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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 10 and 11] 6 years 10 months ago xtreme

hi.. how to edit Launch Application... I want to remove applications...Linux Mint 16...

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/71357032/launch.png

tks !!!

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 13 to 16 - Cinnamon Edition] 7 years 7 months ago kasg

Hi, I was editing the image on the Menu button as per your instructions, but accidentally changed the image to a big one. Now I seem to have lost the Menu button and consequently can't really use my computer! How can I change it back? (There is no Menu button to right click on and simply change the image back)
Help!

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 13 to 16 - Cinnamon Edition] 7 years 7 months ago Jojoyee @kasg, the Cinnamon Settings Menu is also accessible from the panel. Try the steps below: 1. Right click an empty spot on the panel 2. Click Settings 3. Select Menu, then change the Menu icon as you wish. Hope this is of help. view
Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 13 to 16 - Cinnamon Edition] 7 years 7 months ago Peter56

Set a Fully Transparent Panel

For Linux Mint 14

Press Alt-2, type gksu gedit and press Enter.

questions: what is Alt-2 ? It's not Alt F2, is it??

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 13 to 16 - Cinnamon Edition] 7 years 7 months ago Jojoyee You're spot on Peter56. It's Alt-F2 and now fixed. view
Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 13 to 16 - Cinnamon Edition] 7 years 7 months ago Peter56

Jojoyee, thank you for this confirmation.
I am an absolute beginner to Mint 14 Cinnamon, but I got hooked on it and learn all the time.
I bought my installation disc and installed it (apparently fine because it is working!).
To change the transparency of the panels followed the instruction:
1.Press Alt-F2, type gksu gedit and press Enter.
then there is a blank "untitled document 1 - gedit" page (without aby files that I could select). Is it possible that ther is no "Theme" on my system ("Cinnamon settings") and I need to download it? How can I check if I have one of the "Themes" installed?
Thank you for your help!

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 13 to 16 - Cinnamon Edition] 7 years 7 months ago Jojoyee After the step 1 running gedit which gets you a blank document, you will need to click File > Open, then browse to the folder under "File System" as indicated in Step 2 to open the css file. Mint 14 Cinnamon has several pre-installed themes you can activate. See Customize a Theme in this article. Hope this is of help. view
Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 13 to 16 - Cinnamon Edition] 7 years 6 months ago Peter56

Thank you for the advice. I have modified the css file by entering line:
background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.35)

The relevant copy of the css file is, as below:

* Panel (panel.js)
* ==============================================================*/
#panel {
background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.35)
background-gradient-start: #232224;
background-gradient-end: #161617;
background-gradient-direction: vertical;
font-weight: bold;
color: #fff;
font-size: 8pt;
height: 25px;

then I saved it, next returned to the "themes", chose another one and then chose/returned to Jelly Beans again; unfortunately the panels remained unchanged, i.e. not semi-transparent but opaque.
Just wondering where I made a mistake?

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 13 to 16 - Cinnamon Edition] 7 years 6 months ago Jojoyee Try this: #panel { background-gradient-start: #232224; background-gradient-end: #161617; background-gradient-direction: vertical; font-weight: bold; color: #fff; font-size: 8pt; height: 25px; background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.35); } p.s. 1. Take note that a semi-colon is needed at the end of each line. 2. Avoid adding background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.35); to the first line as unfortunately it didn't work when tested. view
Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 13 to 16 - Cinnamon Edition] 7 years 6 months ago Peter56

Hi Jojoyee.

1. Thank you for the clue. I have copied & pasted the code into the css. Below is the copy taken from the css itself (I couldn't notice any errors there myself).
I saved it, switched Jelly B. to something else, close the "Theme" menu, opened it again, changed the theme back to Jelly B. and restarted computer (not sure if this is actually needed...).
Unfortunately, the panels are the same..., no change.

The new copy of css file:

............

#panel {
background-gradient-start: #232224;
background-gradient-end: #161617;
background-gradient-direction: vertical;
font-weight: bold;
color: #fff;
font-size: 8pt;
height: 25px;
background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.35);
}

...........

So I am not sure where I went wrong with altering the code.

