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Software & Applications / Re: Gimp will not open in P 9
« on: May 16, 2020, 11:48:08 am »
@alynur: Are there error messages if you start gimp from the terminal with the command "gimp"?

Announcements / Re: Please Welcome New Trusted User Fritz74!
« on: May 16, 2020, 04:43:11 am »
Thanks everyone!

Quote from: spence
Anyone who cares to dive in and do a quick review of your posting history, would quickly see, you are anything but an average linux user.
I can do my own stuff and I 'm good at finding quick solutions. My knowledge about the inner workings of a Linux system is limited, though. Learning more about it has been on my to-do-list for a while. Along with learning more Python, some languages and playing the Ukulele. ;)

Quote from: stevesveryown
Austrian, eh?  I am part Austrian.  My father was born near Gratz.  Came to the US with his Family when he was 5.  I know I have family there somewhere.
Graz. Our third largest city, home to many pensioners and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Announcements / Re: Please Welcome New Trusted User Fritz74!
« on: May 15, 2020, 10:20:57 am »
Thank you, spence! :)

I have been an average Linux user for 15 years now, and I'll be happy to share my limited knowledge.

Software & Applications / Re: Xfce4 panel weather plugin
« on: May 15, 2020, 05:12:32 am »
Hi Igo,

I found this topic in the Xfce-forum:

It seems like the plugin is not using the correct local time (but UTC) and the bug has been reported over a year ago.


General Discussion / Re: Screenshot Gallery -- Show Us Your Screen
« on: March 05, 2020, 02:05:24 pm »
clampak's desktop looks great! Maybe he'll be enlightened just by using Peppermint. :)

I like the simple elegance of rayzer's desktop too. That Gotham theme for Conky is getting old, though. Everyone, including myself, is using it. ;)

New Users / Re: firefox will not load this forum
« on: March 04, 2020, 11:46:01 am »
Glad to see that the forum got its let's encrypt certificate back!

User Submitted Tutorials / Options for indicators in the Xfce panel
« on: February 25, 2020, 07:32:28 am »
The following picture shows a part of the panel in my Peppermint installation:

As the icons in the systray (aka notification area) usually have no spacing between them, I was looking for a way to change this and get some pixels between the indicators for the WIFI and the battery.  I achieved it by using the indicator plugin instead of the systray. It can be installed with the following command:

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sudo apt install xfce4-indicator-plugin
The following article on gives a good overview about all options to get indicators for the Xfce panel:

It won't even be an issue for most people, but I could not stand looking at those icons cramped together like that. ;)

When you feel we have answered your query @Fritz74, please remember to open your OP (original post) in this thread. Since this wasn't really a technical support request, appending a (RESOLVED) at the end of the subject line may be the more appropriate edit.

@spence: I added it to the title, because collecting all bookmarks in a Google Document turned out to work very well.

The Chrome extensions that allow collecting and tagging bookmarks are probably too much of a hassle.

I recently installed Brave to replace Chrome.  Brave is a little faster than Chrome and has a good ad blocker out of the box. They have their own model for internet advertising and a system for tipping content creators. You can collect little amounts of a crypto-currency by clicking banner advertising (if I understood that correctly). I am not using those features, but will probably buy some of their merch to support them.

Here is the how-to that worked for me for installing Brave from the terminal:

The only problem is that syncing bookmarks between PCs does not work - at least not sufficiently. I created some Google Docs for my bookmarks. That's of course no FOSS solution. Maybe there is something better? Probably a Chrome extension?

The other browser I tried is Vivaldi. It felt not quite as fast as Brave. It offers more possibilities to customize it than any other browser. Syncing bookmarks works very well and I also like the look. The sidebar and the panel on the bottom can be hidden, so you can make Vivaldi almost look like Chrome. The only reason why I prefer Brave (and made it my new daily driver) is the increased speed. Vivaldi can be installed easily with a .deb package from their website

You can install Chrome extensions on both browsers - as they are both based on Chromium.

General Discussion / Re: Screenshot Gallery -- Show Us Your Screen
« on: February 09, 2020, 07:32:16 am »
Maybe hiding certain icons in the notification area is an option. You can make them visible if you need them.

To do this, go to panel settings, then objects and edit the notification area. Select hidden for the icons you don't want to see all the time.  Instead of those icons there will be a little arrow that makes them visible if you click it.

If creating a launcher after a right click on the desktop does not work (yet), you could also perform a right click on any app in the whisker menu and add a shortcut to the desktop - and then edit the .desktop file with xed to change the command, the caption and the icon.

For example the command to start firefox with youtube is:
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This review was certainly not nice, but "Learn Linux" pointing out the permissions issue of the file /usr/bin/gnome-desktop-item-edit was a little step forward for my Linux knowledge, because it showed me how a guest user could freely change files on the system.

Everybody makes some mistakes. There is no shame in that.

His other points seem to be just a matter of taste. I'm not using ice either, but I still like Peppermint and the community here. :)

This thread is sad and beautiful at the same time. Our time is limited and helping people with your knowledge is certainly a good way to spend your life. I admired how Mark solved every single problem people posted on this forum. He had a good sense of humor too. His presence here was one of the reasons, Peppermint has become one of my favorite Linux distributions. He was a role model for many of us.

My sincere condolences.

General Discussion / Re: Screenshot Gallery -- Show Us Your Screen
« on: December 05, 2019, 01:13:03 pm »
Higher resolution means better-looking fonts.

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