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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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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Unwanted read-only network interface (ifupdown)

I have an Android TV box running Armbian 5.41 (Ubuntu 16.04.5). Since I changed from kodi-standalone to MATE, I've found a network issue. The box is connected via Ethernet, and MATE shows two ...
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Mate: Laptop (often) immediately awakes from sleep

Since the beginning, no matter what setting I put, the laptop doesn't always go to sleep and stay asleep. Most often than not, it wakes up to the lock screen. But this also happens after I switch ...
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Adding menu item to MATE main menu via the command line?

Ideally, I'm looking for a generic solution for Linux / Ubuntu, but my minimum requirement is something that will work in Ubuntu MATE 16. I'm writing a script that takes a newly-installed Ubuntu ...
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MATE clock applet and notification area are too narrow

I am running Debian Buster with MATE 1.20.3 on a laptop with a 15.5 inch monitor at a resolution of 3840x2160. No matter what I set the DPI to in Appearance Preferences, the clock applet and the ...
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mate-terminal - is it possible to toggle menu/tab/scroll bars when switching between full screen and window mode?

I use MATE 1.16.2 on Debian (Stretch) 9.0.0 and I've been customizing my command line of choice: mate-terminal (version 1.16.3). I've made a distinctive $PS1 prompt and further personalized my ....
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Customizing MATE panels with more applets and icons

I would like to know how to import/export/install/create new applets for MATE panels. In particular I would like to use among other things: an improved network monitor (even showing public IP) CPU ...
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Why does my mouse pointer change when typing?

I have a Mate spin of Fedora 28. I hadn't used it for a while, but I don't recall seeing this problem originally (I may be wrong though.) When I'm typing in Gnome Terminal, (or anything else for that ...
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Minimize button loses window Linux Mint 19.1 Mate

I've installed Linux Mint 19.1 with the Mate desktop. When I click on the minimize button on any window, the window disappears and I can't find how to return it to the screen. Any running process, ...
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Mate-power-manager keeps crashing (how to keep it running / automatically restart?)

Under Centos 7, mate-power-manager (from the EPEL repo) keeps crashing. When run manually from the command line, at the time of the crash it throws the error: ERROR:gpm-kbd-backlight.c:342:...
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Rotate window but not rotate desktop/screen

I need to rotate a window (90º to the left) but with the desktop runs normal (without rotation). The application is not mine and I have the source code. But I wonder about if there is a feature to do ...
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Mate panel keeps the CPU at 100%

I just upgraded the tumbleweed version and everything goes well so far, but a couple of days ago the mate session started to be unresponsive and the top and bottom panels freezes. I disabled the ...
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How to query schemas in gsettings?

When I do $ gsettings list-schemas I get lot of schemas but I am interested only in looking through schemas starting with org.mate.$something basically all schemas which have to do with MATE but ...
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vncviewer error:could not connect to session bus :failed to connect to socket/tmp/dbus-XXXXXXXX connection refused

First, I use putty to log in my server computer with vnc4server -geometry 1920x1080. Then I got my port number is 1. The system on my server computer is ubuntu 16.04. Then I use vncviewer to log with ...
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Mate terminal change background transparency programmatically?

I've decided to experiment with making my life more beautiful by having background images scraped from flickr that change every 30 minutes together with transparent terminal and editor windows. ...
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Problem accessing the trash

When trying to open the trash bin in mate , it pop up a window: This means Error: Message recipient disconnected from message bus without replying Please select another viewer and try again the ...
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Why should Peek require 2.1 GB to install after upgrading to Mint 19?

I was surprised upon upgrading from Linux Mint 18.3 to 19 that apps I had installed via the Software Manager were no longer available--I had thought that was one of the advantages of upgrading in-...
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Installing i3 broke MATE? “Your session lasted less than 10 seconds”

I’ve just installed i3 and after using it for around 10 minutes (and not being able to open anything using dmenu — nothing loaded), I tried going back to MATE. I’m running Mint 18.2 Sonya. I get the ...
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Why gedit and some other apps under Mate do not follow the desktop theme?

I am currently using a theme based on Green Laguna (actually, Green Laguna itself, but MATE Desktop Environment 1.18.0 thinks something was customized). Caja and many other apps follow the theme ...
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Where does caja put its preferences

I am running/using mate 1.20.2 amd using caja as my file and folder explorer (GUI-based) . I have tried to figure out where caja puts it preferences but have failed. $ caja --version MATE caja 1....
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Ubuntu MATE 16.04 freezes seconds after boot, stuck at login screen

Background Two weeks ago, I was on the kernel 4.13.0-36, and a routine update installed 4.13.0-37 and 4.13.0-38 automatically. After that, I was unsuccessful in getting my laptop to boot beyond the ...
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Gedit (from terminal) has stopped opening files in tabs, and now opens an instance per file - how do I switch it back to tabs?

