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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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Problem with text on Ubuntu 14.04 (freenx)

After reconnecting to FreeNX session I don't have any text on display, only windows, panels and not one letter. I use Ubuntu 14.04, freenx-server, MATE and Remmina with nx-plugin on the client ...
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Replace Xubuntu default login screen with MATE login [duplicate]

i installed MATE desktop enviroment to my Xubuntu 14.04. I find it better, so i would like to use it as my default enviroment. But i don't know how to replace default XFCE login screen with MATE. Can ...
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Will the MATE desktop conflict with the Unity desktop?

I want to use the MATE desktop environment on Ubuntu, but I've heard from some people that MATE will not work without conflicts. Is this true? And if it is, are there any ways to resolve the ...
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Compiz: Rotating cube freezes machine when there are no windows [on hold]

I am running compiz on my Ubuntu 13.10 machine and when there are no windows on the screen, rotating the cube freezes my computer. The cursor is movable but I cannot click on anything. What's ...
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Compiz, weird artifacting on desktop cube

So I got MATE installed on Ubuntu GNOME I installed compiz compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-plugins and changed the window manager from marco to compiz. I enabled the desktop cube ...
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Can't change Unity background after installing MATE

I installed MATE desktop on my Ubuntu, i.e. it had only Unity. Once I come back to Unity, Right click >> "Change Desktop Background" does nothing System Settings >> Appearance and choosing a ...
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Ubuntu Mate and ligthdm

Hello I have a fresh installation of ubuntu server 32bit on my Virtualbox environment and I would like to install Mate with lightdm. I did the following process: Add the deb ...
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MATE fails to follow profiles

I'm having an issue with the MATE desktop. I installed it about 2 weeks ago, and there were seemingly no errors. It installed all of the required packages just fine and the desktop itself starts, and ...
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Manually set multimedia key press receiver in MATE 1.6

Suppose I fire up an application that globally interecepts my multimedia key pressess, for example a vlc instance that responds to the multimedia play button. If I then open up another application ...
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not possible to install mate desktop

when trying to install mate desktop, after running command : sudo apt-get install mate-core I get a message that I have held broken packages. How can I solve the problem? Current answer in ...
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How to disable mate/marco shadows in compositing

I have "enable software compositing window manager" on currently, which gives a nice Alt-tab display, but I'd like to disable the Gaussian drop shadows around the window edges. Ideally, I'd like to ...
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libreoffice impress & MATE's toolbar

since the last update of libreoffice, when I work with Impress, the toolbars of MATE disappear without any reason. The only way to have them back is to reboot the computer. It happens randomelly and ...
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How to remove the mate terminal icon from the Dash home?

I uninstalled Mate, but the terminal is still in dash home. I click on it, and nothing opens. Is there any way I can remove it?
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How to make any new window open from the center of the screen using Gala?

As above, hopefully regardless of DE used, not just Pantheon. I use Gala with Mate with Raring 64bit.
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Should I install these missing keys?

No key "sleep-inactive-ac" schema "org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power" as specified in the file overwrite "/ usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/yanshui-config.gschema.override" , ignoring overwritten for ...
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Make mate 1.6 look like lucid lynx default theme

I happened to like the way Lucid Lynx looks. This is not a lucid lynx question, I just want the panels on mate 1.6 to look like the ones of Lucid lynx. I went to the properties of the panel, but it ...
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Can't extend desktop to second monitor

I have a Vostro 200, Intel Pentium D (E2160) processor and Intel G31/G33 video adapter. The video adapter is integrated and I'm using a VGA splitter to connect to monitors. The monitors are Samsung ...
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No bluetooth applet visible in ubuntu 12.10 with mate desktopk environment!!!

i have installed ubuntu 12.10 recently and also installed mate desktop 1.6 .....my problem is when i plug-in my usb bluetooth device ..no bt manager or applet appears on my mate panels ( my bt device ...
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Is “Mate” an available desktop environment on Ubuntu 12.10 and 12.04 and attractive as on the LinuxMint 14? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install MATE? I am wondering if Mate can be installed on Ubuntu 12.10 and 12.04 without any glitches and bugs? I have tried it using LinuxMint and it is fairly ...
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Cannot change window border theme in MATE

I'm trying to change the window border theme from appearance settings but it's not working. If I use Marco instead of Compiz it works so is this a Compiz problem?
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How can I change my panels to be dark like this screenshot?

I've installed MATE/MintMenu on my Ubuntu 12.04LTS Installation: I've changed the theme to Ambiance, in an attempt to make it look like this screenshot: I can't get my panels dark like the one ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 with Mate and video card issues

My laptop has a nVidia Geforce G105M that is why I installed the appropriate nVidia drivers to make it work properly. As I am a truly Gnome 2 lover I switched from Unity to Mate. But apparently in ...
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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 can I prevent Ubuntu from shutting down immediately when hitting shutdown key? [closed]

I quite often let my computer run, lock the screen and let it download something while I'm away. When I come back, I often forget that my notebook is still running, so I press the key to turn it on. ...