Your company here — click to reach over 10,000 unique daily visitors

mate-panel - Man Page

The Panel for the MATE Desktop Environment


mate-panel [Options]


The mate-panel program provides the panels for the the MATE Desktop Environment. It is the area on your desktop from which you can run applications and applets, and perform other tasks. New applets may also be installed ,added to, or removed from the panels.

By default, mate-panel typically creates a panel on the top of the screen with applets such as a Menu Bar, Notification Area, and Clock; While creating a second panel on the bottom of the screen with a Window List and a Workspace Switcher. Panels can be created, deleted, moved around the desktop, and to other monitors.

This manual page documents the mate-panel command.



Replace a currently running instance of mate-panel.


Reset the panel configuration to the default setting.


Open the "Run Application" dialog, also accessible by pressing ALT+F2.


X display to use.

-?,  -h,  --help

Print standard command line options.


Print all command line options.

This program also accepts the standard GTK options.


Should you encounter any bugs, they may be reported at



This Man Page has been written for the MATE Desktop Environment by

Adam Erdman <hekel@archlinux.info> (2014)

See Also

Mate Panel documentation can be found under “Help” by right-clicking on mate-panel.

Further information may also be available at: http://wiki.mate-desktop.org/docs


Referenced By


4 February 2014 MATE Desktop Environment