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Tricia AKA Mint 19.3 has arrived and she is of course beautiful!

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  1. Daniel~

    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    You will find all you need to know about her Here:
    If your running Tina Then go to mint updates and update your Mint
    Manger. Then go to either File or Edit, I forget which and they will hand you baby Tricia on a digital platter. Enjoy!

    After listing Several main changes and additions they offer this partial list of improvements...WOWSA!

    Other improvements


    • Much improved startup animation
    • Following a crash, Cinnamon can be restarted without 3rd party spices
    • Speed optimizations in menu applet, theme settings and spices settings
    • Window focus mode is now configurable in System Settings
    • Support for silent notifications
    • Simplified window settings
    • Reworked panel settings and menu
    • HiDPI settings moved to display module
    • Option added to disable the touchpad when a mouse is attached
    • New sort option for spices (Applets, desklets, themes and extensions) according to whether or not they have an update available
    • Network applet rescans the network automatically when opened (rescan button removed)
    • Dbus and pulseaudio fixes in sound applet
    • Date and time settings rewritten in Python
    • Out-of-process Gtk dialogs used to show spices "About..."
    • Spices can be reloaded from their setting window burger menu
    • System-wide mechanism to let Linux distributions override JSON spice settings
    I'm just teasing so you'll go and see for yourself":O}
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2020
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Screenshots Screenshots!
  3. Daniel~

    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    OK but it will take a bit and they will have and show my personal customization.
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    Actually Mint has posted a completely well pictured summery that i think really shows a lot of work on our behalf that IS getting done. many new improvements and features.
    https://www.linuxmint.com/rel_tricia_cinnamon_whatsnew.php

    After listing Several main changes and additions they offer this partial list of improvements...WOWSA!

    Other improvements


    • Much improved startup animation
    • Following a crash, Cinnamon can be restarted without 3rd party spices
    • Speed optimizations in menu applet, theme settings and spices settings
    • Window focus mode is now configurable in System Settings
    • Support for silent notifications
    • Simplified window settings
    • Reworked panel settings and menu
    • HiDPI settings moved to display module
    • Option added to disable the touchpad when a mouse is attached
    • New sort option for spices (Applets, desklets, themes and extensions) according to whether or not they have an update available
    • Network applet rescans the network automatically when opened (rescan button removed)
    • Dbus and pulseaudio fixes in sound applet
    • Date and time settings rewritten in Python
    • Out-of-process Gtk dialogs used to show spices "About..."
    • Spices can be reloaded from their setting window burger menu
    • System-wide mechanism to let Linux distributions override JSON spice settings
    I'm just teasing so you'll go and see for yourself":O}
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2020
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Ooo, can you put those features in your first post?

    I'll wait for screenshots and would love to see your custom panels and themes. I always use the Win 10 theme, not because I love Windows but because my friends come over to play games and they are more familiar with Windows
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    Ok you ask and so shall receive LOL

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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Very nice!
    Can you list each app you have pinned at the bottom?

    Do you use Thunderbird for email?
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    Sure. Let's see...
    Startling on the left and moving right:
    1. The big green menu
    2.My files folder
    3.My disk reading and formatting drives app
    4.Terminal app
    5.Driver manger for primarily NVIDIA drivers
    6. Screen shot
    7.Firefox browser
    8. Thunderbird mail
    9.Disk usage analysis

    Icons on the Right

    1.update manger
    2. A modified terminal that. monitors my CPU usage and speed.
    3.Banshee music player
    4.NVIDIA X server settings
    5. System settings
    6. Google Earth
    7. A barely visible up arrow for "settings" for panels and apps
    8. A click to pause the back ground slide show.

    The space between the two sets of icons has my workspace switcher. Where one can have as many work spaces as you desire,
    I use five work spaces, This allows me to keep my E-mail and browser open, Anther is used to display my sys temps and speed, another offers my Music player and the rest are free to do what ever comes up.

    I'd like to add that there is but two things on my entire system that did not come directly from Mint.

    1. A small app that monitors my CPU
    2. my music collection.

    My system is a completely main stream out of the box experience modified by options Mint has given me:

    I use but a Tiny fraction of the over 25,000 apps Mint offers the user completely free of charge.

    How many and where you want to put them tool bar options.
    Fonts, colors, sizing are all options you can use to configure a system that says YOU!
    There are hundreds of themes one can select from to shape the appearance to your liking.

    I see Mint as the play ground of modern computing, but far more people see her as their work horse and run homes and businesses by way of Mint's generosity and flexibility.

    With this newest release Mint is venturing in to system diagnostics that will not just tell what is wrong, but fix it for you!!

    Once or twice a year I become something of a destro nut. I keep a spare drive to install them on and see how well we get along.

    If I needed a Mint replacement I would be in big trouble!
    Mint, "nothing compares to you"
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Very nice!
    I use almost all of those, just not on a regular basis.

    I use a few keyboard shortcuts for a few of those icons:
    • Folder View = Menu+E
    • Terminal = Ctrl+T
    • Screenshot = PrtScrn (Uses scrot screenshot app)
    • System Settings = Right-click any Panel
    You can pause the background slideshow????

    I can't remember which music app I use to rip CD's but it rips them perfectly! No add-ons or plugins. I almost never use disk tools and rarely use the Nvidia and driver manager. Only when I want to upgrade...

    My icons are really simple...

    Left Panel:
    • Menu
    • Activity Monitor
    • PlayOnLinux
    • Steam
    • Chrome
    Right Panel:
    • Updates
    • Power (shows keyboard/mouse battery levels)
    • Network Connections
    • Clock
    __________________________________________

    Here are the apps I use for all of my Mint PCs

    Internet:
    • Google Chrome
    Productivity/Media:
    • Gimp 2.8
    • VLC
    • VNC
    • IcedTea Java
    • xterm
    Gaming:
    • Nvidia PPA - ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa
    • PlayOnLinux
    • Wine
    • Simple Screen Recorder -
    • DosBox
    • Scrot (Set PrintScreen)
    • Steam
    LIbraries:
    • ia32-libs (multi-arch)
    Mint Themes:
    • Windows10
    Desktop Managers:
    • Openbox
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    Everybody gets a Mint, a mint for you a mint for me. The reason I have device manager in my tool bar is that I was having trouble getting NVIDIA to install
    to overlook my El Cheapo Denon receiver. I had to use a whole tube of Kaitain to get things right.

    Most of the rest is just whimsy.":O}
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    Oh, is your Denon receiver handling video to your TV?
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    Yep. The ARC input on my TV don't work no more.
    So I have to use the Denon as my switcher. But My Denon doesn't support
    all of the new codex's So Kaitain created a work around for me...Wasn't that nice of him!! ":O|
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    Yes slide show can be paused. But not sure how i got the tool bar icon so you can go to System settings, "Back grounds", "Settings.
    There you can turn random on or off as well as slideshow.

    Try this: System setting, Applets. See if that will give to the pause icon in your tool bar.

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