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How can I fix the duplicate mouse error without logging out?

I sometimes get to see something like this: When I take a screenshot, it looks like this: As you can see, I actually have two mouse cursors + the remainder of a drag-and-drop action on my ...
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Undo accidentally minimized desktop (now all desktop icons gone)

If you have a window active and hit "[Alt]+[Space],[N]", that window will be minimized. It has happened to me a number of times that I did this while the topmost window was in fact inactive (meaning ...
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How to hide a window's toolbar temporarily

How would I temporarily hide the toolbar on programs' windows: Surly there must be a way to do this with MATE? I tried Google and I got unrelated issues.
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Automatically label MATE Terminal tabs

Is there a way to automatically populate tab labels in MATE Terminal? I notice there's an option to manually set a name, but I'm hoping to have it automatically display the last command or something ...
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Linux Mint: How to disable or remove applications comment from favorites menu?

How can I disable or remove application comments from the "favorites menu" on Mate? Or remove them completely from Mint? There is an option for disabling comments from "all applications menu" but ...
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Dell 11 Ubuntu MATE touchpad problem: reacts to pad of finger, but not tip

(I also posted this in the Ask Ubuntu Stack Exchange. Not trying to spam you guys, just not sure where to post). I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 MATE on a Dell 11 Chromebook, and since booting for the ...
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Cannot start Wifi Hotspot from Fedora 20 - MATE but works on GNOME

I cannot start the Wifi Hotspot on Fedora 20 Mate Desktop Environment from NetworkManager. But when i log off and login to GNOME i am able to start it. I read some stuffs about hostapd but couldn't ...
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Linux Mint MATE “notifications area” - much bigger than it needs to be

This feels like quite a dumb question and i'm a bit embarassed to ask. But it's really bugging me. A week or so ago, triggered by i don't know what (but presumably something i did by accident) the ...
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Need write permissions to install themes on Linux Mint 17 “Rebecca” Mate

Just installed Linux Mint 17 "Rebecca" Mate. I'm trying to install a new theme and am directed to http://gnome-look.org/index.php?xcontentmode=167 I've downloaded a couple and their instructions ...
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How can I reset the default font (because of blurred characters)?

I've recently installed some fonts and now all system menus are screwed: Some single characters (P, b, t, o, w, B, p ... that seem to be all characters) are blurred out. I don't know why. How can I ...
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Raspbian ~/.xinitrc File Missing

I booted up my Raspberry Pi for the first time using the full NOOBS installer... I am using the Raspberry Pi 2 (it has four USBs, one Ethernet, one HDMI, and one micro SD Card port)... I use it over ...
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How to avoid system timeout to login screen when I make a cup of tea?

Linux Mint 17.1 (MATE) running on HP G250 Laptop and older HP desktops. It's just me and the dog at home and I like to run the computer all day, but it keeps returning to the login screen after a few ...
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Debian 8.1 Stretch (testing) - can't use switch language (keyboard) hotkeys with anything else

I'm a linux-beginner. After 2 weeks of using XUbuntu 15 I switched to Debian 8.1 testing. Installed everything using graphics expert install, using MATE as my default DE. So basically got one big ...
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LMDE2 / MATE locale charset inconsistency

I have a machine with Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 "Betsy" (installed as RC, with all available updates applied) and MATE desktop environment. My problem is that in some applications special characters ...
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Using/enabling gsettings/dconf key without running gnome-settings-daemon

I'm using Sublime Text 3 on Linx Mint MATE edition, installed on a laptop with a 4K 15.6 inch display. The high dpi means that most UI's have to be scaled. I have gotten most of the programs I use ...
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How to get desktop notifications of Evolution in Mint

I've got problems setting up the notifications for Evolution. I already installed mail-indicator-evolution and evolution-indicator but neither of them appear in the notification area. How can I ...
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How to cycle displays in Mate desktop?

