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

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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 laptop. 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 the ...
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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 natively running Ubuntu MATE 22.04?

I am using Ubuntu MATE 22.04 on a Chromebook with amd64 architecture. The media keys are not working. I can change brightness from system settings, but the media keys are mapped to F1 - F10. How to ...
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How to make ubuntu show image previews for image icons

I updated my Ubuntu Mate 20.04 to 22.04, and my settings, themes and general appearances all changed. My pictures, formerly would show the image as a preview. now its some icon which makes things ...
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X / desktop configuration for dynamic multi-screen setup

I have a relatively minor configuration problem with my multi-monitor system that has been bugging me for years now. My desktop computer has three monitors connected to it. The center and right ...
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Why my Ubuntu MATE freezes and loops the audio? [duplicate]

I'd like to know based of my problem, if is a problem of my Ubuntu MATE or in the worst of the cases my hardware. When I read online news it doesn't seem to happen anything. But when I watch a video ...
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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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Consistently unable to connect to Odroid N2+ with remote desktop with xRDP (Please help me! D:<)

So I've been trying to get xrdp to work on my Odroid N2+ for a few weeks now and it's pulling teeth, but you never fully pull them out (no release, just constant pain). I really would like to be able ...
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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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22.10 new install won't accept password after several successful boots, now won't open in Mate desktop

I installed 22.10 yesterday and ended up with the white screen of death. After finding a way around that, I found that it was asking for my password twice for some reason, but it would open in Mate ...
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Keep Caja windows from resizing automatically?

Weird question. but is there a way to keep the folders from resizing when I open a subfolder? I have subfolders that have slightly longer names, and I like the windows to be snapped to the side of the ...
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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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Missing menu bar and other symbols (22

Menu bar date and time connection symbol etc Missing
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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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Sound or streaming issue while on console

If I have music playing in Ubuntu Mate 22.04 (same issue in 18.04), it stops playing several seconds after moving to tty1-6. This happens with any music streaming on a browser (youtube, pandora, etc) ...
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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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How to get MATE desktop when logging on remotely?

I recently installed Ubuntu 22.04.1 on my Raspberry Pi and set my account to use the MATE desktop when I logged on from the physical console. (I really don't like the default desktop at all)! ...
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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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Ayatana keyboard indicator blends into background

After upgrading Ubuntu MATE 20.04 to 22.04, it seems the new standard way of getting indicator icons in the panel is via the Ayatana indicator system. I've added the keyboard layout indicator by ...
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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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A Wine program (maybe a service?) is auto-starting. How are automatic Wine tasks scheduled?

I installed Buffalo NAS Navigator on my WINE instance, and later uninstalled it. However it left something behind -- two DLLs, and one program, "nassvc.exe". The EXE auto-starts every few ...
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update-manager failure

22.04LTS, current, with a MATE desktop/window manager (not MATE 22.04), I ran /usr/bin/update-manager --debug with the following output (lines separated by white space for clarity): dbus.exceptions....
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How to change text color in top/bottom menu bar in Ubuntu MATE

I want to use the black color of the panel, but in this case the black text on a black background is not visible. How to change the text color? I use BlueMenta theme.
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X2Go no longer works in 22.04, black screen, then closes

X2Go with MATE desktop used to work fine, but after upgrading to 22.04 it has broken, and I haven't been able to fix it for months. If I try to connect with MATE (from Windows X2Go client), it shows ...
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speaker and mailbox MATE 22.04 panel indicator applet

My wife and I both use stock 22.04LTS with MATE installed under 22.04. She has both a speaker icon and a mailbox icon on her upper panel. I had these two icons in the past. On my wife's machine when ...
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Both Shift keys not working on old laptop Samsung RV411 under Ubuntu MATE 22.04

After searching and reading all of the related questions in here, after doing all the workarounds suggested in the answers (there's too many so I won't describe them), my shift keys, both left and ...
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MATE Indicator Applet Complete No Indicators failure

I fully understand that this general list is not the MATE list. However, I am NOT running MATE Ubuntu, I am running stock Ubuntu 22.04 LTS current using a MATE desktop GUI. I have done this in 18....
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Trying to make a launcher to launch Korganizer to work in a time zone different from system time zone. Works under KDE but not in Gnome or mate

Trying to make a launcher that works in Gnome/MATE I have the following launcher text formatted for Gnome/MATE: [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Name=Korganizer Exec=TZ=US/Pacific /usr/...
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How to get Xwindows and MATE at boot

This will be a rather long question. I did two upgrades to my laptop: I increased the system RAM to the maximum and I replaced the 2 TB hard drive with a 4 TB SSD. The system was 22.04 and the ...
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mate-terminal shrinking when hovered over

I just installed Ubuntu 22.04 from scratch, accepting all its standards. Previously I used the 20.04 version and got used to the mate-terminal with its multiple tabs and color schemes. I adopted the ...
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very low file transfer speed between two wireless computers over local network

I bought a new laptop and installed Ubuntu 22.04 Mate Desktop. My other old laptop has Ubuntu 20.04 Mate Desktop. I want to transfer files from old comp to new one. I tried various tools to move ...
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How to fix "A start job is running for irqbalance daemon"?

I am running Ubuntu MATE 22.04 (armhf) for the RaspberryPi. During shutdown, I get the error message "A start job is running for irqbalance daemon", and it waits there for 1 minute and 30 ...
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How to deny mouse right-click option in Ubuntu 20.04.5?

I have implemented ubuntu-20.04.5 LTS mate desktop-1.24.0 on AWS Cloud to access desktop applications. I need to restrict mouse right click option in ubuntu mate desktop. This right click should ...
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Mirror displays, but change orientation

Is there a simple way to mirror displays but change the orientation? I'm on Ubuntu Mate 20.04, I have a smart board hooked up next to me, the orientation of which is opposite the screen. I want ...
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How to update MATE settings after dconf background changes?

I am setting the background of my Ubuntu MATE 22.04 to a solid one through a script: dconf load / < configs/dconf/util/earlyOn.dconf So I should hava a solid rather dark background now: $> ...
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Octoprint not runing on Mate 22.04 (Raspberry-4 with 8GB Ram)

Unable to get OctoPrint connection to 3D printer working on /dev/ttyAMA0 after upgrading from Mate 20.04 to Mate 22.04. (Fresh install of everything done twice already) Hardware is a Creality CR6-SE ...
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How do I disable all keyboards for use on a tablet?

using Ubuntu+MATE-20.xx desktop on a tablet and super happy with it -- almost. It assumes I have a keyboard so it checks for battery levels of, I am guessing, a BT keyboard. I am forever getting "...
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Upgrade Ubuntu MATE from 20.04 to 22.04 crashed

While performing the upgrade using the GUI, the computer crashed and the screen froze. It's an old computer with a LED that lights up when there is activity on the disk, but there was none. So I ...
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Samba sharing problem

Hi I installed ubuntu mate (Life) version as a LTSP server. My problem is when I share a folder from my desktop or anywhere else it gives me an error message: "Failed to mount windows share: ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Dracula theme not installing properly

I'm using ubuntu 18.04 and I want to install the dracula theme from https://github.com/dracula/gtk, when I open mate tweaks to install the theme and actually set it, it says I have to install the ...
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Changing Background in Mate/Ubuntu 22.04

I just updated to Mate 22.04 - successfully: Now I would like to change the initial background (I do not like the jellyfish) and would like to return to Mate 20.04's background. I thought I can do ...
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Ubuntu Mate 20.04: how to reset start menu config files

It seems I messed something up by editing the menu configuration files manually, because now most programs won't show up in the dropdown boxes of the "standard applications" selection, or ...

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