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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How to revert to GNOME Classic Desktop?

I'm used to GNOME Classic and personally don't want to change to anything else, but it seems there is no more GNOME Classic in the Oneiric release. After apt-get installed gnome-session and all, ...
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How to customize the gnome classic panel

First the picture: As you can see in the image, the colors used for the icons and the words Applications and Places (In spanish in this case) have a different background dark gray color than the ...
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How to make the date appear next to the time indicator in Gnome Classic?

I'm using Gnome classic in Ubuntu 12.04 and I'm not able to find the settings that would allow me to display the date and day along with time in the clock of my indicator applet. Any idea how I can ...
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How do I remove an icon from the top panel in GNOME Fallback mode?

When I right click the Filezilla icon, the only options are "launch" and "properties". How do I remove it from the top panel?
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How to remove a launcher from a Gnome Panel?

My kids put some bogus launcher on top bar (I have no idea how) : How can I remove it? I get only next options : properties and launch.
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Volume and other indicators disappeared in the classic desktop

I updgraded my ubuntu to 12.04 LTS and then installed gnome classic since I do not like unity. But then the volume icon at the up-right corner has disappeared. How can I get it back to that place. ...
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How to add panel applets to classic gnome panel?

Because of Unity's inability to use any Gnome panel applets, I changed back to the classic gnome panel. However, even in the classic interface, I'm finding I can't right-click the Gnome panel to ...
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No Banshee notification area icon in Gnome 3 classic session

After installing Ubuntu 12.04, I have a problem with Banshee: it doesn't have a tray icon. I know about the tray-icon-plugin, but it's not working: I'm using Gnome 3 in classic mode. In gnome-shell ...
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I can't add a Indicator Applet to Panel in Gnome-Classic

ubuntu 11.10 I recently changed unity for classic Desktop. So, i noticed that the volume control dissappeared. So i read everywhere that the only thing to do is add the Inidicator Applet in the ...
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Which is correct: “GNOME Classic” or “GNOME Fallback”?

Since the availability of Unity and GNOME Shell, I have noticed widespread confusion over whether the more "traditional" version of the GNOME desktop environment should be referred to as "GNOME ...
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How do I get alt-tab to cycle through all open windows on GNOME Classic?

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 with "Gnome classic (no effects)" at login. Using alt+tab cycles between windows on current desktop. How can I set it to cycle through ALL open windows? Well, I have done as ...
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How to restrict users on changing their wallpapers?

I don't want my users to change the system wallpaper. How do I the lock the wallpaper down? Update Users are changing wallpaper by right clicking the picture and choosing set as wallpaper. How to ...
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Using different wallpapers on multiple monitors (Gnome 2 + Compiz)

This seems like a simple question, yet I could not find any satisfying answer using Google or Ask Ubuntu. So I have a triple-monitor setup. Basically what I want is simply to have a different ...
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Is there a future for Gnome Classic?

Note: This question has the potential to cause unneccessary debate about the merits and demerits of Unity, Gnome3, and Gnome Classic. I would like to avoid that and concentrate solely on the issue of ...
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How long will Ubuntu Classic be supported by Ubuntu? I.e. is it deprecated?

I prefer no-frills Ubuntu Classic (no effects) to the new Ubuntu Unity desktop. I'm glad it's still an option in Ubuntu 11.04. But will Ubuntu keep offering the option of logging into Ubuntu Classic ...
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Fullscreen gnome classic ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

I have just moved into 12.04 and exploring gnome classic I have realized that when fullscreen youtube the top panel and the inferior panel remains there. This happens also in VLC, but first ...
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Keyboard shortcut to switch applications (Alt+Tab) isn't working [duplicate]

In Ubuntu 12.04 64Bit, the keyboard shortcut to switch applications (Alt+Tab)is not working I have done a Full Update/Upgrade. Keyboard Layout: US Format: US Input Source: US GUI: Gnome Classic ...
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Will 12.04 default into Unity the way 11.10 did?

When I upgraded to 11.10 from 11.04, on first boot I was put into the Unity shell. However, since then, I have opted to use Gnome-Classic. My question is, when Ubuntu 12.04 comes out next April, will ...
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Gnome-classic language turned into Chinese, how do I change it back to English? [duplicate]

My newly installed Ubuntu 12.04 gnome-classic just turned into chinese locale after reboot, how do I change it back to English? I can't find any language menus, and the ones I opened are, well, in ...
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Is there a keybind to minimize all windows, without a toggle?

I know about the show desktop keybind (default Ctrl+Alt+D), which I use often enough. However, I'm looking for a way to minimize all windows without activating "show desktop". I'm on a default ...
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Gnome classic Alt-Tab doesn't work

The simple keyboard combination of Alt-Tab to switch between applications doesn't work. I have followed this answer but it doesn't answer the question as I want to switch to another application, not ...
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How to use Unity Dash in Gnome classic?

I am wondering if there is a way to use Unity Dashboard in Gnome-classic? If yes, what are the dependency packages need to be installed? UPDATE: Or is there any app could do that?
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How do I enable compiz in Gnome Classic?

I am running Ubuntu Oneiric 11.10. My understanding is that Gnome Classic is with Compiz effects, and Gnome Classic (No Effects) has no Compiz. However, when i run Gnome Classic, compiz does not ...
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Some system tray icons invisible in Gnome Classic 12.04

Tried all possible ways to give visibility to tray icons in Ubuntu 12.04 but no luck :( Dconf-editor -> Navigate to Desktop -> Unity -> Panel -> change the value of systray-whitelist to "all" ...
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How to install/start Ubuntu classic? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to revert to GNOME Classic? I have installed 11.10 and I understand it doesn't come with Ubuntu classic but if I really want to go back and not use Unity what ...
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How can I permanently save a password-protected SSH key?

