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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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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Take a snapshot with “PrtScn” Key doesn't work with classical Gnome

If I press the "PrtScn" button the UI flashes white but the following Save Dialog doesn't open. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with the classical Gnome.
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How can I use Work-space edge settings on Gnome-Classic

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome-Classic and I need to configure Work-space edge settings. In unity it can be easily done by Ubuntu tweak Tool... this is what I had in unity when hovering bottom ...
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How do I get windows to have borders/titlebars after upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04?

I upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04. Upgrade seemed to have no problems, but when I open a window it has no border or title·bar. I am using Gnome classic. Oddly, Google chrome does have Minimize, ...
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Window manager not loading when gnome-classic starts

When I boot up or log into gnome-classic (no effects), windows don't have the frame around them that has the minimize and close buttons and all that. After that, there all sorts of issues - for ...
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Is it possible to use compiz cube in Gnome Classic?

I was wondering if the compiz cube works in gnome classic too? And if yes, how shall I install it?
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Where can I check for development progress and report bugs for GNOME classic panels?

I'm testing 12.04, GNOME classic works better than in 11.10, but there are still some quirks, like for example alt+tab not working. Any idea where can I follow the development ?
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How can I show the application name in the panel?

I'm using GNOME Fallback Mode with Indicator applets in the panel, since they've recently been ported to GNOME 3. I installed the indicator-appmenu package and I'm using it on the GNOME Panel. ...
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Where is the 3D windows setting for the cube in compiz open GL for gnome 3.2 (ubuntu classic) configuration manager?

Incredibly useful when working with a lot windows open but missing on CompizConfig Setting Manager in 11.10 x86 Desktop version. I was copying my settings from my big 10.04 64bit workstation, but the ...
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Performance problems with FGLRX driver

I have moved from ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10 today and I am not impressed. I expected more in this version. There is some improvement but also many bugs. It works very slow for me. Graphic is very very ...
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How do I create application launchers in Gnome Panel

I currently use individual application launchers to create something like below for the apps I commonly use They are tedious to create/modify as I have to move/modify 1 by 1 - Is there a better ...
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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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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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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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Lost window borders in Firefox while loading a local html file

Firefox 16, Ubuntu 12.04, Gnome Classic Session, Compiz effects enabled. Is this a bug? Anybody else having this? What shall I do?
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Can't open Panel settings with super-alt right-click in gnome-classic after resize

In 12.04, I just tried the pane-setting 'resize' (or autoshrink or what it is named). Now, I don't like it any longer and I would like to switch back. But since the panel is shrunken, there is no ...
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Specific hide delay of the classic gnome panel

Is there an option in the gconf-editor or somewhere else where I can adjust the time of the hide delay of the panel in a classic-gnome session? I found this for GNOME2 but doesn't work with 12.04 ...
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Gnome classic split screen plugin

How do i get Gnome classic to have a split screen? I want it to be like it is in Unity where if i drag something to the side it maximizes its size to cover just half the screen, and then drag ...
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Compiz no longer auto starts on login

When I first installed Ubuntu 11.10 with Gnome-Classic, Compiz wouldn't run, and so I solved it by asking here on askubuntu. However, after the most recent set of updates a couple days ago, Compiz no ...
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What is button5?

I want to record my Desktop and use zoom function. I changed Zoom in shortcut to <super>button5 and when I click Windows logo and scroll my mouse, it doesn't work. What I am doing wrong?
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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 app indicator area shows “No Indicators”

This problem is on two of my computers, both running Gnome-Classic on 12.10, my laptop and my desktop. After recent reboots, the app indicator area has text that says "No Indicators": Indicators ...
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Can't assign Super+L to Lock Screen [duplicate]

Installed Ubuntu 12.04 64bit today, switched to Gnome Classic (no effects) and there is one thing that makes me crazy: I can't assign Super+L to Lock Screen function! I go to System Settings -> ...
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Can Unity be uninstalled?

Recently when doing an update, I noticed I was downloading a bunch of packages related to Unity. I use Gnome-Classic, and have no intention of ever using Unity. So, I thought I might save myself some ...
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How do I change default session on Ubuntu 11.04 Live CD

I'm working on a remaster of an Ubuntu 11.04 live CD and I would like the default session to be Ubuntu Classic instead of Unity when booting into the live environment. What file(s) do I need to modify ...
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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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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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“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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problems with unity and gnome classic desktops - how to reinstall and clean them

I have ubuntu 12.04.02 and I always uses kde 4.10.1. Sometimes I need to swith to unity or gnome classic (with effects), the problem is that when I log in with one of them I can't access to "settings ...
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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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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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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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lxdm won't login to Ubuntu 2d or Gnome classic

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on an old Dell Centrino/512mb machine that was running too slow with Windows to be useful. I am completely new to Linux and muddling my way through as well as I can. The ...
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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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12.04 Gnome Classic Launcher Icons on Gnome panel, size and spacing

I've been searching the forums and google for a while and nothing seems to work. I have a top and bottom panel in ubuntu 12.04 gnome classic using the default ambiance theme. My top panel has all my ...
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Mouse won't work at startup when running classic gnome-failsafe desktop and auto-login [closed]

I've got a laptop with Ubuntu 11.10 with classic gnome-failsafe desktop and auto-login set up. Sometimes, when I start the laptop and after typing in the gnome-keyring password, the touchpad cursor ...
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how to get ubuntu classic back on ubuntu 11.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to revert to GNOME Classic? there is a gnome classic i tried that but it's not the same. it's so ugly . And if we can't get back ubuntu classic then please tell me ...
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Going back to Gnome

I want to know if I can go back to a 10.04 style Gnome environment. By 10.04 environment, I mean the ability to add icons and little applets, like drawer, on the top menu bar. Right now, after all I ...
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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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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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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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Is GNOME classic (no effects) faster than Unity 2D?

Is GNOME classic (no effects) faster than Unity 2D?
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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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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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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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Installed Gnome but I don't want gnome 3 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to revert to GNOME Classic? I installed gnome because I liked the old gnome, but I installed Gnome 3, and even when I go into gnome classic, I can't right click the ...
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Why does the “d” key minimizes and restores the terminal?

I have a remote system on which I defined two accounts - an administrator and a standard user. The machine was fallbacked from Unity to GNOME. I use vnc4server to remotely connect to the system, and ...
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Compiz profile is screwed up when switching from Unity to GNOME Classic

Gnome Classic defaults to using metacity (at least, for me). When I activate compiz (compiz --replace), the unity panel and launcher show up. This is due to Unity being a compiz plugin. Is there any ...
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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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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.