Ubuntu MATE 17.04 Beta 2 is out!


#24

You wouldn’t believe such a small thing is almost impossible to fix.


#25

@Wimpy @monsta, Maybe the solution is not struggling to fix the issue, instead circumvent it?

Proposed re-design:

  • Replace option slider with a combobox
  • Remove ‘Activate screensaver when computer is idle’ (combobox ‘Never’ option (see below) is equivalent to un-checking this. Also improves usability by making options easier to understand)

GIMP mock-up

Offering the following combobox options (same as Cinnamon) should suffice?

Never 1 minute 5 minutes 10 minutes 15 minutes 30 minutes 45 minutes 1 hour


#26

Actually, it might be a good idea. For example, power preferences has such combobox instead of slider, and nobody complained yet. :slight_smile:

But if we do it, it’s for the next release. We still need to fix the issue in 1.16 and 1.18.


#27

Great!
Thanks for your encouraging feedback (and multiple likes from others). Your reply also helped me realise I needed to make a correction (spinner -> combobox).

Funny you mention power preferences, checked there first to see how user options were presented, then used a power preference combobox for my GIMP mock-up. :slight_smile:


Text and slider range change as a temporary fix for 1.16 and 1.18

  • From
Regard the computer as idle after:
  • To
Minutes until computer is considered idle:
  • Then limit the slider so only a numerical value is shown, with a range of 1-60

#28

I had the same problem. This is still why I am still on 16.04.


#29

First time Mate user, thinking this is going to be my daily driver now, only thing I am missing is a keybinding for super key to open the new brisk menu and it looks like there is a feature request for it already. Amazing work.


#31

@Wimpy Did you guys check 32 bit iso properly before release this time? It just either or takes over 2 hours for installation. May be it has something to do with swap file. But even with a dedicated swap partitions the result is the same. I also saw many bugs in ubiquity remains unfixed. In my experience worst beta release in recent times.


#32

We did. No issues reported with Ubiquity or the time it takes to complete the 32-bit installation. Did you file a bug?


#34

What’s command terminal for system setting? because my PC weird, which it say two displays, but i have one monitor. so i am trying to fix the system setting for the display.


#35

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