I am using Awesome Window Manager How can I permanently add private keys with password? Inspired by the answer here I have added the private keys in ~/.ssh/config Contents of ~/.ssh/config: ...
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How to get back the ALT +TAB functionality? [duplicate]

I lost the Alt+Tab functionality. How to get it back? Note: I m using Ubuntu 12.04 without Unity I m using Gnome classic (no effects) session so the Unity plug-in is deselected in compizconfig ...
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Will I be able to use gnome-session-fallback with 14.04?

I am a passionate hater of unity (sorry) and the first thing I did last time with 12.04 was install gnome-session-fallback to get the layout I wanted. Now I am going to get a new computer soon and ...
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How can I make the Unity 2d Shell dodge GNOME Panel when running both simultaneously?

I'm using GNOME Fallback in 12.04, and I'm running the Unity 2D Shell (WITHOUT THE UNITY 2D PANEL) and GNOME Panel. I've done this by logging in using GNOME Fallback, and then running unity-2d-shell. ...
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How do I set the GNOME Classic login to be the default with autologin?

I changed to gnome classic fallback, I auto-login but it defaults to unity 3d, how do I make auto-login default to gnome classic?
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Ubuntu 12.04 gnome classic problem - multiple top and bottom bars

I'm using ubuntu 12.04, with gnome classic. I was using it with no problem. Then after I logged in once I saw 4 bars at the top of the screen and 4 at the bottom instead of 1. How can I fix it? I ...
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How do I get xmonad to run with the GNOME fallback session?

I'm not having luck getting XMonad to run in 11.10 (x64, fresh install) with a gnome fallback session. I've tried adapting the instructions from http://markhansen.co.nz/xmonad-ubuntu-lucid/ and ...
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Reinstate System Menu after reverting to Gnome Classic?

How do I get the system menu back on the top panel after reverting to Gnome Classic on 11.10 like suggested in this answer to How to revert to Gnome Classic
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Can I have Global Menu within the Gnome Fallback Session?

My Default Unity session is too heavy to my laptop now (4 years old machine) and it's constantly hanging. I installed the fallback session to get more responsiveness of the whole system, but now i ...
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Why can't I change my icon theme in gnome-classic?

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 (updated) and gnome-classic (I missed it :3) I've tried setting my icon theme, GTK theme, and window theme in gnome-tweak-tool, as well as Ubuntu Tweak, gconf-editor, and ...
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Alt + tab to switch between windows that are only in one screen

I am using GNOME-Classic and my window switcher is the Compiz Static Application Switcher. My problem is, when I press Alt+Tab, the switcher gives me the choice between windows of the whole workspace. ...
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Is there anything better than gnome-session-fallback aka Classic Gnome?

I upgraded today to find the following desktop options: Unity (2D/3D): It's hard to describe how much I dislike Unity without breaking various codes of conduct, so I'll leave it as: do not want. ...
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No way to show seconds in Gnome Classic clock

I cannot force clock in Gnome Classic to show seconds. Tried within dconf-editor, changing all available clock settings: com > canonical > indicatior > datetime There I was trying by changing ...
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How to remove GNOME classic session and associated packages?

Ok have been testing unity and I love it. And I have heard that unity-2d will be fallback session from 11.10. I would like to make 11.04 the same without breaking the functionality of unity. So I ...
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Add a custom text to GNOME panel

I want to add some text to the GNOME panel in GNOME Classic. I got a suggestion from this blog but it dates back to 2008 and doesn't seem applicable now. In Ubuntu 12.10 and GNOME classic, the ...
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Increase launcher and applet spacing on the Gnome Classic panel

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04.1 with Gnome Classic. I added some launchers on the top panel, but they are placed too tightly (also take a look at separators, they aren't really separate anything): Can I ...
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Fallback to Gnome classic desktop Ubuntu 14.04

I'm using Ubuntu for a while and experienced many bugs in Unity and also it kills productivity. I recently checked BackTrackR3 release which is built on Gnome2.3. But, unfortunately that is available ...
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How I can set a keyboard shortcut to access the Applications or Places menu?

How I can set a keyboard shortcut to access the Applications or Places menu in gnome classic on ubuntu 12.04?
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Firefox global application menu in Classic Desktop? [closed]

I am using Natty without unity, but I am a fan of the global menu applet. Unfortunately, it does not work for Firefox 5 (and other programs that draw them themselves). How can I activate the special ...
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Will I be able to get an interface that is like Gnome Classic in Ubuntu 14.04?

For a while I departed from Ubuntu to use Linux Mint because I really don't like Unity, or Gnome 3's most recent interface. I was fine with what was called "Gnome Classic", but I feared it was being ...
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Why do I have Unity and GNOME Classic running at the same time?

I've recently updated and found that Unity shows on the gnome-classic/fallback desktop. Is this a new feature (which I doubt to be), or a bug? If it is a bug, tell me how to disable Unity because it ...
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Can I make my desktop icons smaller?

I would like to make all my desktop icons slightly smaller. I know I can do each one manually but that is impractical given I create and destroy about 20 files a day on my desktop. I need an answer ...
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Missing window list on bottom panel in gnome-classic

I am running Ubuntu 11.10 with Gnome Classic, and I got one more problem with the display. When I launch programs, the corresponding icons are not on the bottom panel anymore... How can I solve this ...
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How to set multiple timezones in Gnome Classic?

For some strange reason, additional timezones cannot be added to the clock using the date-time indicator in Gnome Classic (Ubuntu 12.04). I used Unity before I switched to Gnome Classic, and it was ...
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How to get back Applications menu?

I'm using 12.04, classic desktop without effects. Once the indicator-applet-complete (right part of the top panel) had disappeared. I found how to fix it with Alt-Win-RightMouseClick on the panel, ...