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Questions tagged [ubuntu-mate]

an official Ubuntu flavor using MATE Desktop

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What is data.tar.gz

I found data.tar.gz in /home/andy/home/files/ and it's almost 1 Gb in size. A search found little info about. What is it for ?
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Ubuntu MATE: show text file contents on its icon in caja

After upgrading from Mate 16.04 to Mate 18.04, there is no longer a few lines of preview printed on file icon. I liked that feature. It it possible to achieve this in 18.04? related: How do I make ...
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ubuntu16.04: Home link in Places is always opened by Phpstorm

I'm running ubuntu 16.04 with MATE 1.12.1. After openning Jetbrains Toolbox and installing PHPstorm, 'Home' directory link in 'Places' is always opened by PHPstorm. I tried to remove all jetbrains and ...
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Send email via crontab fails

I put a script in crontab to send me an email when a backup script has completed. That script when run by itself does send me that email. However, when it runs in crontab I get sendmail: 450 ...
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Crontab entry does not work

I have this in crontab.(in /etc) I edited the file as root. Script works fine when run standalone, but not in crontab. @daily root /home/andy/bin/Backup_18_04.sh
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Change amount of time before log out [duplicate]

Is there a way I can change the amount of time before I am logged out? I use gnome-session-quit. It is currently set for 1 minute. I would like to set time to less than 60 seconds.
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Can't take screenshot when right clicking file

When I right click a file with my file manager, I am unable to take a screenshot. Other print screen attempts do work. Is there a fix?
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Use thunar and not Caja to open CDs and DVDs

Using Ubuntu Mate 18.04 When I insert a CD or DVD, I want thunar to open it and not caja. When I go to media handling under Caja preferences and pick use Thunar for CD and DVD, it stays at Do ...
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Run script no more than twice a day WITHOUT using cron

Can a script be run no more than twice a day WITHOUT using cron ? 8/12/2018 5:46 p.m. @Ravexina This is my script using Ravexina recommendation. SCRIPT=$(realpath "$0") V=$(pstree -sp $$ | grep "($...
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Stop output messages from cvlc

cvlc --play-and-exit /usr/share/sounds/My_Sounds/Alarm-sound-buzzer.mp3 2> /dev/null When I use this, I get these irritating messages like Simple mixer control 'Master',0 Capabilities: pvolume ...
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mapping between dconf dump output and gsettings schemas

For example : dconf dump / | grep mouse [org/mate/desktop/peripherals/mouse] .... So if I want to make a gsettings command based on this output, I look to gsettings to list the schemas, but.... (...
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Delete 3 oldest files based on filename

I want to delete the 3 oldest files based on their filename. Here is an example of what is in my backup directory. There will be multiple copies with different times. Ubuntu_Scripts.zip_2018-08-09-...
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find: paths must precede expression: `{}' [duplicate]

$ find '/media/andy/MAXTOR_SDB1/Ubuntu_Mate_18.04/'* -mtime +5 {} \; find: paths must precede expression: `{}'
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Get percent volume

I am trying to show the percent of my sound volume on my desktop. Using amixer get Master amixer: Unable to find simple control 'Master',0 pavucontrol works, but it causes the light for my webcam ...
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Managing disk space and finding large consumers of disk space

Ok so running the command in Ubuntu Mate 18.04 $df -h returns the following udev 32G 0 32G 0% /dev tmpfs 6.3G 2.4M 6.3G 1% /run /dev/sdc2 ...
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Compiz Config animations does not work (ubuntu mate) [duplicate]

i downloaded compizconfig settings manager and even though i'm enabling some animations they do not work, for example i enabled the wobbly windows animation and it does not work. I'm running ubuntu ...
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Where are the Keyboard Settings Stored [MATE]

I'm currently setting up a couple of computers with Ubuntu MATE 16.04. The default installation sets the Keyboard Layout to 'English', however, I need a 'German' keyboard layout. I figured out how to ...
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how to set Monitors to fixed, reduced Size

I bought two double-FullHD (3840x2160) monitors. That will serve me well with my next, more powerful laptop. For the time being, my Thinkpad X230 can only handle then at regular HD resolution (...
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disable select to copy

So i'm new to ubuntu mate, and i would like to know how to turn off the feature that copies text when i select it and pastes it when i press the mouse scroll button. I have a pretty weird mousepad ...
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No such schema “com.canonical.indicator.datetime"

I am trying to add the year to my clock on my panel. From here https://superuser.com/questions/443982/how-can-i-show-the-current-year-in-ubuntus-clock-indicator-applet gsettings set com.canonical....
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RSSOwl 2.2.1 won't run or install on Ubuntu 18.04

I'm unable to install RSSOwl 2.2.1 since upgrading to Ubuntu 18.04, when trying to install the .deb file I'm faced with Libhunspell 1.3 dependancy (Ubuntu 18.04 uses 1.6), and trying to use the zipped ...
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Tried to install “dkms” as to satisfy “broadcom-sta-dkms_6.30.223.271-8_all.deb” but itself is not satisfied [duplicate]

On Ubuntu Mate v18.04 because of no internet connection at all except from Wifi, I tried to acquire its driver and to install "dkms_2.3-3ubuntu9_all.deb" because it is required to satisfy "broadcom-...
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I installed Ubuntu MATE 18.04 on my pendrive. How can I maximise the life of that drive?

