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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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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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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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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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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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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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MATE Authentication

I am running mate 1.8 on armv7 pc linaro. The pc is headless so I'm connecting to it with tightvnc. I manually installed the ubuntu-software-center to try it out. Whenever I try to install something ...
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What are the problems with installing MATE desktop environment in 12.04 LTS [on hold]

I am going install MATE 1.8 desktop environment to my 12.04 LTS version but before that I want to know about is there any problem after installing MATE desktop environment? Also, what is the file ...
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Adobe Reader on ubuntu mate 14.04 64bit joined on a windows domain does not start

I'm using Ubuntu Mate 14.04 LTS 64 Bit. It is joined on a windows domain with powerbroker identity service I've installed Adobe Reader with those commands apt-get install libgtk2.0-0:i386 ...
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cant run executables in ubuntu mate 14.04 [closed]

Ive tried to run both XAMPP and Copy (file synch software) from the terminal, but whenever I try to execute it, nothing happens, no warning, just a new line for me to type commands on. With Copy, ...
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Mate Ubuntu 14.04 battery indicator not showing status

I got Ubuntu 14.04 MATE. But battery indicator is not showing properly even after connecting the power cable or disconnecting. It just shows what's when started. Image-1 when power connected: Power ...
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Have lightdm installed but no switching icon on login screen

I can't get to my Mate desktop. I installed libmate-desktop-2.17, mate-desktop, and mate-desktop-common (all show up with green box in synaptic package installer). I also installed lightdm. I ...
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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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vino-server doesn't start automatically

*Sorry for my terrible English **Ubuntu Mate 1.8.1** **Linux operator 3.16.0-28-generic #38-Ubuntu SMP Fri Dec 12 17:37:40 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux** How to make vino-server starting ...
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How to override the screensaver settings in the MATE desktop:

I installed mate onto Ubuntu 14.04. Before installing mate, I had the Unity and LXDE (Lubuntu Packages) desktop enviroments installed. I installed mate and rebooted. After that, I got two network ...
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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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Rhythmbox and iPod Shuffle (4th gen) volume

Under Ubuntu 14.04 (MATE) Rhythmbox detects my iPod Shuffle (4th gen) without any additional configuration. I can transfer songs to it, however, once I do so, the volume is considerably lower when I ...
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Removing Universal Access features removes ubuntu-mate-desktop

I am in no way impaired and want to remove every and all features of my ubuntu-mate distribution that I definitely do not need --- to free up as much space as possible (I only have 8 Gigs of space). ...
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Move menus to panel and hide decorator on maximize with Ubuntu MATE?

I had a brief look at Ubuntu MATE today and it seems very nice for some uses I have. However, one thing I'm missing, is the ability to move menus from the window and onto the panel and to hide window ...
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Mate Indicator Applet Not Using Icon Theme

I recently switch to Mate on Ubuntu 14.04 (It's the best Linux Desktop/Distro combo available in my humble opinion.) Anyway the issue is that I have been doing some customization specifically the ...
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Volume and brightness meters gone after installing mate in Ubuntu 14.10

I installed mate, via the command: sudo apt-get install mate as it was already in the repositories from installation. Now, when I log back into unity, I can adjust brightness and volume with the ...
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switch layout of only one keyboard with applet

I got a complex keyboard setup and do already have a solution to some of my issues but no idea how to merge them: I am using a hybrid NEO/QWERTZ keyboard. I want to be able to switch layouts with ...
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Get a wingpanel on ubuntu MATE 14.10

I've been trying out various samples of OS's, having decided that xubuntu just can't handle touch very well. MATE 14.10 looks like the closest thing to xubuntu, while being more robust and able to ...
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Unity settings were messed up when replacing it with MATE and launcher's gone

I tried in a previous installation to use only MATE and remove Unity, uninstalling all unity-related packages from Ubuntu 14.04. However, it happens I would probably need Unity to work with a ...
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Two netwok manager indicators and two Bluetooth indicators

After installing MATE 1.8 and then upgrading to ubuntu 14.10, when I logged on to unity I saw that I have two network manager indicators and two bluetooth indicators. However, the two bluetooth ...
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How to keep the screen alight all along

I'm using ubuntu-mate, the power management doesn't work. I've set it to never close the screen, but it always set the screen off after 5 minutes when idle. Is there any another method to set it? Is ...
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Fn keys can't adjust brightness MATE desktop

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and removed Unity and installed MATE. Now, the Fn keys on my keyboard can't adjust brightness. Here's the thing that makes it extra extr confusing: my brightness worked ...
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Cannot choose gnome fallback after unistalling Mate Desktop

On Ubuntu 14.04, I have installed played around and then uninstalled mate dasktop. Then I installed good old gnome fallback, as I can not tolerate the left sidebar thing. However When I log out from ...
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How to show all workspaces in one screen? (MATE environment)

Am I able to see all workspaces in one screen using the MATE desktop environment? If I can, how? I have compiz installed so if its posible to configure compiz in a way to be able to do this that will ...
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Blue Selection line appears in screenshots after installing MATE

So, I have Xubuntu installed with the default screenshotting program. Which is generically called "Take Screenshot". When selecting the "Selected Area" method MATE seems to have a different ...
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Removing unity and install mate 1.8

I want to install mate as the only DE on my machine and I want to remove TOTALLY unity and lightdm without causing conflicts. How to do that? I have an Acer aspire E-522 with a dual boot with W7 and ...