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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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How do I make guake appear on monitor currently in use or only primary monitor?

Guake keeps showing up on my tv which is my secondary monitor. I am using Ubuntu Mate 14.10. How can I fix this issue?
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Black and white screen after “successful” LightDM login screen rotation in Ubuntu Mate 14.04

I have rotated LightDM login screen as suggested by Stephen and got black and white greeter (see photo). Sometimes the problem disappears after login, but occasionally it remains on session. I am ...
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GTK disappears while in sudo mode [duplicate]

I want to know how is possible to enable gtk (gtk2 engine) in this case for sudoers? When I start an application using gksudo or it run elevated, the application doesn't benefit from the engine while ...
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Adjust window resize sensitivity

(Sorry for bad title) I'm using Mate and I have this problem when if I want to resize a window, the mouse icon doesn't switch to "resize mode" unless I am literally on the border of the window. I ...
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MATE - Missing Suspend and Hibernate buttons, pressing power button shutdowns system immediately

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04.5 with all updates and with MATE 1.8.1 from PPA. With recent update I can't suspend or hibernate from mate-power-manager. If I press the power button the system shutdowns ...
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Why is Disks not in Ubuntu Mate?

Ive been using Ubuntu right along (years) I was surprised when I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and the disks utility wasn't installed by default. Why was it left out?? As in, how do we get it added back in ...
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Dropbox notification icon not showing in Ubuntu 14.04 with Mate Desktop 1.8.1

Apologies if this sounds similar to related questions, but I have searched and read many posts without finding a satisfactory answer. Did some digging on my own ... here is what happened and a ...
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How can I get a network applet in MATE panel?

I have Ubuntu MATE 14.10. Today, I accidentally removed the applet from the panel which lets me choose the WLAN network. How can I get it back? (The same applet seems to have shown the battery ...
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nm-applet not running on startup [duplicate]

I have installed MATE on Ubuntu 14.04 and nm-applet doesn't run on startup despite being set as a startup application and being installed. When I log in, I am able to open up a terminal, type ...
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Why does my Mate interface in Ubuntu 14.04 look like it's from 1996?

I've been having some trouble recently with Gnome Flashback, so I thought I'd give Mate a try. I had actually tried Mate before on a different computer, and the interface was fairly slick looking, ...
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Where are panel applet information stored in mate?

I had an Ubuntu installation that no longer boots. I had mate-panel. There were useful bits of code I wrote into the custom panel applets. Where is the information about custom application launchers ...
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no graphic card performance on Mate desktop [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 and installed my Nvidia graphic card proprietary drivers ! and that worked fine with the compiz effects ! then i installed Mate desktop but there those effects ...
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keyboard shortcuts don't work with MATE

I'm on a Ubuntu 13.04 machine with MATE 1.7 installed. I'm trying to open the keyboard shortcuts menu, but nothing happens. Anyway, I can reach it through: system option -> keyboard -> ...
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black screen after logout

I have ubuntu 13.04 installed and normally I use MATE as desktop viewer. After I logout and login with the default desktop viewer (Unity? gnome?) the screen is black and just the ubuntu logo appears. ...
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How to configure auto lock screen?

I'am using MATE Desktop Environment 1.5.7 in Ubuntu, I checked both options in Screensaver window but it's not working, so how to set auto lock screen as in Unity?
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How to change the menu icon of mate desktop menu applet?

I am using the Mate Desktop Environment v-1.4.1 and having a Mate-Menu applet in the bottom panel: Shutdown [ICON] Applications Places System. See screenshot below. Is there any way to change or ...
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Is it safe to install applications from PPAs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are “PPA's” safe to add to my system, and what are some “red flags” to watch out for? What is the risk in adding an unknown PPA? I have ...
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How do I install gnomenu?

Installing these programs , using parts of the MATE project works. But does another way to install these packages exists ? Using 12.04.
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Setting button stopped working after installing Mint 12 desktop theme [closed]

I installed Linux Mint theme following some instructions in this webpage. It works but software center stop working.I corrected the problem of software center but now the setting button in Update ...
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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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Will Gtk3 applications run in MATE?

MATE, the Gnome 2 fork is still using Gtk3, although I think they have plans to migrate to Gtk3 in the future. Currently, is it possible to run Gtk3 applications in MATE?
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Why are not Mate, Cinnamon and Pantheon available in default Ubuntu repositories?

Cinnamon and Mate are available in Fedora. Why aren't they present in official Ubuntu repositories?
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Ubuntu MATE 14.04: How to disable window maximizing when title bar dragged to top of the desktop [closed]

Default behavior on my fresh install of Ubuntu MATE 14.04 has the active window maximize when the title bar is dragged up to the top of the window. I'm not at all a fan of this behavior. I have tried ...
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How heavy is Mate desktop environment? [closed]

Considering the same reasons as in this previous question on Cinnamon, it would be interesting to know where does Mate DE stands in this context - between Unity and KDE on the one hand, and Xfce and ...
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How to install Linux mint like menu/gnomenu in Ubuntu?

