure.
The theme name is oxy-   so make sure to enter oxy- and not oxygen-

Hope this helps!  ;)

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