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Development / Re: Website "slick" scrolling (mouse hijacking)
« Last post by rjm65 on July 11, 2020, 12:40:10 pm »
I guess i am like you VinDSL, because I can't even find what he is talking about...  I use my mouse wheel as well....    :-)
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Development / Re: Website "slick" scrolling (mouse hijacking)
« Last post by VinDSL on July 11, 2020, 12:36:27 pm »
Interesting. I never noticed that before; but, you're right.

I don't use 'scroll bars', unless I have to. I'm a 'scroll wheel' fanboi. Plus, I turn off gimmicks like 'smooth scrolling', et cetera.

When I scroll up/down the main website, using the 'scroll wheel' on my mouse, it overshoots the lines, e.g. it moves 2-3 lines instead of 1. It's like flicking a cell phone screen, with my finger, and it just keeps scrolling. It's irritating as fek!   >:(

Perhaps it's a WordPress bug?!?!

Thx for bringing it to our attention...
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Development / Website "slick" scrolling (mouse hijacking)
« Last post by az2020 on July 11, 2020, 08:25:32 am »
I'm glad to see the Peppermint community is thriving. I'm looking forward to Peppermint 11 (which is why I dropped by).

However, I noticed the peppermintos.com web site now uses scrolljacking. This is the sort of thing you'd expect from some boutique, show-offy, "what I did for the summer" web site -- not a Linux distro where people are aware of proper boundaries & accessibility standards (not intruding on a person's mouse/scroll settings; enabling access -- not controlling it. That kind of interference is always about "look at me, I'm so clever with my website design." It has *nothing* to do with the visitor's experience. If it were a nice thing to do for visitors, there wouldn't be such massive dislike for the practice.).

I hope you guys will consider this feedback. Don't put visitors on "ice" with slippery scroll, causing them to pause and think about how they have to use their mouse. There's no reason for it. I know it's a small thing, and people can get over it. But, I'm asking you guys to consider whether it makes any sense at all. Most people (especially the types to use Linux) find it unfriendly.

Thank you, and I hope Peppermint keeps going! (I hope this was the right place to voice my rant/plea about site design.).
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General Discussion / Re: Offendinista Definition
« Last post by Bear on July 11, 2020, 04:05:11 am »
Like it!! :)
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General Discussion / Offendinista Definition
« Last post by VinDSL on July 10, 2020, 04:19:08 pm »
My 4th Urban Dictionary definition (since 2004) was just voted in.

And, that's a tough mob over there...   :))

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Software & Applications / Re: Android phone connection
« Last post by Bear on July 10, 2020, 09:06:10 am »
Thanks VinDSL. I took a look at GSConnect but all I could find to download was a zip file containing some Python code and a few style sheets. Presumably if I knew how to run the Python code it would work but that's beyond me at the moment.
In the end I followed this article:
 https://www.howtogeek.com/271866/how-to-back-up-your-text-messages-to-dropbox-or-google-drive-on-android/
which references this Android app:
 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.riteshsahu.SMSBackupRestore
I've set it up to backup texts daily to one of my Google drives. It saves texts as xml files which can be made readable by going to the publisher's website and opening a local copy of the xml. It works well enough for me, particularly as accessing all three of my Google drives from the file manager is easy.  If only it were so straightforward under Windows but I'm not convinced that Google wants me to access three drives from my desktop.
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New Users / Re: How do I backup ICE?
« Last post by Grateful4Linux on July 10, 2020, 06:42:43 am »
Hi Grateful4Linux,
/home/_your_user_name_here_/.local/share/applications

and

/home/_your_user_name_here_/.local/share/ice



I believe that's it, You will want to double check by duplicating these then removing an Ice item then copying it back into the folders to double check.

If you're already backing up your home folder with "Deja Dup" and or "Duplicity" then these would being saved in those backups .  ;)

Note that I copied my Ice SSB for the Peppermint OS website and now both appear at that location as well as in the menu.

Backing up this folder would also backup any shortcuts created by other applications such as Steam etc.
Thank you so much for your reply!  I never even thought to look for ICE anywhere else after I saw the folder in "share", so I'm glad you mentioned the "applications" directory.

I have Deja Dup installed, but I haven't actually used it yet.  I've been trying to declutter my digital files as much as possible before I set up a better backup scheme. I have important files and information backed up in various places, but I really want to figure out something more cohesive after I get rid of my clutter as much as possible.  I also have a lot of notes about various system settings that I can use if needed when I reinstall the OS, but ICE is my main concern because each SSB is do heavily customized.

I even set up an ICE SSB for all of my old Firefox bookmarks that I accumulated for decades on previous computers, along with thousands of OneTab saved links.  I did not want to transfer all that clutter (much of which is obsolete now anyway) and had it saved in an html document... but there are occasions when I really want to visit an old saved bookmark or tab and having an ICE SSB makes it so much easier to find what I'm looking for.  (While keeping my main Firefox bookmarks limited to only the small number of sites I visit frequently.)

Thanks again for your help, Josephd.  :)
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New Users / Re: How do I backup ICE?
« Last post by josephd on July 09, 2020, 10:55:48 pm »
Hi Grateful4Linux,
/home/_your_user_name_here_/.local/share/applications

and

/home/_your_user_name_here_/.local/share/ice



I believe that's it, You will want to double check by duplicating these then removing an Ice item then copying it back into the folders to double check.

If you're already backing up your home folder with "Deja Dup" and or "Duplicity" then these would being saved in those backups .  ;)

Note that I copied my Ice SSB for the Peppermint OS website and now both appear at that location as well as in the menu.

Backing up this folder would also backup any shortcuts created by other applications such as Steam etc.
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New Users / [Solved] How do I backup ICE?
« Last post by Grateful4Linux on July 09, 2020, 08:06:27 pm »
Hello everyone.  I am hoping for some advice on how to backup ICE.  I am actually using it on Linux Mint currently, because Peppermint was not compatible with the new computer I bought last year. 

I have eight SSBs set up using Firefox.  I would like to make sure I back up all the settings/profiles for each of them.   From looking around at the hidden files in Nemo, it looks like it's probably:
usr/.local/share/ice  -- which includes the icons plus a "firefox" folder that seems to contain a profile for each SSB.   So that's what I save when I back it up, right?  The ice folder in the share directory?  Anything else?

By the way, thank you to everybody who contributes to this wonderful ICE program.  (And the awesome Peppermint OS which I have installed on a very old laptop.  Peppermint was my first real introduction to Linux and it would be my main OS if it weren't for hardware issues.)
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New Users / Re: Blank screen on wakeup
« Last post by straybit on July 09, 2020, 03:14:40 pm »
Thanks, Joseph.

The only thing that came up was
Code: [Select]
Broadcom Limited: BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN...
...
o Do not use the device
...
No proprietary drivers are in use.
Sorry - I had to hand type it.

Bruce
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