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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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VNC grey screen after upgrade to ubuntu 13.04

The grey screen on a remote VNC session had been succesfully fixed for my 12.10 version by editing the .vnc/xstartup file as in the 12.04 related discussion in this forum. After an upgrade to Ubuntu ...
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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 ...
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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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Installing Gnome Classic Offline using Edubuntu ISO

I believe the scenario I am trying is a bit different than what others are doing. I have 2 ISOs downloaded. 1. UbuntuServer 12.10 2. Edubuntu 12.10 Edubuntu comes with option of installing GNOME ...
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load custom gnome-fallback settings on livecd

I can't save my modified gnome-fallback settinmgs and then convert them as an gsettings file. Trying to override the dconf settings doesn't work either.So i can't modify the gnome fallback panel for ...
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Cannot access external usb HDD after DBus error

I have a interesting problem. When I plugged my external usb hdd into my desktop PC, Ubuntu showed me that: DBus error org.gtk.Private.RemoteVolumeMonitor.Failed: An operation is already pending A ...
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Can't install everpad on Ubuntu 10.04

Can not install everpad on Ubuntu 10.04. Tried through Terminal and the response was shown below: microsoft@microsoft:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nvbn-rm/ppa [sudo] password for microsoft: ...
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How will GNOME 3.8 Classic Mode composite should I use it with Compiz?

Definitely wanna try the new Classic Mode in GNOME 3.8, as it looks really nice from the screenshots, however I'm a bit curious how well it'll composite when coupled with some compositing manager, ...
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How to see the indicators only for apps in current workspace?

This worked fine in 11.10, but today I upgraded to 12.10 and I can't remember what I had to do to get this to work correctly. What I want is: When in a workspace, the only icons in the taskbar should ...
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gnome-panel icons spacing

I'm using Gnome Classic with no effects because Compiz is slow on my notebook. Everything is fine except panel icons - they are too wide. They look OK with Compiz. How can I make them look the same in ...
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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 can I get the network manager indicator?

I've tried the suggestions in Network manager indicator missing (and rebooted), but I still don't have a Network Manager indicator. How can I diagnose the problem? For what it's worth, I'm using ...
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“Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nvidia.so” error even though not using Mplayer

I keep getting the following error message on my terminal: Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nvidia.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory I understand this has something ...
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keep gnome fallback, drop everything else

I've been on 13.04 since alpha and have gotten really used to gnome fallback with compiz again (it wasn't as well evolved when I switched to Gnome shell in the first place). I have set this up the way ...
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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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How to use the Grid function in 12.04 Gnome Classic - No effects

guess this has been addressed before, as I see a number of related searches on this. I'm using 12.04, Gnome Classic - No effects, because it is the one that best seems to work with my somewhat old ...
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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 uses kde 4.10.1. Sometimes I need to swith to unity or gnome classic (with effects), the problem is that when I log in with one of them I can't access to "settings ...
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Gnome session manager warning when running gnome fallback

I Followed fossfreedom's guide on how to install gnome-classic in 12.04 and I get this error when trying to run gnome-fallback in a terminal. I tried to log in with it first but it didn't work either. ...
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Global menu on Gnome Classic 12.10

I want a global menu, you know, like the mac os x in my Gnome classic session and i have tried both indicator-applet-globalmenu and indicator-globalmenu and nothing comes up in the add to panel box.
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Howto Change notification icons in gnome 3 fallback panel?

I like to change the notification icons on the bottom panel,because the panel is nearly the same as the panels backround gradient...
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Where are the shortcuts listed under the Places menu stored?

How can I edit the contents of the Places menu on Ubuntu 12.10? For example, say I didn't have any videos and wanted to remove the shortcut to Videos?
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How do I set the time?

System Settings -> Date and Time. This dialog allows to set time zone and date, but doesn't allow to set the time. How can I change the time?
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It is possible to install Openoffice.org on later versions of Ubuntu?

I want to replace Libreoffice with Openoffice.org o Ubuntu 12.10 with GNOME Classic.But i want to install the italian version because I'm italian.
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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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High CPU load on LibreOffice menu

My Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with gnome-classic shows a large CPU usage after I highlight any LibreOffice app in gnome menu (Apps->Office-> *).. only on LibreOffice. What is the reason?
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Autohide Unity Launcher in Gnome Classic

I am using the Unity launcher in the Gnome Classic desktop. How can I enable the autohide feature for the launcher? Background information: I reverted to Gnome Classic Desktop as described here: ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Gnome Classic and Unity Launcher

Is there any possibility to get the new unity launcher while having the Gnome classic desktop? I enabled the classic desktop as described: How to revert to GNOME Classic Desktop?
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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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Do Scale and Expo options work in gnome classic?

I am wondering if I could use Scale and Expo modes (thru the Compiz Manager Settings) in gnome fallback mode/gnome classic? Thanks.
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gnome 3 opens only the wallpaper

I changed the gnome 3 theme and it was working perfectly except the terminal, I restarted the system but now it opens only the wallpaper without any icons or bars. I can't open any of my files. I ...
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Restore original notification icons after deinstalling XFCE

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome Classic environment. I wanted to try XFCE, so I installed the metapackage xfce4. In the end, I was not convinced so I removed it and came back on Gnome Classic. ...
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Gnome-System-Monitor has no GTK Window Decoration

Really simple problem that I can't seem to figure out. The window decorator works for everything else, but whenever I open the system monitor, it opens in full screen with no border. I'm using Gnome ...
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How to show mount icons on the desktop, in gnome classic?

In the pre-unity days, when a device was (auto)mounted, a icon used to show on the desktop. Currently, I have Ubuntu 12.10 in classic mode - is there a way to get the same behavior?