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Rename Quit Button - Mate Desktop

Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 3:22 am
by tankzt
I am running Mint 17.1 with the Mate desktop and I'm trying to figure out how to change the "Quit" button to say "Shutdown" instead. I've looked all over and have not found a way to do this. Anyone know how?

Thanks!

Re: Rename Quit Button - Mate Desktop

Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:08 am
by Pierre
there is more than a real probability, that
that message is hard coded / or a fixed message,
that cannot be changed.

- at least by the end user.

Re: Rename Quit Button - Mate Desktop

Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:51 am
by I Know Nothing
Do you mean the button on the Mint Menu? The one on what's called Main Mate Menu in the "add to panel" list says shutdown instead of quit if you'd want to use that menu instead. Or there's also a neat individual shutdown button in the same list.

Re: Rename Quit Button - Mate Desktop

Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:37 am
by var
Core ui text is probably in the (for example in cinnamon):

/usr/share/cinnamon/locale/<yourlocale>/cinnamon.mo

But the language files are stored as machine object files and are not readable.

Re: Rename Quit Button - Mate Desktop

Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:10 pm
by tankzt
I Know Nothing wrote:Do you mean the button on the Mint Menu? The one on what's called Main Mate Menu in the "add to panel" list says shutdown instead of quit if you'd want to use that menu instead. Or there's also a neat individual shutdown button in the same list.
That is a good work around - thank you for pointing that out!

Re: Rename Quit Button - Mate Desktop

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:52 pm
by helloimustbegoing
I Know Nothing wrote:
Do you mean the button on the Mint Menu? The one on what's called Main Mate Menu in the "add to panel" list says shutdown instead of quit if you'd want to use that menu instead. Or there's also a neat individual shutdown button in the same list.
I'd like to thank you too, I Know Nothing. This is exactly what I have been trying to find out how to do (add Quit [aka: Shutdown] to the panel). Finding this saved me from creating a new thread. Why is this so hidden in MATE?