A few days ago I decided to do a clean up on my computer and install the latest version of Ubuntu, which I hadn’t done yet. After installing it, I felt the need to try something out, so I installed MAT as the main desktop and saw myself again in front of a familiar old and old interface.
But you have to be realistic, it’s not the same as old Ubuntu, there are things that have changed, like the position of the window buttons. So looking through my notes, searching the Net, I found nothing until I came across MAT Tweak, 1 great indispensable program if we have MAT.
MAT Tweak installation and configuration
The installation of MAT Tweak is simple, it is in the repositories so with opening the terminal and typing
sudo apt-get install mate-tweak
the installation will begin and after a few seconds the program will be installed.
MAT Tweak works like Ubuntu Tweak but with fewer optionsSo the same thing we do with MATE Tweak we can do by hand but it is more complicated and complicated, while with the tool it is faster and easier.
Once we open MAT Tweak we have in the left corner three icons: Desktop, Windows and Interface. In Desktop we see the elements we want to appear, such as Trash, My Pc, Files, etc … for those coming from Windows, it is a useful change although I will not use it on my computer at first.
Windows allows us to modify specific aspects, such as the position of the minimize, maximize and close buttons located in the appearance subsection, when running Compiz and that Window Manager to use with MAT, in my case I left Marc, but we can use others as we explained some time ago in this tutorial. In Interface we can find elements to modify like the size of the icons or the type of panel to use in MAT, that is to say, if to add two panels (one of superior with the menu and another inferior) or simply a lower panel like and Cinnamon. To me as I prefer the previous look of Ubuntu than Cinnamon, I leave two panels.
As you can see the setup is simple and straightforward, it does not require being an expert and we can do great things with this program, although not all we would like to do as with Ubuntu Tweak, but from time to time, that MATE Tweak only has a few months of life.