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Old 26. Feb 2017, 04:14 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Just wish there were a way to make the panel icons "equal" in size.
There is but it involves downloading an icon set and then setting each launcher with one of them. I use the Moka set.
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Old 26. Feb 2017, 08:39 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Have never installed new icons before.
Manually changing them can't be that hard.

Then again, even 32 pixel isn't that bad.
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Old 27. Feb 2017, 04:18 PM   #13 (permalink)
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@MidnightCowboy - okay, i'm ready to pickup the challenge!
How do you go about to find and install those fancy Moka icons?

Btw, the MX-16 forum is really an excellent place to find help!
They are really cordial! Especially to a nerd like me.
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@MidnightCowboy - okay, i'm ready to pickup the challenge!
How do you go about to find and install those fancy Moka icons?
Note we are not actually installing the Moka theme, just using the icons.

Download the icon set as a .deb file from this link.
https://snwh.org/moka/download
  • Extract it and find the icons in the extracted usr, share, icons, Faba folder
  • I usually pick the 24x24 folder and then save the “apps” and “places” folders to my own themes directory.
  • Add a blank launcher to the panel and then assign an application to it (which will obviously arrive with the system assigned icon)
  • Right-click this icon and select “properties”
  • Click the bottom button to “edit the currently selected item”, then click the icon image.
  • At the top where it says “Select icon from”, from the drop-down list choose “Image Files”
  • Navigate to the folder where you stored your icon set and select the appropriate image then click “OK”, “Save” and “Close”.
  • Repeat the procedure for other app icons, places or even the system menu icon if you wish.
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Old 27. Feb 2017, 05:12 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Getting there!




FYI (and others who will try)
This is part result of installation process:




Trying to install required package for a second time and the installer jammed for a while but finally managed.

To be continued...
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Trying to install required package for a second time and the installer jammed for a while but finally managed.

To be continued...
As per my previous post, the theme should not be installed, this can cause errors. Just assign the icons to individual launchers as described.
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Oops! Thought "extract"="install".
So, how do i remove or do i just let it go?

Extracting to now and... "don't have permission" to extract to faba.
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Oops! Thought "extract"="install".
So, how do i remove or do i just let it go?

Extracting to now and... "don't have permission" to extract to faba.
You can just leave it. So long as you don't select it from the themes option it shouldn't cause any problems.

Use the "Extract Here" option and then navigate the folders.
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Update.

Have unzipped into a folder i created.
Getting the drift of it now.
Don't want to change those too often though!
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Moka icons are much spiffier, crispier in color and detail. Thanks!

Wondering about enhancing MX-16 on an SSD.
Have it presently dual booting with Win 10 on a unique / partition.
Wonder how and if setting it up on Btrfs would go?
Have never tried it.
Should i set an extended partition with / and Btrfs?

A recent and favorable Btrfs article:
"https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-linux-filesystem-for-ssd/"

Choosing the Best Linux Filesystem for Your SSD - Make Tech Easier-
The Btrfs filesystem also supports TRIM, a very important feature for SSD owners. TRIM allows for the wiping of unused blocks, something critical to keeping a solid-state drive healthy on Linux. Filesystem TRIM is supported by other filesystems. This really isn’t the main reason to consider Btrfs for your solid-state drive when using Linux.

A good reason to consider Btrfs is the snapshot feature. Though it is very true that the same thing can be accomplished on other file systems with an LVM setup, other filesystems do not come close to how useful it can be. With Btrfs, users can easily take snapshots of filesystems and restore them at a later date if there are any issues. For users looking for the best SSD support on Linux, it’s crazy not to at least give Btrfs a look.
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