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Old 07-18-2015, 08:35 PM   #1
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Xubuntu 15.04 Whisker Menu

Create a manual menu entry through the menu editor and make a typing mistake so that the command won't execute. Accordingly, delete the launcher you just created in the menu editor. The incorrect entry disappears in the editor but remains in the menu with no way to get rid of it.
I can see continually grappling with driver issues but how the heck does this kind of stuff get past quality control? 2015 OS and it's still ripping out 2003 style bugs, are linux desktops going to be a joke forever?

Edit: I loaded up Adobe Brackets today and added the shortcut to the panel, it's 50 percent larger and wider spaced than all the other shortcuts.
Edit again: Ok, if you run it and then right-click on the resulting panel icon and pin it from there, it's the right size. If you right-click on the menu entry and "add to panel" from there, it's the wrong size. Ugh, whatever.

And I have a freeware file manager in windows (FreeCommander) from 2009 that just blows away anything I've found in Linux. Delete a default folder from your home directory but the shortcut remains in the side pane with no way to get rid of it (that was last week's misadventure). Gross usability and quality issues in every direction, I don't know how Linux desktop fans continually put up with this stuff.

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Old 07-25-2015, 11:11 AM   #2
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I think the problem has more to do with the Xubuntu distribution, rather than Linux as a whole. Ubuntu has been a great source of frustration for me in the past due to its instability. I suggest you try a different distribution of Linux that is known for its stability.
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I suggest you switch to a distro that uses Xfce as its default desktop, rather than using a semi-official respin: AntiX MX, Black Lab, Linux Lite, Manjaro, Salix, SolidXK, Vector, ZevenOS. Also, Whisker is not an official part of the Xfce desktop: their own menu will be more reliable.
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And I have a freeware file manager in windows (FreeCommander) from 2009 that just blows away anything I've found in Linux.
Take a look at mc or emelfm.

I also suggest moving away from Ubuntu, they try to change the original Linux into their own versions.
(As suggested above, I think you will enjoy using AntiX MX)


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