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A fork of GNOME 2 that offers a more traditional desktop environment.

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Ubuntu Mate 22.04: Set per-window application menus vs Global Application Menu (in panel)

I use the Global Application Menu in Ubuntu Mate, which places the File Edit View etc. menus for all applications in the top panel ("Global Application Menu"). After running system updates, ...
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how to fix broken systray menus on ubuntu mate

I'm having sth like this: The scroll arrows are disabling when I hover cursor over them Release 22.04.4 LTS (Jammy Jellyfish) 64-bit Kernel Linux 5.15.0-101-generic x86_64 MATE 1.26.0 Running on ...
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Can't log in to any desktop environment other than GNOME on Raspberry Pi 5

Raspberry Pi Imager only lets you install regular Ubuntu instead of Lubuntu, Xubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, etc. Figuring that I could just change the desktop environment on the Pi itself I installed Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu Mate Raspberry PI 4.0 will not boot after 23.10 update

I just completed updating my Raspberry PI 4.0 8G Ubuntu Mate to 23.10. After the reboot, a splash screen stops and the screen goes black. No recovery is possible. I have SD plugged into my other ...
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I get logged out of session every time I go four levels deep in any directory with terminal

I'm a big fan of Ubuntu mate and I finally installed the latest LTS version (22.04) on my old 64-bit PC today. However, I found out that any time I try to go four levels deep in a directory using the ...
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Local settings interfere with trackpad

Using Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy, MATE desktop. I had an older Lenovo laptop with a trackpad, which I used for ~ 5 years. After some amount of time, the trackpad stopped working, I assumed because of a ...
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Problems with Password/Keyring on Debain/Ubuntu Mate

So Ive been using basic LAMP stack VM's for a few years (which use Debian) for dev work, which have been great, but otherwine use Windoze. I was given an old Intel NUC with a Celeron N3060 CPU (8GB ...
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libreoffice suddenly stopped working in Ubuntu MATE 22.04.03 LTS

Hello I have Ubuntu MATE 22.04.03 LTS on a desktop computer. Today, suddenly, I cannot run any libreoffice program anymore. I get this error: $ lowriter /usr/lib/libreoffice/program/javaldx: error ...
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Ubuntu Mate 22.04 slows as hell after launching Google Chrome

I have been using Ubuntu Mate 20.04 LTS on my Lenovo Ideapad L340 17API (Ryzen 7 3700U based, with integrated VEGA Radeon graphics) since I bought it in summer of 2020 (maintaining the system up-to-...
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Apple Magic Keyboard along ubuntu mate and VNC

Normally, i access my ubuntu server 22.04 via ssh terminal. Now, i need a graphical interface and installing ubuntu mate and tigervnc server. It works so fare. I can select the Apple Keyboard (MacBook ...
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Weird Arrow elbems showing up in Caja

Wierd Arrow emblems are showing up in Caja, also in ls in Terminal these directory are highlighted light blue, but it seems that they are not a link at all. Output of ls: Gui: I'm using Ubuntu MATE ...
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set up background from cli with feh

I've read the manual pages from feh, and this command should work: feh --fullscreen --no-menus --randomize --recursive --bg-fill wallpapers/ I can see a flicker on the screen, but my old background ...
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Ubuntu upgrade to 20.04, cannot uninstall prior version of gnumeric

I upgraded Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04 a few days ago using Software Updater. After the upgrade, Gnumeric will not open my old gnumeric files. If I start Gnumeric then open a Gnumeric file, the hard drive ...
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Ubuntu Mate: mate-panel window buttons appeear only if panel is set to expand

I'm trying Ubuntu Mate. I've used GNOME2 bfoire (like a decade or something ago), and I'm a bit puzzled about the mate-panel behavior. I always configured GNOME2 to have the window buttons in the top ...
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Ubuntu Mate 22.04 (Jammy) crashes randomly when clicking web links on Brave, Firefox and Chrome

I used Mate for quite a long time without this issue. Recently Ubuntu started to crashes often with Brave, Chrome and Firefox. So it is obviously not a browser issue. I red on different forums, that ...
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Ubuntu Chromebook numpad not working - Acer 315

Hi my numpad is not working on Acer 315 Chromebook with Ubuntu Mate 22.04.02 Mrchromebox UEFI BIOS flash install. Everything else works great. The numpad, page up/down, home/end, and right enter key ...
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How do i use the sysrq key on chromebook running ubuntu mate?

