cwsnyder wrote:Just type synaptic at the command prompt. It should be in your command search path, or Mate couldn't find it.
Okay, your suggestion works -- partially I guess. Synaptic does pop up but after a terminal screen asking me to do a password first instead of a desktop window like before. MATE is completely unaffected. It's getting Synaptic to run normally in XFCE that's my trouble. I wonder if it had anything to do with cut-pasting the Wallch download locations directly into a terminal as they suggested on Wallch Launchpad. Is there a way to re-install Synapatic to fix/replace whatever's broken?
As an aside, I just noticed that Compiz denies you of a top button bar in your apps and windows and also affects the panel toolbar like keeping Workspace Switcher from opening workspace panels. Happens in both XFCE and MATE. For me at least. If this is normal Compiz behavior I can't see how it can be that useful by hampering features so. I don't see this issue under search here so I guess it'll Google it later.
Thanks for your assist!
Jim in NYC