On the Arch-based Antergos Linux, initially Gnome Shell desktop, I have installed Mate on a laptop that normally (in Windows, OpenSuse, Ubuntu) has a dedicated key to switch between displays, which ...
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Using MATE with FreeNX

I have installed freenx-server on a Fedora 20 system. I can't get the default gnome-session to start up. Using the Remmina Client on Xubuntu, I can connect to the remove machine. However, a black ...
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Using the MATE clock applet without a password

This is just a minor annoyance, but I'd love to fix it. I'm running Mint 17 with MATE 1.8.1. The clock applet on my panel knows my location, and displays the weather. Sometimes I like to look at ...
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Permanently magnify the content displayed in Firefox

I'm using Linux Mint 17.1 MATE. On of the users of the computer have troubles with eyesight and seeing very small text. I increased the DPI of the whole text in RMB > Change Desktop Background > ...
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How to create themes for MATE?

I'm looking for information on the basic structure of a theme for MATE (in order to build my own). I took an existing theme and renamed it, but I have been unable to get it to show up in Appearance ...
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Is there any way to let it snow on my linux mint destkop?

I want snow fall on my desktop really badly. Tried Xsnow (with Mate/Marco, Mate/Compiz and KDE/Kwin) but doesn't work. Snow plugin for Compiz doesn't work anymore either. Snow feature of KDE was ...
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Keyboard shortcut with Shift in Mate

I installed Fedora 21 with Mate. When I tried to bind the hotkey Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Up (for moving a window to some desktop), it tells me that I am already using Ctrl+Alt+Up for switching. I can't ...
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non-breaking space sometimes appears in Geany (my standard text editor)

I use Geany for all my coding, in my linux Mint-MATE install. Occasionally, i have a problem where a non-breaking space (char code 194) is present instead of a normal space character (32). This just ...
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What's the closest you can get to rebooting without killing all running processes?

How can I get the effect of rebooting on refreshing the system (freeing resources and reinitialising them) without killing most of the things I have running? Could I unload and reload kernel modules? ...
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Linux desktop (Mint MATE) requires reboot every few days

Summary After a few days of uptime, my system starts getting slow. How can I determine the cause and fix it? Opening a Youtube video or some web-pages will freeze Firefox for an increasing amount of ...
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How do I setup a floating profile in Linux

I have an external hard drive that is switched between machines. I want my home folder to point to this external hard drive for ordinary usage purposes - documents, downloads, work areas, that sort ...
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How to obtain white text color on Mate desktop?

Actually my default text icons color on Mate is a very low contrast gray tonality: I would like to have a plain white text color. After googling a lot for a solution the most exhaustive thread I've ...
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pannel applet wont spawn process

I am using Mate, with debian8, an this has never not worked, so I'm confused now. I have a custom applet (launcher), which reads: ssh user@ip When clicked it does nothing, ordinarily a terminal is ...
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Linux Mint MATE: Disable encrypted volume password dialog

I'm running the MATE edition of Linux Mint on my laptop. I have an external USB disk with a LUKS container on it. The USB disk is connected to the laptop's docking station. Whenever I connect the ...
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Mate desktop breaks with no panels and tens of caja windows on user switching?

I'm using Sabayon GNU/Linux with Mate-Desktop. I have my computer set up for multiple users so my girlfriend and the kids can use it too. ~ $ uname -a Linux 3.9.0-sabayon #1 SMP Thu Jun 27 07:53:45 ...
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Add a non-Georgian calendar in MATE

I'm using the MATE desktop environment, and one of the things I can attach to the panel is a clock and calendar. I use non-Georgian dates on a daily basis, and I would like to show another date on ...
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How to configure LinuxMint 17 to invoke commands from the mouse?

My PC runs LinuxMint 17 in the 64-bit MATE edition. How can I configure X (or MATE?) to invoke these two commands from my mouse (which is a 6-button Logitech M705)? send the clicked window behind ...
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My Mobile Internet connection is disabled even though it is enabled

I don't know how to better formulate the question. I have enabled the Mobile Broadband, and the system correctly detects that I have a Vodafone CZ HSUPA connection available on the SIM card. However, ...
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In MATE, how do I get different panels per workspace?