How to get the Linux mint menu or gnomenu / or something like it and install it through PPAs I don't want to use the tar.gz or .deb files to install it please help me (ubuntu 12.04).
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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 to transform an Ubuntu Unity to Ubuntu Mate?

I want to git rid of unity and all its applications and move to Mate, there are of course a method to install the Mate desktop environment along side Unity, but I don't want that only. I want it to be ...
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Is there a “To do list” after installing Ubuntu MATE 14.04.1 [closed]

Is there a "To do list" after installing Ubuntu MATE 14.04.1. Can you anyone recommend a web site or can I go with a "To do list" for Ubuntu 14.04.1 that are out there? Thanks! -Mo
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My Home Folder opens in Sublime Text

I'm using a fresh Ubuntu Mate 14.10 install. I installed Sublime Text 2 and now when I go to Places -> Home Folder/Desktop, it opens in Sublime Text instead of Caja. How do I fix this?
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Ubuntu Mate 14.10 fills disk

I recently successfully installed Ubuntu Mate 1.8.2 on a partition on my computer. The size of the partition is approx. 200GiB. After a couple of weeks running well I am now getting messages that ...
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Error processing archive while installing Mate on Ubuntu 14.04

I got this error when trying to install Mate 1.8.1 on ubuntu 14.04: Unpacking mate-applets (1.8.1+dfsg1-1~trusty1) ... dpkg: error processing archive ...
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Mate compositing windows manager

I have a little problem. I've installed mate on my ubuntu 14.04 and now I need to install the compositing windows manager to run docky. Anyone knows how to do it?
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How to install Linux Mint's Mate Fork on Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

The Title explains itself. I want to install Linux Mint's Mate, but I want to keep Ubuntu. Is it possible to get it? And if so, how?
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Reboot and shutdown from MATE

When I start MATE 1.6.0 from LightDM in Ubuntu 13.10, I can't reboot or shut down the system or shut it down because the buttons to do that don't appear. The only thing I can do is terminate the ...
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How to use Mate-Panel in Gnome-Fallback Mode

Is it possible to run mate-panel inside gnome-fallback mode? Unity is annoying and gnome-fallback is not real gnome 2, so it would be nice if I could combine mate and gnome-fallback.
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Creating floppy drive special devices under Quantal

First, I'd like for the various special devices for different floppy capacities (like /dev/fd0u720 etc.) to be available. I tried to adapt some udev rules I found online. I tried this, which I saved ...
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Is there a way to use Window Spread in MATE?

I run Precise with Unity3D on my primary laptop, and have grown very fond of the Window Spread feature in Compiz, which I have set to be activated with a top-left Hot Corner. I have recently acquired ...
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Ubuntu - Install Mate Desktop - Themes missing?

I just installed Mate on top of Ubuntu by the following commands: sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://packages.mate-desktop.org/repo/ubuntu oneiric main" sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ...
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gnome-shell, gnome 3, unity, cinnamon, mate confusion

I am thinking about adding something besides unity into my ubuntu 12.04. My questions are this: -If I add cinnamon, mate, gnome2/3, could I still call it it Ubuntu, or would it be Mint? -Why not ...
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Change color of Date and Weather app in Ubuntu 12.04 & Mate

I have recentely installed Ubuntu 12.04 and as I am a truly Gnome 2 lover I also switched from Unity to Mate. The font color of the Weather/Date applet is barely visible so I was wondering how I can ...
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Keyboard shortcuts in Firefox don't work as expected

Previously, on Ubuntu and other systems, the following shortcuts in Firefox would work: Ctrl + Tab - Switches between tabs Ctrl + F4 - Closes current tab Since installing the Mate desktop (Gnome ...
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Creating a GTK theme, but Qt and Java apps are not affected, and title bar button layout is ugly

I'm playing with a gtk2 / gtk3 theme which I use in the Mate desktop. Everything is looking well, even gtk3 apps, but I still have 3 important issues: Java apps ignore the theme QT apps ignore the ...
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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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How to get rid of this box under cursor? [on hold]

There box that follows the cursor around and I cant get rid of it. I took a screenshot but it does not show up in it. How can I get it off??
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Ubuntu Mate 15.04 - steam refusing to open

I installed Ubuntu MATE, using open source drivers; sudo apt-get install steam Attempt to run steam - doesn't run. Checking activity monitor, steam sleeping sudo apt-get remove steam Then ...
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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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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 ...