I had been looking for a medium-light distro for the older laptop (Core 2, 4 GB RAM, 1024x768) of my elderly landlady as a replacement for the unsupported Windows XP that had been installed there. It took me years to convince her to let me put something on there that is secure, supported, and responsive. Ubuntu MATE turned out to be the perfect fit (she also wanted something clean that is not overwhelming) and everything worked right out of the box (WLAN, sound, volume buttons, etc).
There is one small issue: The window elements (minimize, maximize, close) are relatively small and a little difficult for her to see and reliably hit. Is there a way to increase their size? They aren't affected by the font size (which is fine anyway) and icons and such are good as they are. It's just those control elements that could ideally a bit bigger and easier to see.
Thanks for any pointers!