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Ubuntu 18.04 - GNOME - Desktop icon conflict

On 2018-05-14 10:12 AM, Bret Busby wrote:

> Which led me, upon being advised, to switch to the MATE interface,
> which I have since been using, and found satisfactory.
> Whilst I still use GNOME and KDE applications, on top of MATE, the
> MATE interface, with the particular theme and configuration that I
> use, itself, is satisfactory.
> Hopefully, UbuntuMATE (I understand that the MATE interface is
> avalable also on BSD's) will not change the interface, and, will stay
> usable.

I like Mate and Xface both very much.. Unfortunately, they are both
suffering from more apps, (as well as desktop components) moving to GTK3
and GTK3 itself is just a full two step backwards for every step forward.

(A couple examples that come immediately to mind, the buggy overlay
scrollbars making the bottom list item in Synaptic very awkward to
select.  The constant breaking of themes with each point release meaning
that favorite themes might not work from release to release, and the
modern fascination by theme creators for low contrast text (grey on
grey?  I've past 40, I need readable text!) compounded by the no longer
working colour customization of gnome appearance... Well, to bring my
rant short, I'm thinking there will be a switch all QT in my near future.