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I'm happily running OpenBSD 6.5 on my Lenovo T410 Thinkpad with the MATE desktop. All is well. I found this mini tutorial on the Internet and it works well enough for my needs with some modifications. I use .xsession instead of .xinitrc.

https://wiki.mate-desktop.org/download

With XFCE you're able to issue a few commands to pull in the entire desktop, that is:

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doas pkg_add xfce xfce-extras
Is there a similar set of commands for MATE? Thanks for any and all replies.

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Yes.

There are some "meta" packages that install flights of packages. They live in the /usr/ports/meta/* branch of the Ports tree. MATE is a twig on that branch, with two meta-packages: mate, and mate-extras. The mate-extras package includes:
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RUN_DEPENDS-extras += \
		x11/mate/atril \
		x11/mate/caja-extensions \
		x11/mate/calc \
		x11/mate/control-center \
		x11/mate/engrampa \
		x11/mate/eom \
		x11/mate/libmateweather \
		x11/mate/pluma \
		x11/mate/system-monitor \
		x11/mate/utils
For some additional info, try $ pkg_info mate-extras.
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Yes.

There are some "meta" packages that install flights of packages. They live in the /usr/ports/meta/* branch of the Ports tree. MATE is a twig on that branch, with two meta-packages: mate, and mate-extras. The mate-extras package includes:
Code:
RUN_DEPENDS-extras += \
		x11/mate/atril \
		x11/mate/caja-extensions \
		x11/mate/calc \
		x11/mate/control-center \
		x11/mate/engrampa \
		x11/mate/eom \
		x11/mate/libmateweather \
		x11/mate/pluma \
		x11/mate/system-monitor \
		x11/mate/utils
For some additional info, try $ pkg_info mate-extras.
Thanks, mate! Will use those commands when I upgrade to OpenBSD 6.6 in the Fall. Are those commands for the ports system? Will the commands pull in binary packages?
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Sorry to sow confusion. It was unintended. That code block I posted above is an excerpt from the port Makefile for the two meta packages "mate" and "mate-extras". Those aren't commands, those are environment variable assignments inside the Makefile.

You don't have to wait for 6.6. Just # pkg_add mate-extras. Really.
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Sorry to sow confusion. It was unintended. That code block I posted above is an excerpt from the port Makefile for the two meta packages "mate" and "mate-extras". Those aren't commands, those are environment variable assignments inside the Makefile.

You don't have to wait for 6.6. Just # pkg_add mate-extras. Really.
Thanks for the clarification.
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I've moved to Fluxbox. Fluxbox has fewer bells and whistles, but, I like the speed.
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You're getting there. Soon you'll discover keyboard-centric tiling window managers and your conversion to the dark side will be complete.

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It's only dark if you set your xterm to black background. As I do on i3wm, my personal choice for keyboard-centric tiling window manager.
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You're getting there. Soon you'll discover keyboard-centric tiling window managers and your conversion to the dark side will be complete.

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http://letmegooglethat.com/?q=tiling+window+manager
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I've moved to Fluxbox. Fluxbox has fewer bells and whistles, but, I like the speed.
+100 for fluxbox, I am using it as well. I did try i3wm, but really did not like it, even with white background,
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But it really get's down to a matter of taste, I guess,
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OR, also. as in my case, it would take me years of practice to get all the key combinations, etc. memorized, probably if I did have that memorized, instead of constantly having to look at the manual to see what keys to use,I would have liked it better.
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ahah!! I already did it but not really understand it. Particular the keyboard thing. Thank you anyway I like the link ahah!!
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OR, also. as in my case, it would take me years of practice to get all the key combinations, etc. memorized, probably if I did have that memorized, instead of constantly having to look at the manual to see what keys to use,I would have liked it better.
There are keyboard centric applications that are based on the same keystrokes.

For example:
vim/gvim Editor
mutt Email with gvim editor.
vimb Webkitgtk4 browser.

Across the board, ":" will enter modes and escape the mode with "Esc". "/: will search in all.

My application menus have swollen to the point that I'm less motivated to manually configure. x11/jgmenu works with every WM I've tried. It will take keyboard input for application searching and cursor key navigation. In OpenBox, the "menu" key can be configured to bring up jgmenu..
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