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Re: Ubuntu or Peppermint? Hmm.
« Reply #90 on: March 13, 2012, 06:50:07 pm »
i've something for you Mark if you would be so kind
not mega important.

when you single click on a panel item, the program comes up full screen

if you double click, the full screen comes up plus two small windows

my problem is  when i single click on gmail and bbc panel item, they both come up in the small window, so i have to maximize. this also happens when i click to open on the menu for both these items. i don't know what i did to cause this but they both happened at the same time, so i did something.

i did your lxpanel restore, thinking it would solve this but it didn't.

any ideas?

keith

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Re: Ubuntu or Peppermint? Hmm.
« Reply #91 on: March 13, 2012, 07:07:32 pm »
Gmail and the BBC iPlayer are both supposed to open in a web browser correct ? .. are you saying they are becoming "detached" from the main browser window some how ?

you're nt oening them with the "Ice" application are you ? (ie. menu>Internet>Ice)

What happens if you drag the bottom corner of those windows, and resize them to full screen ? .. does it remember them then ? (or click the little icon top left on the window title bar)
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Re: Ubuntu or Peppermint? Hmm.
« Reply #91 on: March 13, 2012, 07:07:32 pm »

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Re: Ubuntu or Peppermint? Hmm.
« Reply #92 on: March 13, 2012, 07:17:01 pm »
This topic is becoming too "general purpose", and the title isn't really descriptive of the issues being posted.

So can I ask people with new issues to please start a new topic with a description of the issue as the title .. that will help future users with a similar issue find the answer.

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Re: Ubuntu or Peppermint? Hmm.
« Reply #93 on: March 13, 2012, 07:21:22 pm »
Mark, dragging corners to resize as done the trick.
many thanks again


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Re: Ubuntu or Peppermint? Hmm.
« Reply #94 on: March 13, 2012, 08:18:36 pm »
Put it back then ;)

I can't sort out all the customisation issues without attempting to have my desktop set up exactly like yours .. and I don't wanna ;)

at the end of the day I'd only be able to work on them one issue at a time, and you'd have to explain EVERYTHING you do, and its effects on other things .. and that will mushroom pretty darn sharpish, so I'm afraid "customisation" will have to be left in your hands.

That's fair does. I like I said earlier, I'm just grateful you've helped me this far.


So what do you want me to work on next ?

If possible, I'd really like to get Wunderlist working, it's an "essential" for me.


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Can I also add .. you seem intent on turning Peppermint into Ubuntu

Peppermint is unlikely to be as configurable as Ubuntu unless you turn it "into" Ubuntu, but then why not just start with Ubuntu in the first place ;)

Oh no, I have no intend on making Peppermint like Ubuntu. I plan on keeping Peppermint, Peppermint. I have everything set up the way I need it now. All I need to do now is set keyboard shortcuts and get Wunderlist working. ^_^
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Re: Ubuntu or Peppermint? Hmm.
« Reply #94 on: March 13, 2012, 08:18:36 pm »

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Re: Ubuntu or Peppermint? Hmm.
« Reply #95 on: March 14, 2012, 12:42:35 am »
OK, Wunderlist instructions here:
http://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=9963.0

If you're running 64bit PeppermintOS Two) .. you'll want the 64bit version of Wunderlist, and you'll have to change the tar command accordingly.
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Re: Ubuntu or Peppermint? Hmm.
« Reply #96 on: March 14, 2012, 05:48:45 am »
Ok nearly finished setting up, I'm having a little trouble creating a .desktop file to make a "menu" button that I can put into docky as a launcher, because the icon for the one in the panel is horrible haha.

What I've got so far:
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[Desktop Entry]
Name=Applications
Exec=
Type=Application
StartupNotify=true
Path=menu://applications/
Icon=/usr/share/icons/Faenza/apps/scalable/menu-editor.svg


As you can see the path for the applications is: menu://applications/, but I can't seem to execute this in terminal, apparently it's not a file or directory. So my question how do I make it executable?

Also... could you help me make the lxmenu editor work, I've managed to extract it and place it in the home folder and make the ./install file executable, I just can't get it to install. The command always returns:

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sudo: ./install.sh: command not found


That's the command given on the sites instructions:

http://lxmed.sourceforge.net/help.html#install

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Re: Ubuntu or Peppermint? Hmm.
« Reply #97 on: March 14, 2012, 02:37:14 pm »
have you cd'd into the directory that contains the install.sh script BEFORE running:
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sudo ./install.sh
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Re: Ubuntu or Peppermint? Hmm.
« Reply #98 on: March 14, 2012, 05:58:04 pm »
Yeah I did:

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cd ~/lxmed
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Re: Ubuntu or Peppermint? Hmm.
« Reply #98 on: March 14, 2012, 05:58:04 pm »

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Re: Ubuntu or Peppermint? Hmm.
« Reply #99 on: March 15, 2012, 01:01:25 am »
IF you have a directory  called lxmed in your Home directory, and it contains a shell script called install.sh

then:
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cd ~/lxmed
sudo ./install.sh
SHOULD work.



If it doesn't I can only assume that either you made a typo, or the file is somehow corrupt .. run these commands:
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cd ~/Desktop
then
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wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/lxmed/files/lxmed-20120109.tar.gz
then
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tar -xvf lxmed-20120109.tar.gz
then
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cd lxmed
then
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sudo ./install.sh

You should now find it in the menu at Preferences>Main Menu Editor

You can now delete the lxmed directory and archive from your desktop if you wish.



Once installed .. it can be uninstalled with:
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sudo /opt/lxmed/uninstall.sh
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Re: Ubuntu or Peppermint? Hmm.
« Reply #100 on: March 15, 2012, 01:39:17 am »
Must have been a corrupt file then. Your second set of commands seemed to work fine. :)
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Re: Ubuntu or Peppermint? Hmm.
« Reply #101 on: March 15, 2012, 02:15:34 am »
Can we consider this topic closed now ? .. it doesn't have a very descriptive title, and it's gone off at all sorts of tangents.

Any new questions in their own topics please.
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Re: Ubuntu or Peppermint? Hmm.
« Reply #102 on: March 15, 2012, 02:36:26 am »
Yes, topic closed. I'm all set-up now. Will write a review in the coming days when I'm "settled in". Thanks for all the help! :D
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Re: Ubuntu or Peppermint? Hmm.
« Reply #103 on: March 15, 2012, 02:42:10 am »
You're welcome .. and I look forward to your review .. I'm interested in how people think PeppermintOS compares to Ubuntu for every day use as their main distro.
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Re: Ubuntu or Peppermint? Hmm.
« Reply #104 on: March 16, 2012, 03:07:33 pm »
I am enjoying Peppermint Two much better than Ubuntu 10.04 that used to have on my Netbook.  Quicker and tidy appearance.  Still like the look of Ubuntu 10.10 though.  I know I'm a bit stuck in my ways and should upgrade but I'm of the school  "If it's not broken..it doesn't need fixing".   ;)
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