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Prevent MATE from launching Caja Desktop when running i3

A while back I installed i3 on my MATE box, and I'm quite happy with it, however despite disabling Caja Desktop (x-caja-desktop) when setting i3 as the default window manager through dconf editor, ...
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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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Using mate desktop without systemd

I am using Debian Jessie with the Mate desktop and I would like to remove systemd from my system. I am following these instructions but as soon as I enter apt-get remove --purge --auto-remove systemd ...
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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 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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caja is not mounting smb shares

Recently, caja refuses to "mount" smb locations for which it previously gave no complaint. Usually, I would access various share points using caja by typing smb://<server>/<share_name> in ...
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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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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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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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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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(ls) command won't show exact size - Weird output [closed]

I am trying to find the size of the files on my hard drive in exact bytes, but whenever the size gets too big the number turns all weird (like 1.98329e+12). Can I stop it from doing this or convert ...
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I accidentally changed the linux mints advanced menus icon to something very large. Now I cant change it back

I just see large green and white stripes across the panel. I couldnt do anything on that menu, so had to restart my laptop, and before the panel could load, created a new one and delete the old one. I ...
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Why does terminal say it's installing a package that's already installed, when I try to install something completely different?

I'm on Fedora 23 MATE. I tried to install virtual box an hour ago but it wouldn't because their website is down. I had also installed gyazo. That had no issues. Now when I try to install ...
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How do I customize the launch menu icons in MATE

I'm running Debian 8.2 "Jessie" with MATE Desktop Environment. How do I rearrange and change the launchers in the launcher menu?
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Blank 'Grub Boot Menu' when changing boot options

I was having the issue of a black screen on Ubuntu restart and startup. It seems like my monitor is somehow disconnected when I start Ubuntu because I get 'No Signal Detected'. I started following ...
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Better battery saver linux between ubuntu mate and xubuntu

I have tried xubuntu, lubuntu and ubuntu mate. I found xubuntu and ubuntu mate desktop environment good. My main concern is battery saving. Which saves better battery between Ubuntu mate and xubuntu
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Debian Mate : share folder with samba

I'm using Debian Jessie with Mate desktop. I installed samba and added my user to sambashare group. I can write in /var/lib/samba/usershares/. Yet, I can't share a folder using the "share folder" ...
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Screen tearing in mate with compiz, not screen tearing with KDE or Unity

All distro I tried with KDE solved my tearing problem. I would love to use KDE up its too heavy on my pc. I usually use xfce, but mate is fine too. I would love to get either xfce or mate working ...
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Changing fonts in the Mate terminal application

How would I change the font of my terminal in FreeBSD to the Noto Sans font? I am interested in Noto's support for a wide variety of Unicode characters. I downloaded the font using the package manager ...
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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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Keyboard doesn't work in X11 after resuming from sleep/suspend

My computer: Debian 8.3 Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt20-1+deb8u3 (2016-01-17) x86_64 GNU/Linux Dell Latitude 5420 I'm using XMonad window manager, some applets (in stalonetray) ...
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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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Preventing other GUI applications from stealing focus?

How can I prevent other applications from stealing focus from the active window? I have found solutions for other window managers, but nothing for "Metacity (Marco)" (the window manager of the MATE ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...