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Completely remove MATE desktop from Ubuntu 16.04

I have Ubuntu MATE 16.04 on my laptop. I have installed Cinnamon 3.0 using embrosyn's PPA However, now when I try to login to my laptop, every time I have to select the Cinnamon desktop manually, ...
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Taskbar not apearing in ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

I have dell latitude e4300 core 2 due laptop. I installed Ubuntu mate 16.04 and properly updated it, but for the past week, the taskbar has not been displaying and other options are not appearing. I ...
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I cannot type a lowercase letter K in Ubuntu Mate on Lenovo P50

This is by far the strangest bug I have ever seen. I'm in the process of configuring a fresh installation of Ubuntu Mate 16.04 on a Lenovo P50 Laptop. I'm unable to type a lowercase 'K'. Uppercase ...
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Ubuntu mate 16.04 matlab installation permission denied

Please refer the image above. I am not able to proceed with the installation of Matlab on Ubuntu Mate 16.04 x64. Please help me to proceed further.
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Problem with fonts Ubuntu MATE 16.04

I have changed rendering to Sub-pixel smoothing(LCDs) and now I have same light and regular widths of fonts. Also know it doesn't show any difference between medium and bold fonts. When I try to ...
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What does KP mean in keyboard shortcuts?

In Ubuntu MATE, I'm looking at the tiling shortcuts but I'm not sure what KP means. For example Ctrl+Alt+KP Right for Tile window right.
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Include music app options into volume icon

I recently changed over to mate from unity on my laptop. Everything is great, brilliant even, but I am really missing Unity’s integration of music/ video apps into the volume icon. Is there a way of ...
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Can't change desktop environment

After an automatic update of the kernel on my Ubuntu 16.04 x64 I've lost any possibility to login (login loop problem). So, with Mate env I've solved a nvidia problem and installed Gnome desktop. ...
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Disable Ubuntu MATE Window List Preview

I just installed Ubuntu MATE 16.04, and I've noticed that when I hover my cursor over a window button in the window list at the bottom of the screen, a little preview of the window will appear. I'd ...
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Best desktop enviroment for old PC [duplicate]

I don't know if this is the right place to ask this question, there may also be duplicates, I just want to ask: Which will be the best DE for: Pentium 4 3.6 GHz (2007), 1GB DDR2 RAM, Intel 915G ...
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I'm connected to Internet but network manager applet shows off-line in ubuntu-mate 16.04

I have installed ubuntu-mate 16.04 on my desktop. I'm using Idea Net Setter device for Internet connection. My problem is that my PC is connected to Internet and Internet connection is working ...
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Does “mate” desktop environment use graphics acceleration?

Does "mate" desktop environment use graphics acceleration ? I know that Unity uses graphics acceleration, while Xfce doesn't. The reason I am asking this is because I need as simple as possible ...
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Network-manager behaving erratically Ubuntu 16.4 Mate

Clean install of Ubuntu Mate 16.4 on a Vizio CT-15 has issues with network manager. Indicator applet will sometimes show the up/down arrows as if it were connected to Ethernet when it is connected to ...
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how can I close this dropdown terminal?

I must have hit something, I have a huge terminal window in the top third of my screen. (which is kinda nice, but It covering up my desktop, I don't know how I opened it, and I cant seem to close it. ...
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Apt wants to remove ubuntu-mate-desktop

To preface my question, I already know about this question, but it doesn't have any answers (plus it's for an older version), so I'm opening this one, because this is becoming a pretty big issue for ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 update wants to remove ubuntu-mate-desktop?

I've seen Apt wants to remove ubuntu-mate-desktop, but this is different. I use MATE desktop, and my Ubuntu is: $ uname -a Linux MYPC 4.2.0-36-generic #42~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri May 13 17:27:22 UTC ...
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Eclipse and Spring Tool Suit (STS) hangs all the time in ubuntu mate

I find this problem with many of the linux and eclipse users who are facing this problem. When I use any other application like chrome, vlc or gimp, ubuntu mate 15.10 works fine. But when I run ...
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Should I install these Ubuntu-Mate packages?