2. I have a HD and CD drives which I use from WIN XP side of my PC. I can access the files on CD drive & HD from Linux end as well; however, I need to open them as root. I can read the files, edit them, and save on the HD or in a folder which is in root folder/directory.

Is there a way to save/copy/export them to the Owner directory on Linux? This would mean I could access them as easily as the other common files/documents. The files are usually in word or pdf format; sometimes mp3. Is "Create an Advanced File Manager" the section to read & apply?

Thank you for your help!!

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 13 to 16 - Cinnamon Edition] 7 years 6 months ago Jojoyee Recheck if you've edited the file in the right folder /usr/share/themes/Jelly Bean/cinnamon/cinnamon.css or /usr/share/cinnamon/theme/cinnamon.css. If everything goes well but still with no transparency, it might be that your display driver doesn't support it. Advance File Manager in this article refers to running the default file manager Nautilus or Nemo with superuser's right. See File Permissions for more details or keep it for future reference. view
Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 13 to 16 - Cinnamon Edition] 7 years 6 months ago Peter56

Hello Jojoyee.

Thank you for your support!

1.After all the checks that I have done it appears that my display driver doesn't support transparent displays (as you suggested). This must be due the driver installed on the "WIN XP" side of my PC, I assume, so it maybe difficult to find a free update and I don't want to spend money on it. The PC is about 8 years old...

2.You helped me a lot for the advice about Nautilus. I followed the intruction given on this page and now I have full access to files on my WIN XP partitions, can transfer them to the LINUX partirions, work on them, send them via e-mail, etc. This means I can start the process of migration, so that to work from the LINUX end of the PC. I really appreciate its speed and reliablity!

3.I will need some help with installing drivers for my Epson LQ-570+ dot-matrix printer, if you can help me with this. It isn't recognised automatically by the Mint. What is the easiest way to install drivers for it?

Thank you for your great help which is most appreciated!!

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 13 to 16 - Cinnamon Edition] 7 years 6 months ago Jojoyee You're welcome Peter56. Unfortunately I don't see Epson LQ-570+ has a printer driver for Linux. I usually go for an HP printer as quite a number of its models have good driver support for Linux. view
Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 13 to 16 - Cinnamon Edition] 7 years 6 months ago Peter56

1. Yes, Jojoyee - I couldn't find any proprietary Epson LQ 570+ driver for Linux, either. I tried CUPS, but there is an odd thing happening with this option. When I downloaded ppd file from CUPS, and installed it on my PC - the printer prints nonsense. However, when I install CUPS from within Puppy Linux (on the same PC) - it works OK.

2. Re transparent panels: I nstalled Mint 14 on another PC that I have at home. After installation I could select various "Themes" from the available list (e.g."Nighlife Graphite"), but the next day all these options no longer worked. Instead there was a kind of generic (I guess) panel - white & opaque. It doesn't change when a different "Theme" is selected.

3. I have a number of documents (Word, pdf formats) in my Windows' partition (directory ?). I can reach them via Nautilis [ctr alt n] option, can open them and save them in Linux part of the PC. This takes a bit of time, unfortunately. I tried to drag these files (i.e. their icons) to the desktop of Linux (or directly onto the text of my email written on Thunderbird editor), however the method didn't work. I got the following message:

"....There was an error copying the file into /home/owner/Desktop. Error opening file: Permission denied...."

How to get this permission to successfully drag a file from root directory to desktop or (preferably an e-mail text box) ??

Thank you in advance for your advice!!

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 13 to 16 - Cinnamon Edition] 7 years 6 months ago Jojoyee CUPS doesn't support my HP printer well either when tested. I don't own an Epson printer so can't test it out. Regarding the transparent panel, occasionally it does have some glitches in some logged-in sessions that I experienced. On point 3, browse to the Desktop folder in your file browser, then right-click the Desktop item on the toolbar and select "Properties" from the context menu, click the "Permissions" tab, check if the "Folder access" allows for "Create and delete files". Hope this helps. view
Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 13 to 16 - Cinnamon Edition] 7 years 6 months ago Peter56

Thanks Jojoyee.
This is what I have done: selected Home --> selected Desktop --> selected Desktop box (in the top bar) + right click --> left click on Properties --> permissions --> selected "Folder access" allows for "Create and delete files" --> apply permissions to enclosed files.

