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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Using mate desktop without systemd

I am using Debian Jessie with the Mate desktop and I would like to remove systemd from my system. I am following these instructions but as soon as I enter apt-get remove --purge --auto-remove systemd ...
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caja is not mounting smb shares

Recently, caja refuses to "mount" smb locations for which it previously gave no complaint. Usually, I would access various share points using caja by typing smb://<server>/<share_name> in ...
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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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Why do strange boxes appear on my Linux Mint MATE?

I'm using Linux Mint MATE with Paper theme
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(ls) command won't show exact size - Weird output [closed]

I am trying to find the size of the files on my hard drive in exact bytes, but whenever the size gets too big the number turns all weird (like 1.98329e+12). Can I stop it from doing this or convert ...
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I accidentally changed Linux Mint's advanced menu icon to something very large. Now I can't change it back

I just see large green and white stripes across the panel. I couldn't do anything on that menu, so had to restart my laptop, and before the panel could load, created a new one and delete the old one. ...
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Why does terminal say it's installing a package that's already installed, when I try to install something completely different?

I'm on Fedora 23 MATE. I tried to install virtual box an hour ago but it wouldn't because their website is down. I had also installed gyazo. That had no issues. Now when I try to install ...
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Better battery saver linux between ubuntu mate and xubuntu

I have tried xubuntu, lubuntu and ubuntu mate. I found xubuntu and ubuntu mate desktop environment good. My main concern is battery saving. Which saves better battery between Ubuntu mate and xubuntu
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Blank 'Grub Boot Menu' when changing boot options

I was having the issue of a black screen on Ubuntu restart and startup. It seems like my monitor is somehow disconnected when I start Ubuntu because I get 'No Signal Detected'. I started following ...
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Debian Mate : share folder with samba

I'm using Debian Jessie with Mate desktop. I installed samba and added my user to sambashare group. I can write in /var/lib/samba/usershares/. Yet, I can't share a folder using the "share folder" ...
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Screen tearing in mate with compiz, not screen tearing with KDE or Unity

All distro I tried with KDE solved my tearing problem. I would love to use KDE up its too heavy on my pc. I usually use xfce, but mate is fine too. I would love to get either xfce or mate working ...
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Keyboard doesn't work in X11 after resuming from sleep/suspend

My computer: Debian 8.3 Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt20-1+deb8u3 (2016-01-17) x86_64 GNU/Linux Dell Latitude 5420 I'm using XMonad window manager, some applets (in stalonetray) from ...
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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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Preventing other GUI applications from stealing focus?

How can I prevent other applications from stealing focus from the active window? I have found solutions for other window managers, but nothing for "Metacity (Marco)" (the window manager of the MATE ...
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Mate menu (Linux Mint 17) searches files when pressing enter - can this be changed?

Example: I press Supper button: menu opens. I write "fir": it shows Firefox, just like any launcher. I press Enter, it starts searching the whole system for files named "fir". I can avoid this by ...
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How should I configure my multi-monitor setup on MATE?

I'm running the MATE desktop environment on two monitors on Debian using the NVidia proprietary driver. I'm facing a problem where after logging in, panel widgets like the clock or the Workspace ...
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Change the current directory when a terminal is opened

Always which I opened the terminal, on the Linux Mint, the directories which the terminal started is: /home/user. How I changed this default directory to another, e.g. /home/user/Download?
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Same File Browser with option open four or more different folders

I am using the Linux Mint with Mate 1.12.0. When I opened my File Browser I can press F3 to open an extra pane two different directories at the same time. Is it possible in the same window to see four ...
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adding text to titlebar in all root windows [closed]

When a window is opended with root priveleges, I want to display some text in the titlebar to inform the user that he/she is root in that particular instance. I'm currently using the MATE desktop ...
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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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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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Geany: lost some themes after update

I've just upgraded to Geany 0.25 (from 0.21) in Mate 1.2.0, Linux Mint 13. When i open a .rb (ruby) file it correctly uses my preferred theme, which is Tango Dark. But when i open an html file it ...
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Geany: Open a new instance per workspace when opening a file in that workspace

I'm using Mate 1.2.0 in Linux Mint 13. The two text editors i use are Gedit and Geany (v0.25): i use Geany for all my coding as i prefer the syntax highlighting and some other interface features. ...
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New search in Mate desktop menu doesn't replace the previous one

In the Mate desktop it is easy to launch applications with the menu search (menu pops up with the default Super_L key). But it remembers the initial search in such a way that when I try to launch a ...
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How to add more virtual desktops to fedora mate?

The Fedora (23) Mate comes with 4 desktops. How can I add more desktops? The manual says "right click on the desktop switcher applet -> settings. and change the amount of available deskops." There is ...
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Fedora 23: Changing from Plasma to MATE

I am running Fedora 23 with Plasma desktop env. I just installed MATE using the command: dnf install mate-desktop but in the login screen I can't see "MATE" as an option for desktop env. I only see ...
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Is there a way to remove the Firefox icon from the Mate panel without the GUI?

