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MATE Desktop 1.12 released with improvement on Multi monitor support

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MATE Desktop 1.12 Desktop Environment recently released, the continuation of GNOME 2. It provides an intuitive and attractive desktop environment using traditional metaphors for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems.

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MATE 1.12 changelog

  • Fixes and improvements for GTK3 support across the entire MATE Desktop including GTK 3.18 support.
  • Touchpad support is significantly improved and now features multi touch and natural scrolling.
  • Multi monitor support has been improved so the display settings use output names and the revised UI lets you set the primary monitor.
  • The power applet now displays model and vendor information so you can distinguish between multiple battery powered devices.
  • Improved session management which now includes screensaver inhibition while playing media.
    • MATE now listens to the org.gnome.SessionManager namespace.
  • Extended systemd support.
  • Long standing bugs and many little usability paper-cuts were fixed.
    • For example, panel applets are no longer reordered when changing screen resolutions.
  • Translations updated and a number of components now retrieve strings directly from gschema (requires intltool 0.50.1).
  • Dropped support for win32 and osx.

See changelog for more details

Install Mate 1.12 on Ubuntu OS, Linux Mint

Note: This ppa isn’t yet updated as at when this article was written.

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

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

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-environment-core

Alternatively follow instruction on mate-desktop wiki

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