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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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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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 disable Ctrl+Alt+Left/Right?

I use GNOME Classic. There is no Ctrl+Alt+Left/Right shortcut in System Settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts. It should be configured somewhere else. But where?
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Revert from gnome classic to gnome new layout

I'm a Fedora user, and I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a Virtual Box for some testing. After sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ...
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how to chance color of calendar date in indicator applet

I am dissatisfied with the date time calendar in the indicator applet for gnome classic as it doesn't show the current date in a different color. I want it to look like the calendar of my android ...
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Display issues in Gnome Classic after upgrade

I just upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10. I've noticed some graphical issues using Gnome classic that were not there before: Notifications no longer appear (for example when changing the volume). ...
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How to disable Notifications [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with gnome-fallback-session. The notifications that come up all the time are very annoying. They even come when a song is changed. I couldn't find the place to disable it. In ...
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Location of Gnome Classic (metacity) quicklaunch shortcuts?

What is the directory that .desktop files are copied to when a .desktop file is dragged to the Gnome Clasic quicklaunch bar? I would like to be able to modify them
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genome-panel top deleted accidentally ubuntu 13.04

One of my friend accidentally deleted gnome-panel top panel. First I tried to restore using gnome-panel --replace but did not succeeded then I re-install gnome-panel after a clean uninstall but ...
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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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Remove menu entries from indicator-applet-complete

I would like to remove shutdown entry from indicator-applet-complete in gnome-classic session in Ubuntu 12.04. Is there a way to achieve that? I don't want to prevent shutdown but just remove entry so ...
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Is GNOME classic (no effects) faster than Unity 2D?

Is GNOME classic (no effects) faster than Unity 2D?
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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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Auto-update ->Cinnamon AND Gnome fallback stop working

I'm running 13.04, and work in Cinnamon. Today, I updated everything that was suggested. When the update finished, I restarted. Cinnamon crashed, sending me to gnome fallback. Gnome fallback ...
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filter messages to “notification area” applet

I need to change the way the notification area applet (not the indicator applet!) is displaying notifications. I like the old way where notifications were briefly shown on a black popup window; I can ...
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Gnome Fallback with Compiz - maximized windows lose focus

I use gnome-fallback with compiz and docky. However, when I open an application that starts maximized, such as firefox, the window will lose focus if I click anywhere on the window decoration. ...
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Minimise button gone

This is really weird. I just followed this tutorial: http://ubuntuportal.com/2012/05/install-elementary-desktop-environment-in-ubuntu-12-04-lts.html and it didn't work. My computer is all back to ...
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How to change panels font color in gnome-classic?

I'm using gnome-session-fallback on Quantal. I recently installed the Moka theme. Love it, but the panel font color is almost the same as the background color. I tried adding a CSS rule to ...
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Icons have disappeared from desktop, and right-click fails [closed]

I can't right click anything and there aren't the usual icons on my desktop. I'm using Gnome classic. I think there was a gnome setting that turns off or back on. How can I fix this?
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Skype Nofitication Icon on Gnome Session Fallback (12.04)

I have the Ubuntu 12.04.2 installed on my machine. I also have Skype 4.2.0.11 installed. Skype icon won't appear on the notification panel (upper right). I can't see a way to get it working. Anyone ...
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Equivalent do Dash in gnome-classic? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with gnome-classic (no effects) instead of Unity. But I admit that the Dash launcher is useful sometimes. Is there an equivalent launcher that we could use with gnome-classic?
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Create new Gnome Classic theme and config system to offer all users

I'm trying to create new Gnome Classic theme (gnome-session-fallback) on Ubuntu Precise. I want to include it into System Settings -> Background menu to offer that configuration to all users. I'm ...
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Is there a way to edit the places menu in Ubuntu 12.10 gnome fallback?

There is applications and places menus in the gnome fallback ubuntu 12.10, What I found that I only can edit the applications menu, and there is no way to edit the places menu, in gnome 2 there is a ...
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Classicmenu indicator revert old icon after update to 0.08

Today I've updated the super-cool classicmenu indicator to it's latest 0.08 version. However I don't like the brand new icon at all. How do I revert it to the previous version? (the white circle ...
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How do I add a search function to gnome classic (fallback) panel?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 Precise with the GNOME desktop environment. I like using the GNOME Fallback ("Classic") better than the default GNOME (i.e., better than GNOME Shell). The only thing that I ...
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Window behavior problems after removing Unity

I just reinstalled Ubuntu 12.10 and ran sudo apt-get install gnome-core then sudo apt-get remove unity unity-2d unity-2d-panel unity-2d-shell I have done this before and never had any problems ...
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Gnome 3 classic on Ubuntu 12.04: how to get application shortcuts

Since several weeks I left Unity for what it was, installed Gnome 3, and have been using the classic option. Back in the days of Gnome2 I had a bunch of shortcuts in the top menu bar, for all the apps ...
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Changing the mouse-key binding

I'm using 12.04 with GNOME classic desktop. When I alt-click on a window, the default bevaiour is moving it. This sometimes undesireable, because in some programs I need to alt-click in order to do ...
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Tiled Task switcher panel for gnome classic?

