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Old 02-19-2016, 10:19 AM   #16
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And can you tell me another thing? Is there anywhere where I can check replys to my threads on this forum? Right now, I currently go to my profile and check new comments there....

Its weird that I considered myself pretty tech savvy on windows and now I know less than shit
 
Old 02-19-2016, 10:22 AM   #17
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Ok, I'll leave it to BW-userx to talk you through the solution.

@BW-userx: assume Cinammon.
but I would agree that there is more then one way to skin a cat. but which is the quickest and most effective is the real question.
 
Old 02-19-2016, 10:25 AM   #18
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@Ajwad

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Window manager.....
To find out what Windows manager you're using you need to open a terminal as they say. Do you know how to do that?

We know you're using Mint something or other from your profile.

In the terminal type:
Code:
 $ env | grep XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP
My Mint 17 system comes back with:
Code:
XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP=X-Cinnamon
So I'm running the Cinnamon desktop. Tah Dah! Let us know what you've got.

If you're using Cinnamon, go to Menu > settings > (Hardware) Power Settings and adjust the "screen turn off time" to suit. If the screen's blanking out. Is that what you mean by "dim".

Then again, maybe I've misread your question...

Assuming you're using a desktop system with a separate monitor, have you checked the monitor settings? Most flat screen monitors (again, assuming that's what you're using...) have "sleep" or "dim" settings which have nothing to do with the Operating system.

Enough to be going on with!

Play Bonny!

 
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Old 02-19-2016, 10:26 AM   #19
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And can you tell me another thing? Is there anywhere where I can check replys to my threads on this forum? Right now, I currently go to my profile and check new comments there....

Its weird that I considered myself pretty tech savvy on windows and now I know less than shit
Clicking on Quick Links->Subscribed Threads will show you at a glance if anyone has replied in a thread you are subscribed to (which by default includes all those threads you have created or posted in).
 
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Old 02-19-2016, 10:34 AM   #20
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Thanks. Searched for "power" and found it. BTW, the "dim display when idle" was unticked on AC power and ticked on battery power. So maybe thats why I thought that it stopped happening a little while ago....
 
Old 02-19-2016, 10:35 AM   #21
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Thanks. Searched for "power" and found it. BTW, the "dim display when idle" was unticked on AC power and ticked on battery power. So maybe thats why I thought that it stopped happening a little while ago....
Great!
 
Old 02-19-2016, 10:36 AM   #22
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aahh yeah it does that, it has two seperate settings one for battery and another for AC.

another palce you could have looked had you happened to have changed your DT/WM is the applet on the tray right click select fix trick
 
Old 02-19-2016, 10:37 AM   #23
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BTW, where can you check for notifcations on this forum? I normally go to my profile then check out all of my posted threads to see if anyone has gotten back yet....

edit: sorry for posting this twice, internet is unstable right now and didnt see that i already had posted it above.
And you guys get back pretty quickly so thanks for that

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Old 02-19-2016, 10:38 AM   #24
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BTW, where can you check for notifcations on this forum? I normally go to my profile then check out all of my posted threads to see if anyone has gotten back yet....
that usally gets sent to your email address you used to get in here and partisisis A pate.
 
Old 02-19-2016, 10:39 AM   #25
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BTW, where can you check for notifcations on this forum? I normally go to my profile then check out all of my posted threads to see if anyone has gotten back yet....
Quick Links->Edit Options.
 
Old 02-19-2016, 10:40 AM   #26
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BTW, where can you check for notifcations on this forum? I normally go to my profile then check out all of my posted threads to see if anyone has gotten back yet....
that usally gets sent to your email address you used to get in here and partisisis A pate. or goto your profile and find the "Statistics" tab then click it
 
Old 02-21-2016, 02:45 PM   #27
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Can I please ask everyone to stick to the subject at hand? If you want a meta-discussion please do that via private messages. Thanks.

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