Then I entered [ctr alt n], entered my password and found a pdf
document in the windows xp directory; left click to drag it to linux desktop screen, but the file didn't get there (the message says:Error while copying "AQA-BYA1-W-MS-JAN01.pdf" There was an error copying the file into /home/owner/Desktop ; Error opening file: Permission denied).
Am I on the right track?

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 13 to 16 - Cinnamon Edition] 7 years 6 months ago Jojoyee Sorry Peter56, I've not made it specific enough. We have two Desktop folders here. When you use Advance File Manager, the Desktop comes under /root/Desktop, while the desktop you're working on is under /home/owner/Desktop. When you use Advance File Manager, click 'File System', then browse to /home/owner/Desktop, and change its permissions in Properties. Or rather, just use the default file manager, browse to the Desktop folder and change its folder permissions. view
Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 13 to 16 - Cinnamon Edition] 7 years 6 months ago Peter56

Hi Jojoyee,
Thank you for the advice. I entered [ctr alt n] to get to the Advanced File Manager -> File System-> checked that permissions in Properties were changed to Create & Delete Files.Then (when still in AFM directory) I opened a folder with some pdf files (stored on a memory stick plugged to a usb hub accessible from Windows xp side) and used left button of the mouse to drag and to drop them into an email page opened in Thunderbird editor. However, the file did not appear as attached; there was no error message (telling me that I don't have privilages, etc). When I drag & drop a file from within Mint directory (e.g. Documents) it will show up in the box of the email's attachments. I wonder were the dragged file actually "lands" when I drag it. I couldn't find it. Maybe it doesn't "land" anywhere?

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 13 to 16 - Cinnamon Edition] 7 years 6 months ago Jojoyee The Advanced File Manager is for use only when you need to make changes to the system files and folders restricted to the root user. Otherwise I think it's good enough to use the default file manager which makes file copy-and-paste easier and more straightforward. That said, I've tried to drag files to Thunderbird from any partition or USB drive folders with no issue so long as the files can be displayed from either file manager. view
Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 13 to 16 - Cinnamon Edition] 7 years 6 months ago Peter56

Hi Jojoyee,
Thank you for your help.
What would you advice in the following situation:
PC has two hard discs, one for Win XP, one for Mint.
There are some files on the Win XP partition, but I prefer to work from Mint partition. (1)Should I transfer all the files from Win XP to Mint partition and send them as attachments from there? or (2)is there an easy way of attaching the files to thunderbird directly from Win XP partition, without moving them to Mint partition?

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 13 to 16 - Cinnamon Edition] 7 years 6 months ago Jojoyee Hi Peter56, I don't see that it's necessary to move files from one partition to another as your Mint system should be able to access the Windows partition but each user has his/her own preference. One thing to note though that the files saved in journaling file system such as ext4 used in Linux may not be accessible, without supporting tools, from Windows which uses NTFS file system. In my case, I use only one internal hard disk with multiple partitions for a PC. For personal documents I always like to store them in a separate partition labelled as Data Disk formatted in NTFS file system, accessible from either Linux or Windows. view
Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 13 to 16 - Cinnamon Edition] 7 years 6 months ago Peter56

Yes, Jojoyee, the system works fine and I can access any partition, send e-mails, etc. easily and more quickly than before.

I tend to use GNOME destop; I have an impression it's fater and easier to navigate. When I switch GNOME over to Cinnamon, it becomes very slow, the CPU is working at 98-100% for no (?) apparent reason, as if there was an internal conflict which the system is trying to resolve devoting all CPU resources to the issue. What might it be?

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 13 to 16 - Cinnamon Edition] 7 years 6 months ago Jojoyee @Peter56, check which process takes up the CPU usage by going to Menu > System Tools > System Monitor > Processes. view
Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 13 to 16 - Cinnamon Edition] 7 years 5 months ago Ratzo hi Jojoyee , an excellent article. Is it possible that you would write simple instructions on manual installs ie separate partions ? view
Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 13 to 16 - Cinnamon Edition] 7 years 5 months ago Jojoyee Thanks Ratzo for your kind words. Installing a Linux system on a separate partition can be quite straighforward following the setup guide but at times it can be complicated as it relates to dual booting and depends on which system you've already preinstalled. Here're some good resources for reference: The Definitive Dual Booting Guide Dual booting - Windows & Linux view
Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 13 to 16 - Cinnamon Edition] 7 years 5 months ago Peter56

I have taken some screenshots - it appears that it is cinnamon that absorbs CPU most (upto 100% at times).