I am looking for similar task switcher to Mac OS/X static wall display of running apps - but for classic gnome. There is something similar - Shift-Alt-up-arrow. Problem with that one is that the ...
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Annoying Wireless Authentication Prompt Again

(Copy pasting this question because it was closed for being a duplicate/already having an answer, but the answer provided in the linked question does not work and even if it did it would not be an ...
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How to use Gnome in Ubuntu 13.04

How do I use Gnome in Ubuntu 13.04? I tried the following from this site: sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback But it seems to be buggy, alt+tab doesn't even work and when I'm grabbing a ...
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Recent Update - problem with Gnome Fallback (No Effects): Task Panel, menus broken by last update from Ubuntu 13.04 Software Updater:

I am using RR, Gnome Fallback (No effects) UI - I prefer it to the Unity desktop. Late last week - 7/3 or 7/4 - the 13.04 Software Updater pulled in some updates (was running Gnome Fallback (No ...
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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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How to get back the system menu for Gnome fallback mode [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Reinstate System Menu after reverting to Gnome Classic? Is there any chance to get back the system menu for gnomes fallback panel? I really can't get warm neither with ...
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Nautilus3 file finder failure

Nautilus3 can't find files that are on a flash drive in the USB port even when it lists them. What am I missing? the old Nautilus worked fine. Is this a bug?
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Annoying Wireless Authentication Prompt [duplicate]

When my internet connection fails and tries to reconnect (Which happens quite frequently on my crappy Uni Wireless) the following prompt pops up every 20-30 seconds: I consider this to be a major ...
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how to get network manager indicator in Gnome Classic No Effects?

I have found (and attempted) many recipes (all shockingly different) for getting the Network Manager indicator to show at the top of the screen, but they have all failed. More precisely, all these ...
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Move window to workspace without changing workspace

CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+ArrowKey moves the active window to an other workspace and then "moves" the user to that workspace. Is it possible to just move a window to the next workspace while staying at the ...
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13.04 gnome session fallback: can´t edit panels

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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Top (most) Windows hidden underneath top ubuntu panel (13.04 gnome-fallback-compiz (gnome-panel))

Is there a way to fix the annoying fact that the top of most windows when opened are hidden underneath the top Ubuntu panel. Meaning when I start an application like firefox, Chromium or Thunderbird ...
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GNOME fallback session has both top and bottom panels also unity launcher running through them

I have the GNOME fallback session installed and when I log into it I get both the top and bottom panels and also the Unity launcher and it overlays both and makes it look funny. It is the Unity 2D ...
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Auto click problem — how can I turn it off?

When I try to click on something on a menu it auto clicks and I do not know how to disable it. If any one knows about this please let me know!
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How do I recover the Gnome Classic default panel?

I have accidentally deleted the Gnome Classic default panel. I am not able to recover the same. I have tried uninstalling and then installing the Gnome shell -- but no help. I had run the following ...
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How to modify panels in Ubuntu 13.04?

English version: I've installed Gnome on my Ubuntu 13.04, since I prefer it over Unity. Unlike 10.04, I can't right-click the upper and lower panels, and I can't find a way to remove the upper panel ...
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Gnome Fallback/Classic - Just a bottom panel

I'm moving from openSUSE to Ubuntu and I decided to install 12.04, but I don't like Unity so I'm going to install gnome fallback, but I'd like to have only a bottom panel, like the following image: ...
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gnome classic transparent panel

Nearly 2013 and it's forced me to find new os (my current - 10.04 lts). Testing 12.04. Unfortunately, unity is overly simple. Unity Launcher is not customizable. I can not even move launcher to ...
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Computer and home folder icon do not appear in cinnamon unless I boot into gnome classic first. (12.04 LTS)

New guy here :) So, I have the respective checkboxes ticked for the home icon and the computer icon for them to supposedly appear in the desktop but no matter how many times I log in and out of ...
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GNOME shell does not load

I see that there have been other similar posts, but the underlying problems seem to vary. I am not competent to troubleshoot myself, could you please walk me through it: I have recently upgraded from ...
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Workspace Switcher doesn't match workspace settings

I'm having a couple of problems with the workspace switcher. 1) Whatever workspace switcher that uses my keyboard shortcuts (Ctrl+Alt+Arrow) doesn't match the workspace switcher settings in the ...
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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 ...