Is there a way to remove the Firefox icon from the Mate panel without a GUI (using the command line)? I'm using Fedora 22 and Mate 1.10.x
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Why to write applet config for dbus?

There is a tutorial http://wiki.mate-desktop.org/matecorba_to_dbus#d-bus_service_file which says how to create DBus configuration file. But I don't understood, why it is required. The service is ...
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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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LMDE 1 Stuck on Terminal after Login

Currently running LMDE 1 with Mate for 6 months now and still acquainting myself with it. I had installed VirtualBox but after restart and successful log in I am stuck on Terminal. I have updated and ...
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System creates extra shift/alt/control keypresses

OK, so this is strange. I recently bought a HP Pavilion ab153nr laptop and installed UbuntuMate 15.10 on it. While setting everything up, I noticed that the screensaver would occasionally stop ...
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How to quick move+resize a window using ALT key+Mouse on Ubuntu Mate 15.04?

On earlier Linux GUI Desktops, it was quick and easy to move around or resize any window just by holding the ALT Button + clicking and dragging the mouse on almost any position of the app window, so ...
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Apply keyboard buttons combination on release

I installed LMDE2 Mate, with repos pointing on Debian testing. In Pycharm(Jetbrains IDE) I have to press Shift+Alt+E in order to call python console. My problem is, when I am pressing Shift+Alt ...
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Why can't change my destktop from mate into others?

I have installed many desktop environments on my debian8.1 such as cinnamon, mate, lxde, xfce. I found that I can't select the desktop as I like ,whichever I choose, the desktop is always mate when ...
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Why do multiple instances of Mate-terminal have the same PID?

I've noticed, that all mate-terminal instances I start, be it inside a mate-terminal or via a link button, have the same PID. For example, I got something like $ wmctrl -lp <omitted lines that ...
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Emacs and gvim display no content on FreeBSD 10.2

I just installed FreeBSD 10.2 with the Mate desktop environment and most things seem to work. I have a problem with emacs and gvim though. Since the problem has the same symptoms with both editors, I ...
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How to find what the “Mate version” of programs are called

On Mate systems, many programs correspond to (and are sometimes forks of) other programs with more well-known names: nautilus -> caja gnome-terminal -> mate-terminal ark -> engrampa gedit -> pluma ...
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What is the reason behind changing the name of well-known apps? [closed]

MATE has forked a number of applications originating as the GNOME Core Applications, and developers have written several other applications from scratch. The forked applications have new names - ...
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How can I fix the duplicate mouse error without logging out?

I sometimes get to see something like this: When I take a screenshot, it looks like this: As you can see, I actually have two mouse cursors + the remainder of a drag-and-drop action on my monitor, ...
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How to hide a window's toolbar temporarily

How would I temporarily hide the toolbar on programs' windows: Surly there must be a way to do this with MATE? I tried Google and I got unrelated issues.
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Dell 11 Ubuntu MATE touchpad problem: reacts to pad of finger, but not tip

(I also posted this in the Ask Ubuntu Stack Exchange. Not trying to spam you guys, just not sure where to post). I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 MATE on a Dell 11 Chromebook, and since booting for the ...
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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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How to avoid system timeout to login screen when I make a cup of tea?

Linux Mint 17.1 (MATE) running on HP G250 Laptop and older HP desktops. It's just me and the dog at home and I like to run the computer all day, but it keeps returning to the login screen after a few ...
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Raspbian ~/.xinitrc File Missing

I booted up my Raspberry Pi for the first time using the full NOOBS installer... I am using the Raspberry Pi 2 (it has four USBs, one Ethernet, one HDMI, and one micro SD Card port)... I use it over ...
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Using/enabling gsettings/dconf key without running gnome-settings-daemon

I'm using Sublime Text 3 on Linx Mint MATE edition, installed on a laptop with a 4K 15.6 inch display. The high dpi means that most UI's have to be scaled. I have gotten most of the programs I use ...
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How to get desktop notifications of Evolution in Mint

I've got problems setting up the notifications for Evolution. I already installed mail-indicator-evolution and evolution-indicator but neither of them appear in the notification area. How can I ...
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How to cycle displays in Mate desktop?

On the Arch-based Antergos Linux, initially Gnome Shell desktop, I have installed Mate on a laptop that normally (in Windows, OpenSuse, Ubuntu) has a dedicated key to switch between displays, which ...
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Permanently magnify the content displayed in Firefox

I'm using Linux Mint 17.1 MATE. On of the users of the computer have troubles with eyesight and seeing very small text. I increased the DPI of the whole text in RMB > Change Desktop Background > ...
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LMDE2 / MATE locale charset inconsistency

I have a machine with Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 "Betsy" (installed as RC, with all available updates applied) and MATE desktop environment. My problem is that in some applications special characters ...
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non-breaking space sometimes appears in Geany (my standard text editor)

I use Geany for all my coding, in my linux Mint-MATE install. Occasionally, i have a problem where a non-breaking space (char code 194) is present instead of a normal space character (32). This just ...