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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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]?
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How do I call gnome-session-quit with countdown from Unity?

To be able to shutdown with a keyboard shortcut we can assign gnome-session-quit ---power-off to a custom shortcut. In Unity this will lead to the following dialog: Then we need another at least ...
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How to replace ibus with whatever used to work in 12.04?

Upgraded from 12.04 to 14.10, as usual, bunch of problems. One of the problems is ibus which is not working properly, example is here (no answers) "Allow different input sources per window" ...
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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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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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add workspaces with gnome classic and ubuntu 14.04

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with gnome classic. I want to add 4 workspaces. I right click into the workspaces (left-bottom) and go to preferences. I change the number of workspaces from 1 to 4 and close ...
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Gnome fallback move to workspace not working - Ubuntu 14.04

I have recently switched to Ubuntu 14.04 but using the gnome fallback desktop environment. The thing that is not working for me is that when I right click on a window's top bar and then click Move to ...
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White pixels at left border in gnome flashback

I run the Gnome Flashback with Metacity session. I just upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04.1. After the upgrade, when I have an application maximized, there sometimes appears a little 1-pixel-wide white ...
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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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No Alt + Tab in 14.04 Gnome Flashback session?

I've just upgraded to 14.04 and installed the Gnome Flashback Session. However, Alt + Tab doesn't bring up an application switcher. I've tried Compiz Config Settings Manager, but there are no ...
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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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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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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 theme/...
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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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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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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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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 #!/bin/...
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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 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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I can't add work areas in gnome flashback ubuntu 14.04 or make the alt-tab work

Please, I have been dealing with the alttab problem for a long time. I have alreade check keyboard shortcuts in the configuration panel but it still doesn't work. (I already had this problem in ubuntu ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Unity's “File Edit View” menus in Gnome Fallback in Ubuntu 12.04?

I was recently playing around with Ubuntu 11.04 (Ah, the last version of Ubuntu to use Gnome 2 in the background) and I noticed this: As you can see its the "Unity" "File Edit View..." menu in ...
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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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Remove icon from the toolbar

Basic Specs - Ubuntu 13.10, Gnome 3 (session fallback), Ambiance theme, Faenza icons. I tried to drag and drop Transmission icon to place it in the desktop and it appeared on the top toolbar instead ...
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remove top and bottom gnome panels in Ubuntu 12.04

Background : I developed a python desktop application which is run on the top of Ubuntu 12.04 and it is running in full screen mode. I used gnome-fallback as a Ubuntu Desktop. Question : My ...
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Alt+Tab task switcher on all monitors

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 Gnome Classic and using dual monitors. In this set up I see the task switcher (activated with Alt+Tab) is shown only in the monitor with the mouse pointer. Does anybody know how to ...
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All display managers boot into Gnome Classic (No effects)

I've tried both gdm and lightgdm but no matter what I do, I get logged in to Gnome Classic (No Effects). The terminal's transparency is a nuisance here and I completely do not want to work on anything ...
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Window controls missing; Cannot maximise or minimize applications - make fix permanent

I have the issue discussed here: Window controls missing; Cannot maximise or minimize applications - . I have this problem for one of the users on my Ubuntu 12.04 install (installed 1.5 years ago). ...
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video accelerator display trouble

I'm running 13.10 with Gnome-Fallback and a Trinity Radeon HD 7540 and I'm encountering flickering (among individual objects - not the whole display), screen regions being randomly shaded (in at least ...