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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How Can I Set the Unhide Speed of the Gnome-Classic Panel?

I have installed gnome-session-fallback. I followed Håkon A. Hjortland's excellent instructions from How to customize the gnome classic panel, but autohide (and even more importantly unhide) is still ...
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Keyboard shortcuts in gnome-classic

I am using gnome-classic in ubuntu 11.10 & I am not able to figure out the shortcut for the "Applications" list and "Places" list.
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How to change menu font contrast in Gnome Classic? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 12.04 gnome classic ambiance oneric I have problem with color of menu in Ubuntu 12.04 (Gnome Classic). Look image: In Gnome Classic (No effect) all is OK. Sorry ...
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How to shrink the user menu?

I am running gnome-session-fallback and I want my panel to have a height of 24 pixel, that can be easily configured, except for one problem maker, the user menu: Unlike all other applets, the user ...
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How can I set a per terminal bell with xterms?

I'm using natty. I'm using classic. I use raw xterms (the latest build, 270, in fact). I've done xset b 100 pactl upload-sample /usr/share/sounds/ubuntu/stereo/message.ogg bell.ogg But I want ...
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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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White rectangles on screen [closed]

My screen frequently doesn't refresh correctly and white rectangles remain. What can I do? My graphics adapter is 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor ...
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How to make Cairo dock(with opengl) excute only on Gnome-Classic?

I want to make Cairo dock(with opengl) execute in the start-up only on Gnome-Classic but not on other DEs like cinnamon, unity or gnome.How to do that?
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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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Resource Graphs in top panel?

I'm running Gnome Classic in Ubuntu 11.10 and in previous versions of Ubuntu it was fairly easy to get resource graphs to appear in the top menu, but now the regular way of getting said graphs in the ...
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“starting home folder” issue in gnome classic nautilus

When I open Nautilus in ubuntu 12.04 gnome-session-fallback, it shows two tabs in the panel, one is my Nautilus, the other "starting home folder" (encircled green) stays there for 10-15 seconds and ...
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How to uninstall Gnome theme (including the GNOME Classic)?

I installed Gnome theme to be tried, but I realized that I do not need it. So I wonder how can I uninstall it.
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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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11.10 runs really choppy and slow, but not if I choose “Gnome Classic”

I'd like to use Unity with Ubuntu 11.10, but everything from Unity runs really choppy and slow. I have an ATI graphics card and I have installed the drivers through "Additional Drivers". The drivers ...
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Where does GNOME 3 store panel orientation?

What file does Gnome3 (without Unity) store the top/bottom panel "orientation" settings in? This sort of thing used to be available in the gconf-editor under apps/panel, but there doesn't seem to be ...
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Modifying the behavior of <Alt>Tab (possibly) using Compiz

I have set up Compiz and my desktop in a way that I really like that maximizes my screen real estate on my 10' netbook, but there is a small annoyance that I would like to know if I could change. The ...
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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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nomachine NX: Text missing on all gtk interface (Unity and Gnome Classic)

[EDIT] Just in case this could help someone... I have found a .... new solution? http://www.nomachine.com/preview/download-package.php?Prod_Id=14 I am guessing that's nomachine's next version of ...
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Add folder as menu to Gnome panel

I would like to add a folder to a Gnome panel (Gnome Fallback on ubuntu 12.04). In Windows this can be accomplished by right-clicking the taskbar, selecting "New toolbar", and browsing for a folder. I ...
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Workspace Switcher does not highlight active workspace

I recently upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10 and I am running gnome-session-fallback. Everything is working perfectly fine for me except that in the workspace switcher at the bottom left there is no ...
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How do I remove windows snap in Gnome Fallback Session?

Application windows randomly snap either to the top or bottom of the screen, and won't be budged I can move them from side to side but they're locked either at the top or the bottom and on some ...
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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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How do I stop Banshee from putting a notification in the panel for every song?

