Right-Mouse-Click in Mate and KDE Version Dying??

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Right-Mouse-Click in Mate and KDE Version Dying??

Post by Ronnybaby » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:27 pm

Right-Mouse-Click in 18.3 Mate...

What is the deal with this Hold - Drag to selection and then release mouse button??
I HATE it!! I just want to click the right mouse button and then select and click.
How do I change this to work like all other GUI's?

I would RATHER be running KDE, but my older pc cannot run it due to it consuming
more resources than Its got. I'm planning to upgrade soon,

But then I heard Mint is considering eliminating the KDE desktop from its line-up. Is
this TRUE?? I hope Not!!

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Re: Right-Mouse-Click in Mate and KDE Version Dying??

Post by Moem » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:46 pm

Ronnybaby wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:27 pm
I heard Mint is considering eliminating the KDE desktop from its line-up.
It's beyond considering, it's been decided. There will not be a Mint 19 KDE. But you will be able to install Mint 19 XFCE and then install the KDE desktop environment on top of that.
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Re: Right-Mouse-Click in Mate and KDE Version Dying??

Post by Ronnybaby » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:51 pm

OK COOL!

But do you know what I can do for now with Mate's right-mouse-click?
It's already caused several issues for me, even when writing an email.
It deleted half my text when I simply tried pasting a link in the subject
area!

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Re: Right-Mouse-Click in Mate and KDE Version Dying??

Post by Moem » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:54 pm

Ronnybaby wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:51 pm
do you know what I can do for now with Mate's right-mouse-click?
Nope, sorry... I'm not familiar with Mate, at all. But someone will know.
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How to bring a window to the front in MATE?

Post by Ronnybaby » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:58 pm

I just installed Mint MATE and found if I have a few windows open, like browsers.,, I click on the icon in the panel
like other GUI's to attempt to bring the currently open window to the forefront, but it simply opens ANOTHER
browser window rather than bringing the currently open window to the forefront. WHAT?? How do I bring a window
to the forefront on MATE?

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Re: Right-Mouse-Click in Mate and KDE Version Dying??

Post by xenopeek » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:00 pm

Something is the matter on your end. Is this system wide or just one specific program? Are you using a normal mouse or a laptop touchpad?

On MATE it doesn't automatically select items in the context (right-click) menu unless one keeps the mouse button held down and moves it into the menu and releases it over an item in the menu. If one just clicks and releases the mouse button to open the context menu, no item is automatically selected. I don't think there is a setting to make it do that either.
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Re: How to bring a window to the front in MATE?

Post by xenopeek » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:05 pm

The icons to the right of the menu button are quick launchers. The window list is to the right of that.
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Re: Right-Mouse-Click in Mate and KDE Version Dying??

Post by Ronnybaby » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:09 pm

I'm on a DELL Opti-Plex 760 with an AMD 3400 series graphics card
and 4 gb of mem and an 160 SSD.

It does not do this in all apps... but in both Firefox and Chromium browsers.
But any program I open does not produce any buttons in the panel, so I
assume I need to re-click on the icon in the panel... though it does open a
new session of the program each time I click on the icon.
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Oh and YES, it is a normal wireless mouse that I've had for a couple of years.

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Re: Right-Mouse-Click in Mate and KDE Version Dying??

Post by xenopeek » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:22 pm

Try resetting the panel to default to see if that will bring back the normal window list. Open the terminal program from your menu and run this command:

mate-panel --reset

It should reload the panel immediately to default. If not, after running the command and not getting any error, log out and log back in.
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Re: Right-Mouse-Click in Mate and KDE Version Dying??

Post by Ronnybaby » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:29 pm

Moem

NO IT's NOT!! Does it LOOK like it was solved??

NO.

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Re: Right-Mouse-Click in Mate and KDE Version Dying??

Post by Ronnybaby » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:34 pm

and Now in this thread... I have NO reply buttons on any other posts!
YES, I'm signed in.

That's it... I'm dumping this GUI !! I will try Cinnamon I don't know
what else to do. I DID check the Sha256sum and it was right on.

Crazy!

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Re: Right-Mouse-Click in Mate and KDE Version Dying??

Post by xenopeek » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:34 pm

What are you screaming about? Moem doesn't say anywhere that it is solved.
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Re: Right-Mouse-Click in Mate and KDE Version Dying??

Post by Ronnybaby » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:47 pm

He asked me to mark the thread SOLVED if it has been solved. It is FAR from being Solved!

EDIT: OH SORRY!!

I now see it is his signature.

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Re: Right-Mouse-Click in Mate and KDE Version Dying??

Post by Moem » Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:06 pm

Ronnybaby wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:47 pm
I now see it is his signature.
'Her signature', thanks. :wink:
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Re: Right-Mouse-Click in Mate and KDE Version Dying??

Post by Ronnybaby » Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:15 pm

Sorry... I didn't know.

How do I find the sha256sum for Mint Cinnamon?
Can't find it.

EDIT: Nevermind. I found it.

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Re: Right-Mouse-Click in Mate and KDE Version Dying??

Post by JerryF » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:53 pm

Check the mouse itself. See if the contacts are clean. Sometimes, the problem is hardware not software.
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Re: Right-Mouse-Click in Mate and KDE Version Dying??

Post by gm10 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:32 pm

Suggest you boot into a live USB/CD version of the distro to see if you're running into the same issues. If not, probably easiest to do a clean install because something seems seriously messed up on your end, what you are seeing is obviously not intended behaviour. If you've got the same issues on the live USB then it's likely a hardware/driver issue of some sort which a different DE is unlikely to fix (although by all means give it a try).

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Re: Right-Mouse-Click in Mate and KDE Version Dying??

Post by Snafu » Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:01 pm

Right click on the panel and select "add to panel" then scroll down to "windows list" and add that. This will give you buttons for minimized windows.
When all else fails follow the instructions

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Re: Right-Mouse-Click in Mate and KDE Version Dying??

Post by KBD47 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:42 pm

gm10 wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:32 pm
Suggest you boot into a live USB/CD version of the distro to see if you're running into the same issues. If not, probably easiest to do a clean install because something seems seriously messed up on your end, what you are seeing is obviously not intended behaviour. If you've got the same issues on the live USB then it's likely a hardware/driver issue of some sort which a different DE is unlikely to fix (although by all means give it a try).
Live USB/CD is a good idea. Will quickly show if it's hardware or software issue.

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Re: Right-Mouse-Click in Mate and KDE Version Dying??

Post by Ronnybaby » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:04 pm

Just to give you all an update: I have since downloaded and installed Mint Cinnamon and it is running perfect! :D

MUCH better than Mate, that's for SURE!!

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