My desktop today


@phocean It’s “Plank” for my favorite apps… very convenient, ease of access. The analog clock is on the default plank: Menu > Accessories > Plank. If you’re talking about the digital clock up top, just right-click > Preferences > 12 hour format.

I’ve never tried Cinnamon, sort of old school MATE (Gnome2) and Openbox (running on Sid here). Have a great evening.


Installing new OS tomorrow, so i thought i’d show my old 16.04.


Oh, damn. :skull_and_crossbones:


What is the theme name ?


Hi, its' Radiant-MATE-Silver, You can grab it here:


My desktop today


How did you manage to keep the network manager only without the indicator applet? :confused:



Very nice setup!

Especially this conky setting, well integrated in the wallpaper.

One question: what is the program behind the applet with a paperclip icon ?




Time for a little bit of sacrilege. While my time on Ubuntu MATE had been nice and all, figured I would give Pop!_OS a look after a distribution reviewer by the name of oswyguy showed off some WIndows-like extensions for GNOME-shell.

They recently updated to 19.04, as well so that is worthwhile to know System76 is keeping the system relatively current and in lock-step, near-about with Ubuntu and Ubuntu derivatives. Anyway, back to the point, this is GNOME-shell on Pop!_OS 19.04 with Dash to Panel and Arc Menu. Vivaldi is in the background as despite proclaiming to be more modern the system still comes with Firefox under System76's belief it is the the only popular privacy-orientated browser under the sun.


My desktop these days. Pretty grey... :wink: I use Greybird GTK theme and Radiant-mate icons. Font is Roboto.


Since theming for MATE is pretty tough rn, went with a simple theme; Adwaita Dark from and Menta title bar. (If I can find a left variant of that, it'd be p nice.)

Wallpaper and icon theme from Pop!_OS, a recent system I had tried to use long-term, terminal is terminator (which FYI modded MATE menu to execute via x-terminal-emulator) and the rest is just my panel config. Not really themed up with custom icons (working on that), nor had I riced the term out with anything special. Basics.

About that panel setup;
Yeah, separators on the top are pretty messy. If MATE could have configurable spacers in the future that would be kinda sweet. Also pretty swell could be drawer offset, so when a drawer is opened it's independent of the drawer icon. Other than that it's a fairly nice setup with a handful of applications in the same panel where I keep my libraries for quick launching and overall it's a good conceptualization of how a panel environment can be utilized in the hands of someone who knows what they're doing, somewhat.


Yep, I'm in the middle of transforming MATE into GNOME :joy: