How do I switch back to Classic view from updated view? Installed with Classic view. It ran, but when updated it switched windows view. I cannot drag any apps to workspace and cannot install bars at top or bottom of workspace for apps.
If you just want a bottom panel like in the old versions, but still have the nice things from Unity, then you can do the following:
Let me explain this: You run metacity --replace because that will temporarily deactivate Unity, including the top panel. By using "&" at the end of the command, you'll place it into the background so you can run other commands. You then run gnome-panel to get the old panels back, and you delete the upper panel because it'll conflict with the panel from Unity once you log back in. By adding gnome-panel to startup applications, the next time you log in, you'll have the Unity panel at the top, and the gnome-panel at the bottom. The best from both worlds, some might say, even though I won't be one of them. :)
Log out and back in. You will now have both a bottom panel like you're used to from older versions of Ubuntu, and all the new stuff, like the launcher on the left, the Dash, etc.
Hope that helps. :)
You are probably trying to ask about the way to move away from unity , back to classic gnome desktop.
If that is what you want to ask, you should log out from your user (from the "power" button at the top right of the screen) and log back in, after choosing "classic desktop" instead of "ubuntu".