Two fixes for Mate

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Two fixes for Mate

Postby Platypus on Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:05 am

Hi,

Here are two fixes for Mate display problems. They are not mine but come from the Arch Mate site (if my memory serves me correctly).

1. Problem: Wiindow border does not change to preferred theme under Compiz. Solution: Assuming you want the Ambience window theme, cut and paste this into terminla and hit enter.
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gconftool-2 --set --type string /apps/metacity/general/theme Ambiance


2. Problem: If you are like me and don't use the Mint Menu but prefer Menu Bar or Main Menu, the "Places" selection doesn't open the folder with Caja but uses Nautilus elementary (I think). This is not a problem with Mint menu I should hasten to mentiion. The Nautilus looks ugly and is inconsistent with opening places via the desktop folders. Solution:
-Open ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list with text editor
-Search for [Default Applications]
-Add the following line:
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 inode/directory=caja.desktop

-Log out and in for this change to take effect.

I notice that Cryptkeeper doesn't pick up Caja either - but that change will have to come later.

I trust this has been helpful to someone.

Regards
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Re: Two fixes for Mate

Postby austin.texas on Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:16 pm

It certainly has been helpful. Just what I was looking for. Thank you, Platypus
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