Switch Linux Mint 12 Lisa Desktop

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Switch Linux Mint 12 Lisa Desktop

Here’s how you put Shortcut Launcher To your Desktop In Linux Mint 12 Lisa.

Linux Mint 12 Lisa comes with a brand new desktop, built with Gnome 3 and MGSE. There is yet another desktop called MATE. MATE is a fork of Gnome 2 which is compatible with Gnome 3. Thanks to MATE, you can run both versions of Gnome on the same system.

Cinnamon is also an alternative Desktop in Linux Mint 12 Lisa

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Linux Mint 12 Lisa Installation

This is Step By Step, Frame By Frame Instructions how to Switch Linux Mint 12 Lisa Desktop.

By default with the CD installation you get this Gnome Desktop. By default with the CD installation you get this Gnome Desktop.

MATE desktop is present on the DVD edition of Linux Mint 12 Lisa, CD users can get the MATE Desktop to Linux Mint 12 by installing mint-meta-mate package from the Synaptic or via the Terminal using this command.MATE desktop is present on the DVD edition of Linux Mint 12 Lisa, CD users can get the MATE Desktop to Linux Mint 12 by installing mint-meta-mate package from the Synaptic or via the Terminal using this command.

sudo apt-get install mint-meta-mate

after the installation close the terminal.

In the top bar at the right click on your name, select Log Out.In the top bar at the right-click on your name, select Log Out.

Switch to log in with MATE Desktop, type your password and hit Enter.Switch to log in with MATE Desktop, type your password and hit Enter.

MATE desktop, here you can add icons to your desktop which is displayed in your Gnome desktop. Right cklick on the application you want to the desktop an select Add this launcher to desktop. Log out from Mate desktop, and login with Gnome desktop.MATE desktop, here you can add icons to your desktop which is displayed in your Gnome desktop. Right click on the application you want to the desktop and select Add this launcher to desktop. You can also put other Shortcuts To Mate Desktop at the same time.

Log out from Mate desktop, and login with Gnome desktop.

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3 comments for “Switch Linux Mint 12 Lisa Desktop

  1. Malcolm Alce-King
    15/02/2012 at 22:14

    Thank you very much for posting such a simple and well presenteds guide on how to switch to Mate.

  2. 12/03/2012 at 3:42

    Great simple stuff to make this switch way easier.

    Thanks!

  3. Karen
    03/05/2012 at 3:55

    This is the best solution I have found. Brilliant. I have upgraded from 11 and was finding all sorts of problems getting used to Mint 12 just so different in areas. (lol)
    Not sure why others have posted up such cumbersome answers to something that can be so simple.
    Great work

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