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 custom shortcut for keyboard layout in Linux Mint 18 (Sarah)

Coming from OSX and Windows 7, I want to try to keep the same keyboard shortcuts so that I do not get confused when I switch between them. I have mapped the CTRL key in Windows 7 and Linux Mint to be ...
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MATE Desktop “WindowList”-applet has two rows - how can I change back to single?

A few days ago, my children played with my linux pc (MATE Desktop 1.18.0), and they pressed some keys or key-combinations. After this, the "WindowList" applet in the gnome panel is displaying the ...
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Desktop Environments keeps reverting to US keyboard layout. How do I stop this?

I am using Fedora 25 with the MATE desktop. I start MATE with the "startx" command. Every time I start MATE, it sets my keyboard to a US layout. I have to change it back by clicking System -> ...
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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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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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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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In MATE, how do I get different panels per workspace?

I'm running MATE 1.8 in Linux Mint 17 Qiana. I have three workspaces set up, and panels at the top and bottom of the screen. I have a bunch of items in the top panels that launch various applications ...
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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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How to write dconf overrides for site-custom keybindings?

I want to add custom keybindings using dconf. Previously, I had do the same job using gconf and succeeded. However, there are some problems using dconf. (I'm working on a Debian package, so file-...
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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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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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Getting Mint MATE (Marco?) to put the window-close X in the actual corner, not just near it

It's nice to be able to fling the mouse up and right, not having to bother with precise targeting, and click. If your hand's already on the mouse, this is easier than switching back to the keyboard ...
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MATE - Hide arrow on panel drawer icons

In MATE 1.8.1, when I make a drawer on my panel,it always has a small grey arrow on it, which looks disgusting compared to my material design theme. How can I remove that tiny icon?
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Arch Linux with Mate ignores exports in ~/.bash_profile and ~/.profile

I use Arch Linux and need to add environment variables on login. I have Plasma, Cinnamon and Mate installed. For some reason the environment variables in ~/.profile and ~/.bash_profile are not set ...
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Volume function keys are recognized but don't change the volume

I'm running Jessie with MATE. The volume keys themselves are functional but they don't change the volume, and while I can use the volume control widget it's inconvenient. My problem is similar to this ...
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In Gnome is it possible to Invoke the network manager tool from the command line?

Note: I was sent here by Stack Overflow. I have a workstation using xmonad + Gnome + Mate on Linux Mint. The Gnome setup I have comes with a network management applet in the tray, however when I ...
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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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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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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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How to configure LinuxMint 17 to invoke commands from the mouse?

My PC runs LinuxMint 17 in the 64-bit MATE edition. How can I configure X (or MATE?) to invoke these two commands from my mouse (which is a 6-button Logitech M705)? send the clicked window behind all ...
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mint 14 mate: window manager doesn't work after reinstall mate-panel & mate-applets

After doing a sudo apt-get --purge remove mate-panel mate-applets and a sudo apt-get install mate-panel mate-applets for trying to get rid of a trayicon issue on my system, the mate window manager ...
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In MATE desktop, Right click context menu not as desired

I want to right click on a folder and easily open it in my favorite music player, say VLC. I have chosen "Other Application" and selected VLC and the option to "Remember" this selection. The folder ...
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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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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 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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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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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 ...
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MATE panel transparency

I believed to have found a bug in the MATE panel just to file it on their github issues list and to then find out that it is actually the expected behaviour. Let me explain: I have the MATE desktop ...
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How to change the view of desktop icons in MATE?

Desktop icons (for example, symlink to .djvu file or to an image) always have different size. Also the titles of icons interfere with each other and become unreadable. Could you please explain how to ...
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The dashboard unhide under the opened windows

Mint 17.3, dashboard MATE 1.12.2, mintMenu 5.6.6, compiz The dashboard (set as 'Automatically hidden') when activated by mouse hovering, opens under the opened windows: I do not find an option for ...
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No menu LMDE Betsy

I just ran an update on LMDE Betsy MATE. After restart I can neither see the start menu or the icons on the desktop. I can only press ctrl+alt+del to restart of poweroff. I can not even start the ...
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Script to rename workspace

I'm using Linux Mint Mate and I want to have a script to do set-workspace-name 0 "Workspace 1" How would it be? I tried this but it doesn't work since there is no ~/.workspacenames/names directory. ...
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Some key combinations are not available for user applications

I'm using GUI text editor SciTE and I want to use the following key combinations for selecting rectangular regions of text in SciTE: AltShiftUp and AltShiftDown. It appears that I can do it in ...
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MATE for Gentoo Hardened 4.8.17-r2 on AMD Radeon RX 480 card became very slow

I am running Gentoo Linux Hardened with kernel 4.8.17-r2 on an AMD FX 8350 using a Radeon RX 480 video card (amdgpu), and for desktop environment I use MATE 1.12.1. I recently updated my system with ...
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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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How to find default clipboard in debian-mate?

I have 2-3 desktop environments peacefully co-existing with each other with debian-mate being the main environment I work/use with. Any way to know what the default clipboard is ? How do I find it ? ...
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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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Bluetooth not transferring on Acer E5-532 running Ubuntu Mate

Recently did fresh install on Laptop. Bluetooth adapter can pair with devices fine. Currently have it paired with my android mobile. Issue however arises when I try to transfer any files to device....
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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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Why does Boinc Manager behave differently than all other windows?

My laptop is running a standard Ubuntu MATE 14.04 (obsolete, I know, but it's for work so we will upgrade "later"). I've installed Boinc as per the standard instructions, and it's chugging along fine ...
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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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figuring out which theme am I running under Debian-mate?

I have 2 desktops, GNOME and MATE. As far as I know the GNOME 3 theme lives under [~/.config/gtk-3.0 On right-click > Change Desktop background > Appearances and Themes > It's menta with some ...
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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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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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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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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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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 do I setup a floating profile in Linux

I have an external hard drive that is switched between machines. I want my home folder to point to this external hard drive for ordinary usage purposes - documents, downloads, work areas, that sort ...