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Apologies again! I've used and/or installed so many new applications in the last week my brain is fried.
It's all good. I just happen to be a Lubuntu tester, like all official and stuff. So, I can name every single menu option in the current Lubuntu versions - in order. I test it pretty much every day. It's just pure coincidence that I happen to be a tester of that particular distro.

Also, I have no idea how you installed it. (I still don't know what it is.) There's no 'rambox' in the default apt repositories. It could be a snap. I dunno. I disable snaps and only see one of those when I'm testing.
 


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It's all good. I just happen to be a Lubuntu tester, like all official and stuff. So, I can name every single menu option in the current Lubuntu versions - in order. I test it pretty much every day. It's just pure coincidence that I happen to be a tester of that particular distro.

Also, I have no idea how you installed it. (I still don't know what it is.) There's no 'rambox' in the default apt repositories. It could be a snap. I dunno. I disable snaps and only see one of those when I'm testing.
It seems you guys not only test but answer questions both here and on SE, so thank you for all your great work. Yeah it is indeed a snap.
 

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It seems you guys not only test but answer questions both here and on SE, so thank you for all your great work. Yeah it is indeed a snap.
I believe I'm the only one attached to Lubuntu that posts here. We're all over AskUbuntu and the Unix & Linux sections of SE. Some also go to the official Ubuntu forums, but I don't post there often for reasons I shan't be discussing. There's also Lubuntu's Discourse and chat. The devs, language specialists, product team leaders, and documentation can all be found at Discourse and chat.

I'm just a tester. That's all I tend to do.

Also, in my experience, Snaps run slower than more native applications. There's more overhead with a Snap app.
 

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Easier to just use multiple tabs in Chromium or Firefox.
 

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Easier to just use multiple tabs in Chromium or Firefox.
I followed your link and it didn't look like anything I'd install, though it's obvious that some folks like it. I don't think it'd fill any particular niche of mine and it's only immediately available as a Snap or AppImage. I could probably find the source (assuming it is open) and compile it, but as I said it doesn't fill any niche for me.

I like stuff that gets out of my way, not stuff that gets in my way.
 

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Also, in my experience, Snaps run slower than more native applications. There's more overhead with a Snap app.
Probably due to all of the sandboxing. This is probably off topic, but I actually purged my Ubuntu installation of snap, and I've not regretted it once. My system runs faster, and I didn't even really use snaps. Besides, the only snap that I might want is an app that I can build myself if I want.
 

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This is probably off topic, but I actually purged my Ubuntu installation of snap, and I've not regretted it once.
I purposely put this thread in off-topic.

Coincidentally, one of my first articles on my L-T site was about how to completely remove/disable Snaps. It was authored before I started sharing the articles here, so I've never linked it from here. If I touch it up, I'll link it. I need to go back through the old apps and get them fixed to match the current format. So, maybe...
 

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Apologies again!
Also, I wanted to touch on this.

Don't be sorry for being wrong. Be sorry for refusing to learn. (Not implying you refuse to learn.) You're still fairly new to Linux (as memory serves). When someone points out a mistake, it's a chance to learn something new. Every single one of us is still learning. You're gonna be wrong a lot. You'll learn from your mistakes.

Heck, I'm wrong more times before noon than most people are wrong all day!

Also, as you're new, start a plain text file - or maybe use RTF (something easily transported and standardized) to keep track of the changes you've made, snippets of commands you've learned, what you've installed - and where.

Trust me... That will save your bacon more often than a good backup strategy. Start today. Name it something witty, so you can pick it out and remember to keep it backed up.
 

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Also, I wanted to touch on this.
The apologies weren't grovelling, but British (essentially meaningless). I am Scottish so they were probably bordering on sarcastic!

I appreciate the sentiment though, and agree. I can actually tell you one time I think you were wrong btw, recommending me Kvantum! Not only did it not work, but it stopped plank dock working, and I can't uninstall it properly. A truly terrible app for me.

Your new recommendation makes a lot more sense though. :)
 

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I can actually tell you one time I think you were wrong btw, recommending me Kvantum! Not only did it not work, but it stopped plank dock working, and I can't uninstall it properly. A truly terrible app for me.
I suspect the two aren't related and there's something else afoot. The two will interact with two very different parts of the OS. One is dealing with themes and the other adds a plank regardless of themes. When you say you can't remove it, what went wrong? Better still, how'd you install it? To purge it, it's just:

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sudo apt purge qt5-style-kvantum
 

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I suspect the two aren't related and there's something else afoot. The two will interact with two very different parts of the OS. One is dealing with themes and the other adds a plank regardless of themes. When you say you can't remove it, what went wrong? Better still, how'd you install it? To purge it, it's just:

Code:
sudo apt purge qt5-style-kvantum
I installed it via discover. When I removed it, it left (I think) a bunch of stuff like qt5 settings. I tried to purge but I didn't know that full code, I tried kvantummanager (which launches it) but wouldn't remove it. I've removed a lot of it and fixed the problem anyway. I still have a few preferences I didn't have before like preview settings, login screen, iBus preferences. Maybe they came from somewhere else

You might be right and it might be coincidence, but Kvantum seemed to have/leave some effect on compton. Plank was working it just wasn't animated or transparent, yet everything else was. I fixed it earlier by delaying the start up of compton.
 

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I fixed it earlier by delaying the start up of compton.
Oh, man... Don't get me started on compton. Man, I love picom. It still requires compton as a dependency, but it's so much nicer. You'll get picom by default starting in Lubuntu 21.04.
 

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Oh, man... Don't get me started on compton. Man, I love picom. It still requires compton as a dependency, but it's so much nicer. You'll get picom by default starting in Lubuntu 21.04.
I'd just assumed that it was plank that was a little buggy, as the other similar apps I tried were buggy to say the least. A proper built in compatible dock would be amazing I think, as would some sort of built in proper theme switcher.

I see I can install picom. Is it a case of stopping compton at startup (but leaving it installed) and making picom launch on startup?
 

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I just make picom start on session login - in the session settings. Sadly, compton still needs to be installed but that's soon (according to what they tell me) to be a thing of the past. But, yeah, just add it in session settings and remove compton - if that's the route you go.
 

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I have this one installed:

How did you get this, was it relating to your OS testing/etc? The link just seems to be a waiting list just now.

Also, what are the other two browsers you use? (you mentioned you use 3 in the opening post).
 

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How did you get this, was it relating to your OS testing/etc?

You don't even need to compile it yourself. Click on releases (on the right, not too far down the page) and there's a .deb or other formats available already packaged. When in doubt, use a search engine. You can also search GitHub directly and get the link to the repo that way.

See this for example: https://www.bing.com/search?q=wexond+browser+.deb

Also, what are the other two browsers you use?
I typically use Chrome, Chromium, and Vivaldi - all for different things. This browser, the one that I'm using now, is Chromium - installed the normal way and not a Snap. I generally have a ton of browsers installed, just to play with them and be at least familiar with them.
 
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