I've searched a lot over here and after reading all that all I understood is that I've to disable swap. Installation I first installed VirtualBox and booted from the MATE live CD (Minimal ...
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Suspending has started to require authentication

My laptop has started to requiring authentication to suspend. This means that it never suspends automatically when the lid is closed or power is low. I am currently running 17.10. This was definitely ...
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Change icon size in Mutiny dock

With Unity it is possible to change the size of the applications icons shown in the launcher (number of pixels). How can I change the size of the icons show in the Mutiny dock?
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I have to hit command keys twice (E.G. alt-tab to switch windows)

Context: It was a while ago but I think I originally: Installed a previous release of Ubuntu, accidentally using the pure version Installed the MATE desktop packages on top of that Did a ...
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How can I stop ubuntu-mate-welcome appearing when I log in?

How do I make ubuntu-mate-welcome stop appearing when I log in on Ubuntu MATE?
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How to fix : could not load “image-loading”

I'm using ubuntu Mate 18.04 with the window manager Openbox, when I try to change the wallpaper using Nitrogen I receive this error : ERR: Could not load "image-loading" from icon theme, this ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Dash file search equivalent?

In Ubuntu 16.04, Super + F brings the dash file search where one can quickly find a file by its name. Very convenient, I use it all the time. Is there an equivalent in either the GNOME flavour or ...
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How to boot UbuntuMate from usb (micro-SD) on VirtualBox [Mac OS X]

I have flashed UbuntuMate on my micro-SD, which could be used to boot my Odroid XU4 board. It works perfectly on the Odroid Board for prototyping but Now I want to boot UbuntuMate from VritualBox on ...
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Ubuntu-MATE 18.04 LTS GRUB prompt on boot

Background: I have been running Ubuntu MATE for a little over a year. I originally installed 16.04 LTS and then this year upgraded to 18.04 LTS, without any problems. Everything was great. Issue: I ...
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ubuntuMATE forgets “Always on Visible Workspace” setting on titlebar randomly

I switched from xfce to MATE about 2 months ago and really like it. However, the menubar option to keep a window on visible workspace stops working randomly on different windows. For example, with ...
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How to remove additional docky panels?

I installed dockey and cannot remove the additional panels added via the Delete button. Is there a way to remove additional panels?
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Ubuntu MATE: How do I disable transparency of the titlebar of the active window?

I've set Compiz as my window manager since all the other options were causing screen tearing. The problem is that this causes the title bar of the active window (even if fullscreen) to be completely ...
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How to install the right-click photo-resizer on Ubuntu 18.04

I would really like to install the nautilus right click photo re-sizer in my Ubuntu Mate 18.04. I had it in UM 16.04 and have been trying without success to get it to show up in 18.04. Thanks for ...
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What do I do about a file that was literally split into two while moving it?

While I was moving a large file (~95GB) via the Caja file manager, and it crashed in the middle of the copy, stopping the operation entirely. Now I'm stuck with two separate files, the first is ~25GB, ...
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How to make Eclipse installed via snap use a differerent configuration when started from global menu

Files from software installed via snap are read-only. To configure Eclipse, however, we need to change its eclipse.ini file. How to do it so, when pressing the Super key and clicking on Eclipse's logo,...
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Chrome remote desktop breaks MATE desktop on Ubuntu MATE!

I’m using Ubuntu MATE 18.04. I’m trying to install chrome remote desktop. I have downloaded a deb file and when I install it, everything is fine until I reboot, but after that when I login, I get an ...
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Ubuntu based distro with slim storage footprint

I am looking to install Linux on a new laptop I have, with only 64gb of storage. I am curious if there are any sources that compare the base install size of various distros. I am not looking to go ...
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How to enable window compositing (Compiz) in Ubuntu MATE?

I know that other desktops support window compositing with Compiz. Is it possible to enable such functionality on MATE DE?
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Onboard wait'n'click not working

I have physical disability which makes moving with all my body very difficult, thus I use Onboard virtual keyboard to work with my PC using mouse only. My problem is that after installation of Ubuntu ...
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Can I lowercase all the /home/$USER/ directories that start with an uppercase letter? [duplicate]

~/Pictures, ~/Downloads, ~/Desktop, ~/Documents, etc. These are some of the only uppercase directories on my system, and I usually type ~/pictures forgetting that the first letter has to be uppercase. ...
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Compiz slightly blurry titlebar font when window is not maximized

I've configured Compiz to use gtk-window-decorator so that it may apply my Metacity theme for the titlebars. With this decorator, I've noticed that Compiz renders slightly blurry titlebar fonts when a ...
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Ubuntu MATE: window list on each monitor

How can I display window list (open applications) on each monitor? How can it be set up? I do not want to mirror displays.
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Ubuntu Mate 18.04 disable emoji input

Just noticed this annoying emoji input ("Emoji Choice") popping up every time I press Ctrl + Shift + E in 18.04. I really need this shortcut to switch to the file explorer in Visual Studio Code but ...
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How can I get rid of unused MATE panel icons/indicators? [duplicate]

I have 3 icons in my Ubuntu 18.04 MATE top panel. I can't get rid of them but they do nothing. The image below shows just part of the top panel containing the circular images. One contains a ...
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Skype minify under Ubuntu-Mate

I am running Skype 8.20 under Ubuntu-MATE 16.04. It automatically starts after boot, but unlike defined in the settings: not minified / in-the-background, but as a regular window: My question would ...
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Is there a tiling extension that works on Mate?

Last year I was using Ubuntu GNOME, and one of the things I really liked about it was the extension gtile which makes it much easier to work on a 21:9 monitor. Is there an equivalent for Ubuntu MATE? ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 - Trying to write an image to my microSD card but getting “no such file or directory”

I am following this tutorial (https://fossbytes.com/install-ubuntu-mate-on-raspberry-pi-2-3/) in order to install Ubuntu MATE on my Raspberry Pi 3. I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 in order to download the ...
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Upgrading to 18.04

New to ubuntu MATE, currently on 17.10 and considering a new install of 18.04. How well does settings carry over? I've adjusted my desktop and theme quite a bit and installed a custom icon package. ...