Refers to the Desktop Environment used by default up until Ubuntu 11.04, at which point it became an option to use the environment at the login screen. (package: gnome-session-fallback)

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Ubuntu 16.04 and fallback mode settings misunderstanding

I've updated my 14.04 to 16.04. As a big unity-hater, I immediately reinstalled gnome-flashback. But it turned out I cannot configure it with ccsm anymore (as a simple example, trying to bind 'show ...
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Gnome Classic doesn't seem to start any more

I have gdm installed with Ubuntu 12.04. For a session I select Gnome Classic. This used to work fine, now for some reason when I try to start a Gnome Classic session, the screen flashes, and starts an ...
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Install gnome classic on Ubuntu 16.04

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 and it works fine but I want to install gnome classic fallback, do anyone know how?
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Wifi doesn't work after suspend after 16.04 upgrade

This particular version of the "doesn't work after suspend" came after upgrading to 16.04. It seems that the upgrade includes a Wicd applet (added to Metacity Classic Gnome task bar alongside regular ...
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How do I launch the gnome GUI in place of the default unity GUI? [duplicate]

I have installed the Gnome Gui as a lighter weight option to the Unity Gui. I would like to know how to launch this in place of the Unity Gui either from the command line or from the Unity GUI. If it ...
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Changing colors in GNOME Classic

So I wanted to change something and I installed GNOME. I started using GNOME Classic ,and I really like it, the only think I'd like to chcange is the colour of the bars at the bottom and the top. ...
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How to debug Nautilus crashes and issues?

I have a problem since the last update: Nautilus mysteriously doesn't start properly. I see it is a systems wide problem, i.e. affecting all the users on my host. Nevertheless, I have tried: clean ...
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old classic gnome on ubuntu 15.10

I'm coming back to linux. When I was using it before it was old good looking familiar gnome time. I'm trying to get this great useful look back on my new system - ubuntu 15.10. I'm installed classic ...
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Can't find the window for a process whose status is `Sl` [duplicate]

I am under Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome Classic as desktop environment. I have a process, whose status is Sl, see below: $ ps aux | grep PDFXC t 20363 0.1 0.0 2676268 6436 pts/61 Sl 2015 ...
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Help to make UBUNTU GNOME look like CentOS

I'd like to make Ubuntu GNOME look like CentOS. If you look at screen shots you can see that CentOS is using some sort of classic session. Screenshot of CentOS I tried added the GNOME 3 PPA, but it ...
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gnome panel broken since last update

With Ubuntu 14.04, I happily used gnome-session-fallback until yesterday, when a regular update broke my top bar panel after reboot. I now have access to the shortcuts I added, but the "system" icons ...
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Kill a nonresponsive window? [duplicate]

In Gnome Classic in 14.04, I am running a program (it opens a chm file, but I forgot the name of the program and the window doesn't show the name of the porgram) in a window. It becomes non ...
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0KDE apps broken in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Gnome classic (that thing to make it look like Gnome 2). Around Sept 2015, the KDE applications got broken. Some don't display their windows properly (Krusader) - the ...
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Can I change the position of time in gnome-classic panel from top right to top middle?

The current time is shown in top left in the gnome classic panel. How can I move it to top middle of the panel? The reason that I want to do it is because my eyes move to top right much often than ...
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Prevent monitor from losing signal after screen saver / lock activates

After the screen saver activates, or after I manually lock the screen via Ctrl+Alt+L, I see a blank black screen with just the date / time in the upper right corner. A few seconds after that, my HP ...
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Lock screen very slow on 15.04 classic

After upgrade to 15.04, the screen lock password box comes up very slowly. When resuming from suspend, the system comes up pretty fast (approx 10 sec), but after that the password box comes up very ...
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ubuntu 14.04 Gnome classic desktop [duplicate]

I want to create shortcuts on desktop and panels. Installation is Ubuntu Gnome 14.4 with classic desktop.
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UTC gives wrong time?

When I do this: sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata And I chose "none of the above" then "UTC", the time changes from Eastern to . . . GMT/London? UTC should be 4 hours ahead of me, not five. I had this ...
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14.04 crash - blank desktop icons, toolbar icons and menu icons, no desktop button on login

I work with Linux professionally, but the desktop is not something I know much about; thus the call for help from those more knowledgeable than myself. This is a new install (8 months ago) of 14.04 ...
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Unchangeable gnome panels

I have a new install of Ubuntu 14.04 and Gnome classic and it appears to be impossible to change the panels. One of them is stuck at the top of the screen... you used to be able to hold down ctrl ...
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Gnome-classic stopped showing time

My Gnome-classic (or Metacity) on 14.04 stopped showing the time on the top right pannel without my notice. How can I bring the time back, without reboot?
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Gnome classic taskbar doesnt work propperly on selecting program

Im using Ubuntu 12.04 with the gnome classic extension. If i want to change to another window, i click the symbol on the taskbar on the bottom of the screen. Now i observerd this behaviour: If i ...
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gnome-session-fallback not working in ubuntu 14.04

I've installed gnome-session-fallback and compizconfig-settings-manager I can even see that the compiz flashback option on logon. However, even when selected, Ubuntu always goes back to it's default ...
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dpkg error while installing gnome-session-fallback

I was trying to do sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback. This is the output I get: (Reading database ... 353039 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack ...
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cinnamon just crashed and in fallback mode. Now what?

I was just tweaking installing cuda for theano. It just put my cinnamon in fallback mode. I can't use ctrl + alt + T for terminal. I just want to revert back to normal. Please help me!
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How to show the curent keyboard layout in Gnome fallback?

