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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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 ...
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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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problems with unity and gnome classic desktops - how to reinstall and clean them

I have ubuntu 12.04.02 and I always use kde 4.10.1. Sometimes I need to switch to unity or gnome classic (with effects), the problem is that when I log in with one of them I can't access "settings ...
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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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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?
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Unusable desktop in Ubuntu 12.10

I am using Ubuntu QQ with gnome-session-fallback for a long time now. I replaced Nautilus with Thunar but when I restarted the laptop, the panel works, but I cant right click or change the desktop ...
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How do I get rid of the Unity Dash in Gnome classic?

I tried to enable Compiz features like wobbly windows and Desktop cube, but doing so Compiz crashed. After it restarted Dash was started as well. I logged of and back onto my Gnome classic ...
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Increase launcher and applet spacing on the Gnome Classic panel

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04.1 with Gnome Classic. I added some launchers on the top panel, but they are placed too tightly (also take a look at separators, they aren't really separate anything): Can I ...
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launcher settings?

Hi my name is Jim Simoni. I wish there was some way to relate to the desktop to the old desk top with menus so this transition would be easier. I like the old organisation in the menu bar. I had ...
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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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13.04 Dash Icon and Ubuntu Gnome-Classic Issues

The dash icon for Ubuntu 13.04 was "released", and a how-to on OMG! Ubuntu! Was written. Now, I followed all of the instructions, and the assets installed fine. Oh they installed alright, and now I ...
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How to move window buttons from left to right side of title bar in Gnome Classic?

How to move the window buttons (close, minimise, maximise) from the left side of the title bar to the right side in Gnome Classic 12.10? gconf-editor (apps > metacity etc) doesn't work. Nor does ...
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DLNA on Ubuntu 1204 with gnome-classic icons in tray

I am trying different DLNA systems to share media in my laptop wirelessly to a Samsung SMART TV. The ones I've tried so far, Serviio and tvmobili, seem to run as a deamon but don't show an icon in the ...
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Am I using Gnome 3? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why has Gnome 3 reverted to classic (Gnome 2) look and feel? I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 with gnome-classic instead of Unity. What I have is an "Applications, Places, ..." ...
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How do I add a d-bus command as a global shortcut in Gnome (classic)?

How do I add a d-bus command as a global shortcut in Gnome (classic)? I can do it in KDE, it gives an option to add a new shortcut as a d-bus command. I do not want to write a script just for this.
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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 to use Mate-Panel in Gnome-Fallback Mode

Is it possible to run mate-panel inside gnome-fallback mode? Unity is annoying and gnome-fallback is not real gnome 2, so it would be nice if I could combine mate and gnome-fallback.
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Can anyone tell me why Gnome 3 looks like as if it were a gnome fallback session in my virtualbox?

For some reason Gnome 3 wont work in my virtualbox. Both gnome classic and gnome look exactly identical. The version of my virtualbox is: 4.1.2_ Ubuntu r38459 The 3D acceleration is on in the ...
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Restore Alt+F2 “program execute” in GNOME Classic (no effects)

I dislike Unity so I use 12.04 in GNOME Classic (no effects) mode. ALT+F2 is not bringing up the usual "execute binary..." dialog box. How can I restore that? I have browsed around (e.g. why Alt+F2 ...
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Fullscreen Still Has Taskbars at Top and Bottom

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and running the Gnome Classic desktop. Whenever I go fullscreen, the taskbars at the top and bottom which hold the menus, notifications, etc. are still visible. This only ...
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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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fglrx causes fallback mode, doesn't work

I made a fresh install to Ubuntu 12.10 a while ago and tried to install the fglrx via software-properties-gtk. But when I install and restart one of the new versions, I can't acces unity (only desktop ...
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How to get Update-Notifications when using Gnome Fallback on Ubuntu Precise Pangolin?

one of my friends is using Gnome Fallback ( activated by installing gnome-panel ). Problem is that he does not get notifications about updates anymore. Well, we could set up automatic updates in the ...
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Gnome-classic lock screen no password prompt [closed]

I have ubuntu 12.04, on a Dell Inspiron 14r, Intel HD 3000. I set on the Power settings, "When the lid is closed: Do nothing." The password prompt worked just fine when i closed and opened the lid. ...
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Icons have disappeared from desktop, and right-click fails [closed]

I can't right click anything and there aren't the usual icons on my desktop. I'm using Gnome classic. I think there was a gnome setting that turns off or back on. How can I fix this?
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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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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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Where is ubuntuone GUI client on the Gnome Classic Menu?

Alternatively, how can I start the ubuntuone GUI client from the terminal? Sorry if this is a dumb question - it seems to me that it should be obvious so probably I am just staring right at it but not ...