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Remove mate desktop completely

I have installed Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.3 64 bit. I had installed mate desktop on the top of it. I want to remove mate desktop completely. I tried apt-get purge and autoremove, but mate is shown in ...
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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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Is It Possible (and how) to Auto-arrange items on a MATE panel?

I'm using Linux Mint Rosa with MATE as a DE. I was wondering whether there is a way - with an external script, if needed - to auto-arrange items on a panel. Right now, every time I either remove or ...
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Mate menu searches files when pressing enter - can this be changed?

Example: I press Supper button: menu opens. I write "fir": it shows Firefox, just like any launcher. I press Enter, it starts searching the whole system for files named "fir". I can avoid this by ...
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New search in Mate desktop menu doesn't replace the previous one

In the Mate desktop it is easy to launch applications with the menu search (menu pops up with the default Super_L key). But it remembers the initial search in such a way that when I try to launch a ...
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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 add more virtual desktops to fedora mate?

The Fedora (23) Mate comes with 4 desktops. How can I add more desktops? The manual says "right click on the desktop switcher applet -> settings. and change the amount of available deskops." There is ...
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Same File Browser with option open four or more different folders

I am using the Linux Mint with Mate 1.12.0. When I opened my File Browser I can press F3 to open an extra pane two different directories at the same time. Is it possible in the same window to see four ...
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Is there a way to remove the Firefox icon from the Mate panel without the GUI?

Is there a way to remove the Firefox icon from the Mate panel without a GUI (using the command line)? I'm using Fedora 22 and Mate 1.10.x
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How should I configure my multi-monitor setup on MATE?

I'm running the MATE desktop environment on two monitors on Debian using the NVidia proprietary driver. I'm facing a problem where after logging in, panel widgets like the clock or the Workspace ...
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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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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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Run mate-terminal on startup as root without password

I am using Linux Mint 17. I want to run mate-terminal on startup as root without need to type password (I want it to perform automatically) and execute python script in it without closing terminal ...
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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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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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Geany: Open a new instance per workspace when opening a file in that workspace

I'm using Mate 1.2.0 in Linux Mint 13. The two text editors i use are Gedit and Geany (v0.25): i use Geany for all my coding as i prefer the syntax highlighting and some other interface features. ...
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Change the current directory when a terminal is opened

Always which I opened the terminal, on the Linux Mint, the directories which the terminal started is: /home/user. How I changed this default directory to another, e.g. /home/user/Download?
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adding text to titlebar in all root windows

When a window is opended with root priveleges, I want to display some text in the titlebar to inform the user that he/she is root in that particular instance. I'm currently using the MATE desktop ...
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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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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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How to set environment variables under MATE?

I have just installed MATE under Ubuntu Saucy. No problems. Except I am trying to setup Texmaker, the LaTeX IDE, and cannot figure out how to set the paths to the LaTeX tools (pdflatex, etc.) which ...
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How to configure Mate to automount a disk despite kernel errors?

I am attempting to connect a Marantz Professional sound recorder over USB to a Raspberry Pi running Ubuntu Mate 15.10. The sound recorder should mount as a USB disk. I am receiving buffer overflow ...
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Monitor labels appearing in displays on Linux Mint MATE

Monitor labels have started appearing in the upper left corner of each display as shown in this screenshot showing my 2 displays: external monitor and laptop. The labels are always on top and do ...
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Weird lag (very low fps) while dragging windows in Debian Jessie MATE

I've a weird problem with debian - whenever I try to drag a window, or maximize/minimize one, the animation is so laggy that it's like 0.5 to 1 frame per second, here is a video I recorded, but it ...
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Geany: lost some themes after update

I've just upgraded to Geany 0.25 (from 0.21) in Mate 1.2.0, Linux Mint 13. When i open a .rb (ruby) file it correctly uses my preferred theme, which is Tango Dark. But when i open an html file it ...
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Fedora 23: Changing from Plasma to MATE

I am running Fedora 23 with Plasma desktop env. I just installed MATE using the command: dnf install mate-desktop but in the login screen I can't see "MATE" as an option for desktop env. I only see ...
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How mate-panel-applets are better than icons with “System Tray Protocol Specification”?

mate-panel-applets are described here - http://wiki.mate-desktop.org/matecorba_to_dbus System Tray Protocol Specification is described here http://standards.freedesktop.org/systemtray-spec/latest/ ...
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Where DBus interface for mate-panel-applets is documented?

