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How To Snap Align Desktop Icons On Ubuntu MATE

Essentially what I want is how Windows does it: 1) Icons are the same size. 2) There is a snap-to-grid alignment. A certain number of icons go up and down and left to right on the desktop. I know ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 keeps crashing after login

Okay, so I can boot up and login into my system, but will only last few seconds, then I get blank screen and then the system restarts after a few moments. System details: Ubuntu 14.04 Processor: ...
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change flavours from Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) to MATE 15.04

Is there a way to change flavours from Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) to MATE 15.04 without downgrading back to 14.10 first?
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Can't log in after installing Mate

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 today but because I don't like unity I got rid of it with this guide http://www.tecmint.com/remove-unity-and-install-cinnamon-and-mate-desktop-in-ubuntu-14-10/ It worked ...
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Xfce Feature, Scroll to Select a Window, Implement on Other Window Managers

I am using xfwm, Xfce 4.11, in Xubuntu 14.04. I really like the option to "Raise windows when any mouse button is pressed." It is under Window Manager Tweaks > Accessibility. I like it because I can ...
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Window snapping in Ubuntu MATE

I know how to enable window snapping in MATE Desktop, and it works. My problem is this. By default, Window A fills half the screen, and Window B fills half the screen, and you can't click and drag the ...
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Steam won't work after MATE 14.04 updates.

Every time I download an update for 14.04, I am unable to start Steam. I get an error to the effect of "OpenGL is not using direct rendering". Up until now, my way around it is to ignore the ...
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Whats better for server for old netbook - Ubuntu Server or Lubuntu/Ubuntu MATE?

I want to use my old netbook for a Wordpress server (2Gb ram, 1.6GHz CPU), and I want it to be as resource and energy efficient as possible. I have already tried Ubuntu Server, Lubuntu and Ubuntu MATE ...
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how to change theme in mate ubuntu?

i tried using Ubuntu tweak but it doesn't work in Ubuntu mate and i even tried gnome tweak tool even that doesn't work for me . is there a way to change the theme in mate . i store my themes in a ...
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How to calibrate monitor in Ubuntu Mate

Question: How can I calibrate my monitor in Ubuntu Mate without extra hardware? Details: I have installed gnome-color-manager but no gui is available and I can't find an ICC profile file for my ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu Mate 15.04 on a Raspberry 2 without display and keyboard?

I read at https://ubuntu-mate.org/raspberry-pi/ the following: NOTE! There are no predefined user accounts. The first time you boot the Ubuntu MATE image it will run through a setup wizard where ...
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How do I stop Chrome hijacking link intent?

I'm using Ubuntu Mate 15.04 and ever since I installed Google Chrome it's hijacked every clickable link. Firefox is set as my default browser but links from apps are opening in Chrome. Default was ...
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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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Gvfs folder location in Ubuntu Mate 15.04

Despite this question Where ".gvfs" has gone in 14.04 , the folder I found in /run/user/1000/gvfs is empty, but I have 3 mounted samba shares. Even locate .gvfs gives no results and all ...
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How can I remove one of the two MATE panels without using the GUI?

On a default installation MATE sets up two panels (top and bottom), I'd like to have the top panel removed using mateconftool-2 or another tool using the command line (Terminal). I can't find how to ...
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How do I install MATE (the desktop environment)?

I have seen several youtube videos that are showing MATE (The Gnome 2.x fork) installed in 11.10. How can I install it to test it out in 11.10 and above. If it helps the only sources I know of are: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 (Mate Desktop) Application and utility windows invisible

I am running ubuntu 14.04 with mate desktop. It has been my recent experience that my windows either launch invisible to my gui or become that way during use. For example when I right click in my ...
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xorg discrepancies between Unity and Mate

After wasting lots of time with Unity trying to configure some 3 monitors with acceleration properly, i tried xfc and also Mate where the displays and acceleration performs well, out-of-the-box, ...
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How do I remove a MATE panel applet from the terminal?

I want to be able to script a setup of a MATE desktop environment. I want to be able to add and remove applets without the GUI. Specifically, I'd like to be able to remove the workspace switcher.
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change terminal emulator in custom application launcher

My custom application launcher (which runs ssh) open in default terminal (which is mate-terminal). I want it to run the command in "konsole". I tried to change .bashrc as export TERM=konsole And ...
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Laptop with Ubuntu Mate 15.04 screen dimming after 10 seconds

I watch movies on Youtube, Popcorn or XBMC and after 10 seconds when I have my laptop disconnected from power the screen dims. I know that there is an option in dconf-editor for longer timeout but ...
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What's the difference between ubuntu-mate and ubuntu? [duplicate]

I understand MATE is a desktop environment, but what is the difference between ubuntu with a MATE desktop environment and ubuntu-mate ? EDIT: Difference Between Ubuntu and Ubuntu-Gnome is not a ...
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How to autostart `xrandr` in Ubuntu Mate 15.04 [duplicate]

I am happily using Ubuntu Mate 15.04 (Mate 1.8.2) and I need to run a xrandr script in every initialization to correct the resolution of my external monitor. But it doesn't has a /etc/mdm/Init/... ...
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Install Gnome 3.16 in Ubuntu Mate 15.04

I've just installed Ubuntu Mate and is blazing fast, but I don't like the default desktop, so I have some questions regarding this: Can I install Gnome 3.16? The speed of Ubuntu Mate is thanks to ...
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Ubuntu MATE 14.04 LTSP Problems

I've come across a problem where I have gone through a read-me verbatim, and although it works fine, every time I reboot my system (Virtualbox in this matter), the IP address changes even though I ...
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15.04 Mate install will not boot

