I needed a replacement for my old work laptop - a Thinkpad T60 running XP. The lack of a modern browser and the speed was beginning to become problematic...
So about a week ago, I got a new (refurbished) laptop. I needed an OS, so I installed Zorin OS 16, after discovering it on YouTube.
The install completed without problems, and all hardware appears to work just fine. Everything was a bit small on the screen though - 125% fractional scaling fixed this problem (and created another problem).
Most of the applications work just as I'm used to, since I was already using mostly open source apps.
And now the few problems... I guess I should expand on these in separate posts.
The main problem/productivity killer is the scrollbars. They are usually not a problem, except in Thunderbird. How do you navigate through a folder with thousands of e-mails, without scrollbars (and buttons) allowing accurate control?
The second problem is Wine - I have two Windows apps I have to run. It looks like 125% scaling makes Wine scale to 80% instead. The window size increases, if I move back to 100% scaling.
And finally a feature, that I may just haven't found. In the file manager, I'm used to typing 'f' for instance, to move to files starting with f. In Zorin I get a search field, which is very handy in other circumstances. But is it possible to just jump to a file instead?