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mate-desktop is an alternative desktop environment to traditional GNOME . It uses gtk+ components and has less memory power usage than GNOME uses. Most of the tools are named in spanish for e.g. caja which is supposed to be mean 'box' in Spanish and so on and so forth.

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How to increase number of workspaces in Debian 12?

I have a Debian 12 system and am wondering how I can increase the number of workspaces from 4 to N. Executing this cmd echo $DESKTOP_SESSION returns mate.  So the DE is mate.
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After mate-screensaver blacks screen, input causes screen contents to be visible for a few seconds before showing unlock prompt

I regularly observe this behaviour on one particular system: I lock the screen either manually or by idling for the configured time screen turns black and shortly after the screen enters power-save I ...
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How to change screen scale in Debian 12 using MATE desktop environment?

I recently just created a virtual machine in VMware Player with the OS. Debian 12 and the MATE desktop environment (with X11 window manager). The problem I have is regarding the resolution and scaling ...
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Name of the arrow icons that tell you there is a subdirectory in a menu?

I don't know how exactly to describe it verbally, but I just mean the white triangular arrows in this example image: In an icon theme that I'm trying to use they either don't exist or are the exact ...
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How to enable middle touchpad button in VMware which has Fedora/Mate as a guest?

My company laptop has been replaced. I moved from Precision 7730 (which had 3 physical touchpad buttons) to Precision 7680 which doesn't have any touchpad button, and I really miss them. My host is ...
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Why is Debian 12 crashing to login screen?

Situation: In the last month or two, occasionally while browsing with either Brave or Firefox I click a hyperlink and the machine crashes back to the login screen. After logging again, anything ...
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MATE mate-terminal configuration: raising window at AxB+x+y failing

MATE Terminal 1.27.1 on 6.6.1-arch1-1 I want to open my mate-terminal at 300,400. From the command line I can enter mate-terminal --geometry 80x24+300+200 and get the effect I'm looking for. I want to ...
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Linux Mint Mate 21.2 ZFS rpool, bpool, and another one - in Caja Sidebar visible - How to get rid of it?

In installed an enrcypted Linux on an separate SSD. In the Install process i choose ZFS. In Caja (1.26) i saw these Folder and wonder why i get this, so i just want to get rid of it, because i dont ...
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No hierarchical submenus shown in MATE?

The menu editor named mozo allows me to make submenus. But the actual menu shows without submenus and all items inside submenus are shown under the top level menu. In short: the whole menu structure ...
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Can't Install Umbrel on my Ubuntu Mate 23.04

I'm having a lot of problems when i run curl -L https://umbrel.sh | bash Err:4 http://deb.debian.org/debian buster InRelease The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is ...
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Error message on MTP path when connecting Android phone, but path is OK

I am using Linux Mint MATE 21.2. When I plug my Samsung phone (A14) on USB and then tap "Allow" on it, I get the following error box in Caja: Couldn't show "mtp://...
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MATE Desktop: misbehavior: alt-tab switching across workspaces

mate-desktop 1.26.1-1 6.4.12-arch1-11 Previous/desired behavior: alt-tab cycles through windows in workspace. New behavior: alt tab cycles through windows of the the focussed application. For example, ...
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How to install the System Monitor plugin for Mate panels?

I am using MX Linux 21.3 with Mate desktop. I have already installed mate-system-monitor (Mate System Monitor 1.24.1). This apparently does not give me the System Monitor plugin that I want for the ...
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Mate: How to change the default monitor that Chrome (or any app) opens on?

I am currently on MX Linux 21.3 and the desktop is Mate. I have two monitors: an LCD TV and the laptop's built-in monitor. xrandr output is attached at the end. The LCD TV is at 1360x768 (primary) and ...
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How to let text editors (or Gtk text view component) respect my font settings for leading whitespace for correct indentation?

In the MATE desktop environment (Debian Linux 12), the width of the rendered leading spaces seems to be different according to different languages, in rich text like components. Including the text ...
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Multi-boot Linux-mate with Windows 7, 10 & 11

I have a mini-XTA box 64b Intel with UEFI disabled. It has been running Mate, W7 & W10 for some time just fine. Mate and W7 are on one SSD and W10 is on a second SSD. GRUB finds and starts these 3 ...
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Fedora's Gnome Terminal's Monospace font changed?

