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 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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MATE - Classic Menu configuration directory

I want to write a script that hides some unused application items from the MATE Classic Menu. Therefore I am searching for a configuration file, where I can customize this without using mozo. I ...
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Turn off GNOME themeing/layouts in programs

I have a few applications that involve tabs to organize their content. Cockatrice and ReText seem to use gnome theming for themselves even though I am using MATE as my DE. This wouldn't be a problem ...
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Need help with a font (most likely) provided by MATE

I have a question. I found a font called System-ui Bold in the Control Center of MATE, which I liked. I selected it, but I can't seem to find it in the fonts folder (/etc/fonts) nor online. Here is a ...
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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 do I stop automatic display layout switching on Debian?

I'm running Debian 11 with the Mate desktop, and using a Nvidia GTX 760 with the proprietary driver. I have multiple monitors. I set them in the correct order, and with the correct monitor as the ...
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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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Add emblem icon to a .desktop app launcher

For an app launcher in a Gnome/MATE panel (or at the desktop) I would like to add an extra icon to the actual app icon at its bottom right corner as it is known from 'emblems' for files and folders in ...
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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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Mate desktop - add start menu launcher

I have installed SQLDeveloper - this comes as a little more than a bundle of Jar files from Oracle. I want to add an icon to launch this from the start menu - but I can't see how to do that. I see ...
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flameshot under Fedora Mate stopped showing its icon after system reboot

I run flameshot for screen capture, and I rely on Mate auto-restarting the running apps. It restarts flameshot after a system reboot, but for the past few restarts over the past few months the icon is ...
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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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Ubuntu server 16.04 mate DE screen lock timeout

I use ubuntu server 16.04 with xRDP + mate DE, but i have a problem, screen locking after ±30 mins timeout. I'm installed mate core version, in settings not have screen lock menu. Please, tell me, how ...
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MATE Desktop broken after closing or minimizing window

I installed Mate desktop today trying to resolve a sound problem (I was using fluxbox, it is still installed). But when I close or minimize a window it breaks and I need to kill the mate-session (...
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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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Cannot adjust monitor brightness in Fedora 33 Mate Dell Inspiron AMD Ryzen 3

What is ubuntu doing that I can implement in Fedora? I have a Dell Inspiron 3585 with AMD ryzen 3 graphics and just installed Fedora 33 Mate. Before this I had ubuntu 20.04 and 20.10 installed and the ...
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MATE and isolating alt-tab

I just changed over to MATE from GNOME in Ubuntu 20.04. One thing that's bothering me is workspace isolation. I want to be able to alt-tab only to the apps on the active workspace, not all the ...
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Multiple issues after fsck on Mint 19.2 + MATE Dell Laptop

I'm using Linux Mint 19.2 with the MATE DE on a Dell Inspiron Laptop. Due to booting problems, I had to do a file-system check (fsck) on my hard disc. Now it boots properly, but possibly because of ...
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Why so many duplicated files of files in lowerdir occured in upperdir when using overlayfs without manual modification to them?

I installed new Fedora OS on SSD last year, my old HOME directory on HDD were leaved there until now. Recently, I want to combine the new HOME directory and old HOME directory into a merged HOME ...
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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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Screensaver not starting in Linux Mint Mate

Running Linux Mint Mate 19.1. The screensaver is configured (using the UI, under main menu -> screensaver) to start after 5 minutes of inactivity. After 5 minutes of inactivity the screen slowly ...
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Super weird buggy flashing in MATE with VS Code

I am having a weird bug specifically with MATE and VS Code. Here is a link to my Reddit post with a video that showcases the bug. This issue is not specific to the theme I am using. I am running i3WM ...
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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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Required display service (X server) for Debian init script [duplicate]

I'm on Debian 9.11 with the MATE desktop (pinebook pro) I've an Init script /etc/init.d/customMapping that remaps some of my keys using both setxkbmap and xmodmap. Here it is #! /bin/sh ### BEGIN ...
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Is it possible to call a command/script on mouse hover over a window?

My system is Linux Mint MATE 18.3 and additionally I am using compiz. Is it possible to attach a command or script to something like a window hover event? If yes, the second part of the question is, ...
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MATE desktop GUI shows displays only background, unresponsive after waking?

Have been using MATE on CentOS7 (and accessing via Windows RDP Connection Manager) for some time and recently found that after waking the server from sleep, the desktop is blank (only displays the ...
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How to use nano's Redo shortcut (Meta+E) in MATE terminal

I'm using: Debian bullseye with its MATE desktop environment MATE caja 1.22.1 MATE Terminal 1.22.1 GNU nano, version 4.3 In nano, Redo is mapped to Meta+E. In Keyboard Preferences I have selected "...
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Why are there missing packages from my distro's groupinstall?

I am running the XFce Desktop and wanted to install MATE. I found the group name: yum grouplist | grep -i mate MATE Desktop And tried to perform an install but several "group packages" were ...
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Why is the icon I've placed into /usr/share/icons not displaying in the MATE Applications menu?

I have a .desktop file in /usr/share/applications with the entry: [Desktop Entry] Icon=my-app ... I have placed my-app.png into /usr/share/icons/hicolor/32x32/apps. The icon displays just fine for ...

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