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General Discussion / Re: Best Browser
« on: December 30, 2017, 01:18:51 am »
i tried it but it didn't work, in fact i gave him any resolution and the window size didn't change at all.

That's too bad, Ly.  It sounds as if the best browser for your computer isn't going to be Opera.  Have you tried the new Firefox browser yet?  It's impressive. :)
yeah, actually i'm running Chromium instead of firefox because it has the extensions i use and it's running fine. I'm using FireFox as a backup web browser in case anything "happens".
thanks for the help anyway :)

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General Discussion / Re: Best Browser
« on: December 29, 2017, 12:43:57 pm »
i didn't run any vpn, it was basically a momentary "lag" of Opera which i can't really explain. I tried reinstalling it yesterday and it seems running just fine.
The only problem i got right now is that it doesn't show the "reduce" and "close" window button unless it's not enlarged which is problematic...

Hello Ly,

VinDSL set me straight on this one.  That link can be found here.  You've got to play with the numbers a little in order to see what works best for your browser

In my case, I took my inxi -Fz numbers (found under graphics), and subtracted 50 from the 900.  So, in my case, my computer's Resolution: 1600x900@60.01hz becomes opera-beta  --window-size=1600,850 %U in Peppermint's menu and panel launchers.


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i tried it but it didn't work, in fact i gave him any resolution and the window size didn't change at all. when i reduce the window size manually, the gtk system buttons appear but when i enlarge it they disappear.
i tried to change gtk/xfwm4 theme and it didn't change. Funny thing is that preview version used to work just fine.

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General Discussion / Re: Best Browser
« on: December 29, 2017, 01:08:32 am »
Opera was doing fine when i first installed it, then for some reason i don't understand it started to run very slow.

Don't know if you were running the Opera VPN, but it's FUBAR right now. Turn off the free VPN , and it runs fine.

The VPN is knocking my speed down to 40K-100K. Basically, the VPN feature useless, unless one is used to running at 56-Gay dialup speeds.

At least that's been my experience ...

i didn't run any vpn, it was basically a momentary "lag" of Opera which i can't really explain. I tried reinstalling it yesterday and it seems running just fine.
The only problem i got right now is that it doesn't show the "reduce" and "close" window button unless it's not enlarged which is problematic...

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General Discussion / Re: When Will They Get It?
« on: December 27, 2017, 08:46:29 am »
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"Can you surf the Internet in Linux?"   ???
    :D :D :D

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General Discussion / Re: What is gain from uprgading to PEP8?
« on: December 27, 2017, 12:13:10 am »
as ZebedeeBoss said, you should ask the question "do i really need to upgrade ?".  I upgraded from 7 to 7 resping then to 8 but i think i could just have stayed to Pmint 7 as it was running without any problem, the forum is here if you ever need help.

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Artwork, Themes, and Icons / Re: Couldn't resist...
« on: December 23, 2017, 07:04:20 am »
Hi Ly!
Would it be possible to get a link to that wallpaper?
Thanks!

ofc, here's a link to some version of it :
https://images3.alphacoders.com/221/221297.png

And here's the version of Pmint's logo with some others
https://uploadfiles.io/uvgav

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If you don't want to see that warning during the MySQL installation...

Prior to installing MySQL, edit:-

/etc/lsb-release

from:-
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DISTRIB_ID=Peppermint
DISTRIB_RELEASE=8
DISTRIB_CODENAME=xenial
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Peppermint 8 Eight"
to:-
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# DISTRIB_ID=Peppermint
# DISTRIB_RELEASE=8
# DISTRIB_CODENAME=xenial
# DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Peppermint 8 Eight"

DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=16.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=xenial
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS"
SAVE the file.

Install MySQL

Then once installed, edit /etc/lsb-release back to:-
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DISTRIB_ID=Peppermint
DISTRIB_RELEASE=8
DISTRIB_CODENAME=xenial
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Peppermint 8 Eight"
again.

tried this but it doesn't work, when the lsb-release is edited to Peppermint Eight it shows the message, when i edit it to ubuntu the message disappear.
worse than that, now that i installed MySQL Xampp can't start the MySQL Database anymore

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General Discussion / Re: Best Browser
« on: December 22, 2017, 02:21:11 pm »
For some reason, Opera runs very slow on my laptop and i switched to chromium a moth ago.