Running ubuntu mate 22.04 on samsung chromebook 4 with mrchromebox's rwlegacy firmware. I heard that the sysrq key for chromebook is alt+f10 (volume up) but when i try to do a reisub, the r makes the ...
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Caja crashes; blinking desktop icons

Caja -- the MATE Desktop file manager -- promptly crashes every time I open any folder containing one or more JPGs or PDFs. The folder disappears after a second or two -- I don't even get time to try ...
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WiFi control gone after used LAN cable 22.04 + Mate

I'm using Ubuntu 22.04 Mate AND MY WIFI WORKS JUST FINE, when I boot my PC. Also, when I have the LAN cable connected, everything works fine. However, when I disconnect PC from LAN, I can't turn on Wi-...
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Elements not showing in Brave browser after updating Ubuntu MATE

I recently installed Ubuntu MATE on an old laptop, and installed Brave on it. I used it with no problems for about a week and today I was prompted to perform a system update. After I did, Brave is ...
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MATE on Ubuntu 22.04 / Caja file manager issue: File download window: Search begins when trying to alter the name of a file

I am a MATE user, because I need a task bar that lists the opened windows in a multi-screen environment. I have been using MATE for over 10 years on CentOS and recently switched to Ubuntu 22.04. I ...
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Scite on Ubuntu 22.04 Mate: cannot read text when selected (selection fully black)?

I usually use Scite as my primary text editor, and I just have a new install on Ubuntu 22.04 with Mate desktop, where I noticed the following - when I type text normally, all is good: But when I ...
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After upgrade Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04 Control Center no longer opens and Appearance no longer available

Least technical post you may find. Upgraded from 18.04 to 20.04. Control center now fails to open even though it shows as being installed and up-to-date. Therefore I can't change my appearance or ...
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Connect Trial Version of Ubuntu Mate to Network

I have plugged into my HP laptop a flashdrive with the trial version of Ubuntu Mate on it. Upon running the trial version, the network icon in the top bar is black. When I right click on it, no ...
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How to switch between Gnome & Mate desktops?

When I reinstalled OS, I had only one -- Ubuntu 22.04 Gnome desktop -- option. I got used to Mate desktop. Therefore, I installed Mate desktop too. Having two desktops -- Mate & Gnome -- how to ...
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How best to bring a broken desktop (MATE) back?

At power-up, the greeter window provides for each of my 4 login ID's these desktops: Gnome, Gnome Classic, Ubuntu, Ubuntu w/ Wayland, MATE, Budgie, KDE/Plasma, and a few others. Something about the ...
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Stop MATE panel being dragged with touch

I have a touch screen computer running Ubuntu MATE 22.04. When I accidentally touch on the MATE panel, the panel is dragged to another location, which is very inconvenient, because sometimes I end up ...
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Touch sensor does not rotate after flipping the screen orientation

This question is for computers without a rotation sensor. For computers with a rotation sensor, autorotate can work in GNOME and KDE. See this question. I have a touch screen Chromebook (natively) ...
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Trying to track down the Firefox Gnome Integration addon from Ubuntu 10.4ish [closed]

I'm currently using the Pale Moon browser with the Mate DE. Integration isn't perfect, so I thought about using an old default Firefox extension to see if that would fix the few issues. Since Mate is ...
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How to make redshift even more red in Ubuntu MATE 22.04? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu MATE 22.04. Towards night, redshift sets a color temperature of 4500K. How to reduce the color temperature even further? Unlike the Night Light feature in GNOME/KDE, Redshift does ...
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What is Zeitgeist Data Hub background process?

I am running Ubuntu MATE 22.10. I noticed the background process zeitgeist-datahub in htop. What is this process doing? Can I safely disable it? I found a package of the same name. https://packages....
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Cursor stuck in position using MATE on Xubuntu

Every single time I log into the MATE Desktop, the cursor is always stuck in a position, and I can't move it. Pulling up a terminal with ctrl+alt+t and typing in sudo modprobe -r psmouse and sudo ...
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Is it possible to open files with a single click in touch screen and with usual double click when using mouse?