I was running Fedora 34 until now. Fedora 38 came out and I moved to that. I'm using MATE with Gnome Terminal. The font is set to Monospace 13 in both systems. Yet there's a difference in the font. ...
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What is the process for installing MATE desktop into Centos Stream 9?

From that little info that is available I gather that the group "MATE Desktop" has been renamed into something different. This is the group that many write-ups and videos show how to install....
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How to make terminal bell not so loud (quieter)?

I use Debian and Mate, also I use vim a lot. There are a lot of answers about how to disable that loud beeping sound, it is called "terminal bell" in mate-terminal settings, but actually the ...
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Fedora 37 takes several minutes to "warm up" after logging in or resuming

I foolishly posted a related question on stackoverflow and was chastised for not asking a programming question. I hope this is the right place. I'm running Fedora 37. I prefer cinnamon but am ...
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mintMenu quits unexpectedly each time I open a file

I am in Linux Mint with Mate desktop. Each time I open a file (text file, image file, libreOffice, mp3...) I receive the following error: The problem does not occur if I open filebrowser windows. If ...
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unable to adjust xterm pointer color

No matter what I set for pointerColor or pointerColorBackground, it remains black foreground and white background when hovering over xterm. I am using AWS Linux Workspace. All other settings are ...
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How to set application installed via flatpak as default aplication for some type of files?

I have installed pycharm via flatpak on linux Mint 21.1. I want to open every .py file in the PyCharm application. But when I right click and choose "open with other application" PyCharm is ...
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linux mint mate panel: move time and date to the right of volume

I have Linux Mint 20.3 with MATE 1.26.0. After messing with some external monitors, and the resolution, and which monitor is the main one, my panel got all messed up. I managed to "move all the ...
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debian bullseye unable to unlock mate-screensaver

I'm running debian bullseye (was a fresh install but with old $HOME) and mate desktop. Whenever I lock my Notebook with mate-screensaver; I can not unlock it neither with my main user nor an ...
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Resolution in Fedora MATE-Compiz Desktop 37 with AMD GPU via HDMI Stuck at 1024x768

Version and Desktop Information: Fedora Release 37 Kernel Linux 6.0.7-301.fc37.x86_64 x86_64 Mate 1.26.0 lspci | grep VGA shows this: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Ellesmere [Radeon RX &...
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Linux pastes clipboard at "random" times

I'll be editing files, actively using a keyboard and sometimes a mouse, especially to switch windows and such. My programs open under edit suddenly have syntax errors which, ultimately come from ...
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Duplicate only one of dual monitors on a Smart e-Blackboard

I am trying to set up the teacher's computer in a university room, having two identical displays on the table. One of these displays should be duplicated on the e-Blackboard connected via HDMI. ...
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Debian 11, MATE, crippled GUI yellow

Got dedicated server with preinstalled Debian 11 without GUI.  Have ssh connection to it.  Installed MATE. apt install mate-desktop-environment lightdm Made it login itself.  Installed anydesk.  With ...
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TigerVNC Server Crashes when Client Connects

I've installed "tigervnc-standalone-server" on my Raspberry PI 3 model b+ with Ubuntu Mate "Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS" (not raspbian), configure and set-up vncserver as system service. I'...
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mate-screenshot 1.26.0 suddenly producing corrupt screenshots?

Looking for first steps to diagnose this strange change in behavior: If I launch mate-screenshot and choose Copy to Clipboard, no program will paste the image, including: The StackExchange form I'm ...
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KeePassXC suddenly always modal...possible causes?

Background: KeePassXC 2.6.6 is the latest version from June. My computer is newer than that, so this is the only version I've ever run on it, installed from deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/phoerious/...
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how can I stop mint/mate before the mate environment loads

I have a mint 20 install with mate. I ran out of disk space on the boot device. I booted off an external medium, erased files and now have a residual issue with Mate. I had the system configured to ...
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Mate DE Seems to have been broken by NVIDIA update

So, I just installed the latest edition of Nvidia 495 on my system, independent of any other upgrades. (I upgraded my kernel to version 5.4.0-92 beforehand, but that seemed to be working fine.) Now, I ...
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In Mint 20.2 with Mate, is it possible to close all the open windows of the File Manager?

