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Skype notification icon in gnome desktop not updating

Running Skype 4.2.0.13 gnome-desktop on Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS, 3.8.0-35-generic. My Skype status icon in the notification area is there, but is whited-out and never changes, regardless of my online ...
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Classic gnome sound settings

I can not get right side speaker balancer in sound settings of classic gnome 2. How can I get it working in gnome also?
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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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After installing ubuntu-tweak my keyboard shortcuts are acting weirdly in gnome-flashback

I am running 13.10, with gnome-flashback, and I installed ubuntu-tweak but my keyboard shortcuts are acting weird. For example, in Chromium, ctrl+a goes to the beginning of the address bar. Most are ...
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Customize Recent Documents List. E.g. to not show photos

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 in the classic mode. "Places" drop-down menu has "Recent Documents" at the bottom, but it fills up with photos whenever I simply look at them with Gnome image viewer. I only ...
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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 ...
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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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What is the purpose of Compiz (if any), inside Ubuntu 12.04, if I use gnome-classic (gnome-session-fallback)?

This question would serve me to figure out if I can remove, or replace compiz, if I don't use Unity. I seem to be running into a lot of desktop/window bugs, such as windows unminimizing on the wrong ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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 ...