I am using Ubuntu MATE 22.04 in a touch screen chromebook. Is it be possible to open files and directories with a single click when using the touch screen, and with the usual double clicks when using ...
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Items missing from desktop when using rdp

I access Ubuntu 22.04 Mate from Windows remote desktop. When I log in, the top and bottom bars are missing from the desktop. While searching for a solution, I found that the command mate-panel --...
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DVD drive activates every time I save a text file, and at other inappropriate times

I am writing a text file on my laptop. However, every time I save the text file, the DVD drive activates. The DVD drive also activates at other inappropriate times. I could eject the DVD of course, ...
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Accidentally install ubuntu-desktop, how to get MATE back?

I'm using Ubuntu MATE 22.04.1 and I had a problem where my login screen disappeared so I tried to get it back by installing ubuntu-desktop. This brought the GUI back but also replaced MATE with Gnome ...
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Getting a Studio workstation with my prefered DE

I've been an Ubuntu Studio user since 12.04, but honestly I'm not a huge fan of KDE which is the default desktop that ships with Ubuntu Studio. In the past, I've installed Ubuntu Studio, then ...
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How to make media keys work on a Chromebook running Ubuntu MATE or Kubuntu?

I have installed Ubuntu MATE 22.04 and Kubuntu 23.04 on two Chromebooks with amd64 architecture. The media keys are not working. I can change brightness from system settings, but the media keys are ...
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how can i install the mate login screen on ubuntu 20.04?

I just installed mate's desktop on ubuntu focal fossa 20.04. I already have ubuntu unity downloaded on my pc. so the login screen is unity's login screen. how do I change it to mate's login screen via ...
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How to make LightDM login screen have the same background as the desktop background in Ubuntu MATE?

I am using Ubuntu MATE 22.04. Back when Ubuntu used Unity, the background of the LightDM login screen automatically changed when a different desktop background was selected. Can something like that ...
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Ubuntu 22.04: cannot find camera

my Ubuntu HP laptop cannot find its camera, so I cannot use video. Camera shows "No Device Found" does not help. From that question, sudo lshw -class video has the output *-display ...
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Unable to install Nvidia driver version > 470 on Ubuntu 20.04 MATE desktop

Running Ubuntu 20.04 with MATE desktop installed. Nvidia driver version 470 works ok, but some Steam games complain and want a version > 499. When I install any Nvidia driver version > 500 using ...
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Ubuntu Mate theme has no "Traditional" option after update to Jammy

I updated my computer, and now the theme is all screwed up. The panel applets in Mate don't work, the icons are wrong or missing. In Mate-Tweak, the option I would usually choose, "Traditional&...
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Will upgrade from 18.04 to 20.04 cause loss of UI settings / choices?

Due to a software program I use, I am compelled to upgrade to (at least) the 20.04 release. I believe I have a Gnome / Mate desktop. I suspect when the upgrade finishes, my "look & feel&...
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multiple problems after upgrade to 22.04

I have multiple problems after upgrading to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. I get random screen flickering that comes and goes. Amd stoney graphics on a hp laptop. All the solutions I have seen are for intel. The ...
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Changing Icon for Main Menu in MATE-Panel with dconf-editor

I am aware that this question was already posed in a similar way. I then got a perfect answer to do it via dconf-editor -> org -> mate -> panel -> objects. INstalling now MATE with the ...
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Firefox vanishes from apps menu unless I remove translations from .desktop file (MATE, non-snap FF)

Plain Ubuntu 22.04, removed snap, installed Firefox from Mozilla repository Firefox works well and shows up in apps menu Installed MATE 1.26.0 from the repositories, set it as default desktop Firefox ...
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MATE drawer config

I have a number of panel drawers on a Ubuntu MATE system (20.04.5 LTS) which contain a number of application launchers with fairly complex command arguments. I have another system running MATE (22.04....
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Mate IBus not accepting changes to "next input method"

I'm on Ubuntu Mate, and when I change the "Next Input method" to "Alt Shift" so that I can switch input methods like I do on Windows. However, even after restarting, typing "...
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How to set standby time for an Intenso external HDD or alternatively reduce VLC video cache on Ubuntu Mate 20.04

When I watch movies with VLC from my external Intenso SATA drive on my Ubuntu Mate 20.04 system, some minutes of the video apparently are somehow loaded temporarily, so that the drive will go to sleep ...
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