I'm running MATE 1.8 in Linux Mint 17 Qiana. I have three workspaces set up, and panels at the top and bottom of the screen. I have a bunch of items in the top panels that launch various applications ...
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How do I get Ctrl + Alt + t to launch ther terminal in Linux Mint 13 MATE?

Pressing Ctrl + Alt + t seems to do nothing on my Linux Mint 13 MATE. How can I set this shortcut to launch a terminal window? As a detail, it seems the terminal is mate-terminal rather than ...
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mate-panel --reset command not found

After some updates, our Ubuntu 14 MATE desktop doesn't have a panel, nor does it load a terminal. After pressing ctrl+alt+f1, and logging into our account, I tried the command: mate-panel --reset ...
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Missing menu on Mint host using RDP unless logged in on host console

Using Remote Desktop from a Windows 7 PC to connect to a Mint 17 VM with MATE, the Show Desktop icon displays, but the Menu button does not. However, if I go to the Linux machine and log in, leave ...
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Change the color of the panel “Handles” in a MATE/GNOME theme

I'm a new convert to Linux. I didn't like GNOME 3 so I switched to the latest version of MATE. I've been playing around with some themes and found one I really like. The only thing is I want a ...
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Half of the window in one workspace and the other half in another one

I have an application that runs in an embedded system with 2 screens. However, in my development environment I only have one monitor, so in order to debug the application I used to run the desktop ...
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Changing the mouse pointer in Mate

I am using Fedora 20 with the Mate desktop. I sometimes give talks, using LibreOffice Impress for a slide show, with a laser to point out details on the screen. I will be giving a talk where the ...
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How to set size of mate-panel via command line (not via dconf)?

When I install Linux Mint (Mate, Qiana) I like to make Mate panel more wide (or may be "higher"). Default it is near 20 pixels. I make it, for example, 45 pixels. I can easy set it by right button ...
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Where are properties of mate-panel in Linux Mint Mate 17 Qiana?

There is mate-panel in Linux Mint Mate 17 Qiana. Panel properties appears when right click mouse on the panel. Where are these properties? In which folders and files the settings of mate-panel are ...
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Banshee opens, but crashes when I try to play a file

System: Linux Mint 17 with Mate (64-bit). Fresh install. Banshee version: 2.6.2 Banshee opens up OK, and I'm able to add files using the import tool. No matter what file I select, as soon as I ...
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How can I show alert message on the desktop

I am using Fedora 20 with a MATE desktop and the Z shell. Is there a way to display a message on the screen somewhere, sent from a shell program, when the terminal window is not visible?
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Choosing only several wallpapers in Wallch

I'd like to have my wallpaper changed periodically. Unfortunately, Wallch gives me the option only to auto change all wallpapers. Can I select some wallpapers to be changed without copying them ...
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How do I get rid of these broken package errors and install Mate in Linux Mint 16 Petra?

I have upgraded my computer to Linux Mint 16 Petra. Everything worked smoothly during the install with no errors, or indications of any problems. However, after I rebooted, Mate was no longer an ...
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Modify sound volume per application [closed]

In Fedora 12 + Gnome 2 I used to be able to modify the volume of each application seperately. Now, I'm on Fedora 20 + MATE 1.6.2, and this option is gone. If I click Notification Area > Sound > ...
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CPU Frequency Scaling Monitor: No passwd, all cores at once

I use MATE 1.6.2 and CPU Frequency Scaling Monitor 1.6.2. I would like two things: Get rid of the need of the root password to change the CPU settings. To affect all cores at once. The problem is ...
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Shortcut to google selected text

Is there a way to customize evince to search on Google a selected phrase? Like in Firefox where I select a text and right-click--> "Search Google for ..." If evince isn't customizable, is there any ...