After installing Ubuntu MATE 15.04 on my SSD I am always met with this error when rebooting: I have tried various partition layouts, as well as enabling updates when installing, but still no ...
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Skype crashing on Ubuntu mate 14.04

Sometimes Skype silently crashes. When I open the windows, they are just grey. I have to close them with xkill, and can't reopen Skype. When I try, I just get the clicking sound and see some ...
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Not authorized to control networking

I have Ubuntu 13.04 Gnome with Mate. If I click on the networking icon on the top tool bar and try to do something like add a never before used Wifi or simply click Hardwire Connection 1 when I have ...
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Ubuntu MATE SSH Keys Not Working

I recently moved to a new place, made no changes to my SSH keys, and for some reason I can no longer authenticate via PuTTY to my Ubuntu MATE box. Has anyone encountered their SSH keys randomly stop ...
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Ubuntu Mate LTS 14.04 boot menu will not load OS

I am running ubuntu Mate 14.04 Lts and just recently I have not been able to boot with the grub boot manager. When I hit enter to load ubuntu, my screen freezes at the boot menu. I am able to login by ...
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How do I set up Awesome with MATE?

A tutorial called Quickly Setting up Awesome with Gnome describes the process of setting up Awesome window manager in such a way as to retain some features and advantages of GNOME. I figured MATE ...
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How to give an applet shutdown privileges?

I'm using the Mate Sensor Applet (/usr/lib/mate-sensors-applet/mate-sensors-applet) and to prevent high temperatures I added this shutdown command: shutdown -h 1 But it doesn't has an effect... I ...
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Unable to connect DSL with “failed in libnm-glib” error

I keep getting this message (1) Creating object for path '/org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/ActiveConnection/1' failed in libnm-glib. I thought it was problem in Ubuntu Mate but when I download ...
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exspected new version alert did not appear on release date

I have run 15.04 from beta one +2. Now that the release date of 23rd April has come and gone, I tried sudo apt-get update and upgrade. I suspect the Vivid repositories in update manager need to ...
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Will Ubuntu MATE break Unity desktop?

I'm currently running ubuntu 14.04. I installed gnome alongside unity and it seems to work without issue using lightdm as the default display manager (using gdm as default previously broke unity). My ...
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Installing Xampp on an amazon Ubuntu Instance: GUI Issue on XFCE4 and Mate Desktop environments

I am using Microsoft Remote Desktop connection to connect to an Ubuntu Instance on Amazon. After downloading the .run file of Xampp and executing it using sudo ./xampp-linux-***-installer.run ...
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VMware ubuntu mate: ubuntu has experienced an internal error

I installed Ubuntu mate at VMware and now I'm getting a window that contains Sorry ubuntu has experienced an internal error such as ExecutablePath usr/bin/mate-panel (and some other details ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 + Mate + Compiz Hang when switching displays

I have a Thinkpad W540 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 (Intel Graphics) with Mate and Compiz. During normal operation things seem fairly stable, however any time I add or remove a monitor the display ...
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Mate desktop weird red icons in top right corner, how to remove/fix?

I installed recently ubuntu-mate-desktop on 14.04 and I have those weird red icons in top right corner that do nothing and I don't know how to remove them. Anyone knows what that is?
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Change lockscreen in MATE?

I want the lightdm-webkit-greeter to be mine lockscreen, do you know how to change it? I found a way how to add Xscreensaver screensavers to mate-screensaver or even change background, but no word on ...
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Like Mac. Close Tap (lid) and active hybrid-suspend 14.04

I would like to configure my OS, to Close the lid of the laptop, block the access and later of 10 or 20 minute active hybrid-suspend. someone can help?.. I know to close the lid and active the ...
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Ubuntu login screen changed to MATE?

We recently restarted a Ubuntu 14.04 (with default desktop) install we are using as a server for git. I think this is quite possibly the first time it has been restarted since January. When I ...
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where is the firefox menu in ubuntu mate?

I recently installed ubuntu MATE 14.04.LTS as OS. most programs bring a menu "below"/underneath the window-"bar" (I am sorry about the unspecific vocabulary, i'm noob) - you know, the place where you ...
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Is there a way to keep the menu from dropping down on windows when I press the alt key in ubuntu mate?

I've been used to using alt/scroll to zoom with compiz on regular ubuntu, but I'm having a little annoyance with Ubuntu Mate 15.04. I have set mate up with desktop zoom the same way, and all is great ...
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Can't start default file manager on Ubuntu 14.04

I run an Ubuntu 14.04 64bit and access it remotely with X2Go. Currently I have tried both Mate and LXDE but neither works correctly. I can log in and browse the desktop menu, but no desktop icons ...
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Ubuntu MATE desktop installing problem [duplicate]

I'm new to Ubuntu. I have installed Ubuntu MATE desktop on 14.01. It's working is fine, but just before the welcome window an error appears: The disk is not mounted. Press S to skip mounting or M ...
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Ubuntu MATE 14.04 and suspend error

I just installed Ubuntu MATE 14.04 on my computer 6 days ago, but have experienced that when I put it in suspend, it still empties the battery in a short time (the battery was half full, 4 hours, and ...
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where is Adobe Flash Prefrences?

I use Mate, on both debian and Ubuntu, periodically I like to use a video chat website that uses flash. I find that if the site doesn't have permissions to flash camera and mic setting prior to ...
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Ubuntu MATE: How replace <Alt+F1> by Super_L for opening the menu?

I'd like to open the MATE Menu with the Super_L key. Is it possible? I tried this without result: costales@netbook:~$ gconftool-2 --get /apps/metacity/global_keybindings/panel_main_menu ...
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How are panel applets launched?

I have a misbehaving panel applet, which should launch an ssh session. I also have an applet which should launch Chrome. Yet, other panel applets work. the path to the launcher applets is ...