When I first started with Mint 13 MATE, I dug around for a launcher (e.g. Synapse, Launchy, Kupfer) to support my keyboard-driven approach to productivity. I settled on Synapse, and have been generally satisfied with it. But I’ve never been able to launch the MATE applications like Monitors, Screenshot, and Disk Usage Analyzer. I’ve finally found a tiny Github Gist script that scratches this itch.
Copy this block of text into a new text file using your favorite text editor (You may need to adjust the tabs or delete whitespaces at the beginning of the lines.):
#!/bin/sh for file in $(grep -il "^OnlyShowIn=MATE;$" /usr/share/applications/*.desktop); do echo "patching $file" sed -e "s/OnlyShowIn=MATE;/#OnlyShowIn=MATE;/ig" $file > /tmp/tempfile.tmp mv -f /tmp/tempfile.tmp $file done
Save the file with whatever name you wish; I called it fix_syapse_apps.sh
Make the script executable; one of the ways is:
chmod 744 fix_synapse_apps.sh
Run the script as sudo:
Restart Synapse and enjoy!