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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No Alt + Tab in 14.04 Gnome Flashback session?

I've just upgraded to 14.04 and installed the Gnome Flashback Session. However, Alt + Tab doesn't bring up an application switcher. I've tried Compiz Config Settings Manager, but there are no ...
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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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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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How to fully remove all packages installed by 'gnome-session-fallback'?

I mainly use Unity, but I installed gnome with: sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback To test how it was, but then I managed to delete all of my settings for my startup applications, so ...
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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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No way to show seconds in Gnome Classic clock

I cannot force clock in Gnome Classic to show seconds. Tried within dconf-editor, changing all available clock settings: com > canonical > indicatior > datetime There I was trying by changing ...
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add workspaces with gnome classic and ubuntu 14.04

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with gnome classic. I want to add 4 workspaces. I right click into the workspaces (left-bottom) and go to preferences. I change the number of workspaces from 1 to 4 and close ...
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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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Access appmenu in GNOME Flashback

I use GNOME Flashback (Metacity) in my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installation because of performance (it's running in VirtualBox). In this mode, the menu bar of an application is usually placed below its title ...
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12.04 Gnome: Mounted Samba Volumes do not open with Nautilus

I am talking only about the shortcuts on the Gnome-Classic Desktop. Using GNOME nautilus 3.4.2 The mounted samba volumes, many times get opened by gedit, or either, nautilus cannot find a proper ...
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How to make xprop -set manual changes permanent

I am trying to permanently reserve space for my top edge panel in the middle of a dual display screen, where the two monitors are above and under each other, like this (the smaller lower one has the ...
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change link to bookmark [duplicate]

I set up a bookmark to my remote development machine in "connect to server", and book marked it. it shows up in the places menu, but gives me an error / warning every time I connect. warning, folder ...
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Unity keybindings interfere with IntelliJ. Will switching to gnome desktop let me see all keybindings?

Several of the keybindings on Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity interfere with the keybindings in IntelliJ. I can see most of the Ubuntu / Unity keybindings with this script gsettings list-recursively ...
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My gnome-panel is not working properly

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my system and gnome desktop. But now suddenly my gnome-panel is not working. No cross, minimise, maximise icons on the right side and only one workspace is showing: ...
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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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Using different wallpapers on multiple monitors (Gnome 2 + Compiz)

This seems like a simple question, yet I could not find any satisfying answer using Google or Ask Ubuntu. So I have a triple-monitor setup. Basically what I want is simply to have a different ...
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Other answers on how to empty trash via command line are not working

Where else can I find files that are showing up in my trash can? Ubuntu 12.04, Headless, VNC, Gnome-fallback. I have a stubborn trash can that I suspect is from deleting files from command that ...
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Is there any GUI tool for Mutter customization?

I recently switched from GNOME Shell to the GNOME 3 fallback mode, and I'm using Mutter for my window manager. Is there any tool that will allow me to customize it to an extent, similar to the Compiz ...
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aero snap left and right in metacity ubuntu 14.10?

I managed to install Gnome classic Metacity on Ubuntu 14.10 using this: sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback I can user the Super (Windows) key to maximize and restore the windows with the ...
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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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Alt+F10 to maximise window in 14.04 with gnome-classic no effects?

The 'Windows' submenu in Keyboard Shortcuts is not present any more in Ubuntu 14.04 with gnome classic. How do I set Alt+F10 for window maximise and other keyboard shortcuts like these? Thanks
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Gnome classic act as Gnome Classic

Is there a way to get Gnome Classic act as Gnome Classic? That is, the gnome classic session is the only thingy around. So if the cursor get to point to upper left corner it will stay in gnome classic ...
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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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How to manually edit specific gnome-panel icons?

I recently got the Drakfire Ultra White icons for my laptop and noticed that the bluetooth icon in the Indicator Applet uses the wrong size. New Drakfire icons: Making it spread out more than it ...
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Color settings keep popping up by themselves

Recently, my Ubuntu 14.04 installation is showing a very irritating behavior: every few minutes, the color settings window just pops up out of the blue. It says: "Each device needs an up to date ...
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Gnome focus mode

I know this should be a silly question, but how do I change the window/terminal focus mode in Ubuntu 14.04.1 running GNOME Flashback (Compiz) [3.8.4]?
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How do I call gnome-session-quit with countdown from Unity?