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 13 to 16 - Cinnamon Edition] 7 years 4 months ago dollyp

Using Mint 14 Cinnamon for a couple of months now. The system has stopped automounting USB drives/sticks. I don't know why or what changed but how do I now turn the automounting back on? Checking on USB sticks in the Disks app's 'Edit Mount Options' shows that automounting is switched on.

Regards
David

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 13 to 16 - Cinnamon Edition] 7 years 3 weeks ago ratul13

Sir, I want to remove the quit/shutdown button from menu. Please advise.

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 13 to 16 - Cinnamon Edition] 6 years 10 months ago danielson

Hope to see this updated for Petra 16!

How can i change top window (not the panel) to be transparent?
I mean, like Firefox has that huge top panel (not menu) that is taking so much property!

Thank you!

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 13 to 16 - Cinnamon Edition] 6 years 10 months ago Jojo Yee This article has now been updated to cover Linux Mint 16 Petra - Cinnamon Edition. I don't think Cinnamon 2.0 applied in Linux Mint has supported for a transparent window border unless I've missed out something. By default, Firefox for Linux takes up five rows at the top, i.e. title bar, menu bar, tabs bar, address bar and bookmarks bar. You can turn some of them off, such as turning the menu bar off and it switches to a drop-down list. Or you can try other browser such as Chrome which takes up fewer rows. view
Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 13 to 16 - Cinnamon Edition] 6 years 10 months ago danielson

Thanks!

It would seem that the only 'patch' available is the HideCaption Titlebar Plus addon (Windows only but many Linux users say it still works): https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/hide-caption-titlebar-plu...
Just wish there was some 'native' option to do that.

BTW, CPU with recommended NVidia driver installed hangs around 50 on duo core Intel.

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 13 to 16 - Cinnamon Edition] 6 years 6 months ago shvonder

Personally, after setup has configured the system as described here http://l4l.su/system/45-linux-mint-16-mate-after-installation.html

Also set up compiz (http://l4l.su/effects/7-how-to-install-compiz-on-ubuntu-and-mate-linux-m...) and the system was amazing. I'm happy with.

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 13 to 16 - Cinnamon Edition] 6 years 4 months ago Patryk1212

Hi , I've got a problem which I want to be solved.
By accident I removed the applets which indicate the audio volume, the internet connection and the power.
Any idea how I get them back on the panel ?
(I couldn't find them when I wanted to add them back.)

I use LM 15 MATE , if you want to know :-)

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 13 to 16 - Cinnamon Edition] 6 years 4 months ago Jojo Yee Try to reset the panel to its default value Patryk1212 by entering the following command in the Terminal: mate-panel --reset As an alternative, select the item "Notification Area" from the list of "Add to Panel". Hope this helps. view
Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 13 to 16 - MATE Edition] 7 years 8 months ago Geekomatic

Nice!

Did a "printer-friendly", then "print" -> to pdf --> yay!

:)

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 13 to 16 - MATE Edition] 7 years 5 months ago cfajohnson

How do you add more workspaces in Mate?

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 13 to 16 - MATE Edition] 7 years 5 months ago Jojoyee Try this cfajohnson: Step 1: Add "Workspace Switcher" to the panel Right-click an empty spot of the panel > Add to Panel > Select "Workspace Switcher" > Click "Add" Step 2: Add a workspace Right-click Workspace Switcher on the panel > Preference > Adjust "Number of workspaces" view
Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 13 to 16 - MATE Edition] 7 years 2 months ago scottghall

One of the problems with the Cinnamon printer management screen, is (System Settings --> Printers) is that it insists on discovering network printers, or you can't add them. You can enter an address and click on "Search by Address" all day long, and you still won't get there. I have an HP Jetdirect connected to a LaserJet-6L for which the standard foomatic driver works fine. What this screen needs is the older Gnome screen where you enter the address, then the make, then the model, then the driver. The printer add screen won't do it.

