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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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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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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Installing Gnome Classic on Ubuntu Server 12.04.1 64bit

I've installed Ubuntu Server Edition and setup open ssh,samba and lamp on my home desktop just to work on LAN. I also want setup a GUI on it for daily use. I've already performed the following sudo ...
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Bars do not disappear watching videos full screen

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04. I switched to the classic view because I didn't feel comfortable with the unity. When I watch videos or movies, I double-click (as always) to make them full screen. But ...
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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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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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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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How do I install Ubuntu on a Windows XP laptop with no boot disk?

I have hp pavalion with no boot disk. All of the hard drive programs are erased. Can ubuntu help? If the answer is yes would you give me steps for the installation.
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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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Top bar in Ubuntu 12.04 Gnome Classic is missing

The top (title) bar which includes File, Edit, View is missing in Gnome Classic on Ubuntu 12.04. On switching to Unity and normal Gnome 3, the top bar was usually merged with the Menu Bar, akin to ...
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CTRL+ shortcuts doesn't work after compiz-manager installation

It was working on Gnome Fallback/Classic. But after compiz-manager package installation, I lost Ctrl + shortcut keys, they don't work anymore. For example, in web browser typing Ctrl+C on some text ...
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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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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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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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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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Dual Screens not working nVidia

I just install Ubuntu to my P.C. I started it up with both my screens plugged into my nVidia's dvi and vga ports and logged in, change the skin to classic gnome, because that's how it was when I last ...
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Problem with minimized window to bottom gnome panel

It's difficult to explain, because English is not my native language, but here you have a few screenshots. Didn't work for me Why It becomes white and how to change it? I'm using : Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Google Desktop Search replacement in Gnome Classic?

My employer uses Gnome Classic on her Ubuntu laptop. Until it was discontinued, she used Google Desktop Search, and is now looking for a replacement. I can't find an acceptable one, can someone help ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Compiz features stopped working when an external monitor is attached

Running 12.04 on a thinkpad T520 with nVidia NVIDIA Quadro NVS 4200M graphics. Just updated to the lasted nvidia 310 driver. Everything works great. However, as soon as I attached an external monitor ...
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How do I remove all Gnome Environments I had added?

I had installed the Gnome DE...but it seemed quite laggy and thus removed it... Also removed the Gnome-PPA n the DE package,etc...but in the log in menu,i still see "Gnome Classic" and "Gnome Classic ...
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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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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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Installing and Creating Themes in the Gnome Desktop

In Ubuntu 9.x, I could browse/install and create/name etc all aspects of the theme, even go to the Gnome art website and download and install Gnome themes all with one tool. Now I can only customize ...
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12.04 won't run Gnome desktop

I've been running with Ubuntu Unity for a while but I installed Gnome for my son to use, it worked when I first set it up but now it doesn't matter what option I pick at the login screen it boots to ...
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Classification and search software for linking relevant content on local machine to curriculum

What I'm thinking about is basically a classification system, for use in classifying educational content such as videos, PDFs, wikipedia pages, and also local applications and linking it all to ...
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Gnome Fallback - Menu With Search

Does Gnome 3 Fallback have GnomeShell-like menu with appsearch? I like Cardapio, But it not work as panel applet.
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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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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 ...