Questions tagged [mate-desktop]

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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Stop PulseAudio from switching devices?

I just updated to Mint 19.3 from 19.1. I have an issue now where, if I pause a youtube video and restart (for example) when it starts back up again, the sound is playing through a different sound ...
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Mate session does not respond/Two video drivers at the same time working

After starting the session, the Desktop stops to be responsive, it does not show menus, it does not launch applications, even when using a terminal and the wallpaper first is loaded but after stopping ...
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How to minimize xorg gpu usage on ubuntu mate 18.04 laptop

I have a xiaomi air laptop with a very small gpu (MX150) and ubuntu mate 18.04 installed. I see that xorg uses up quite a bit of GPU (relative to what I have), around 185Mib on average. +-------------...
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Reopen windows when logging back in feature in arch

I am planning to shift from mac to linux (arch mate most likely) but there is one feature that I particularly like in macOS and that is the option to "reopen windows when logging back in". I checked ...
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Can't start polkit-mate-authentication-agent

I'm using Mate on Parabola GNU/Linux (based on Arch). I have the polkit-mate-authentication-agent installed and it is supposed to be autostarting on login to the desktop; however, it doesn't seem to ...
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No icon in MATE applications menu

Today I noticed I have no icons in categories of the MATE application menu, that is: And they don't appear in the menu editor, either: Running openSUSE Tumbleweed, MATE 1.24.0 and my system is up to ...
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mate-notification-daemon stopping, Mate notifications timeout

Whenever I connect or disconnect my Bluetooth headphones or the power cable (probably also some other events), I get a popup window showing the notification text instead of a regular notification, ...
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How to debug Mate keyboard shortcuts?

I want to assign two keyboard shortcuts to "media next". An interesting idea I found was to create a custom shortcut that executes xdotool key XF86AudioNext, but that does absolutely nothing. I ...
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Getting wrong info. in clipboard under debian-mate

I have no clue why I have wrong info. from Guake in my clipboard. i have no clue even what clipboard it has or uses as I had asked the question about default clipboard 3 years back and still didn't ...
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Desktop Icons Missing on Manjaro Mate

I have searched everywhere and all the solutions elsewhere are stating to use Mate Tweak and disable / enable the Desktop/Trash icons in there if they are not showing. The machine is running an ...
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How to see previous output in terminal window?

I was running a lengthy scientific simulation (which took almost a week to run) on my Linux workstation with the command which looked like this: time ./simulation So besides getting the output files ...
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Alt+Tab not working after swapping Control key with Alt key with setxkbmap

I'm on Debian 9.11 with the MATE desktop (pinebook pro) and I have a custom keyboard mapping that makes Caps Lock a control key and swap Left Control key with Left Alt. The commands are as follow: ...
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Required display service (X server) for Debian init script [duplicate]

I'm on Debian 9.11 with the MATE desktop (pinebook pro) I've an Init script /etc/init.d/customMapping that remaps some of my keys using both setxkbmap and xmodmap. Here it is #! /bin/sh ### BEGIN ...
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Steam not working in Linux Mint 19.3 MATE

Problem: After logging in, Steam gives out this error: Could not connect to Steam network. Solution(s) tried so far: Uninstalling Steam in various ways doesn't fix the problem. https://forums....
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Is it possible to call a command/script on mouse hover over a window?

My system is Linux Mint MATE 18.3 and additionally I am using compiz. Is it possible to attach a command or script to something like a window hover event? If yes, the second part of the question is, ...
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MATE desktop GUI shows displays only background, unresponsive after waking?

