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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Ubuntu 12.04 gnome classic problem - multiple top and bottom bars

I'm using ubuntu 12.04, with gnome classic. I was using it with no problem. Then after I logged in once I saw 4 bars at the top of the screen and 4 at the bottom instead of 1. How can I fix it? I ...
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Gnome-classic language turned into Chinese, how do I change it back to English? [duplicate]

My newly installed Ubuntu 12.04 gnome-classic just turned into chinese locale after reboot, how do I change it back to English? I can't find any language menus, and the ones I opened are, well, in ...
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Alt+F10 to maximise window in 12.04 with gnome-classic no effects?

How can I use Alt+F10 to maximise window in 12.04 with gnome-classic no effects? I was able to use it in 11.10, but now, if I am in gnome-terminal and I want to maximise it, I get a symbol ;3~ and ...
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How can I make the Unity 2d Shell dodge GNOME Panel when running both simultaneously?

I'm using GNOME Fallback in 12.04, and I'm running the Unity 2D Shell (WITHOUT THE UNITY 2D PANEL) and GNOME Panel. I've done this by logging in using GNOME Fallback, and then running unity-2d-shell. ...
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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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Can you choose not to use Unity on install? [closed]

I have been using Ubuntu since version 9 and found it very friendly and wonderful to work with. Is there a way to choose Gnome-classic or other desktops on install?
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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 to make the date appear next to the time indicator in Gnome Classic?

I'm using Gnome classic in Ubuntu 12.04 and I'm not able to find the settings that would allow me to display the date and day along with time in the clock of my indicator applet. Any idea how I can ...
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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 add audio controls in the tray? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Volume icon disappeared in the classic desktop After upgrading to 12.04, I lost the audio controls from the system tray. How to add it back? I am using gnome ...
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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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New windows in session fallback

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04 (64 bit). I hate unity, so I use gnome-session-fallback. Everything works fine (OK, not as well as it worked in gnome2...) but if I open a new window, it always ...
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Volume icon disappeared in the classic desktop. Again [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Volume icon from top panel has disappeared after upgrading I have the same problem as was described in Volume icon disappeared in the classic desktop But the answer for ...
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Volume icon from top panel has disappeared after upgrading [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Volume icon disappeared in the classic desktop I have upgraded my system to 12.04 but the problem is after upgrading the volume icon from the top panel has been ...
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Windows moving after losing focus

when I enable the 'Place Windows' in the compizconfig settings editor in 12.04 (gnome-classic), windows which are placed over the border of the windows are moved back to the window as soon as the ...
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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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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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Fullscreen gnome classic ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

I have just moved into 12.04 and exploring gnome classic I have realized that when fullscreen youtube the top panel and the inferior panel remains there. This happens also in VLC, but first ...
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Volume and other indicators disappeared in the classic desktop

I updgraded my ubuntu to 12.04 LTS and then installed gnome classic since I do not like unity. But then the volume icon at the up-right corner has disappeared. How can I get it back to that place. ...
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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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Interface stopped working when Compiz effects are on

I've been running Gnome-classic with Compiz effects since the release of 11.10. Today, I rebooted, and the gnome panel, docky window manager, and basically all interface elements stopped loading when ...
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Gnome Classic in 12.04 gives black screen

I have Gnome Classic installed from my 11.10 install. Whenever I try to boot into it on 12.04 beta, it gives me a black screen and does not load. Is there a way to see what is going on that it doesn't ...
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gnome-panel doesn't exist anymore? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to revert to GNOME Classic? I wanted to install gnome classic in Ubuntu 12.04, searched on the Ubuntu Software Centre, and it is not there. I also tried sudo ...
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Why do I have Unity and GNOME Classic running at the same time?

I've recently updated and found that Unity shows on the gnome-classic/fallback desktop. Is this a new feature (which I doubt to be), or a bug? If it is a bug, tell me how to disable Unity because it ...
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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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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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No Banshee notification area icon in Gnome 3 classic session

After installing Ubuntu 12.04, I have a problem with Banshee: it doesn't have a tray icon. I know about the tray-icon-plugin, but it's not working: I'm using Gnome 3 in classic mode. In gnome-shell ...
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No icons when adding custom submenus to panel [closed]

I made some custom categories in the gnome-main-menu, and added some .directory files which describe that category and point to its icon. I also changed the icon of standard categories (i.e. ...
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Why can't I get a working session with vnc4server

We have a couple of (identical) Ubuntu 11.10 machines, configured with gnome-classic, which we use as remote servers, and let our clients log into personal user accounts we create for them using ...
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Can I make my desktop icons smaller?

I would like to make all my desktop icons slightly smaller. I know I can do each one manually but that is impractical given I create and destroy about 20 files a day on my desktop. I need an answer ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can't find the Network Connections icon in my GNOME Classic systray [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I can't add a Indicator Applet to Panel in Gnome-Classic I have 11.10 installed with GNOME Classic desktop. From some reason, some icons are missing from my panel, ...
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How do I get alt-tab to cycle through all open windows on GNOME Classic?

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 with "Gnome classic (no effects)" at login. Using alt+tab cycles between windows on current desktop. How can I set it to cycle through ALL open windows? Well, I have done as ...
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How to auto-start a program in a standalone session?

I have made a new stand alone session like in this topic, but i want to auto-start dockbarx in only this session i follow this topic but it is auto-start in all gnome-fallback sessions, so what to do ...
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It is possible to change the icon theme on a remastered live cd?

writing a *.override file in /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas doesn change anything. If i edit the xml file the system will crash.
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Ubuntu 11.10 as VMware Player guest OS has window redraw issues

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 64bit as a guest OS inside VMware Player 4.0.2 on a Windows 7 64 bit host OS. I have the latest VMware Tools installed (reinstalled it just in case). I'm using Gnome Classic, ...
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Restore bottom panel/gnome classic [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Reset Unity and Gnome to default values I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 and deleted my "bottom panel" so i could run glx-dock. I ended up not liking it and wanted to restore ...
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I cant install gnome classic or the shell one

sudo apt-get install gnome-shell Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information...Done Package gnome-shell is not available, but is referred to by another package. ...
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Is it possible set gnome 3 fallback panel font

Is it possible to use a font for the gnome panel which isn't the default font. I tried to define the font inside a gnome theme but that doesn't chnge anything and if i write something like : ...
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Gnome Session Fallback with Compiz -> Alt Click on Panel

As described here is is possible to enable the window snapping by activating Compiz. However this also disables the Alt+ ability on the panel. So after activating Compiz it is not possible anymore to ...
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Big ugly icons in notification area [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to revert to GNOME Classic? I'm using Ubuntu 11.10, with Gnome classic DE and Ambiance theme. I really like it, but one thing is driving me crazy - there are big ...
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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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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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How to highlight active workspace switcher's workspace name?

I am using Gnome Classic in 11.10 and when I select a particular workspace it does not highlight it, so I do not know on which workspace I am unless I remember which one I clicked. I have no ...
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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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Repeated / Stretched Top Panel with Gnome Classic

Has anyone seen something like what is shown in this screenshot (the back of the top panel is repeated before the panel itself is shown)? I'm using: Ubuntu 11.10 Switched to Gnome Classic Dual ...