To be able to shutdown with a keyboard shortcut we can assign gnome-session-quit ---power-off to a custom shortcut. In Unity this will lead to the following dialog: Then we need another at least ...
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Gnome classic not installing properly, only shows background

I installed gnome-session-fallback in my ubuntu 12.04. I have nvidia geforce gt 520m with optimus. However after I log in only the background and cursor loads. Terminal works fine, but the menubar or ...
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How to replace ibus with whatever used to work in 12.04?

Upgraded from 12.04 to 14.10, as usual, bunch of problems. One of the problems is ibus which is not working properly, example is here (no answers) "Allow different input sources per window" ...
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KeePassX 0.4.3 and ubuntu 14.10: autotype works in a weird way

Ubuntu 14.10 + gnome-session-fallback metacity + KeePassX 0.4.3 Autotype doesn't work properly: it misses some characters. How can I fix it? I guess, that's because of 14.10 Input Sources stuff.
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“Allow different input sources per window” is broken in Ubuntu 14.10 gnome-session-fallback and Compiz

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 and then installed gnome-session-fallback. Then I configured 2 input sources and enabled "Allow different input sources per window" It works fine in Metacity but in Compiz ...
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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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How to revert to GNOME Classic Desktop?

I'm used to GNOME Classic and personally don't want to change to anything else, but it seems there is no more GNOME Classic in the Oneiric release. After apt-get installed gnome-session and all, ...
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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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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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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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How to fix gnome-fallback Menu Bar items and recover lost launchers?

After mistakenly running dconf reset -f /org/gnome/gnome-panel/, I tried manually putting back all the custom launchers and indicators I put on the top and bottom panels and was able to get most of ...
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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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How I can set a keyboard shortcut to access the Applications or Places menu?

How I can set a keyboard shortcut to access the Applications or Places menu in gnome classic on ubuntu 12.04?
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White pixels at left border in gnome flashback

I run the Gnome Flashback with Metacity session. I just upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04.1. After the upgrade, when I have an application maximized, there sometimes appears a little 1-pixel-wide white ...
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No Time in Top Panel (Gnome Classic)

I've been using Ubuntu with Gnome Classic for a while and I've noticed recently that in the "Indicator Applet Complete" in the Top Panel, my name and the clock have disappeared. I think it happened ...
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Will I be able to use gnome-session-fallback with 14.04?

I am a passionate hater of unity (sorry) and the first thing I did last time with 12.04 was install gnome-session-fallback to get the layout I wanted. Now I am going to get a new computer soon and ...
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Too much space between icons on the gnome panel in gnome fallback (compiz) Ubuntu 14.04

There's too much space between the icons on the gnome panel, in the fallback session, here's a screenshot. Is there anything I can do to solve this?
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Ibus m17n languages not seen in 14.04 gnome-classic

Input methods of ibus-m17n can't be selected from Text Entry Settings in gnome-classic desktop environment. But it can be selected when logged in to Unity. Is there a problem between gnome-classic and ...
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In 14.04, how do I persist a view in Nautilus-Gnome?

I just upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 and I use the Gnome (MetaCity) UI. I set up a view in Nautilus like this, including the side bar and location entry box. I want to persist this view so that ...
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how to troubleshoot the Gnome Classic Session?

I have installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 and the Gnome 3 stable + next + staging PPAs. So I have Gnome 3.12 installed and it works OK apart from one issue: In GDM I have the Gnome and Gnome Classic ...
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I can't add work areas in gnome flashback ubuntu 14.04 or make the alt-tab work

Please, I have been dealing with the alttab problem for a long time. I have alreade check keyboard shortcuts in the configuration panel but it still doesn't work. (I already had this problem in ubuntu ...
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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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Binding Synapse shortcut to key-release instead of key-press

Background So I've already referred a question that demonstrates how to bind the Synapse launcher to the "Super (Win) Key". (Can I change Synapse shortcut to Super/Windows key alone?) The problem is ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for switching language input method no longer works after updates

As part of a string of problems with recent updates in Gnome Flashback (like this, and this), after an update a day or so ago, the shortcut keys I have assigned for switching between Japanese and ...