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    Help for another newbie please


    Mint Cinnamon is great but here are some questions.

    1. I do not want my computer to go to a sleep screen after a few minutes if, to turn it back on, I have to enter a password. I live by myself and am using a desktop compuer with no wireless network. At installation I opted for automatic login. Having to do passwords all the time is bothersome. I have alredy chosen "never" on the power options but cannot find any menu item which has to do with this issue. The sleep screen is OK but being bothered for a password is a pain. Again, there are no privacy concerns in this. I live alone except for a cat.

    2. I like XFCE Mint because I am able to change the font size on the menus. I like Cinnamon better for other reasons. I wish under Cinnamon I could do the same thing with menu font sizes. Those of us with poor vision would appreciate this option. I hope there is a Mint dev type reading this.

    3. I wish I had the option of selecting "single click" to open files. Having to double click all the time is also bothersome.

    4. I have another request for the dev types. I'd like to see a variable size for desktop icons. I wish I could make them larger. Again those of us who have poor vision would find this helpful.

    Number 1 is the most important. I expect that I am not familiar enough with the menus yet to be able to find what I want.

    Thanks
    Last edited by trailertrash; 12-04-2017 at 12:17 AM.

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    hello trailertrash, i don't think many "dev types" bother reading the forums here.
    but then, these are mostly feature requests anyway.
    i hope you found a way to disable the screen locker.
    various linux forums are full with this exact annoyance, so use your search skills.
    btw, you do know there's a linux mint forum?
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    Yeah I know about the Mint forum but thought this one was better populated. You're right about the locked screen. It's a royal pain made up by those who seem to think all computer operators are in cubicles and need privacy. This of course is rubbish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailertrash View Post
    Yeah I know about the Mint forum but thought this one was better populated.
    rather the opposite i'd guess.
    but the "dev types" don't hang there either.
    to be honest, i don't really know what the proper place for feature requests is.
    but since both xfce and cinnamon are their own projects, that's where you should take it i guess.

    but instead of waiting for someone to cobble together a desktop environment for your specific needs, i'd suggest you simply cobble something together yourself. DIY, that's where linux shines.

    You're right about the locked screen. It's a royal pain made up by those who seem to think all computer operators are in cubicles and need privacy. This of course is rubbish.
    i never said anything like that.

    btw, is it lightlocker (or light-locker)?
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    ^ yes and no.
    lightlocker integrates into display- and/or powermanager in a tricky way, and the easiest solution (if you don't want screenlocking) is to uninstall it. there was some noise to that effect on forums.bunsenlabs.org, i can't find it now.

    btw, i saw yesterday that mint forums have a feature request subforum.
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