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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 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 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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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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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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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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How to change the Ubuntu Mate 1.8 login screen wallpaper

I've tried ubuntu-tweak to change the login screen wallpaper. But there is no option for that. I think its only for Unity. I've also tried dconf-editor. I couldn't find it. Is there any way to do ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Connecting to the internet and installing MATE via terminal

So, I installed Ubuntu 14.04 today, and everytime I log in in the GUI (Unity), my PC crashes. This also happened when I tried Ubuntu 13.10 last year, so I figured, it must be my graphics card. I have ...
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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, 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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How to install Ubuntu Mate and ligthdm

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 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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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?