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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I broke my Alt-drag windows feature on Ubuntu MATE 18.04 [on hold]

I just installed Ubuntu 18.04 MATE, and while fiddling with it and installing a ton of apps and configuration that I need for work, somehow I managed to make it so Alt-click-and-drag no longer moves a ...
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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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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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Keyboard shortcut with Shift in Mate

I installed Fedora 21 with Mate. When I tried to bind the hotkey Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Up (for moving a window to some desktop), it tells me that I am already using Ctrl+Alt+Up for switching. I can't ...
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Cant write to internal HDD NTFS partition in Parrot OS

Im am having an error of "THE DESTINATION IS READ ONLY" in my parrot OS when im trying to copy something in my internal NTFS partition. My OS is based on and i tried to mount the NTFS partition ...
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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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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 to list “only” startup applications through the terminal on Fedora 24

How to list in the terminal "only" start-up applications (the ones that you find normally in "Startup Application Preferences" Dialog box on Fedora Mate Desktop). This question can be generalized to ...
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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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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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Is there any way to let it snow on my linux mint destkop?

I want snow fall on my desktop really badly. Tried Xsnow (with Mate/Marco, Mate/Compiz and KDE/Kwin) but doesn't work. Snow plugin for Compiz doesn't work anymore either. Snow feature of KDE was ...
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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 not ...
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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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How to enable Tap to click on MATE desktop (Debian 8.7 powerpc)

Using advice from this forum, I got tap to click working in LXDE on my Powerbook G4 running Debian 8.7. I have since been experimenting with the MATE desktop, how do I get tap to click working in MATE?...
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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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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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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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How do I 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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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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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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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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Mate desktop breaks with no panels and tens of caja windows on user switching?

I'm using Sabayon GNU/Linux with Mate-Desktop. I have my computer set up for multiple users so my girlfriend and the kids can use it too. ~ $ uname -a Linux 3.9.0-sabayon #1 SMP Thu Jun 27 07:53:45 ...
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Undo accidentally minimized desktop (now all desktop icons gone)

If you have a window active and hit Alt + Space followed by 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 (...
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Screen turns off after 10 minutes and I can't find out why

I'm running Arch Linux with Mate Desktop version 1.16.0 on Linux kernel 4.8.13. I have a weird problem. My screen turns black after around 5 or 10 minutes and I can not find out why. Here is my mate ...
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How does one make x-screensavers work with mate-screensaver?

I am currently using Linux Mint - Mate Edition. I much prefer the mate-screensaver lock-screen so I refuse to use x-screensaver b/c its lock-screen is just hideous. I have learned elsewhere on the ...
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ubuntu mate caja settings need read and write options

I am using ubuntu mate, when I want to access Home directory it shows The path for the directory containing caja settings need read and write permissions: /home/xxxx/.config/caja I tried to ...
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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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Can not login on Debian

After running once startx command in terminal i can not login as user anymore to my normal desktop. It still works as root. I am using the Mate desktop environment. Can any one help?
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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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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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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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Why Wheezy does not login after uninstalling pavucontrol

I had installed PulseAudio Volume Control and audacious on wheezy. I used the HDMI cable to view a video file via TV. After I removed the cable, audacious stopped responding and hanged and because I ...
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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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Mate workspace switcher and menu background configuration

As a standard desktop I use Mate on all my computers with different GNU/Linux distributions and FreeBSD. I have recently upgraded a laptop running Manjaro from Mate-1.16.1 to Mate-1.18.0. With Mate-1....
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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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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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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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Linux Mint MATE “notifications area” - much bigger than it needs to be

A week or so ago, triggered by I don't know what (but presumably something I did by accident) the Notification Area of my taskbar has become 3 times the size that it needs to be, taking up valuable ...
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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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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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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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MATE disable both mouse clicks to act as middle mouse

I am on Fedora 24 with the MATE desktop environment. I did a dnf update and I have noticed now that when I simultaneously press both mouse buttons it acts as if I have clicked middle mouse down. Is ...
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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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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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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 ...