Thanks for all the good work on MATE.
I just installed it to my LMDE-64bit Gnome 3.2 (tracking SID/Experimental) installation.
I have started a thread on install MATE on LMDE in the LMDE sectionviewtopic.php?f=198&t=87728
Everything is running pretty well, so far.
My main bugs have been:
1. Trying to open nautilus (files, folders, et) actually opens my web browser (Chrome)
In other words when I try to open something it 'OPENS WITH' browser, rather than nautilus?
2. Doesn't seem to matter what Items in 'startup apps' are selected/unselcted. Mate seems to have settings of it own?
For instance, compiz and emerald both load on start-up with Mate, though they are unselected in 'statup aps".
3. Editing menu's with "alacate" also doesn't seem to work. I have assume MATE has its own menu editor?
All in all very impressed.
I'm working straight from Linux Mint 12 MATE DE so the "open with" problem isn't something I can help with. But with editing the Mint Menu, there is no MATE menu editor--Alacarte is it. However, MATE is still very buggy and Alacarte actually does work but the (MATE) Mint Menu is not automatically refreshed once something is changed in the menu editor as it did when Mint was using Gnome 2.32. For adding a new menu item via Alacarte or changing an existing item's properties you can refresh the Mint Menu byt either use the following the terminal:
- Code: Select all
- Code: Select all
or by logging out and back into the MATE desktop.
For removing entries you created
from the Mint Menu the only way I have found to do this so far is by right-clicking on the menu item to be deleted in the Mint Menu itself
and selecting "Delete from menu". Unchecking the item in Alacarte does not remove it from Mint Menu even after refreshing. This right-click menu item will not be found for entries you did not create yourself by what I've seen so it appears that Alacarte when used in MATE is only partially working at the moment. However, you can still modify properties of existing menu items via either the Mint Menu or Alacarte and, after manually refreshing Mint Menu, the menu will reflect those changes. One thing though is if the item you have edited also appears in your "Favorites" then you'll have to delete it from your favorites and add it again. The item's properties in your Favorites area in the Mint Menu will reflect the changes you made (such as the path to a program) but it won't honor them. It will instead adhere to the item's original parameters until deleted from "Favorites" and added again.
Too much info so far?
And just for the sake of clarity, Since MATE is a fork of Gnome 2.32, all Gnome2 type applications libraries, files, scripts, ad infinitum had to be renamed to something else so they wouldn't conflict with Gnome 3.x. Therefor, the app that looks looks and acts like Nautilus is now called "Caja".
No...I'm not kidding. Just check 'Help/About' in the file manager
"Humph. Choice, it is the quintessential Linux delusion, simultaneously the source of it's greatest strength, and it's greatest weakness." (All apologies to The Architect)