I'm looking at what Ubuntu Mate 16.04 installed when I installed it a few days ago and I'd like some opinions on some software that was left out. Right now, it appears that I only have mate-desktop-...
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added display moves icons to extended desktop

I have my laptop set up with an extended display in Ubuntu mate. when I add the screen, all my desktop Icons move to the extended portion. How do I prevent that from happening? I have been using ...
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Changing input method (language) works in Unity but not in Mate

I use Ubuntu 16.04 in English and Hebrew, and keep it up to date. I started looking at alternate DE's and installed Mate. In Unity changing between the languages works either by pressing Alt + Shift ...
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Ubuntu Mate Caja Wont Apply Theme After Restart

I usually set my MATE theme as ambiant-mate with darkmate color scheme, but when I restart, caja wont apply the theme, unless I restart it. How can i make it so, that it is a permanent change without ...
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mouse focus problem

I've just installed ubuntuMate 16.04 and am encountering a very annoying problem. After using the pc for a while: - it becomes impossible to change focus to another window by mouse click - it is ...
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Software to assign bandwith to each program?

I'm using Ubuntu MATE 16.04 and I'm searching a software to control how many bandwith is assigned to each program. Something so I can assign for example to Firefox the 50% of my bandwith, to ...
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Ubuntu MATE 14.04: Skype font, mouse and look bug

i recently installed Ubuntu MATE 14.04 on my computer, I want have skype but this happend: (Mouse also changed (old ugly black kde mouse)). Any solution to fix this bug?
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colordepth won't be set to 8 on an intel HD chipset

I have a laptop from 2012. average graphics- intel i5-520M with its appropriate intelHD graphics- and I have a bizzarre compulsion to view it in greyscale. Trying to set the colourdepth in xorg to 8,...
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Ubuntu mate caja right click on .desktop file, 'Open With Other Application' missing

I use Ubuntu MATE 16.04 Xenial Xerus (MATE verison 1.12) and when I right click on a .desktop file with caja there isn't any 'Open With Other Application' option, which is very annoying since I need ...
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How can I write a dynamically updated panel app / indicator?

I am trying to write some panel apps for ubuntu Mate. I know C/C++, and SDL reasonably well. I have seen the Mate-University panel apps github page, but i cannot get it to work properly / Im having ...
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Installing Ubuntu in SSD + HDD system

I own an Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 laptop which came bundled with Windows 7, to which I added an Ubuntu 14.04 on dual boot. I plan to get rid of Windows and install Ubuntu Mate 16.04 as the main, ...
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Steam will not work on low colordepth

I have a laptop with that has a low color depth setting (I set it to 8 with StaticGray, or 256 grays), an Intel I5-520M, its appropriate intel HD graphics, and steam. However, Steam flat-out refuses ...
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How to configure shortcuts for workspaces on MATE 1.6

I've successfully configured four workspaces by using the switcher applet, but I can't find where to configure shortcuts (like ctrl+alt+left to move to the one on the left). Some resources says it ...
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Ubuntu Mate 16.04 unable to read DVDRW

This morning I opened this question here, and it was brought to my attention I was using an oldversion of MATE. I have upgraded to 16.04. Now, when I try to play the dvd, it spins up the disk, tries ...
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Replace Ubuntu MATE default apps with GNOME ones

I recently installed Ubuntu MATE and I want to replace default MATE apps with GNOME ones like this: Caja to Nautilus Pluma to Gedit MATE terminal to GNOME terminal ...
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How to purge unity and mate from 16.04?

