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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How do I get Ctrl + Alt + t to launch ther terminal in Linux Mint 13 MATE?

Pressing Ctrl + Alt + t seems to do nothing on my Linux Mint 13 MATE. How can I set this shortcut to launch a terminal window? As a detail, it seems the terminal is mate-terminal rather than gnome-...
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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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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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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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Unable to change background in mate desktop

I'm running Debian Stretch with MATE desktop 1.16.1. Since I have update the package mate-settings-daemon I can't change my background, it shows the wallpaper used for the login screen. I've tried to ...
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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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Change volume with terminal

Using mate and linux mint, I would like to create another keyboard shortcut to increase and decrease the volume. Currently, I'm using custom keyboard bindings with mate-keybinding-properties. I ...
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Changing the mouse pointer in Mate

I am using Fedora 20 with the Mate desktop. I sometimes give talks, using LibreOffice Impress for a slide show, with a laser to point out details on the screen. I will be giving a talk where the ...
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How to set Sublime Text as default text editor?

How to set Sublime Text as default text editor? The only option I see is Pluma. I'm using Mate Desktop on Fedora 19. Edit: The Sublime Text executable (installed by hand, not a package) is at /home/...
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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 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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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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No hibernate option in power manager on Mint 16 MATE

In my fresh install of Linux Mint 16 with MATE, I have no hibernate option in the Power Manager; only suspend and shutdown. In the Quit menu I have hibernate as an option. Also sudo pm-hibernate ...
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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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mate-panel --reset command not found

After some updates, our Ubuntu 14 MATE desktop doesn't have a panel, nor does it load a terminal. After pressing ctrl+alt+f1, and logging into our account, I tried the command: mate-panel --reset ...
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How can I get a username prompt on Mint 16's login screen?

I changed my main user's ID from 1000 to 999 and now it no longer shows on the login screen. I expected it not to show, but I also expected the login screen (the default that ships with MATE/Mint 16) ...
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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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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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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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Shortcut to google selected text

Is there a way to customize evince to search on Google a selected phrase? Like in Firefox where I select a text and right-click--> "Search Google for ..." If evince isn't customizable, is there any ...
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How to set environment variables under MATE?

I have just installed MATE under Ubuntu Saucy. No problems. Except I am trying to setup Texmaker, the LaTeX IDE, and cannot figure out how to set the paths to the LaTeX tools (pdflatex, etc.) which ...
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Compiz + MATE windows jump to previous workspace

I have a fresh Mint 13 Maya (MATE edition) with Compiz enabled. I also have a two-monitor set-up with the nVidia drivers with TwinView. I have set up 4 horizontal workspaces via CompizConfig Settings ...
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how to distinguish between user services and system service in systemd?

I asked a question yesterday and one of the comments answered was that it was shared that it is a 'user service' . Now how to distinguish between a 'user service' and a system service ?
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Whose password should I enter?

Authentication is required to perform this action. Whose password should I enter? Mine? Root's? I can never tell.               &...
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Storing the private key password for auto-mounting SSHFS?

I connect to a server via sshfs using private/public key pairs. My local key needs a passphrase to use. NOTE: The public key has already been copied to the remote server. I'm looking for a method to ...
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Linux Mint 17: Menu editors can't “move” Main Menu applications

Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela 64-bit MATE 1.10.2 mintmenu 5.6.4 Menu editors cannot apply "move" to Mint Menu applications. Mozo menu editor (default menu editor, version 1.10.1-1+rafaela) Displays ...
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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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Using the MATE clock applet without a password

This is just a minor annoyance, but I'd love to fix it. I'm running Mint 17 with MATE 1.8.1. The clock applet on my panel knows my location, and displays the weather. Sometimes I like to look at ...
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Half of the window in one workspace and the other half in another one

I have an application that runs in an embedded system with 2 screens. However, in my development environment I only have one monitor, so in order to debug the application I used to run the desktop ...
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How to set size of mate-panel via command line (not via dconf)?

When I install Linux Mint (Mate, Qiana) I like to make Mate panel more wide (or may be "higher"). Default it is near 20 pixels. I make it, for example, 45 pixels. I can easy set it by right button ...
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Linux mint 13: Error starting MATE

My Linux Mint installation seemed to work fine an hour ago, then I switched into Windows 7 which is installed on the same machine. When I restarted back into Mint, I got the following errors and can't ...
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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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What is a compositor (in general), and which gives the best performance (Ubuntu Mate 16.04)?

Specs: i5-6200u 8GB RAM 1600x1200 external display also tested on 1920x1080 eDP display. MATE Tweak shows the following list of compositors: Marco, No compositor Marco, Software Compositor Marco, ...
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How to restart file operations (file explorer) in the MATE desktop?

I was emptying the trash on my machine (Debian 8 Jessie with the MATE desktop) and then did some other operation. Long story short, the whole file explorer is frozen. I can't seem to find anything in ...
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Can't get past 1024x768 resolution [Intel Graphics XORG] [Debian Jessie Mate environment]

My Debian Jessie with Intel Graphics can't go above 1024x768 resolution. I've tried all kinds of guides, and I'm here coz I couldn't made it work. xserver-xorg-video-intel was installed ...
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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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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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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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Keyboard layout panel applet in MATE 1.6

I'm on a system with MATE 1.6.1. I didn't find the Keyboard Indicator Applet in Add to Panel list. How can I add this applet to a panel?
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ubuntu/debian: using bluetile with GNOME2-like environment?

The installation of debian wheezy defaulted to the KDE desktop environment. How do I remove it and switch to GNOME 2 (the version that is used in stable)? I fear that if I just install gnome-core, it ...
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Chinese input in Linux Mint 13

I started to use Linux Mint 13 MATE a few days ago. What frustrates me most is that I can't found anywhere to change my input language. In Windows, it is easy, just Ctrl+Shift. How can I configure the ...
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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....