Zorin OS 11 Feedback

Re: Zorin OS 11 Feedback

Postby MBMz10 » Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:47 am

In the interest of feedback.

Really like the the thickening scroll bars on approach of the mouse.
However, a few things I have noticed with them.

1. Using 'Files' when trying to unmout a drive the scroll bar all but prevents/blocks the mouse from clicking the unmount/eject button. See below.
Files Thick Scrollbar.png


2. Same thing in some other apps, example: Cairo Dock configuration utility, trying to get to some of the check boxes on the far right hand side.
See below, Before scroll bar thickness/mouse approach.
Cairo Dock Scroll Before.png


See below, mouse near scroll bar, unable to get to the check box.
Cairo Dock Scroll After.png


My work around thus far is to maximise the screen and hope that the 'need' for the scroll bar is redundant and having a large screen, most of the time this works. Not sure if small screen/laptop users have the same luxury.
I have seen other distro's with similar function to this and when it activates the scroll bar is only about an inch or so in length, just big enough to grab with the mouse and move out of the way I would think.
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Re: Zorin OS 11 Feedback

Postby dark9 » Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:04 am

Will Zorin OS work on Raspberry Pi 3?

Does Linux have Device Manager equivalent to Windows Device Manager?
A device manager that will let me install/remove/enable/disable, show device status working/error code/no driver, etc. without having to use terminal.

I think once you no longer require to use Terminal for basics like installing softwares or games, installing drivers, linux will be fully ready for desktop and beginners. :)
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BLOWN AWAY BY ZORIN 11

Postby unc1rlm » Thu Jun 09, 2016 12:35 pm

I am just totally blown away by this distro. I am new to linux. For the last three weeks I have installed Ubuntu 14x; Linux Mint; and most recently unsuccessfully Manjaro 16x...Major install headaches!! don't know how many times i reinstalled windows 10 because the distro would destroy my bootloaders. I have been a windows person since windows came out. I am 65yo and the learning curve is short lol. The reason I am doing this is because I fly flight simulators and windows is so bloated that my cpu i7-3770k goes to 100% and everything c***s out. So I thought i would get rid of the overhead baggage. I will probably purchase Zorin Ultimate in the next few days.. I know Zorin or who-ever they are can't live for free. Going to install xplane and hopefully I will be flying soon. If everything works out..I may be able to say bye-bye to Windows for ever!!! I am not a total novice. I have 5 computers (4 of which are servers) and 8 monitors. I have built computers and don't know it all... but I know what I like :). I only wish I had discovered or should say learned Linux 20 years ago. My 25yo kid is a linux fan...knew nothing about it and thought it was for nerds. Didn't tell her that. Parents need to listen to their kids more often. lol

Everyone-have a great day!!

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Re: Zorin OS 11 Feedback

Postby Swarfendor437 » Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:43 pm

Well, I'm blown away too! Bit the bullet and installed 11 - soon as I attached my Canon Printer All-in-One (MG7550) in add printers it picked it up instantly and printed out an invoice for something just ordered on the 'net! And simple scan working too! I will be happy to keep this on the rig for a couple of months after the end of life date of 31 July 2016! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D 8-)
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Re: Zorin OS 11 Feedback

Postby dark9 » Wed Jun 22, 2016 4:45 pm

A program that functions like System Restore. Would be nice if this becomes part of Zorin OS. :D
https://sourceforge.net/projects/systemback/
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Re: Zorin OS 11 Feedback

Postby dark9 » Fri Jul 01, 2016 4:02 pm

About Wine, it would be nice if it is pre-configured so installing windows softwares wont be a pain.
Pre-configured meaning pre-installed in wine directory directx, vcredist, dotnetfx, msxml, etc. most windows softwares depend on and configuring wine to set to windows 7 instead of xp. :)
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Re: Zorin OS 11 Feedback

Postby Swarfendor437 » Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:21 pm

dark9 wrote:About Wine, it would be nice if it is pre-configured so installing windows softwares wont be a pain.
Pre-configured meaning pre-installed in wine directory directx, vcredist, dotnetfx, msxml, etc. most windows softwares depend on and configuring wine to set to windows 7 instead of xp. :)


You need to be aware that wine is a separate project and not all apps will run. If you want wine to work out of the box you need to purchase Crossover from codeweavers.com. :D
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