I successfully installed gnome using the following tutorial
Unfortunately, I am having issues with opening folders in ubuntu. When I select Places->Desktop Folder in the top bar 2 windows open at the bottom bar.
1 window is named "Opening Desktop" while the 2nd window is named "Desktop".
Desktop contains the actually window but the "Opening Desktop" stays there for atleast 5 seconds before disappearing. "Opening Desktop" serves no functionality but still appears every time I open a new folder. How do I get ride of the "Opening folder" extra window?