Have been using MATE on CentOS7 (and accessing via Windows RDP Connection Manager) for some time and recently found that after waking the server from sleep, the desktop is blank (only displays the ...
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Emblems in Nautilus/Caja from GNome/Mate STILL align overlapping, when more than two are set

As given by the topic, i'm still struggling with this annoyance. I'm using mate 1.20.4 and it still has this bug for years, now. Odd is, that i can't find any solution or even anyone else complaining ...
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Debugging a mate terminal session which won't start

I'm configuring the Windows Subsystem for Linux on my company-issued laptop (windows 10). Things were going nicely until I tried to get MATE Terminal working. On my devbox in the office, I run ...
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mate-system-monitor Always Crashes But gnome-system-monitor Works Fine?

I'm running Linux Mint MATE (ie. a fork of GNOME v2). I have both the gnome-system-monitor and the mate-system-monitor apps installed. When I run gnome-system-monitor everything works as expected. ...
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Ubuntu mate sound settings not responding

I have some strange behaviour on my Ubuntu-mate 16.04. After startup the shortkeys to increase sound (Fn+..) are not working. There is also a cross after the speaker icon on the top bar. But the sound ...
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How to use nano's Redo shortcut (Meta+E) in MATE terminal

I'm using: Debian bullseye with its MATE desktop environment MATE caja 1.22.1 MATE Terminal 1.22.1 GNU nano, version 4.3 In nano, Redo is mapped to Meta+E. In Keyboard Preferences I have selected "...
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Why are there missing packages from my distro's groupinstall?

I am running the XFce Desktop and wanted to install MATE. I found the group name: yum grouplist | grep -i mate MATE Desktop And tried to perform an install but several "group packages" were ...
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“Use common properties for all folders” for Caja

I've been using dolphin for years. I use to enable "use common properties for all folders". Enabling it just stop dolphin from saving the state of each folder(like view, icon size, sort order...) and ...
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Why is the icon I've placed into /usr/share/icons not displaying in the MATE Applications menu?

I have a .desktop file in /usr/share/applications with the entry: [Desktop Entry] Icon=my-app ... I have placed my-app.png into /usr/share/icons/hicolor/32x32/apps. The icon displays just fine for ...
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MATE logs off on CTRL+ALT+F1 → CTRL+ALT+F7

On Debian Buster, MATE crashes/logs off when I do CTRL+ALT+F1 and return to MATE using CTRL+ALT+F7. Processes started within MATE still show up on the terminal, so the problem has to happen if I ...
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Some applications don't have title bar and are always on top

Some applications (Konsole, gedit, ...) don't have title bar (so, I can't quit them by clicking on the cross) and stay always on the top when they are opened (I have to minimize them with a keyboard ...
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Is it possible to increase the size of dropdown menus in GTK?

I find great the font size I'm using in my Mate desktop, but the dropdown menus are not always easy to navigate, as I must use my left hand for the mouse. It would be great if I could increase the ...
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Can windows on my desktop be automatically arranged to fill in any gaps?

On different desktops I will arrange my windows in such a way to provide the most optimal placement for that workflow. The annoying part of this is then adjusting the size of each window to fill in ...
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How to configure compiz to use metacity/macro window decorations?

When running the MATE-Compiz spin of Fedora, enabling compiz with the System > Preferences > Look and Feel > Simple CompizConfig Settings Manager (simple-ccm package) will enable compiz ...
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Installing Gnome3 on GhostBSD

I'm looking to install Gnome3 and GDM (not as important) onto GhostBSD and mate (the original desktop environment) is still coming up. The way I know of is by changing exec mate-session to exec gnome-...
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Mate does not change from english to japanese

I just installed opensuse tumbleweed in english, later I select via language module in yast and selected japanese but only certain windows under root show the japanese language instead of a system ...
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Fedora 30 MATE use start/windows/super key to open Main Menu

How can I set up the keyboard shortcut to open (and close) the Main Menu in Fedora 30 MATE by using the start/windows/super key? Failed attempts: From Keyboard Shortcuts it doesn't record anything ...
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Fedora 30 MATE Apps Search

I just switched to the MATE environment on my Fedora 30 (from Gnome) and I am very surprised of how much different it is compared to Mint MATE. In Mint MATE I can open the Main Menu and start typing ...
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USB key (or sd-card) mount in multiseat enviroment

I have PC with Linux Mint 19.2, with multiseat configuration, specifically two seats seat0 and seat1. Both set to autologin. Everything works except auto-mounting USB key or (sd card). When I mount ...
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How to communicate with the MATE community for general questions?

