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.
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
Enter the password, select one of the items in the list with the drivers, and then click Apply changes. Wait for the driver is loaded, and close the window. The driver will take effect after you restart the computer.
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:
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:
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:
6. To Install Skype
Open Software manager and search Skype there:
Or run a command in the terminal:
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:
Install it using the following commands in terminal:
8. Install Compiz
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: