I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 and a few days ago I switched to gnome3. Now I have still a few folders I'm using for everyday work on my desktop. I want to group them in specific areas of the desktop to reflect my working style ... but every time I log out and in again, all folders, icons etc.
I previously enabled the display of the Computer, Home, Trash, and Network Servers icons on the desktop on Ubuntu 12.04, probably using MyUnity. Today, I installed a custom icon set and after rebooting, all four icons disappear from the desktop. I switched back to the default icon set, all of this using MyUnity, and rebooted.
sudo apt-get install mint-meta-mate
I used the above to install mate on mint 13. My problem is when I start my computer I am not given the option to run mate,it loads cinnamon by default. Is there a desktop manager I have to download as well? I have goggled this but no answer has jumped out and said this is what you do now.
Running 11.10 x64 when computer boots and displays desktop it shows the icons pictures correctly IE; folders images for folders and PDF icons for pdfs etcs then after a few seconds shows like the attached screenshot.
Done several searches though cant find anything.
Reverted to classic desktop and searched through gconf-editor though no luck .
By default ubuntu 12.04 desktop is set to not diplay any icons.You can see default ubuntu 12.04 desktop screenshot as follows
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Unity is the default desktop environment in Ubuntu 12.10. Although, it has improved a lot but if you’re still looking for an alternative desktop with classic GNOME 2 style layout then you may try MATE.
MATE is also a GNOME 3 based desktop (just like unity), it’s easy to use, and the it’s stable too.