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 13 to 16 - MATE Edition] 6 years 10 months ago Jojo Yee Update The tips and tricks in this article have been updated for Linux Mint 16 Petra (MATE Edition). Please leave your comment if any of them doesn't work for you. view
Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 13 to 16 - MATE Edition] 6 years 8 months ago d_neur

February 22, 2014 - 7:52 AM
Thanks for all your hard work Jojo Yee.
I am a new user to LinuxMint15 with KDE and wanted a shortcut on my panel for a specific text file I use frequently. I did not find a clear tip or trick to help me (maybe I did not search carefully enough). The steps below work perfect for me.

1) Open Kickoff Application Launcher- the Lm icon in the top left corner.
2) Move mouse cursor over "Recently Used" tab, this opens a list of apps and files.
3) Right click the file you want to add to panel, a small menu opens,
"Add to Desktop, Add to Panel, [seperator], Clear Recent Applications, Clear Recent Documents".
4) Click "Add to Panel", and a small icon appears on the panel.

Happy Shortcutting - Max

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 13 to 16 - MATE Edition] 6 years 6 months ago panorain

I just wanted to thank you for the nice tips.

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 17 to 17.2 - Cinnamon Edition] 6 years 3 months ago danielson

I'm surprised nobody has posted a comment yet.
This is probably the most exhaustive hacking tip for LinuxMint 17 yet!

A definite keeper! :)

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 17 to 17.2 - Cinnamon Edition] 5 years 10 months ago Jojo Yee This article has now been updated with tips and tricks that work well for Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon Edition as well. view
Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 17 to 17.2 - Cinnamon Edition] 5 years 10 months ago dsiddens

Thank you, Jojo Yee. I'm looking for exacting, step by step, instructions for upgrading my Linux Mint 13, 64 bit to LM17 or 17.1

Thank you, Doug

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 17 to 17.2 - Cinnamon Edition] 5 years 7 months ago bibzgi

Useful article Jojo Yee. Thanks!

Xubuntu (or other distros with Xfce) worked well for me for years until I read some good reviews about the Mint distro discussed here and decided to test it out. It's been going on a week now and I am lovin' it.

LM has come a long way from years ago when it was not much more than a polished version of Ubuntu, IMO.

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 17 to 17.2 - Cinnamon Edition] 5 years 7 months ago noomi

The system will then shut down within the minutes or at the time specified. To cancel a scheduled time, enter sudo shutdown -c in the Terminal.

imran

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 17 to 17.2 - Cinnamon Edition] 5 years 7 months ago Ratzo Yes indeed there seems a real lack of concise easy step by step instructions on how to upgrade , tho this is indeed very good article and I have used a number of the suggestions thanks Jojo view
Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 17 to 17.2 - Cinnamon Edition] 5 years 7 months ago brotherbob

Great job, clear and to the point.
You might want to add one more tip concerning pinning a group of home>documents>text file to the panel?
I recently had this feature and lost it somehow. When I minimized my group of document text files, they appeared as one tab on the panel. Within that one tab when clicked on the panel, (menu bar) it opened the last file I was looking at along with all the other files open in tab form along the top of the bar listing all open previous text files.

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 17 to 17.2 - Cinnamon Edition] 5 years 6 months ago bibzgi

Everything was splendid with Cinnamon except getting a dark or black window.

It turns out that it is easy by going to the Themes under System Settings and clicking on "Add/remove desktop themes" and then entering words like "black" "dark" "midnight" etc.

Currently, I'm using "Black Out" for Desktop, and "Zorba-black" for Controls and Window Borders.
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For me to switch from Xubuntu to Mint Cinnamon was like a leap in faith.

For those like me who have the cheap (US $199) Acer Chromebook, you can get the tailored LM Cinnamon ISO from HughGreenBug's website.

Amazingly, Cairo-Dock works just fine in this Chromebook.

Since my screen size is rather small, I find it more comfortable to not use Cairo-Dock.