As a playlist or internet radio station plays, a notification pops up in the top right corner every time the song changes. I can't find any way either within Banshee or settings in general to stop ...
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How do I add the GNOME logo in the corner of the screen?

I miss the old GNOME foot in the top left corner of the screen (missing in first photo, present in the second) - how can I put it back?
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Where do I find Orca in Ubuntu Classic

Where do I find Orca in Ubuntu Classic?
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Unity won't start on login

I installed Ubuntu 11.04 on 2 laptops today. One of a friend, and one of my own. Both have NVidia graphics cards. This went the same on both computers. When you login the first time you get a message ...
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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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Gnome classic + Unity Dash

I like GNOME Classic more then GNOME Shell or Unity because it has a taskbar and Applications and Places menus on top. But the one thing i am really really missing is the dash from GNOME 3 and Unity, ...
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Is the CPU power management set permanently to Performance mode in 12.04?

after installing 12.04 from 11.04 and using the gnome-fallback desktop I installed the CPU scaler app in the top bar. It shows that my laptop is always running in Performance mode and never goes to ...
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How do I get “restart” option in the system menu in Gnome Classic?

I previously asked a similar question about Unity, but now I'm using (and sticking with) Gnome Classic. There is this drop down menu in the top right corner of the Gnome panel: When you press ...
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Ubuntu Classic, possible to have just big icons like in Windows 7?

I like how in Windows 7, only icons are shown in the taskbar/panel. Is it possible in Ubuntu (11.04)? Also I suppose it will be great to be able to group windows from the same program into 1 icon ...
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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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“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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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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Gnome-classic, new windows remain buried behind other window

I have recently moved from ARCH Linux to Ubuntu 11.10. I switched to using Gnome-Classic and noticed strange behaviours with the windows whenever I open them. I have setup Launchers on the Panel to ...
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why Alt+F2 r didnt work on gnome shell classic

Im using gnome shell classic on ubuntu 12.04. However, i notice that tht (ALT + F2 + r) didnt work. How do i get this effect on gnome shell classic? I just want to restart shell without logging out. ...
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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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Get Unity style notifications in Gnome Classic?

I prefer the look of Unity's notifications as opposed to Gnome's. How can I get it? Or at least some thing that looks similar?
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Can I disable the alt+window+right click behaviour for editing panels in Gnome Classic?

In Gnome Classic 11.10, when you want to make edits to the Gnome Panel, you have to press Alt + Super and then right click. I believe in some cases it's just Alt and right click, but because of ...
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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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Which packages provide the pictured gnome-panel applets?

Which source packages contain the source code of the indicated applets? If the answer is a catch all source package like "gnome-applets", what is name and location of the individual applets within ...
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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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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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How to disable gnome fallback animations?

Opening an application from the panel starts with fade in and ends with a black square in compiz mode. In 2D-mode launcher on panel starts with border at the edges of the screen, which appears on the ...
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How do I configure the gnome panel from a script?

I can easily set the number of workspaces and the workspace names with the gconftool-2, as follows: gconftool-2 --type int --set /apps/metacity/general/num_workspaces 4 gconftool-2 --type string ...
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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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How to set notify-OSD as default in Gnome Classic session?

Using Ubuntu 12.04 in Gnome Classic session, the notify-OSD is replaced by this one in image below: How to set notify-OSD as default again?
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Window doesn't stay in a position (Precise, Classic)

Although I've started to see this phenomenon after I upgraded my notebook from Oneiric to Precise, I'm not sure what is influencing. (1st one of the following image) I dragged the window on right to ...
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Why is my laptop not using the new Firefox menu layout?

On my desktop computer, Firefox has the new, more compact menu, where all menus are collapsed under where it says "Firefox", and the tabs are beside it: But on my laptop, it's still using the older ...
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GNOME Shell is simply Gnome Classic. What am I doing wrong?

I am trying to introduce my friend to the amazing that is GNOME Shell. So I opened a terminal and ran sudo apt-get install gnome-shell and all went apparently well. After restarting, on the login ...