I use Mint 20.2 with Mate File Manager. I am new to Linux, and I am a long time user of MacOS. I am looking for a way to close all the open windows of the File Manager with one command, possibly just ...
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Keyboard layout selector is missing from the indicator applet in ubuntu mate

I'm running Ubuntu Mate 20.04.03. At some point in the past, it was possible to select between multiple keyboard layouts using a drop-down in the indicator-applet in the panel. This is no longer the ...
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MP3s/Youtube have stopped playing

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with the Mate 1.8.2 desktop. A couple of days ago, i had a strange issue where I couldn't play an mp4 video in Chrome. I rebooted and it was fine. Then, at some point yesterday ...
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Mate desktop does not display properly in CBL-Mariner Linux

I have been running MS CBL-Mariner Linux in vmware and I am able to compile, install, and run NsCDE, Lxde, and xfce properly. The only issue I have is that when I downloaded and compiled and installed ...
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Linux Mate: keepassxc icon is stretched disproportionally. How to fix?

I am running a Linux Mint with Mate window manager on board. For some reason, some of the icons in the tray are resized to fit the panel height, others are not. Weird thing is happening to the ...
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Where does MATE keep the contents of its application drop down?

Fedora 34 Xfce 4.12 mate-desktop-1.26.0-1.fc34.x86_64 I have both Xfce and MATE installed on my desktop. I choose which one I want at logon. I have a ton of intellectual property in Xfce's panel 0 ...
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Lost DVI output [closed]

I have tried to install the OpenRazer software for a keyboard in Linux Mint Mate, it worked well but after a reboot my secondary monitor connected with DVI port is not working anymore. I did not ...
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Disable font ligatures in pluma text editor or for the whole system

I have built a debian Bullseye live-dvd using live-config and live-build. The live-dvd has the MATE desktop environment and pluma text editor. The problem is that pluma is doing font ligatures when I ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 with MATE desktop - task bar graphical corruption

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 with the MATE desktop (Mate Desktop 1.8.2). (I use Ubuntu 16.04 for work since it's the version running on our server). This problem only started happening in the last month or ...
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Linux - Holding down a key acts like key repeating

I'm running Debian 10 with MATE GUI and even when I disabled "Key presses repeat when key is held down", the key i'm holding still acts like I'm pressing it: Are there any other option I'm ...
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How do you create a functionnal desktop folder after deleting it?

On Mate desktop I accidentally did a rm -rf * in home folder, now every file that I create inside this folder appears on the Desktop, I created a new Desktop folder but it's not enough to fix it.
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Sorry mime the second (mate-control-center vs. firefox)

My OS is Debian stretch (mate Desktop) Since about 2 years I have a problem with default setting for application browser(in mate-control-center) and firefox. whenever I let firefox set itselfs as ...
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On Linux (Mint) MATE How Can I Make ALT+TAB Switch Between Only The Current Workspace's Windows

For some reason my version of Linux Mint MATE is configured to switch between applications on any workspace when I use ALT+TAB. Simple question: is there any way to limit it to only switch between ...
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How to replace "Lock Screen" option with another command in MATE

I dont want to use mate-screensaver for several reasons, but I use the MATE desktop environment. I can replace the screensaver/lock screen with a different program to auto lock my screen, but in the &...
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MATE desktop background not redrawing

My MATE desktop 1.16.2 has stopped redrawing the background. The effect being that when I move a window, the locations where the desktop background would normally be shown, now shows smeared out ...
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Debian Mate Desktop Eclipse scoll bar slider button size huge

I am on Debian Buster, Mate Desktop theme Menta, OpenJdk 11.0.9.1, eclipse 2020-06. My scroll bar sliders in eclipse are huge. I tried resizing them by a custom gtk-3 css file but this did only ...
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