I had both unity and mate installed with my 16.04 desktop until I decided to move to Cinnamon DE(don't ask me why?). I'd tried removing mate DE succeeded in removing mate-desktop package , but the ...
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Computer Unresponsive 30-45 Seconds After Starting Ubuntu 16.04 Mate

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 Mate 32-bit on my old laptop, a Compaq Presario V5000, with 2GB RAM and 32-bit architecture. The OS boots up fine and I can log in. But, after 30-45 seconds the screen goes ...
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Cannot add any keyboard layout in MATE Desktop Environment in Ubuntu 14.04

When I log in Unity or MATE by sitting down behind the display I can change keyboards. However if I connect to my work PC via xrdp and use MATE version is 1.8.1 I cannot. I need to use keyboard ...
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X2GO with Ubuntu Mate/Xfce 16.04 fails to start

X2GO with Ubuntu Mate 16.04 fails to start with the following error message in ~/.xsession-x2go-errors XSession-x2go: X session started for testuser at Fri Apr 26 22:30:23 EDT 2016 localuser:...
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Conky problem with compiz and mate desktop ubuntu 14.04

Conky has problem with compiz and mate desktop ubuntu 14.04. When I start conky widget , left/right clicking not work in desktop .I change own_window_type normal to own_window_type overridein conkyrc ...
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Optimize performance on Raspberry Pi 3 with Ubuntu Mate 16.04 LTS

Hi Ask Ubuntu community! I just got finished installing/configuring Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS on my new Raspberry Pi 3 and I'm loving it! Is there anything else I can do to help make Ubuntu MATE not so ...
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Shortcut to “mate-screenshot -a” not working in Ubuntu MATE 16.04

Just installed MATE on my laptop running Ubuntu 16.04 and I tried to get to mate-screenshot the same behaviour as gnome-screenshot does in Unity: just press Shift+Print to choose the portion of the ...
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Ubuntu Mate 16.04 suspend issues

My system (HP Pavilion 15-ac630tx) hangs every time when I suspend. The screen is blank but the CPU fan is still spinning. None of the suggestions I have read (like switching to a terminal, various ...
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Ubuntu Mate desktop scaling for 4k displays

I am trying to use ubuntu mate on lenovo y50 having 4k resolution .It seems there is no support for hidpi screens in mate . I was able to manage scaling in gnome desktop using gsettings set org.gnome....
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Ubuntu Mate: Change font color of Desktop Icon

How does one change the font color of Desktops Icon using Ubuntu 16.04 Mate and the gtk-theme Radiant-MATE from white to black? I add at the ende of /usr/share/themes/Radiant-MATE/gtk-3.0/gtk.css ...
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Driver/Resolution Problem Makes MATE 16.04 Useless

Just installed ubuntu mate 16.04 64-bit. Have screen resolution set as 1600x1200, which produces temporarily workable but distorted screen images. Native resolution is 1920x1080, but selecting that ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 And Samba share

I just installed Ubuntu 15.10 with mate, I am connected to my home network, but it seems like it's not possible to access Samba shared drive on the network. I correctly see the network resources but ...
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Ubuntu Mate For Rpi2 default resolution can't be changed

I have installed Ubuntu Mate 15.04 on my brand new RPI2 and the default resolution in the HDMI port is very small and can't be changed using system default display window. But when I play video using ...
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Ethernet network randomly disconnects

I installed Ubuntu-Mate 16.04 on my Dell Dimension 4700 Desktop. The Ethernet network randomly disconnects after a few minutes of use and in order to get a connection I have to disconnect and ...
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Is anyone got Ubuntu Mate PPC working properly on a 2004 eMac G4?

I have got a 2005 17" CRT eMac G4 with 512k ram running 10.4 Tiger and I am thinking of putting Ubuntu Mate on it. I already use it on my Raspberry Pi and on some old intel based notebooks at work (I ...
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Can't switch between input languages in MATE

Just today I installed MATE over Unity because I needed to fix some compatibility problems with my drivers, so it's very safe to say I'm not the least bit used to it. One thing I notice is that ...
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Colored horizontal lines when booting from GRUB

I have an annoying problem when I boot to windows from GRUB boot menu, I got always colored lines that disappear in seconds. I also tried to change my linux distro 3 times but I always get the same ...
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pdf is printing 10 pages off

I have a data-sheet for a motherboard I am working with: I tried to print page 136, but 126 came out of my printer. I thought ok, sometimes the pages don't match up exactly between the document and ...