What's your most important bugfix or new feature for 20.04?

I would like to see a bug fixed with the global menubar. When there are no active windows open, the global menubar shows directories in the home folder as menus. When you click on the menu, you see the contents of that directory. I would like to see the menus for Caja shown on the menubar, when there are no active windows open, or just a Desktop placeholder with no menus. I posted about this issue here.

I would like to see a Gtk3 version of the old Ubuntu theme, Darkroom.

Thank you arQon for this information. I searched for similar solutions in the past for e. g. the scrollbar appearance etc. and I always had to repeat this search for the next release (cause the fix was altered then) and I got tired of this. I don't want to spend much times at each release upgrade to restore various system behaviours - for this I switched to MATE on all my systems, regardless of the underlying distribution.
I just tried the setting from the thread you linked (and turned it to "false"), re-applied the theme, and it didn't worked. It never works on the first attempt! So maybe it gets applied after new login or after system reboot, but I won't try this now (there are virtual machines running etc. etc.)

All I want to say is that I stick to my request that #3 should be able to be toggled by a simple toggle button somewhere in the settings, so that a dumb user like me is able to change it easily! :slight_smile:

Haha fair enough.

On to features again, displaying 12 hour clock format for computers that don't use English region would be nice. I can live with it showing me the 24 hour clock, but this is more for my aging parents.

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I wouldn't be surprised if it needs a re-login, but I can tell you from experience that both of those methods definitely work. Personally, I actually use the "infinite delay" version.

I don't agree with there being "a simple toggle" - or rather, I don't agree that should be the FIRST thing to change about it. The GTK3 behavior is just Stupid And Wrong, and nobody wants it (except apparently someone at GNOME) at all, ever. I'd rather have the default behavior fixed so it just works the way it should.
AFTER that, the minority can already change it fairly easily if they want, and they even have the option to do so for all themes rather than just the current one. (Which is how it needs to be anyway since nobody sane is going to want behavioral side-effects from cosmetic theme changes). For MATE to offer a toggle for it though, first you have to fix all the themes to not randomly be inconsistent to begin with, or you're just making it even more of a mess than it already is.

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First, I want to congrats the team. 19.10 is quite good, i never tried before Ubuntu Mate and it impressed me, I agree that the default Ubuntu Mate look should be updated but I guess there' s already plans about it.

My only asked feature is intellihide mode for panels. I think this feature is really important for laptop experiences. I used it all the time on Xfce and I really miss it here. The Mate dock is amazing (it even have shortcuts) but it bugs me that it can't have intellihide mode. With this addition Mate could get rid of Plank. Also I like to have my code editor and browser getting the whole screen when I'm using the laptop as I got less screen.

My only asked feature is auto hide mode for panels.

What do you mean? Right click on a panel and select Properties. Autohide
is right here, or are you speaking of a different feature?


6 posts were split to a new topic: Displaying 12 hour clock format for non-English regions

  1. I don't know if this is a Firefox bug or a Marco bug, but disabling title bar in Firefox kind of works, but then it doesn't when you try rescaling.

  2. Allow changing between 24 hour and 12 hour format in the new applet which integrates Evolution. On old applet (see the very left of the screenshot), I can change a lot of thing, even including date, instead of just time.

  3. Fix the spacing between the indicators. The size in the indicators is solved, but the spacing is still weird. (see screenshot)


Sorry, I'm kinda stupid... INTELLIHIDE is what i wanted to say. I edited the post with the correction.

To explain a bit more... my workflow follow this standard. Put in mind you got Visual Studio Code (full screen) on one, Firefox (full screen) on another and a last one with a terminal centered. When you are working fast and go to a Workspace that doesn't have anything full size you see your panels, or if you resize you will see them too but you don't see them on the Workspaces were something is full screen (in this situation you just hover over the border as in autohide). It's very handy on laptops as you get the whole screen for the 'focus' stuff. As mentioned, if panels on MATE had this feature, the Mate Dock could replace Plank as it could behave the same.


Sorry, I'm kinda stupid... INTELLIHIDE is what i wanted to say. I edited the post with the correction.

Ah! Okay, no worries :slight_smile:
Yes, an intellihide-type feature would be useful.


I can confirm that it works after new login now.

Good to hear that there are other people around, that dislike the new scrollbars and see the obvious lack of functionality in those.
Having the old style scrollbars back as default would be awesome. But until this isn't the case, I still would prefer an option - regardless of the technical difficulties in the background. For other people it is far too difficult to search for, find, understand and apply one of the bugfixes. So they won't fix it (like me until now) and live with this worse user experience. They won't know of differences between GTK/Gnome/MATE/Ubuntu/Linux and will blame the whole system for this.

For me, fixes like these are one of the main decision rules to choose a distribution.

need some different words here, just to let my new post be posted that is correctly linked to arQon's answer, instead of mine (dumb me)

  1. Make it easier to change time format to 12H with a GUI.

  2. Make it easier to enable Adaptive Sync without resorting to edit xorg conf files, a button in the 'monitor preferences' would be convenient. (albeit maybe add a warning that it's still under development).

  3. Vulkan/OpenGL compositor

We need really a way to change keyboard layout in lightdm login UI, because if a user uses two keyboard layout e.g : french and arabic with french as default keyboard layout, and then he sets his user password using the arabic layout, then if he logs out he will never be able to login to his account ! because he can't use (change to) arabic layout at login UI and it's by default set to french layout only !
See my problem here https://ubuntu-mate.community/t/impossible-to-change-keyboard-layout-on-lightdm-at-login


I am using Ubuntu Mate 18.04

  1. When I open a folder with a lot of files in Caja, it takes about 10 seconds for the files to appear. It seems Caja waits until all the thumbnails are loaded before showing the files. The files should be shown with a default icon if thumbnails haven't been loaded.
  2. Some animations when opening, closing, minimizing and maximizing windows would be nice.
  3. When two users are logged in at the same time, one of the users can't set the monitor's native window resolution. Here is a screenshot of the monitor settings app when logged in as the second user:

8 posts were split to a new topic: Ubuntu MATE should narrow customisation options

I think this would be a great feature for new users (like me!). In the software boutique, for every app listed have an option to install the app from the repo, as a snap or as a flatpak (whichever versions are available). Also a short explanation of the pros & cons of each option (disk space, confinement, update process, etc). I'm not a developer, so I'm not sure how much work this would entail - but if you can't include it in 20.04 LTS- then 22.04 LTS is fine too :slight_smile:


Please check usb/ sd card copying.
Sometimes it works perfectly (all kind of files), mostly it takes approximately forever (data files and mp3) and even more often (when copying mp3) the result are corrupted mp3 files. And so far it is not reproducible for me, but rather a gamble and no solution provided on the Internet/community has worked so far.

Since the Ver. 18.04.03 it has become a bit better but still not perfect.
That's all. Otherwise just a perfect OS for me.