What you see in the picture, this is the working environment or work Desk MATE (fork/branch GNOME2) in Linux Mint 16. I hope you've installed it. So let start after the installation process.
Sorry for the spelling and phonetic errors in the text.
Owner and main writer of MintGuide.org is not a native English speaker.
After the first login you will need to upgrade. Lower right system tray icon, you should see the icon in the form of a shield with a Latin letter i:
2. Activation driver
Computers, which are built one of the graphics cards, NVIDIA or ATI, it is advisable to activate its driver: Menu ->Administration->driver Manager
Note 1. This does not mean that it is now, you must restart the computer, no. Configure the system completely, maybe some other settings will also require a reboot.
Don't be confused with Ubuntu in the name of the application, since Linux Mint developed on a batch basis Ubuntu and Ubuntu Tweak works fine on both systems. This tool is not in the software Manager, therefore, to install you need to connect its own repository and then install.
Open a terminal (Menu ->System), copy and execute the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/next sudo apt update sudo apt install ubuntu-tweak
To open after installing Ubuntu Tweak: Menu ->Administration:
App Grid - new lightweight software center created by independent developers for Ubuntu, designed to create a simple and convenient interface of the search and install software from the repository.
Although the application was created for Ubuntu, it has successfully installed and works in Linux Mint, not conflicting with the default program Manager.
Open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T), copy and follow this sequence of commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:appgrid/stable sudo apt update sudo apt install appgrid
After installation you will find the App Grid Menu ->Administration tools and can add a launcher icon to the favorites on the panel or desktop (right click):
A quick note for those who are not yet familiar with Caffeine.
Utility Caffeine, which constantly be in the tray and click it - it keeps the system from running a screen saver, standby and sleep modes, and also to have the screensaver was not working during the film viewing.
Open a terminal, copy and execute this command:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:caffeine-developers/ppa sudo apt update sudo apt install caffeine
Perhaps when the package is installed, the terminal will give a message about some unmet dependency program. You can issue this command, which meets the required dependencies:
sudo apt-get install-f
After installation, open Caffeine Preferences:
Open Software manager and searh Skype there:
sudo apt install skype
Than for x64 for run
sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-murrine:i386
sudo apt-get install ia32-libs
My-Weather really good indicator for Ubuntu/Linux Mint with the automatic determination of your area and detailed weather information for a few days, and as a widget on your desktop:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao sudo apt update sudo apt install my-weather-indicator
Find after installation: Menu ->Accessories ->My-Weather-Indicator.
To install a window Manager Compiz working environment MATE, detailed instructions HERE.
P.S. All system settings are now very conveniently located in one place: Menu ->control Center: