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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by asqwerth » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:36 am

Mint Cinnamon's file manager = Nemo, not Caja.

My current Mint install is still 17 (upgraded to 17.3) but I could have sworn it had double click behaviour by default.

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by philotux » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:00 am

asqwerth wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:36 am
... but I could have sworn it had double click behaviour by default
You are right. It has double-click by default. I've got LM 19 Cinnamon on an external SSD. I find single click much more convenient.

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by Paul.. » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:37 am

asqwerth wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:16 am
To be honest, I still don't know why we don't make double-click the default setup. IMO, most people nowadays are not so used to single-click except for KDE users :p
I'm on that page, too. Single-click tends to lead to problems for new users, too, selecting and then with copy/move files.

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by Jerry3904 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:55 am

Probably best to put it in the Bug Manager > Report a bug > MX Linux Development (I think all Devs have access to that, check with Rich if not), where I just added MX 18.1 as a version choice. That way, we don't have to remember it during the next development phase.
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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by Mauser » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:02 pm

asqwerth wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:16 am
Stevo wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:00 pm
Another rating knocks off a couple points because they don't bother to read the manual or ask how to to fix some small things they don't like that would take literally a few mouse clicks to change or a simple install:
Version: 18
Rating: 8
Date: 2019-01-12
Votes: 0


[snip] ...I don't like the file browser. The Mate Caja browser is much better.
Also, I can't find the setting to change the one-click mouse behaviour. It's annoying when I click on a folder and it opens immediately. I'm not great in looking for hours in the internet to solve a puzzle...

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sudo apt install caja
, buddy?
Normally, I'm give up a distro inside a few hours
Can't imagine why you have troubles! /s
To be honest, I still don't know why we don't make double-click the default setup. IMO, most people nowadays are not so used to single-click except for KDE users :p

But the reviewer's claim that it's difficult to find the setting in Thunar to change the one-click behaviour is also a little suspicious. Don't most Linux file managers have their settings in Menu Bar >> Edit >> Preferences, like Thunar?

Caja's settings: https://www.systutorials.com/docs/linux ... roperties/
...Caja's preferences. It is typically accessible through the "Edit" menu in Caja browser windows,... You can specify appearance preferences for the Default View; and defaults for Icon, Compact, List, and Tree View; and select sort options and display options. You can configure Caja to recognize Single or Double Click input; ...

Does one really need to search for hours on the internet to find the answer? (yes I know it's in MX Tweak, but just a quick exploration of Thunar's settings by this apparent MATE fan would have solved it.)
I concur. This looks like someone who has been using Linux longer than I have since I never heard of Caja. The poster knows of Caja which I never heard of but doesn't know Xfce but knows KDE and Mate. LOL People who came from using Windows are accustom to double clicking so I could understand on why mentioning it should be default, but it's easy to change it from single click to double click. Instead of reading the manual this poster rather do it the hard way searching the Internet. This poster couldn't find a prostitute in a brothel.
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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by Stevo » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:10 pm

asqwerth wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:36 am
Mint Cinnamon's file manager = Nemo, not Caja.

My current Mint install is still 17 (upgraded to 17.3) but I could have sworn it had double click behaviour by default.

I hardly boot into it nowadays so I"m not intending to install another Mint when it hits End of Life in April 2019.
The review did say he wanted Mate's Caja instead of Thunar. Not sure how Cinnamon got involved.

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by asqwerth » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:08 pm

Stevo wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:10 pm
asqwerth wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:36 am
Mint Cinnamon's file manager = Nemo, not Caja.

My current Mint install is still 17 (upgraded to 17.3) but I could have sworn it had double click behaviour by default.

I hardly boot into it nowadays so I"m not intending to install another Mint when it hits End of Life in April 2019.
The review did say he wanted Mate's Caja instead of Thunar. Not sure how Cinnamon got involved.
I was replying to someone in the thread.
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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by JayM » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:20 pm

You're right, it's Nemo. Caja's for MATE. Slip of the brain there. I tested a couple of dozen Linux distros over a year ago (before deciding on Mint at the time) and got them mixed up.
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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by Stevo » Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:57 pm

Here's a couple new ones that knocked off points because they didn't read or understand the manual and system...or something.
Version: 18
Rating: 7
Date: 2019-01-21
Votes: 5


Installs quickly and easily. With Xfce desktop is fast and efficient on resources. However the default is to remember passwords and this causes a user to run as root (if they don't uncheck the remember passwords checkbox) when first typing password to use features such as the synaptic package manager. There's no obvious way to reverse this problem without logging out and then back in again. Also, the most useful feature, MXTools configuration utilities is not found on the the default desktop. I don't know why MXLinux would want to hide this feature in the menu. It should be on the taskbar or on the desktop shortcut at the very least. Also, there seems no way to create a user with admin privileges to access the package manager or installer, so again, the user must logon as root, creating another opportunity to accidentally run your whole session as root. The conky feature displaying date and time and other information is a nice feature and very customizable.
Version: 18
Rating: 5
Date: 2019-01-21
Votes: 0


doenst use systemctl and cant install snap. So no way using this system. npm doesnt work either.

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by Jerry3904 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:02 pm

boy are those stupid...
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