After about a year of development, a new version of the popular MATE desktop environment for Linux is out. This release contains plenty of critical bug fixes and under-the-hood improvements. Let's see what's new in MATE 1.22.
As you might know, MATE is a fork of Gnome 2 with a traditional Desktop interface like a taskbar, system tray and apps menu. MATE is developed along with Linux Mint, which is one of the most popular Linux distros these days. In this article, I would like to show you how to enable and set custom flags for the keyboard layout indicator in MATE. Continue reading "Enable Flags for MATE Keyboard Layout Indicator"
If you are running Linux Mint with MATE on a laptop, you might be interested in learning how to set the default level of brightness for the screen. A lower screen brightness can save you more battery power. Even when you are using an AC power source, an optimum brightness level can make reading more comfortable. Here is how it can be done. Continue reading "How to set the default brightness level in Linux Mint MATE edition"
Developers behind the MATE Linux desktop environment, which is based on Gnome 2 and provides a similar look and feel, announced some interesting changes they are making to future versions of MATE. They have improved touchpad and display settings as well as power management for this excellent desktop environment.