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How to revert to GNOME Classic?

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04, and I'm not a big fan of Unity, although I'm not a big fan of downgrading either.. So I've installed gnome-panel to try to get a better feel for Gnome 2. I quickly noticed that it is horrendous.

1) Applications/Places are gray, not white. 2) The bottom part of the panel where the open windows / taskbar is are white.

I love the Ambiance theme so I would prefer not to get an answer involving switching themes.

I saw another question that involved editing a css file in ~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css but it didn't have any change.

Any ideas?

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Actually, that's a screenshot of what it looks like. I get the same desktop. –  russjr08 Jul 1 '12 at 22:59

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Try installing the full gnome package:

$ sudo apt-get install gnome

Reboot, and login with gnome-classic. If that doesn't do it, try creating a new user or loging in on the guest account to see if the problem is limited to your account.

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Unfortunately the guest account did the same, and installing the gnome package didn't do it either :// –  russjr08 Jul 1 '12 at 23:06
    
Can you show a screenshot? Maybe I don't understand your problem. (I noticed your comment about the screenshot, but I'm not sure which one you meant) –  bntser Jul 2 '12 at 3:45
    
This is the screenshot I was referring too :) i.stack.imgur.com/2ZSMr.png –  russjr08 Jul 2 '12 at 3:49
    
I'm sorry, but that is just the way the theme is made. You would have to make a new one to change that. –  bntser Jul 2 '12 at 17:18
    
Aww. I don't know why they would make it that way, although I don't think they would purposely make it like that. Must be some rendering issue or something :/ –  russjr08 Jul 3 '12 at 8:41

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