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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Turning off auto-maximizing of windows in 14.04

I know this has been asked for other Ubuntu releases, but the solutions posted are not working for me in 14.04. I've installed CCSM and turned off the grid option, but the windows still maximize when ...
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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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Cannot choose gnome fallback after unistalling Mate Desktop

On Ubuntu 14.04, I have installed played around and then uninstalled mate dasktop. Then I installed good old gnome fallback, as I can not tolerate the left sidebar thing. However When I log out from ...
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How to fix gnome-fallback Menu Bar items and recover lost launchers?

After mistakenly running dconf reset -f /org/gnome/gnome-panel/, I tried manually putting back all the custom launchers and indicators I put on the top and bottom panels and was able to get most of ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 Classic Desktop Missing

I had recently been running Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 with the classic desktop enabled. At the login menu, it would show a few options: System Default GNOME GNOME Classic GNOME Flashback ...
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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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No Time in Top Panel (Gnome Classic)

I've been using Ubuntu with Gnome Classic for a while and I've noticed recently that in the "Indicator Applet Complete" in the Top Panel, my name and the clock have disappeared. I think it happened ...
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Too much space between icons on the gnome panel in gnome fallback (compiz) Ubuntu 14.04

There's too much space between the icons on the gnome panel, in the fallback session, here's a screenshot. Is there anything I can do to solve this?
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Ibus m17n languages not seen in 14.04 gnome-classic

Input methods of ibus-m17n can't be selected from Text Entry Settings in gnome-classic desktop environment. But it can be selected when logged in to Unity. Is there a problem between gnome-classic and ...
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In 14.04, how do I persist a view in Nautilus-Gnome?

I just upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 and I use the Gnome (MetaCity) UI. I set up a view in Nautilus like this, including the side bar and location entry box. I want to persist this view so that ...
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how to troubleshoot the Gnome Classic Session?

I have installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 and the Gnome 3 stable + next + staging PPAs. So I have Gnome 3.12 installed and it works OK apart from one issue: In GDM I have the Gnome and Gnome Classic ...
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How to set a shortcut to change to specified language (Gnome 2)

I am using 4 languages, and may need even more soon. That makes switching by repeatedly pressing Ctrl+Shift until I get to the language I need a little bit uncomfortable A while ago in windows I could ...
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Binding Synapse shortcut to key-release instead of key-press

Background So I've already referred a question that demonstrates how to bind the Synapse launcher to the "Super (Win) Key". (Can I change Synapse shortcut to Super/Windows key alone?) The problem is ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for switching language input method no longer works after updates

As part of a string of problems with recent updates in Gnome Flashback (like this, and this), after an update a day or so ago, the shortcut keys I have assigned for switching between Japanese and ...
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13.04 gnome session fallback: can´t edit panels [duplicate]

I´ve upgraded to 13.04, and installed classic gnome via gnome-session-fallback. I can't edit the panels. Right-clicking does nothing, with or without alt, win, or ctrl. How can I add/remove widgets ...
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Adding items to Gnome-fallback menu (13.10)

I want to add new items to the applications menu in Gnome-session-fallback: I open the edit with alt-rt-click, select the submenu where I want the new item. and add the details to the dialogue box. ...
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Can I get the GNOME environment in Edubuntu 14.04?

I am trying to get a new version of Edubuntu. I just want to check whether I can get the GNOME environment on Edubuntu.
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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 to move window buttons from left to right side of title bar in Gnome Classic?

How to move the window buttons (close, minimise, maximise) from the left side of the title bar to the right side in Gnome Classic 12.10? gconf-editor (apps > metacity etc) doesn't work. Nor does ...
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Record screen at bootup using ffmpeg in 5 minute segments (12.04)

So I've played around with this quite a bit but at this point I've managed to hit a wall in figuring the next step. I have this script that works from an ssh tunnel to record display :0.0 ...
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Theme gnome panel handles in flashback session

I'm using the the gnome flashback session (metacity) in Ubuntu 14.04. The default theme is the ambient theme. If you set a gnome panel to not expand, the handles are looking ugly: How can I ...
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How do I get my window frames back in Gnome Flashback?

Sometimes I wonder if there's a conspiracy to kill Gnome Flashback because it feels like it's been constantly beset with problems since the emergence of both Gnome 3's new look and Unity. As in a ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - Network Manager Problem In System Tray

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and I installed fallback version of desktop. I have a problem about my network manager in system tray. I can see network manager but no button is working in network manager in ...
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Why can't I get a working session with vnc4server

We have a couple of (identical) Ubuntu 11.10 machines, configured with gnome-classic, which we use as remote servers, and let our clients log into personal user accounts we create for them using ...
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problems with unity and gnome classic desktops - how to reinstall and clean them

I have ubuntu 12.04.02 and I always use kde 4.10.1. Sometimes I need to switch to unity or gnome classic (with effects), the problem is that when I log in with one of them I can't access "settings ...
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Change unity for gnome-fallback

I am trying to set up a couple of computers with Ubuntu 14.04. When we had the computers running 12.04 we were able to get users to log in with gnome-session-fallback as a default. However, I am ...
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How to install mac os theme for Ubuntu?

