Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

preview nef files in caja

Postby bmike1 on Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:51 pm

I have a little problem; caja will not preview nef (nikon's raw image) files. I increased the file size that would preview and that caused it to work until I trasfered the files from the camera's sd card to the computer. Then it didn't work on either device (sd or computer). Ever heard of this problem? In my search for a caja forum I was sent back here. (I've been a member for a while)

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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

Postby meteorrock on Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:11 am

On my desktop using Mate I am having problems with the "aurora" engine giving me an error in applying it in the appearance options for customization.
A check in the CLI (command line interface, terminal) reveled that I have the engine already installed using:

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aurora -version


I have the aurora v1.7.3 installed as stated in the CLI (command line interface)

Also this command shows its also installed by running
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sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-aurora

I get this prompt "gtk2-engines-aurora" is already the newest version"

However in the "appearance preferences" >> customize >> control tab I get a "This theme will not look as intended because the required GTK+ theme engine "aurora" is not installed in that control box. Purging and installing the above "gtk2-engines-aurora" did not correct this problem either.

This seems to me to be a bug for that GUI as it is not rendering properly on the GUI (graphic user interface or desktop environment) possibly? Could you look into it for us?

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Also I have been noticing some slight lag in the appearance options of this desktop environment upon opening and closing the dialog boxes in those options compared to the rest of the user interface using Mate 1.4 on Linux mint nadia 14.1. And the theme I am running now called "clearlooks" is not theming the package manager boxes that open up on extracting packages, they fall back to the default theme. Same with the software sources box.

Any help on this if I overlooked anything on applying this theme would be appreciated.
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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

Postby herbie643 on Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:53 am

I have the same issue. Doesn't effect anything but sort of, how should I say, weird and might be disconcerting for a new user. It is a bug, but a rather inocuous one though.
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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

Postby brian_linux on Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:36 am

Hi Everyone,

Just like to ask if there is a plugin for pluma that can auto-complete a word on the current document.
I do programming and I just switch to linux mint and I do love pluma very much perfect lightweight editor but I'm missing the auto-complete feature of notepad++.
Is there a plug-in for it?

Thank you.
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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

Postby Corollax on Sun Aug 25, 2013 2:13 am

Regarding the aurora themes issue: I have a bug report here that explains the issue in more detail, complete with a little hack to fix the problem.

I'm not sure if something needs to be done further upstream, but this suffices for now.
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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

Postby LinWinux on Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:41 am

brian_linux wrote:Hi Everyone,

Just like to ask if there is a plugin for pluma that can auto-complete a word on the current document.
I do programming and I just switch to linux mint and I do love pluma very much perfect lightweight editor but I'm missing the auto-complete feature of notepad++.
Is there a plug-in for it?

Thank you.


If you really do a lot of coding you ought to consider Komodo IDE. It's free and the most mind bogling code editor that I have ever used in my life. Granted, it's overkill for a single quick file edit, but it'll blow you away when you work on projects with multiple files. The levels of built-in automation are nothing short of staggering. Just google Komodo IDE and read up on it. Download & Instructions are available too. Been using Komodo on every one of my Linux versions for the past 5 years. It can be totally customized in dozens of ways as well. :D
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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

Postby elfuego on Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:46 am

I have installed Linux Mint with MATE onto tablet PC. I have been confused then login form I not found virtual keayboard... I can not log in to system without screen keyboard. This is a strange disadvantage. How can I log in to system?
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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

Postby leo5111 on Sun Oct 27, 2013 1:53 am

how stable is this to install on linux mint 15 mate-64? and is it package on first page or what? i was skimming through people were throwing up links here and there so want to make sure i grab correct one, thank you :)
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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

Postby jmc7 on Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:04 pm

Hello,

Is there a way to make mate on linux mint 16 look like gnome 2 used to look, ie: applications, places, and system across the top of the desktop? This is how the screenshot appears on the mate website: http://mate-desktop.org/

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I can't figure out how to accomplish this. I installed from Linux Mint 16 Mate x64 DVD.

Thanks in advance for the help.
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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

Postby LinWinux on Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:39 pm

I'm not 100% sure that I understand exactly what you're asking, but I always use XFCE panels for my Gnom2 look since those are much more customizeable and you can make them completely transparent too (by default if you like) which was only possible in Gnome2 with a workaround. Haven't used the Mate panels in ages, even though I do have Mate installed as well ...