I know what you mean, Ly.  Opera does not run fast on my neighbor's old Dell Dimension computer either.  On the other hand, Firefox works well, and is quite peppy, on that well-built, legacy computer.  :)
Opera was doing fine when i first installed it, then for some reason i don't understand it started to run very slow, at the beginning only opera website and extensions websites were concerned, then i noticed it used to run faster than it did at the first time so i decided to move to chromium and i have Firefox as a backup Browser.
@Ly
You could download the tarball from the waterfox site and run
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tar -xvf ./waterfox-56.0.1.en-US.linux-x86_64.tar.bz2
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cd ./waterfox
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./waterfox
Or if you trust PPA's have a look at https://github.com/hawkeye116477/waterfox-deb/blob/master/README.md

Obs: Not tested myself
Thanks pin, i'll try the first solution :)

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Software & Applications / Re: MySql Workbench [Ubuntu - Peppermint]
« on: December 22, 2017, 02:15:31 pm »
It should be fine as we're Ubuntu 16.04 based .. the warning is most likely triggered by the software looking in /etc/lsb-release for "Ubuntu 16.04" and not seeing it .. but at the end of the day it **is** running on 16.04 :)
yes i thought it was something in those lines :)
So the solution for FULL compatibility would be to install the MYSQL Server version 5.1, 5.5, 5.6 and 5.7 (these are the compatible versions)
i think the "problem" is solved :)

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Software & Applications / MySql Workbench [Ubuntu - Peppermint] [SOLVED]
« on: December 22, 2017, 04:21:16 am »
Yesterday i downloaded My SQL Workbench from the official website, i choosed the Ubuntu 16.04 Release and yet when i try to run it it shows me this "warning" msg :
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You are running Workbench on an unsupported operating system. While it may work for you just fine, it wasn't designed to run on your platform. Please keep this in mind if you run into problems.

I guess it's because Peppermint 8 isn't recognised as Ubuntu 16.04 or something in these lines ?

anyway the software seems working just fine, just a little incompatibility problem because Peppermint seems to run MariaDB when the software is designed to run MySQL but i only need it for basic Database manipulation which seems to run just fine atm.

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General Discussion / Re: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2018
« on: December 22, 2017, 04:11:15 am »
Happy new year guys !  :)

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General Discussion / Re: Best Browser
« on: December 22, 2017, 03:52:20 am »
For some reason, Opera runs very slow on my laptop and i switched to chromium a moth ago. Now with the new Firefox Quantum i don't know which is less memory consuming, Firefox or Chromium?
I've also wanted to give WaterFox a try but couldn't find an easy way to install/update it (apt-get...).

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Software & Applications / Re: Whisker menu Settings
« on: December 20, 2017, 01:35:41 pm »
Okay let's try something here....

Open a terminal and run:
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mv  ~/.config/menus ~/.config/menus.brokenthen
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mkdir -p ~/.config/menus/applications-mergedthen
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touch ~/.config/menus/applications-merged/xdg-desktop-menu-dummy.menunow restart the panel and menu with:
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xfce4-panel -ris your menu back to normal ?
yes indeed
Thank you very much for your help guys, will mark this as solved   :)

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Software & Applications / Re: Whisker menu Settings
« on: December 20, 2017, 10:45:38 am »
Hi Ly,

What version of Peppermint are you running 6,7, 8 or 8 respin ?

Regards Zeb...
I'm using Peppermint 8

We've mentioned many times not to trust ANY GUI menu editor ;)

What's the output from:
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ls ~/.config/menusand
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ls ~/.config/menus/applications-mergedand can you confirm whether the menu works properly whilst logged into the Guest account.

And please answer Zebs question above too.

well i knew about that AFTER i actually messed things up  :(
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ls ~/.config/menus
applications-merged  gnome-applications-merged  peppermint-applications.menu
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ls ~/.config/menus/applications-merged
user-lxde-game.menu  xdg-desktop-menu-dummy.menu

EDIT :
I logged as a guest and the whisker has the good configuration (which i lost in my main account)

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Software & Applications / Whisker menu Settings [SOLVED]
« on: December 20, 2017, 09:52:53 am »
I installed recently Menu libre and just wanted to add a new game entry to my menu, added the game entry and saved and now i'm left with my whisker menu with only the favourite, recently used, all and games sections... everything else disappeared (preferences, system tools...etc)
I tried to reset the Peppermint Default desktop but i didn't bring them back...
Is there any mean to get back to my old settings ?

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