and Ta Da !!....I now have full screen peppermint 6.
I followed post #9 by Linux_User
I also updated peppermint....238 updates....all went smoothly.
I have installed Firefox and Thunderbird
Firefox synced my extensions perfectly.
I set the resolution to 960 x 487....and it looks like a really early version of windows...huge and 'clunky'.....If i set the resolution at anything else it seems to take up more than my screen will cope with and i need to then scroll from one edge of the browser to the other !
update ....I set the resolution to auto, with auto refresh rate and little/no difference.
I open thunderbird and approx 40% of the screens real estate is taken up by the header and the mail toolbar etc
(this is on a digital samsung 24" screen)
However !....on a far more positive note the os itself is flying along quite nicely.
I will spend time and attempt to 'dress it up' so it both looks and behaves in a manner that I am comfortable with.
@ DeimosChaos....I finished the wood pile.....my heating requirements for winter are dealt with !
@ Linux_User....Welcome to BC, and thanks for the advice....worked like a charm.
Condobloke ...Outback Australian fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3 EXCLUSIVELY.
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