I have 4 keyboard layouts enabled in my installation of Ubuntu 15,04 running on Gnome fallback. The upper panel doesn't update the language indicator when I change the layout using the keyboard ...
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Use mouse to select tab with Alt + Tab, gnome classic on ubuntu 15.4?

Can I some how use the mouse like with gnome-compiz when using gnome-classic to select a tab in the menu which shows up if I do press alt+tab? This could make me quicker. As of Ubuntu 15.4 the ...
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Currently Running Programs not showing in gnome fallback panel

I have exactly the same problem with gnome fallback taskbar on ubuntu 12.04 as posted here, Currently running programs are not being displayed in taskbar but the solution mentioned there didn't work ...
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Gnome Classic Session boots into a gray screen

I have installed Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 with gnome shell version 3.12.In log-in screen there is three options : "System Default","Gnome Classic" & "Gnome". When I select "Gnome" there is no problem ...
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Classic workspace switcher for Ubuntu-gnome 14.04.2 LTS, want row of 12 workspaces

With too much baggage on my Ubuntu 12.04, I did a format and new install of Ubuntu Gnome 14.04.2 LTS, an official Ubuntu distro using the Gnome desktop. The Nvidia drivers for the GPU seem to work ...
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Key shortcut Super+S in Gnome-Classic

In Gnome-Classic, I happened to find that by default, Super+S can expands Applications menu. This isn't listed in System settings -> Keyboard -> shortcuts, so why does the shortcut work? Note that ...
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Ubuntu windows content are not refreshing

I recently upgraded the video card on my computer (from Intel HD Graphics to some ATI Radeon card) ton my Ubuntu 12.04. However, there appears that some windows that I open in GNOME Session Fallback ...
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Revert changes in right top bar Gnome classic Ubuntu 14.04

I accidentally removed the icons from the right top bar in Gnome classic. Now I'm trying to restore the way it was before I mess around with it. I already tried to alt + right click on the bar and ...
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How do I set up Awesome with MATE?

A tutorial called Quickly Setting up Awesome with Gnome describes the process of setting up Awesome window manager in such a way as to retain some features and advantages of GNOME. I figured MATE ...
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How to use Xfonts in terminal, Emacs

I just installed the xfonts-terminus package -- and now what? I'm using Gnome classic on 15.04 and this world seems to not allow the old xfonts in. Yes, I have a terminus true-type version in my ...
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Gnome Classic for 15.04? [duplicate]

"No candidate" when I try to install Gnome Classic on 15.04. Will that change? If not, what other "low-tech," lower-demanding UI options do I have for my older, weaker computer with 15.04?
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Switch keyboard layout with Win (Super) key

I need to mention that I know about this bug. The problem is that in Ubuntu 14.04 (I use Gnome classic as DE) I still can't switch keyboard layout with ❖ (Super). It's not a problem to set this key ...
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Top bar graphics issues after switching to GNOME Flashback

I recently installed ubuntu-gnome-flashback on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and after logging in to GNOME Flashback (Compiz), my top bar, menu, and windows look like this. This is not the standard GNOME2 look ...
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Key for expanding Application menu in Gnome-Classic for 14.04?

In Gnome-Classic (metacity) in 14.04, is there a key to invoke the Applications menu? is there a key to switch between the items on the top panel, such as the Applications menu, Places, wireless ...
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ProFont missing font after reboot

I have installed ProFont and enable it by this command: sudo rm /etc/fonts/conf.d/70-no-bitmaps.conf sudo fc-cache -f -v All works good. But the i reboot i see only this: How i can make work my ...
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google-chrome-unstable icons not found on Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 on a Toshiba Satellite C50-B-14D and I am using it with the gnome classic metacity window manager. I then added the Google repositories on the sources directory in /etc/apt ...
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How to fully remove all packages installed by 'gnome-session-fallback'?

I mainly use Unity, but I installed gnome with: sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback To test how it was, but then I managed to delete all of my settings for my startup applications, so ...
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AppMenu of Qt Creator in GNOME Flashback

I use GNOME Flashback (Metacity) in my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installation because of performance (it's running in VirtualBox). In this mode, the menu bar of an application is usually placed below its title ...
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How to make xprop -set manual changes permanent

I am trying to permanently reserve space for my top edge panel in the middle of a dual display screen, where the two monitors are above and under each other, like this (the smaller lower one has the ...
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Other answers on how to empty trash via command line are not working

Where else can I find files that are showing up in my trash can? Ubuntu 12.04, Headless, VNC, Gnome-fallback. I have a stubborn trash can that I suspect is from deleting files from command that ...
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aero snap left and right in metacity ubuntu 14.10? [duplicate]

I managed to install Gnome classic Metacity on Ubuntu 14.10 using this: sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback I can user the Super (Windows) key to maximize and restore the windows with the ...
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Change lock screen style on gnome classic desktop

Is there a way to use Unity lock screen in Gnome classic desktop? I love the way unity fades the main screen to lock the session, while I'm not enthusiastic about the window showed by the classic ...
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14.04: When changing the default desktop environment to to Gnome Flashback Compiz, and reboot I get a 'The system is running in low-graphics mode"

Following this tutorial, I managed to change the environment from "unity-greeter" to "gnome-fallback-compiz" and then I rebooted and I got this: Yeah, and all the options are pretty much useless to ...
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Color settings keep popping up by themselves

Recently, my Ubuntu 14.04 installation is showing a very irritating behavior: every few minutes, the color settings window just pops up out of the blue. It says: "Each device needs an up to date ...
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Gnome focus mode

I know this should be a silly question, but how do I change the window/terminal focus mode in Ubuntu 14.04.1 running GNOME Flashback (Compiz) [3.8.4]?