If you upgraded
your Linux Mint 17.1 MATE installation to 17.2 you may have noticed you now have a few duplicate menu entries. This is caused by the upgrade to the new MATE version as MATE 1.10
has obsoleted certain MATE packages in favour of GNOME alternatives. These GNOME alternatives will be automatically installed, but the obsoleted MATE packages aren't automatically removed. So you end up with duplicate menu entries.
You will likely find duplicates for:
- Calculator in Accessories menu;
- Network, "Time and Date", and "Users and Groups" in Administration menu;
- "Time and Date" and "Users and Groups" in Control Center.
To get rid of these duplicates you just have to remove these obsoleted packages:
- mate-calc and mate-calc-common (replaced by gnome-calculator);
- mate-system-tools and mate-system-tools-common (replaced by gnome-system-tools)
- In addition, because it is no longer used by any MATE applications you can also remove mate-dialogs and mate-dialogs-common (replaced by zenity).
Use Software Manager or any other package manager you prefer. Or remove these all in one go with this command:
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apt purge mate-calc mate-calc-common mate-system-tools mate-system-tools-common mate-dialogs mate-dialogs-common
There is only one side-effect to this, namely that the "Shared Folders" menu entry isn't displayed anymore. If you want that in your menu to configure which folders are available for your network neighborhood, you can restore it to your menu easily. Right-click on the menu button and select to edit the menu then go to the Administration section and there mark to enable display of "Shared Folders" (screenshot