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News and Reviews / Re: Peppermint OS review
« on: January 21, 2020, 07:53:08 pm »
I agree with you that music to cover dead air is good and the music you chose didn't keep your commentary from being understood.  But I found myself trying to hear the words to the music behind your commentary and just thought that if your music was a bit more "plain vanilla" your review would be better.  But after all, this is just my opinion.

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News and Reviews / Re: Peppermint OS review
« on: January 21, 2020, 03:36:47 pm »
Nice review.  You've done a good job of highlighting my two favorite things about Peppermint - that is so very customizable and this easily done, and that it is not preloaded with a lot of applications chosen by someone else.  It allows you to create the working environment that you want in the way that you want it.  The only criticism I have of your review is really one of personal preference - not really a fan of the background music you chose as I think it is somewhat distracting.  Overall, though, good review.

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 So very sorry to hear this sad news. 

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General Discussion / Re: Nice to Have Item in Peppermint 11 - NEW
« on: January 08, 2020, 08:28:11 pm »
Thanks for the reply rayzer but I don't want to diasble icons, I just want to temporarily hide the items on the desktop, leaving only the desktop background.  Show/Hide desktop icons was a feature in Peppermint 6 - possibly earlier, I'm not sure.  With the release of 7 the feature wasn't included but PCNetSpec created a script that worked  in 7 and 8.  But with 9 and 10 the script no longer worked.  When I entered the script and executed it, items on the desktop disappear very briefly and then return.  So, I would like to have this very cool feature again.  My guess is that there is something which gives the items on the desktop persistence, and that the script should override that but for some reason, it doesn't.

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General Discussion / Nice to Have Item in Peppermint 11
« on: January 07, 2020, 04:54:09 pm »
Peppermint is the best Linux distro without doubt!  And the only thing on my wish list to make it better is to be able to Show/Hide Desktop icons.  This functionality worked through a script made by PCNetSpec for releases through Peppermint 8 but something breaks it in 9 and 10 - see  Show/Hide Desktop Icons in Peppermint 9 on: June 26, 2018, 09:52:13 am .  I just tried it in 10 Respin but no success.  So if this could be filed away as a development item it would be great!

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New Users / Re: Issues with MicroSD on a Laptop
« on: January 08, 2019, 04:28:32 pm »
Thank you!

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New Users / Re: Issues with MicroSD on a Laptop
« on: January 08, 2019, 04:03:25 pm »
I read with interest  PCNetSpec's answer.  I can follow what is happening until; the last line -  echo 'blacklist rtsx_pci' | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf .  What does the echo 'blacklist rtsx_pci command do, please?

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Software & Applications / Re: Peppermint Nine Respin?
« on: December 20, 2018, 12:40:56 pm »
Thank  you.  I'll relax for a bit then.   Merry Christmas to all!

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Software & Applications / Peppermint Nine Respin? [SOLVED]
« on: December 20, 2018, 12:35:13 pm »
Just got a new SSD larger than my present one so will be moving Peppermint nine and data to the new drive.  Just wondering if there is a nine respin in the works for release in the next couple of months.  I'm very happy with nine, but if I'm going to reload, might as well get the freshest version.   Thanks to the Peppermint Team for all the work that goes into developing and maintaining my favorite distro!

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New Users / Re: Show/Hide Desktop Icons in Peppermint 9
« on: June 26, 2018, 10:17:00 am »
Thank you.  I wondered if it had to do with org.nemo.desktop no longer being listed under gsettings, but am unsure as to how to change the line so that it point to the right thing. 

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New Users / Show/Hide Desktop Icons in Peppermint 9
« on: June 26, 2018, 09:52:13 am »
I've installed peppermint 9 in a virtualbox(5.1.38) and am very impressed with the look and feel of it.  One thing I'm having a problem with is adding show/hide desktop icons functionality.  Using this from PCNetSpec -  Re: How can I Show/Hide Desktop Icons in Peppermint 6 Reply #3 on: June 17, 2015, 06:54:25 pm - I've been able to use the function on six, seven and eight.  But when I set it up in nine, items on the desktop briefly are hidden and then unhide themselves.  I've checked to make sure I copied the codes as written and that the items being called still are used in this release, but beyond that I don't know where to go to troubleshoot it. I hope it is something minor, because I really like the ability to hide the clutter. Can someone help, please?

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General Discussion / Peppermint 8 is Great!
« on: June 12, 2017, 06:45:25 pm »
I installed Peppermint 8 today and am  blown away!  Past releases have been great but this one can't be topped.  The Tweak feature in the Setting Control Panel and especially the automount feature really sets this apart from earlier releases, I think.  I like the change in the Menu as well - major groups just need to be on the left  ;D .  Thank you for all the hard work that went into this release.  I can't imagine 9 being any better.

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Installation / Re: OEM Install with Peppermint 7?
« on: October 10, 2016, 10:24:18 am »
Thank you for the quick reply.   Just one more thing I love about Peppermint - the community is great!

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Installation / (SOLVED) OEM Install with Peppermint 7?
« on: October 10, 2016, 10:07:20 am »
I have an old Dell Dimension with a Pentium 4 processor that I am going to donate to the local thrift shop.  I would like to load Peppermint 7 in "OEM" mode such as one can do using Mint or Ubuntu.   This will allow whoever gets it to be able to enter their name, password, language etc. and make this machine "their computer" as opposed to using what ever username and password I would set for the root account.  Doing it this way has the added benefit of allowing someone coming to linux from a windows background to be able to log on and start using the computer while learning to use a linux based system.  So here's my question.  Is there a way to install Peppermint 7 as oem?
Peppermint is such a great distro.  It combines great performance, especially on an older machine, with a very nice looking and highly configurable desktop.   It will be so great if I can offer this to someone else.

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Software & Applications / Re: Show/Hide Desktop Icons on Peppermint 7
« on: July 01, 2016, 01:26:22 pm »
Thanks, I misread the info on the Peppermint Homepage.  I saw XFCE and read no further I suppose.  Nothing wrong with XFCE, but past use left me with the impression that it just wasn't as polished as some of the others - LXDE I particularly like.  So I have been impressed with what I thought was XFCE's progress .... Well so much for snap judgement.

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