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    Question Enable indicator via shell ?

    Hi,

    In our company we have 200 Ubuntu Mate 16.04 and for enabling indicator I have to open Mate-Tweak => Interfaces => check Enable indicators

    We don't want to do it manyally, so is there any way to do it via shell script?? how??

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Enable indicator via shell ?

    Do you realise that Ubuntu Mate 16.04 has reached end of life? Of 16.04, only regular Ubuntu still has 9 months of support left. The flavours only had 3 years of support. Yes, I know it's not easy to quickly migrate 200 computers to 20.04.

    I'm quite sure there's a shell command to change these settings, but I don't use Mate, so it's a bit hard for me to find out. Further, things like this are likely to change from one release to the next.

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    Re: Enable indicator via shell ?

    yes, we know. We are going to upgrade all of them to Ubuntu Mate 20.04 lts but meanwhile (and also in 20.04) we need to enable this feature.

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    Re: Enable indicator via shell ?

    I also do not use Mate Desktop but I would think that it is built on top of Gnome 3. I do not know about the base of 16.04 with Mate.

    Nevertheless, I think that you need to explore gsettings http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/...ettings.1.html

    For example, Gnome Terminal is supplied without the menu bar at the top and you can enable/disable it with gsettings.

    To enable the menu bar

    Code:
    gsettings set org.gnome.Terminal.Legacy.Settings headerbar false
    To disable the menu bar

    Code:
    gsettings set org.gnome.Terminal.Legacy.Settings headerbar true
    I would imagine that there is a similar command to enable/disable the indicators.

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    Re: Enable indicator via shell ?

    Another person not using Mate giving his opinion ...

    Unless I misinterpret things, mate-tweak is a python script and you can just look at the code to see what it does. Seems to me it just copies some .desktop files into the autostart-folder if you activate indicators.

    Holger

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