I've been working on updating Clearlooks for the more recent releases of GTK3 using the old Clearlooks-Phenix project as a base. It's been a steady few weeks and I've had a good experience reporting ...
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Dual screen alignment problems on Ubuntu MATE 18.04 (images provided)

I have been trying to get two screens with different resolutions to work in the configuration shown in the images below. Plain Ubuntu had no problems making them play well together, yet on my new ...
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Disable caja terminal

Caja has a tendency of leaving zombie terminal processes behind, which is a nuisance when working with removable media. Caja pops up when the media is inserted, but then it is impossible to unmount ...
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How to use GTK_DEBUG to MATE Caja?

I'm working on a GTK3 theme and I use GTK_DEBUG=interactive to test changes in the CSS. I start an application with the gtk inspector attached, I launch it with: $ GTK_DEBUG=interactive <name> ...
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ParrotOS 2019: How to change trackpad to fit a lefty?

I am lefty here. How do you change the mouse usage in Parrot Linux 2019 to be left-handed? Specifically the trackpad... I have changed the 'Mouse Orientation' to 'left-handed'. But the trackpad is ...
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Mate/Caja: Disabling recursive file search in caja's “open/save file” dialogs

I'm using Ubuntu Mate 19.04 Disco, using MATE Caja 1.20.3. Recently after a system update (think from 18.10 to 19.04) the behavior of the open file/close file GTK dialogs changed: When I typed ...
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Network configurations lost on reboot Ubuntu 18.04

We recently bought a machine with Ubuntu 18.04 pre-installed. I configured the network interfaces in /etc/network/interfaces as previous installations but then I realised that is not working any more ...
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How to hide a clock widget for a specific amount of time?

I would like to hide a clock widget for a predefined amount of time. Desired behavior: input time in minutes into a shell command, script etc. clock widget hides for a time amount specified in ...
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Mate doesn't load environment variable when using menu launcher

I'm using many environment variables to setup several softwares, like maya / nuke, houdini... those variables are refering to other variables. to set them, I have created scripts in /etc/profile.d/ ...
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startx blank screen

This happened after I changed GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet" to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="" and updating the grub config. After rebooting when I do startx I only get a black screen with a mouse. ...
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Launching applications from application launcher with “TZ=UTC” prefixed stopped working

I had a launcher for firefox with command TZ=UTC firefox. Suddenly it stopped working, I think after I did pacman -Syu (I only clicked again much later so it could be something else). I am using arch ...
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Script alternative of GUI command executed on login - it should not

Since my main data is not in $HOME, I have made a small (executable) script to start the GUI file manager (caja) in the desired directory and put it in my local executable directory (~/.local/bin): #!...
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How do I enable touch gestures in Fedora MATE/GNOME/KDE?

Need to know how to enable touch gestures like multi-finger swipe to the next workspace... Ubuntu has libinput-gestures, but how do I install that on Fedora? All of the Copr repositories I have ...
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Debian 9 MATE start lightdm on system boot after disabling

Some many months ago I disabled the automatic start of lightdm. I can start from the commandline without issue but I want now to set it as the default again. What configuration file did I change?
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How do we enable quick launcher and Min,max button in MATE (CentOS)?

I have installed MATE desktop environment in my CentOS (version 7.5 x64). But there is no quick launcher 'applications' button and also my VS code installation doesn't have min,max,close buttons. I ...
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Can't change default session [duplicate]

I have Kali-64bit installed in Virtual Box, and I'm simply trying to set the MATE environment as my default for when I reboot/shutdown and log in afterwards. I've tried update-alternatives --config ...

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