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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mate-terminal: setting color for file types

On Arch updated. When I run the 'ls' command the executable files are given in a dark font that is invisible against a dark background. I see that through the Profile Editor dialog I can change the ...
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MATE+Compiz screen size discrepancy (oversized and undersized)

Since upgrading from Debian 10 to Debian 11, I seem to have a strange issue with the screen size/virtual borders that the DE knows about. When a window is maximized, everything is mostly fine. When a ...
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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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Compiz causes screen tearing with Intel Graphics

I am running MATE 1.24.1 on Debian stable (Linux 5.10.0-11-amd64), with Intel HD Graphics 4600. Here is the output of lspci -k | grep -EA3 'VGA|3D|Display': 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel ...
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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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Centos 7 VNC xstartup multiple desktops MATE, KDE but can't get gnome-classic if DESKTOP=KDE

Rewriting to hopefully clarify the question. MATE, KDE and Gnome3 have been installed on some Centos 7 servers. So have a mix of users and ideally want to default to MATE desktop. Is there any way to ...
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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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How to escape special characters in MATE Search Tool regex?

MATE Search Tool has an option "Contains the text" where text is always treated as a regex. The problem is I don't know how to escape special symbols there. For example, when searching for ...
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How do I swap blue and yellow in X11/Mate?

I use postmarketOS with Mate DE, I noticed my wallpaper was blue where it was supposed to be yellow so how could I fix this?
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MATE Terminal; has stopped working; returns “Failed to parse arguments: Cannot open display:”

I installed the MATE desktop environment into my onprem EC2 instance as per this URL and was able to kick-off terminal commands such as: mate-terminal --window --zoom=2 --geometry=30x12 --command ...
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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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Removing logout/restart from mate session

So I have an Ubuntu bionic with mate desktop and I'm trying to remove the restart/logout options from the menu. At the moment I'm using the Brisk menu but could switch to anything else. I already ...
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How to fix no audio on Parrot Sec 4.10

I have no audio and I don't know why: I tried: sudo alsa force-reload It returns: sudo: alsa: command not found
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Run Linux with or without monitor

I am trying to run a program on Ubuntu MATE 20.04 that needs to have a graphical output to function. Sometimes I will attach a monitor and sometimes I will not. I would like to configure my computer(a ...
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Broken mimetype defaults? default apps dont work

On arch linux default programs do not matter. When I open a file I downloaded from my browser, whether its a pic, archive or otherwise, It always just opens the file in another browser, which ...
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How Can I Disable the Global Shortcut CTRL + SHIFT + U in Linux Mint?

Backstory: some Linux distributions setup a keyboard shortcut to let you enter Unicode characters, and they use CTRL + SHIFT + U as that shortcut. As a programmer, I want to instead use that shortcut ...
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How do I create a desktop shortcut for nnn file manager on Linux Mint 19.3

If I create an application launcher with the following command: mate-terminal -e /usr/local/bin/nnn a terminal opens and runs nnn. However, nnn doesn't have a configuration file and settings such as ...
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Universal Open File dialog box?

I'm running Linux Mint 18.3 MATE, though I imagine an answer to this question would easily be ported to Ubuntu or Debian. When I'm in an application, I can hit Ctrl-O to bring up the 'Open File' ...
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How do I find out the display manager info on Fedora 32 Mate?

It's my first time to use Linux, Fedora and Mate environment. I want to change the default login screen (mainly the background), but I couldn't find the way to do it. I have done some research, and ...
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xterm -pob in MATE 1.16

xterm -pob does not raise the window when it receives Ctrl-G (MATate 1.16, RHEL7). This used to work fine in Gnome2, RHEL6.
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correct way to switch window manger (to openbox) in debian stretch mate

after switching to modesetdriver for lspci -nnk | grep "VGA\|'Kern'\|3D\|Display" -A2 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics ...
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No login screen in debian 10.3 after installing MATE

I had a fresh installation of debian 10.3 with gnome installed, and I went ahead and installed the MATE desktop additionally. During installation I was asked whether I would like to use gdm3 or ...
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Windows's top border overlaps menu bar

Environment OS: Arch Linux Desktop Environment: Mate Display: Dual displays of the same resolutions and the same inches. Uncommonly, they are aligned vertically (see picture below). Location of ...
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How to reduce screen tearing with X11 using ARM Mali GPU?

I am running Parabola GNU/Linux (based on Arch) on a Chromebook C201 (armv7). The device has an ARM Mali T764 GPU, which I am running with the free panfrost driver. Using Mate with X11, I am seeing ...
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What happened to the emoji picker from Linux Mint 19?

In Linux Mint 19 x64 MATE, I noticed one day that Ctrl+Shift+E brought up some built-in/default emoji picker. I started using it after that, because of its instantaneous startup time. After a fresh ...
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Run an executable file from Caja

As a new Linux "superuser" trying to migrate from Windows 7 I have resisted asking basic questions that can be answered by searching, but I am stuck on this. When I create an executable file from C ...
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How to fix gnome terminal search function - it doesn't find anything

After upgrading my system, my MATE version is 1.24.0; the previous version was 1.22.2. When I use the mate-terminal and try the Search function (ctrl+shift+f) and search for a word or string, it doesn'...
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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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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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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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