I'm using a new install of Ubuntu 12.04 MATE edition. I'd installed gedit which had been working normally, ie if i did gedit filename, and gedit was already open, it opened the file in a new tab. On ...
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Building the perfect Distro with Snap [closed]

Snap is new package system for creating and installing apps, but its kind of new. I was wondering if the library is robust enough to be the main package manager for a new distro. Some context: I've ...
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How to have several desktop configurations with the same user

When I use my laptop at a coffee or during commuting, I use the touchpad. Then I like using a dock (Plank) to launch and switch between applications, lots of big shortcuts the desktop, and big icons ...
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how to add a folder to Places in caja?

In caja it seems there is no way to add a folder to the Places menu. I tried caja help menu > F1 but didn't get anywhere. Any help would be appreciated. This is in caja 1.20.0
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Add custom menu action to Caja file manager

There should be a tool to create such actions in Caja (default file manager in Mate desktop environment), installed with sudo apt install caja-actions But it doesn't seem to work, as indicated here. ...
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Managing startup applications in debian buster 10 (mate)

I saw How to manage startup applications in Debian 9? At that time, gnome-tweak-tool was the go-to-tool however, since a few days, that app. is not there anymore. I am running on Debian buster. ...
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How can I change the login page background to dark?

So I'm using Parrot Security OS (Mate based UI), and I accidentally change the theme, but while I switch it back, the login page's background (the small box where you chose user and enter password) ...
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Killing browser window takes too long or is impossible

It happens fairly often that, while browsing, suddenly the cursor (touchpad) starts moving sluggishly, the LED light on my USB stick starts flickering without stopping (I use a Linux live CD on memory ...
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ALT + TAB Doesn't Work (Linux Mint MATE)

Somehow (I have no idea how) I broke my ALT + TAB functionality. I'm using Linux Mint (MATE edition), and when I press ALT + TAB instead of switching to another application it very briefly shows the ...
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Make things bigger without changing the resolution? [MATE]

I'm running Linux Mint 18.1 Mate, and I'm having an issue that stems from this question: Graphics only render properly when switching graphics drivers It appears the solution to my problem is to ...
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Add a popup message on Screen Unlock on MATE

I'm looking on a way to add a popup message on screen unlock (when you leave your post unattended, your screen locks out to black and MDM and you have to input your password again to unlock) on a ...
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How do I write a custom application launcher that runs an application as a specific group?

I am running Linux Mint Mate 18.2, from my console I currently run an application as a specific group using the following command sudo -g my-group "/home/me/apps/my.app/bin/start.sh" %f This ...
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What is the difference between Ubuntu Mate and Linux Mint Mate? [closed]

What would be the key deciding factors for me to decide whether to install Ubuntu Mate or Linux Mint Mate?
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What package do I need to install to get PDF support in the Lyx document processor?

I don't have PDF preview or export options available in Lyx. I'm using Linux Mint 17.3, with Mate. What package do I need to install to get the export as pdf option in Lyx?
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Script output has mysterious trailing characters when executed in a specific environment

I'm working on a project that requires the use of a test framework called Appium in Java. The Appium library is attempting to run the following script on my machine to find out where my NodeJS install ...
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automatic change wallpaper automatically by day,night

I am having 2 wallpaper and i want to change them day and night. If it day change it to wallpaper1.png or if it night change it to wallpaper2.png. How can i do that? I am running parrot OS 3.8 on Mate ...
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Set default audio output device in Mate

I have a laptop with Mint/Mate and bluetooth speakers. I can connect to the speakers using the bluetooth GUI. Then I click on the shortcut to the sound preferences GUI (mate-volume-control inside) and ...
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Cancelling of file operations takes a lot of time

Linux Mint 18.2, MATE. Cancelling of file operations via Caja takes a lot of time. For example, I was copying 20 files to the USB drive (11,5 GB on a whole) and then canceled it; it's been more than ...
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On Ubuntu 16.04, Freeipa ssh logins working, GUI logins fails with “incorrect password”

I've got this working on one virtual machine but must have missed recording something I installed or configured, as I can't get it working on any other machines that I create. I've been digging ...
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Xrandr issue with dual screen

I have an issue with xrandr and my dual screen setup. This happend suddenly after a reboot, so there are no (intentionally) changed settings. Here is what happened: My external monitor stands left to ...