I just installed latest Mate. I noticed something odd logging in and something awful logging out.
LOGGING IN the system shows my PC manufacturer (Beelink), then the Ubuntu Mate logo, then the Beelink again, then Mate logo again. (?) Shouldn't this simply be Beelink then Ubuntu then desktop?
LOGGING OUT is very weird. I have a brown Mate environment. When I shut down it brings me to a green one with a password field on the left. In the right corner it offers me a shutdown option. I try it and a get a message center of the screen asking "Are you sure you want to shutdown?" But there's no way or button to confirm. If I log back in, it brings me back to brown Mate. It's a loop. I had to unplug the power source to shut it off.
(Otherwise Mate has been an amazing solution to my three year old Pentium Apollo Lake Beelink Mini PC. I just need it for streaming on my flat screen TV and it's twice as fast as sluggish Windows. )
I get it now. When I'm in my brown Mate user environment, I have to log out. That brings me to the green 'generic' environment where I can quit (but not restart).
Is there a way I can skip this two step and just easily log in and out of my user experience?