The AwOken Icon theme is worth testing out if you crave a dark theme.

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 17 to 17.2 - Cinnamon Edition] 5 years 3 months ago jim7fl

Great consolidation of tips and tricks in a very concise but clear series of steps with suggestions. My only suggestion would be to yell at the mint designers/changers who change the menu choices regularly. For instance, the menu choice referred to often is "system settings", but that is nowhere to be found. it has been changed to "preferences". I like the change, but the tips need some editing to show the new choice names for the newcomers who cannot figure it out... :)

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 17 to 17.2 - Cinnamon Edition] 5 years 3 months ago jim7fl

my personal favorite when i'm in the terminal is "sudo shutdown now" You had better be prepared after you enter the password, you will NOT get a chance to save any open files.... However it is a great command for when you have to leave right now and do not want to wait for suspend of hibernate before you head out the door.

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 17 to 17.2 - Cinnamon Edition] 5 years 3 months ago jim7fl

Over a year later, I cannot resist. This is an excellently written clear and concise set of easily understood instructions which make the arcane and esoteric understandable to us common folks. :)

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 17 to 17.2 - Cinnamon Edition] 5 years 3 months ago Jojo Yee

Thanks for your comments jim7fl. System Settings is directly available in the left most column of the Menu. It is one of the favorite icons by default unless you have removed it.

By the way, I've now updated this review to reflect the changes in the latest version Linux Mint 17.2.

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 17 to 17.2 - Cinnamon Edition] 5 years 1 month ago vandamme

That's too many versions to upgrade. Better off saving all your data (you do that anyhow, right?) and nuke it. I just keep a list of apps and install new versions after upgrading. Download the latest Mint, install in the partition that had the old Mint. If you have a separate /home partition you won't even have to reload your data. This avoids a lot of problems, in fact Mint used to insist on reloading for every new version, but now you can upgrade one level at a time.

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 17 to 17.2 - Cinnamon Edition] 5 years 1 week ago william1967

Thank you for the article. There aren't that many articles explaining how to customize a Linux Mint Cinnamon Desktop, this is very helpful in that respect. Can you explain how to install and change new window borders, icons and controls for a customized look of the desktop?

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 17 to 17.2 - MATE Edition] 6 years 1 week ago zep321

JoJo

Great article.

I need some help from a linux expert.
While installing linux on my win 8 machine I accidentally wipes my win 8.0 system from the hard drive, Now I can only boot to linux using any media. HDD, dvd drive and usb drive. Nothing else will boot.
I posted this problem on the forum today and thought I would take the liberty of trying to contact you through this article.

Any help will greatly appreciated.

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 17 to 17.2 - MATE Edition] 6 years 1 week ago Jojo Yee Thanks for you kind comment zep321. Please refer to the link to the post that you've added to the forum. http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/linux/14342-bushwacked-by... view
Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 17 to 17.2 - MATE Edition] 5 years 10 months ago Jojo Yee This article has now been updated with tips and tricks that also work well for Linux Mint 17.1 MATE Edition. view
Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 18 - Cinnamon Edition] 3 years 12 months ago etim

Glad to see you're dipping that toe a bit deeper into the Linux world, Mr. Giz, keep up the good work!

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 18 - Cinnamon Edition] 3 years 4 months ago danielson

How about sudo apt-get autoremove to remove old Linux kernels installed automatically in system upgrade?

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 18 - Cinnamon Edition] 3 years 1 month ago 64bitguy

Regarding Terminal Transparency/opacity issue...the actual correct fix can be found inside Terminal itself.
Edit>Profile Preferences>Colors>Uncheck (or Alter the settings from none to full) of "Use Transparent Background" option.

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 18 - Cinnamon Edition] 2 years 9 months ago pretapen

My problem is finding the EXACT version of Mint I am using.
Yes there are lots of ways for me to confirm that I am using Linux Mint 18 ( Sarah ).
But nothing I can find will tell me whether this is 18.1 OR 18.2.
I want to know especially when I upgrade to 18,3.