I want to implement applet's service with the C# language and dbus-sharp library which is not related to c-bindings. Where I can find a description of DBus calls, which mate-panel does to applet, in ...
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Why to write applet config for dbus?

There is a tutorial http://wiki.mate-desktop.org/matecorba_to_dbus#d-bus_service_file which says how to create DBus configuration file. But I don't understood, why it is required. The service is ...
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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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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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user exists when trying to add user to systemd-journal group.

I have been wanting to read systemd-journal by running/using journalctl -b . Now if I run it as a user I get the following :- $ journalctl -b Hint: You are currently not seeing messages from other ...
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System creates extra shift/alt/control keypresses

OK, so this is strange. I recently bought a HP Pavilion ab153nr laptop and installed UbuntuMate 15.10 on it. While setting everything up, I noticed that the screensaver would occasionally stop ...
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SOLVED: LMDE 1 Stuck on Terminal after Login

Currently running LMDE 1 with Mate for 6 months now and still acquainting myself with it. I had installed VirtualBox but after restart and successful log in I am stuck on Terminal. I have updated and ...
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Linux Mint - Mate Panel - Hide extra panels when external monitors are not in use

I'm using a laptop with a dock to two external displays (three displays total). I have a panel on each display. When the laptop is undocked, I want the panels for the external displays to be ...
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How to quick move+resize a window using ALT key+Mouse on Ubuntu Mate 15.04?

On earlier Linux GUI Desktops, it was quick and easy to move around or resize any window just by holding the ALT Button + clicking and dragging the mouse on almost any position of the app window, so ...
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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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Why do multiple instances of Mate-terminal have the same PID?

I've noticed, that all mate-terminal instances I start, be it inside a mate-terminal or via a link button, have the same PID. For example, I got something like $ wmctrl -lp <omitted lines that ...
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Does MATE DE have user-configurable hooks for udev events?

Does MATE DE have user-configurable hooks for udev events? I would like to disable my embedded keyboard and touchpad when external ones get connected.
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Apply keyboard buttons combination on release

I installed LMDE2 Mate, with repos pointing on Debian testing. In Pycharm(Jetbrains IDE) I have to press Shift+Alt+E in order to call python console. My problem is, when I am pressing Shift+Alt ...
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Emacs and gvim display no content on FreeBSD 10.2

I just installed FreeBSD 10.2 with the Mate desktop environment and most things seem to work. I have a problem with emacs and gvim though. Since the problem has the same symptoms with both editors, I ...
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Why can't change my destktop from mate into others?

I have installed many desktop environments on my debian8.1 such as cinnamon, mate, lxde, xfce. I found that I can't select the desktop as I like ,whichever I choose, the desktop is always mate when ...
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How to find what the “Mate version” of programs are called

On Mate systems, many programs correspond to (and are sometimes forks of) other programs with more well-known names: nautilus -> caja gnome-terminal -> mate-terminal ark -> engrampa gedit -> pluma ...
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Having trouble with devices and USB ports

I have been trying to play Xwing vs Tie fighter on Linux Ubuntu Mate in virtualbox with my playstation 3 controller. After a few attempts It worked but I rebooted and it stopped working. If I load ...
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I need help installing mate 1.10 from source

I have debian 8, with mate 1.8. I would like to update to mate 1.10. I have been to the mate desktop installation page: http://wiki.mate-desktop.org/download#debian and I have downloaded various ...
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What is the reason behind changing the name of well-known apps? [closed]

MATE has forked a number of applications originating as the GNOME Core Applications, and developers have written several other applications from scratch. The forked applications have new names ...
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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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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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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 ...