But even without the XFCE panels, you should be able to have or create a panel for the bottom as well as for the top. Right click on the panel to customize it ... or use the settings and see if you can click on the panels symbol from there, to customize each panel. When you add items on the top panel, look for the applications menu launcher (not to be confused with main menu). Once you have that applications launcher in your top panel, you can place it wherever you like ... followed by deleting the applications launcher from your bottom panel.

I also found the workspace switcher of the XFCE panels to be more stable which was yet another reason for me to use those panels instead. Just right click a lot and play around with the panels. Heck, if you're worried about messing something up, just create yourself a third panel or even more, and then add, remove, whatever as you please, just to get a really good feel about the things that can be done. Hope this helps ...

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Mint & Mate with XFCE Panels plus Transparency

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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

Postby Zorba on Mon May 19, 2014 10:25 am

I have never thought that perberos is a memeber of our community :D :D Many thanks man for the great desktop :D
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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

Postby EuphoricMint on Wed May 28, 2014 10:53 pm

jmc7 wrote:Hello,

Is there a way to make mate on linux mint 16 look like gnome 2 used to look, ie: applications, places, and system across the top of the desktop? This is how the screenshot appears on the mate website: http://mate-desktop.org/

Capture.PNG


I can't figure out how to accomplish this. I installed from Linux Mint 16 Mate x64 DVD.

Thanks in advance for the help.


Sure you can.

First, you might want to move your panel to the top. Right-click your current panel, and select properties. you should see an option for "Orientation" - select "top".

Next, you'll want to swap your menu. Right-click your panel again, and select "Add to Panel". From there, you'll want to add "Menu Bar" which will add the menu and folder locations you're accustomed to.

Right-click the other menu, and select "remove from panel". This will remove the custom Mint Menu. If the option to remove isn't available, try unchecking "Lock to Panel" when you right-click, then retry the "remove from panel".

If things look kinda funny, that is, the panel looks out of order, you might have to move things to their desired location. For each panel item, you'll want to right-click and choose "Move" and drag to your desired location. Again, if the option isn't available, make sure "lock to panel" is unchecked.

Once things look the way you want, you might want to consider going through and rechecking "Lock to Panel" for each item.

Hope this helps, and if I missed anything, I'm sure myself or others will point it out. :)


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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

Postby netgooroo on Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:47 pm

@perberos

Was wondering if you could help with this... also, am interested to learn if I am not the only one experiencing this.. sorry if this has been addressed already.

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=206&t=172151
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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

Postby netgooroo on Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:48 pm

Bump!

anyone else have issues with your monitor not shutting off? any help would be great.
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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

Postby cheesefrock on Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:27 pm

What was updated in the 1.8.1 bump? I can't seem to find a changelog.
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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

Postby Monsta on Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:32 am

cheesefrock wrote:What was updated in the 1.8.1 bump? I can't seem to find a changelog.

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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

Postby cheesefrock on Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:48 am

Monsta wrote:
cheesefrock wrote:What was updated in the 1.8.1 bump? I can't seem to find a changelog.



Sweet! Thanks for finding that; now I know where to look next time.

Happy that transparency/compositing bug is fixed.
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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

Postby LinWinux on Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:18 pm

What about transparency for the mate panels? Is it possible to make mate panels 100% transparent yet, just like the XFCE panels? By 100% I mean transparent to the point that even item or panel spacers as well as the panel ends can be completely transparent. It's the only thing that's stopping me from using mate exclusively. If you know, I'd appreciate it if you let me know. :)

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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

Postby lucamax on Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:37 am

Hello all,
When we right click on a folder in caja filemanager, we get the options "copy to" and "move to" which allow us to copy or move a file to home folder or desktop.
How can we add more paths to this list in addition to "home" and "desktop"?

Thanks !
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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

Postby sammy66 on Tue Jul 29, 2014 3:57 am

Could you please implement Ctrl+Z feature in Caja (undo the latest action). It is in Nautilus Elementary 2.32.2. It's very useful feature and I miss it very much in Mate.
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