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 18 - Cinnamon Edition] 2 years 9 months ago Jojo Yee Try this if it works for you: Go to "Menu", select "Preferences", then click "System Info". The detail of Operating System should then be indicated on the first line in the "System Info" window. view
Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 18 - Cinnamon Edition] 2 years 9 months ago pretapen

I did Go to "Menu", select "Preferences", then click "System Info
( both before and after your suggestion ) and what it shows is
“Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon 64-bit”.

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 18 - Cinnamon Edition] 2 years 9 months ago Jojo Yee

Your version of system should then be Linux Mint 18.0, before the release of 18.1, 18.2 and 18.3

https://www.linuxmint.com/download_all.php

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 18 - Cinnamon Edition] 2 years 9 months ago pretapen

Thanks. Can I upgrade to 18.3 without 'starting from scratch' with that huge download ?

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 18 - Cinnamon Edition] 2 years 9 months ago Jojo Yee

It is possible pretapen. You may want to follow the steps here: https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3462

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 18 - Cinnamon Edition] 2 years 9 months ago pretapen

Actually I found that under Administration > Update Manager > Edit there was an option to upgrade to 18.3 Sylvia
and so in terms of the necessary clicking this update was just like any other.

I have now applied that update and on reboot System Info now shows “Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon 64-bit”.

Case closed.

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 18 - MATE Edition] 3 years 11 months ago eikelein

I am a "Windows man" since Windows 3 and have been a programmer and database administrator from 1964 into the early 2000s. I have access to an older Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop with 2x2.1Ghz cpu, 4GB RAM and a 320GB HDD; the machine was shipped by Dell in November 2009 with Windows Vista 32-bit..

Here and in other places I keep reading that Linux Mint is such a great thing as a Windows replacement so I tried it today on that small 7 years old laptop. I had the interest and took the time to "try" Mint Cinnamon, MATE and XFCE on it, all in 64-bit edition(s).

The following are my admittedly totally un-scientific impressions, they do not represent any judgement on quality, stability or the like and I did not do any time measurements.

I must say I am impressed and at the same time sort of deflated.

Cinnamon and Mate offered me in Driver Update a required proprietary Broadcomm diver for the wireless card in an easy to understand and easy to handle GUI. Nice touch. XFCE needed in Driver Update some more "fiddling" but with a little bit of trial and error I got it to install the driver.

Either Mate or Cinnamon (I did not write it down, sorry) had in their menu two "typical" Linux insider oriented programs names, stuff like Banshee and Corealis(?) withOUT any comment or hint about what these programs are for. BAD style and definitely a turn off for computer illiterate end users.

XFCE seems to come with the Whisker(?) menu, definitely a HUGE plus! IMHO the best menu I have seen in a long time.

Installation for Cinnamon and Mate editions seemed to have taken longer to finish than for XFCE. Not a huge difference but IMHO hard to overlook when you have the comparison within 20 minutes or so.

Mate and especially Cinnamon were quite a bit less reactive than XFCE; the latter just felt more lively, more "tangy".

And here comes the deflationary part: Now Linux Lite (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_Lite) is installed on this machine.
- Installation of LL was faster than Mint XFCE, not to talk about Cinnamon or Mate.
- The machine definitely reacts more lively.
- The programs that come with LL are more geared towards the "typical" non-technical Windows user; for example the database module of Libre Office does not get installed.

Why am I taking the time to write this looong comment? Today's experiences confirms to me (again!) that majority votes are suspicious and often suspect to needed correction.

Got to quit, it's late and the eyelids get heavy.

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 18 - MATE Edition] 2 years 8 months ago shields1954

Hello. Just an old electronics tech, 63. Switched to linux about 3 years ago and have tried probably 30 distros.. Every glitch you mentioned has happened to me, with the exception of linux lite. I am trying Mint Mate 18.3 as I type on a seperate hdd. Panel icons keep moving after reboot, wifi with broadcom was a mess, expected but had to jump through the usual hoops with Mint, Cinnamon XFCE and Mate. Since 2.0 on linux lite, I can count on 1 hand the problems except for those I caused by experimentation. Oh well, back to the other hdd with lite 3.8. Thanks.

