how to switch to MATE fro Cinnamon in LM19.x?

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how to switch to MATE fro Cinnamon in LM19.x?

Post by oldgranola » Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:39 am

Hello,
I'm getting really irritated with various cinnamon issues of late, just starting not not like it and spending more time booted to Manjaro KDE, but miss some things in cinnamon (but not the crashes, regression in my view of launcher control, panel behavior, difficulty with Tor browser etc). It has been suggested that MATE is more stable than cinnamon for some. Is there a reasonable path in LM19.1 or 19.2 to install and switch or add MATE? I've never tried to add a different desktop over another. I'm guessing not so advisable vs clean install?
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Re: how to switch to MATE fro Cinnamon in LM19.x?

Post by JoeFootball » Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:49 am

oldgranola wrote: I'm guessing not so advisable vs clean install?
I would not advise doing so, especially if you're looking for stability. So yes, a clean install is what I would suggest.

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Re: how to switch to MATE fro Cinnamon in LM19.x?

Post by gm10 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:16 am

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apt install mint-meta-mate mozo
and then log out and at the login window click the icon next to your name to select MATE. Once you're sure you want to stay with MATE, you can then remove Cinnamon, Nemo and so on to avoid duplication in the Mint menu (otherwise you'll have 2 of many things, one from each desktop environment).
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Re: how to switch to MATE fro Cinnamon in LM19.x?

Post by Larry78723 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:30 am

Another option, if you have the space on your HD, is to install Mate alongside of Cinnamon. That would avoid the duplicate entries in the menu.
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