The Linux Mint Debian: Tidy up the Mate menu

More setup in Linux Mint Debian After installing Mate I noticed that I now had some double entries in the menu. At first I wondered why, then I remembered that gnome 3 was installed and one of the double menu entries pointed to a gnoem app and the other one to mate one. I went through the menu and removed the gnome ones to tidy it up.

  1. Right click the menu
  2. select edit menu
  3. select a category on the left
  4. look for double entry and right click one.
  5. select preferences (this will show you the app)
  6. if it says mate-(app command) then you know that is the mate entry
  7. if it does not check the other entry
  8. if neither say mate-(app name) then open synaptic and and look up the app command. it will tell you under the description if it is a mate or gnome app
  9. un-select the gnome app

This may take some time but it will tidy up the menu for you. If you don’t intend to be suing gnome 3 then you may also want to delete the gnome apps.

Note: if you also have cinnamon installed you might have entries for cinnamon in the mate menu in addition to the gnome and mate ones.

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2 comments on “The Linux Mint Debian: Tidy up the Mate menu
  1. Crouching Tiger says:

    Thanks…it helped a lot with duplicate entries… 🙂

  2. That is a very good tip particularly to those fresh to the blogosphere.
    Short but very accurate info… Thank you
    for sharing this one. A must read article!

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