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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mate/Caja: Disabling recursive file search in caja's “open/save file” dialogs

I'm using Ubuntu Mate 19.04 Disco, using MATE Caja 1.20.3. Recently after a system update (think from 18.10 to 19.04) the behavior of the open file/close file GTK dialogs changed: When I typed ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Some applications don't have title bar and are always on top

Some applications (Konsole, gedit, ...) don't have title bar (so, I can't quit them by clicking on the cross) and stay always on the top when they are opened (I have to minimize them with a keyboard ...
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How to communicate with the MATE community for general questions?

I've been working on updating Clearlooks for the more recent releases of GTK3 using the old Clearlooks-Phenix project as a base. It's been a steady few weeks and I've had a good experience reporting ...
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Disable caja terminal

Caja has a tendency of leaving zombie terminal processes behind, which is a nuisance when working with removable media. Caja pops up when the media is inserted, but then it is impossible to unmount ...
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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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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 ...