How to install Mac OS theme in Ubuntu 14.04 ? I searched all of Google but no proper results on Mac OS theme for Ubuntu all i get is Mac-buntu which has unity and doesn't look like mac at all . Help ...
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gnome-panel crashed, and now won't load in GNOME Flashback (Metacity and Compiz)

I installed GNOME Flashback earlier today because I prefer the old interface. While surfing the web earlier, gnome-panel crashed. I thought it would be no big deal, but it didn't come back like I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome Metacity Fallback doesn't update Background

The gnome metacity fallback doesn't update the background producing a Windows XP-esque effect: I first thought this was a problem with my gnome configuration. I deleted my config and cleaned up my ...
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Strange behavior on Gnome after update on from 13.04 to 13.10

I made an automatic update on my Ubuntu 13.10 (from 13.04) system today. Since this point of time, I am in really big trouble. I use a VNC server with Gnome classic, after the update my Gnome was ...
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Change display language for pinned directories/locations

On Ubuntu 14.04 / Gnome Classic I changed the display language from English to Italian. I also confirmed that user directories should be renamed. However, references to user directories in Places ...
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Unbind Alt-Click (gnome classic)

Ubuntu 12.04, Gnome classic. Trying to unbind/change < Altclick-1 > that moves windows (reason being another app is using that and anyway I want to change it). But couldn't find it in How to ...
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No notifications from notify-osd on 13.10

I recently upgraded to 13.10. Notify-OSD works correctly ($ notify-send test # sends correctly the notification using gnome-shell style), but I'm not able to get notifications on volume up/down, ...
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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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Changing from Standard Ubuntu13.10 to Ubuntu Gnome 13.10?

On my desktop computer I run Ubuntu 13.10 with gnome-shell and gnome classic desktop as installed "out of the box" via Synaptic. Yesterday I installed Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 on my laptop and it looks and ...
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12.04: How do I change background color of Main Menu in Gnome Fallback?

When running in Gnome Fallback mode (Gnome Classic) in Ubuntu 12.04, I added the Main Menu to the bottom panel, but I have a problem with the customization of its colors. It is like the old Gnome 2 ...
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Gnome 3 Nautilus - Custom bookmarks

I'm just upgrading to Ubuntu 13.10 with Gnome 3 Classic. Could you say me how I can create bookmark [link or signet] on the left navigation panel of Nautilus ? Before upgrading I had a bookmarks ...
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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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What Is Gnome, Gnome Classic and Gnome Classic(No Effects)?

I am using ubuntu 12.04 lts and I was using unity 2D and i wanted to switch to unity 3D so i logged out and clicked on the ubuntu sign and there were 3 new options: 1 GNOME 2 GNOME CLASSIC and 3 ...
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Is there a synapse like search bar as a desktop widget for Gnome desktop fallback mode?

I want to add a fixed desktop widget to my gnome fallback desktop. The widget should simply have a search bar and below it, options to search where. I don't want to hit any key for it to start. It ...
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Cannot change Window Border of Gnome Classic session

I have found many "solutions" for this problem, including modifying gsettings.py, as well as installing Gnome Tweak Tool or Unity Tweak Tool. I have even attempted using Gnome 3.10. Nothing I have ...
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How to make Cairo dock(with opengl) excute only on Gnome-Classic?

I want to make Cairo dock(with opengl) execute in the start-up only on Gnome-Classic but not on other DEs like cinnamon, unity or gnome.How to do that?
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What are the system requirements for GNOME Classic in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

As the title says: What are the system requirements for GNOME Classic in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS? I would like an answer for GNOME Classic for Ubuntu 12.04, not for GNOME Flashback on newer releases of ...
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Problem with gnome appearance

I am trying to configure my ubuntu (13.10) to get this appearance: I ran into a few problems. 13.10 uses unity. I followed a tutorial to change it to gnome-classic (as that is what I thought I was ...
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Changing the form and arrangement of the workspaces

Lets say that I have 4 workspaces in a row, which are looking like this: How can I make the workspaces look like this? So, if I am for example (I'm talking about the purple figure) on the ...
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Gnome-classic, new windows remain buried behind other window

I have recently moved from ARCH Linux to Ubuntu 11.10. I switched to using Gnome-Classic and noticed strange behaviours with the windows whenever I open them. I have setup Launchers on the Panel to ...
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How to uninstall Gnome theme (including the GNOME Classic)?

I installed Gnome theme to be tried, but I realized that I do not need it. So I wonder how can I uninstall it.
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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 remove unwanted items from gnome “Other menu”

I opened Other menu and found that it contains a lot of items (see image) Is there a way to clean-it up? Don't want to edit menu manually...
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Gnome 3.8 / gdm / Failed to load session “gnome-classic”

Installed gnome 3.8 from its official ppa. Installed gnome-shell gnome-shell-extensions and ubuntu-gnome-desktop. Installation went smooth. Also selected gdm as the login manager. THe only thing that ...