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Ya ! that did the trick.

Thanks !  :D

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Ok this is a small one but so far I am unable to fault PM7. Great implementation of 16.04. Ok I have a Logitech K360 keyboard with a few audio control keys. Works beautifully. The only thing is the keyboard mute fonction. While the mute works, it cannot be restored with the KB again. A second press on the button should remove the muting. I have to remove it with the control applet.

It is not something with the keyboard but more with the implementation. I have the same KB on my main Mint Kde 17.3 rig and the button behave correctly (mute/unmute). So does in Windows.

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Software & Applications / Re: Settings Panel - translation ?
« on: July 31, 2016, 09:44:39 pm »
No I mean the actual translation.  How come it's done in the "Appearance Personnalisation" panel ? It's not the same method ? Not sure if this panel is an original Peppermint or a standard xfce/ldme.

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Software & Applications / Settings Panel - translation ?
« on: July 31, 2016, 07:00:32 pm »
I noticed that the Control Center panel and the new Settings panel are not translated following a different language installation then English. I am using French and everything else is translated, even the Appearance Personnalisation panel. Are those ones been forgotten ?  That should be very easy to translate.

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I totally respect that Slim. It's your distro and you decide. I just wondering how many people choose Pep for its smaller size ? There are of course even smaller Linux distros available. I definitely prefer to have more features, not programs since I can get those easely. Not the kitchen sinks but a good balance. I like to have air conditioning in my car even if it consume more gazoline and weight a bit more but not the heating seats.  That's just me of course.   

Have a great week-end   ;D :D :D

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Artwork, Themes, and Icons / Peppermint 7 desktop - symbolic theme
« on: July 30, 2016, 09:12:39 pm »
Just a theme based on a symbolic icons set. Black-white-orange.

Theme (for 15.10 but works fine in 16.04) Not too flat and lot of colours.
http://www.noobslab.com/2015/05/ambiance-blackout-flat-colours-theme.html

Wallpaper
http://noodle98.deviantart.com/art/Lambo-Aventador-HD-Wallpaper-edit-336427241

Icons set "snowy" with snowy-symbolic. (sadly appear only briefly in gnome-look org)



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Just to remind some experienced users that a lot of windows and newbies are now attracted to Peppermint and they have no idea where to get themes, icons or even to how install them. I am proposing three sets which covert all the basics preferences. I remember some distros (I can't remember which ones - I'll look it up) which propose a choice of already made up themes. That would satisfy a lot of people. Themes and icons doesn't take any significant space anyway.

Just to follow up, I remember where I saw this distro with all the styling built in. It is called ChaletOS, also based now on 16.04 and xfce. The feature is called "style changer" and it's got a lot and lot of built-in styles, including conky, ready to apply. May be something that Pep can do one day. That should be that easy to change styling. Who care if the distro is 1, 1.3 ,1.6 GB.

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Just to remind some experienced users that a lot of windows and newbies are now attracted to Peppermint and they have no idea where to get themes, icons or even to how install them. I am proposing three sets which covert all the basics preferences. I remember some distros (I can't remember which ones - I'll look it up) which propose a choice of already made up themes. That would satisfy a lot of people. Themes and icons doesn't take any signifiant space anyway.

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Just a note from my original post, I am not here to denigrate the Mint team work. I have more then one computer and my main one is running Mint Kde 17.3 and another, Mint Cinnamon 17.3. They both works flawlessly and I have no intention to upgrade either. Probably Mint 18.1 or .2 will be the real one to look for. For now though IMO, Pep 7 is the new king for Ubuntu based distros and it will be hard to budge if they make it as good as version 6.

Still there are so many good distros out there now. We are really spoiled. It's hard to settle for one for a long time. Comparing that to windows, the later is really, really depressing and I am so disappointed that people (sheep) don't know about the extraordinary freedom and quality that Linux brings now.

As for the theme, why not incorporate more of them out of the box (flat, semi-3D and 3D) and more icons set. They could be put in evidence during the installation. They don't take much space anyway. Noobslab has some nice ones for Ubuntu 15 and 16 which work in Pep 7. Personally I am using Ambiance (lot of colors available) which is "semi-flat". I think the old icons sets still works.

I am not making such a big deal of the original theme because what really count is the engine underneath the paint job. And there, the Peppermint team did their home work for sure. I have only praise for them. Did i mention that it's all free of charge ???

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I still use Peppermint 6 on one of my comp and I have no intention of changing it. It has been such an unbreakable strong horse that I will keep it for a longtime. So I start installing Linux Mint 18 cinnamon on another older computer and while it works mostly fine, there are still deal breaker bugs in their distro that I ditch it and install Pep 7.  First of all, I am really not a fan of the goofy styling but it can be easely fix. So I have it now the way I like (the "flat" look is the equivalent of the Zika virus for Linux. Eventually it will be cured).  Any way to my surprise none of the bugs of Mint 18 are present in 7. It seems that the Peppermint team have taken the best parts of other distros and make it work great all together. So kudos to the developers, that made another outstanding and solid distro (even though I think they have bad taste in design, but it's of course, that's subjective ...)  :D

Tx

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If you mean there was no slideshow during the installation .. NO that's NOT normal.

Yep ! no slide show for me. No big deal. Everything works.

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Software & Applications / Re: Synapse crash in pep 7 (ubuntu 16.04)
« on: July 26, 2016, 01:06:42 am »
This is a known problem with the Synapse utility in 16.04, it crash if we try to use it. After research on the web, the command has to be replaced by this : (temporary fix, but working)
bash -c 'GTK_IM_MODULE="" synapse'

How can I replace the command in the menu and to get it to launch with that command at login ?
Tx

Ok found a way. Just modify the synapse command line in /usr/share/applications with that command. That will fix the call by the menu.
To have it start at login, use the menu to make a shortcut on the desktop (right click). Move it to the ~/.config/autostart folder.  To have the application to not display on launch, add the argument "--startup". It's going to be minimize at startup. Do not set the "start at connection" option. That add the usual "wrong" command. Thanks peppermint 6 !  ;D

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This is a known problem with the Synapse utility in 16.04, it crash if we try to use it. After research on the web, the command has to be replaced by this : (temporary fix, but working)
bash -c 'GTK_IM_MODULE="" synapse'

How can I replace the command in the menu and to get it to launch with that command at login ?
Tx

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Ok got it to work. If I select "install" directly from the installation disk, it's turning in circle at that point but after selecting the demo mode, I was able to launch the installer and install everything. Good to go.

One note, there is nothing displayed in the install window during the installation, only the progress and comments at the bottom. That's normal ?

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Installation / Pepppermint 7 hang on disk detection (installation)
« on: July 25, 2016, 08:15:09 pm »
I am trying to install Pep 7 on an older machine (Abit Kn8 Ultra - Amd Athlon 64). At the phase where it scan for disks, it just  turn in circle and never come back. I have install Mint 18 on that partition before without any issue.
Any idea ?

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