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 18 - MATE Edition] 2 years 8 months ago MidnightCowboy

Obviously it depends on what you expect from a distro but in preference to Mint (Cinnamon DE) I would recommend giving Makulu LinDoz version a try. Although the 2018 build is a development release, I've not managed to break anything with it yet. It's fast to use and highly tweaked out of the box.
http://www.makululinux.com/wp/lindoz/
Alternatively, my everyday system is MX-17 which runs flawlessly including Compiz, Emerald and Cairo Dock for lovers of the best eye candy Linux has to offer, plus it's unbreakable.
https://mxlinux.org/
https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/mx-17-lenovo.html
Regards - MC - Site Manager.

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Tips and Tricks for Ubuntu after Installation [Ubuntu 12.04 to 13.10] 7 years 3 months ago Karna

The Article is really awesome. It provides glipmse of very essential tools in a very nice way. Good work.

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Tips and Tricks for Ubuntu after Installation [Ubuntu 12.04 to 13.10] 7 years 3 weeks ago Ivtec

how to remove apps from the desktop

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Tips and Tricks for Ubuntu after Installation [Ubuntu 12.04 to 13.10] 7 years 3 weeks ago Jojo Yee If you mean hiding app icons from the desktop Ivtec, then try Ubuntu Tweak which has a toggle to switch it on and off easily. You can get it from here: http://ubuntu-tweak.com/ view
Tips and Tricks for Ubuntu after Installation [Ubuntu 12.04 to 13.10] 6 years 10 months ago Jojo Yee Update: This update covers Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander. view
Tips and Tricks for Ubuntu after Installation [Ubuntu 14.04 - 15.04] 6 years 5 months ago ldmpub

Upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 done and thanks for this article: some tips were very usefull.

Thanks again for all the quality work done here ... for free!

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Tips and Tricks for Ubuntu after Installation [Ubuntu 14.04 - 15.04] 6 years 4 months ago adoptapet

Excellent and helpful tips for Ubuntu 14.04; saved me loads of time and energy. And at 72, that means a lot. Been using Linux since RedHat, Mandriva, and Suse first hit the store shelves, and this Ubuntu 14.04 is a real winner; runs perfectly on my old Dell Latitude E6400 laptop (about 2006 vintage). Thank you very, very much!!!

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Tips and Tricks for Ubuntu after Installation [Ubuntu 14.04 - 15.04] 5 years 10 months ago Jojo Yee This article has now been updated with tips and tricks that work well with Ubuntu 14.10. view
Tips and Tricks for Ubuntu after Installation [Ubuntu 14.04 - 15.04] 5 years 3 months ago dvhirst

Note; this list seems focused on the desktop version of Ubuntu 14.04; a server focused list of the same sort would be helpful, as well.

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Tips and Tricks for Ubuntu after Installation [Ubuntu 18.04 LTS] 1 year 6 months ago joy-c

Check the link for the 'GetDeb Repository' - It's broken. Plus, the web site is really weird - It looks like they transferred a lot of old entries to make it look like a well established blog. There's a recent entry about a new browser called Flock. Flock was a Firefox fork that died a very long time ago.

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Tips and Tricks for Ubuntu after Installation [Ubuntu 18.04 LTS] 1 year 6 months ago Jojo Yee Thanks for your feedback joy-c. GetDeb doesn't work the way as it was before. The link has now been removed from this page. view
Tips and Tricks for Ubuntu after Installation [Ubuntu 18.04 LTS] 1 year 6 months ago joy-c

Thanks! I'm always on the prowl for nifty little tools and tweaks. You guys have been awesome for so long!

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Tips and Tricks for Ubuntu after Installation [Ubuntu 18.04 LTS] 1 year 6 months ago Jojo Yee You're welcome joy-c. view
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Tips for Making Windows 8 Easier to Use - Shortcuts to Access the Control Panel 7 years 8 months ago Anupam Nice tips Vic. I liked the first two methods, and didn't new about them before. Thanks! :) view
Tips for Making Windows 8 Easier to Use - Shortcuts to Access the Control Panel 7 years 8 months ago Nodrog

What on earth is method four about? The control panel shortcut is a default desktop icon so there is no need to create another one.

If it is not currently displayed right-click on the desktop, click on "personalise" then "change desktop icons" and check the box for control panel and click on OK.

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