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Ubuntu Mate Graphical Configuration Tool

The MATE Desktop now has a graphical configuration tool called ‘MATE Tweak’, developed by Martin Wimpress – co-founder and project lead for Ubuntu MATE.

The MATE Desktop is the continuation of classic GNOME 2. It provides an intuitive and attractive desktop environment using traditional metaphors for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems. Ubuntu MATE is the community Ubuntu flavor uses the MATE Desktop. So far, it has released Ubuntu MATE 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu MATE 14.10.

MATE Tweak is a simple configuration tool written in Python. It’s a fork of mintdesktop that removes the Mint specific configuration options.

As a new project, the tool only provides a few options, see the screenshots (from lffl.org) below:

MATE Tweak

MATE Tweak

MATE Tweak

How to Install MATE Tweak:

The developer has made the packages into his Ubuntu MATE PPA, available for test in Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and Linux Mint 17.

To add the PPA and install MATE Tweak, press Ctrl+Alt+T and run below commands one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-mate-dev/trusty-mate

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install mate-tweak

Don’t want to add PPA? You can download & install the .deb package directly from the launchpad page.

Ubuntu Mate 14.10

Ubuntu MATE 14.10, an unofficial Ubuntu flavor maintained by Ubuntu community, has just reached its second beta release.

What’s Ubuntu MATE?

Ubuntu MATE is a new Ubuntu flavor started a few months ago. The first release will be Ubuntu MATE 14.10, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic integrated with MATE Desktop Environment.

Ubuntu MATE is a Ubuntu community project developed by the core MATE Desktop development team, and maintained by the heroes from the Debian packaging team.

At the moment, Ubuntu MATE is not an official Ubuntu “flavor”. The team are working towards that.

MATE Desktop Environment is the continuation of classic GNOME 2. It provides an intuitive and attractive desktop environment using traditional metaphors for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems.

Ubuntu MATE

Ubuntu MATE

The Beta2 release has been focused on fixing broken things and improving what was already present in Beta1. See the official release note for details.

Download Ubuntu MATE at: https://ubuntu-mate.org/download/