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)

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

5
votes
1answer
151 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
776 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
632 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
492 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
95 views

All display managers boot into Gnome Classic (No effects)

I've tried both gdm and lightgdm but no matter what I do, I get logged in to Gnome Classic (No Effects). The terminal's transparency is a nuisance here and I completely do not want to work on anything ...
4
votes
0answers
113 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
457 views

“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 ...
3
votes
0answers
235 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
362 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
243 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
106 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
331 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
332 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
2k views

Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome classic trayicon doesn't work (at least for Pidgin)

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome classic. Pidgin's tray icon doesn't show up. The settings is ok ("Always"). For any case, I've also added it in dconf-editor as per How to enable notification area ...
2
votes
0answers
3k views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
540 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
67 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
26 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
105 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
83 views

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" ...
1
vote
0answers
134 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
109 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
198 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
57 views

Unbind Alt-Click (gnome classic)

Ubuntu 12.04, Gnome classic. Trying to unbind/change < Altclick-1 > that moves windows (reason being another app is using that and anyway I want to change it). But couldn't find it in How to ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

Switch keyboard layout with Win (Super) key

I need to mention that I know about this bug. The problem is that in Ubuntu 14.04 (I use Gnome classic as DE) I still can't switch keyboard layout with ❖ (Super). It's not a problem to set this key ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Top bar graphics issues after switching to GNOME Flashback

I recently installed ubuntu-gnome-flashback on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and after logging in to GNOME Flashback (Compiz), my top bar, menu, and windows look like this. This is not the standard GNOME2 look ...
0
votes
0answers
7 views

attempt to resize but bothered by floating scroll bar

In gnome-classic in 14.04, the floating scrolling bar can be convenient, except when I tried to use mouse to resize a window. In that case, the scrolling bar always gets in my way to wait for the ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

Shotcut keys in Gnome-Classic?

In Gnome-Classic (metacity) in 14.04, is there a key to invoke the Applications menu? is there a key to switch between the items on the top panel, such as the Applications menu, Places, wireless ...
0
votes
0answers
71 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
44 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
117 views

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: ...
0
votes
0answers
196 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

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
0
votes
0answers
72 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
43 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
137 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
67 views

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.
0
votes
0answers
122 views

“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 ...
0
votes
0answers
274 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
107 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
58 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
139 views

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?
0
votes
0answers
96 views

Change unity for gnome-fallback

I am trying to set up a couple of computers with Ubuntu 14.04. When we had the computers running 12.04 we were able to get users to log in with gnome-session-fallback as a default. However, I am ...
0
votes
0answers
99 views

no “space” on gnome-panel to alt+click to get the gnome-panel menu — can only get menus for applets

am on (k)unbuntu 12.04.4 using "gnome-classic (no effects)" environment. I have one panel bar at top of screen, and when I've run several general applications (firefox, konsole, tbird, etc), their ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

no windows category in keyboard shortcuts when using gnome classic

One of the first things I do after installing a Linux distribution is to define a keyboard shortcut for "maximize window vertically". In Ubuntu (unity) this is done via system settings -> keyboard -> ...
0
votes
0answers
155 views

how to bind super+s to indicator applete complete? - gnome classic

i use gnome classic, i'm not a mouse fan. when i get an email while i'm writing code, i i would super+s to get to the indicator-applet-complete and read it. also to write emails, or check unread ...
0
votes
0answers
53 views

system settings reverted to old gnome after installing gnome flashback

I tried reverting to the classic gnome by installing the gnome flashback. Now my system settings are also in classic gnome style after I uninstalled gnome flashback: I can't even adjust the ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

12.04 LTS - Nautilus top viewing bar changed recently - how do I get it back?

I'm running 12.04 LTS with Gnome - No Effects UI. When going into a directory in Nautilus, until recently I would see along the top of a Nautilus window a line of icons showing the directory path ...
0
votes
0answers
808 views

Ubuntu Server 14.04 install Gnome Flashback without installing Unity?

Ive been experimenting in a QEMU/KVM VM, I want to install a normal installation of Ubuntu Server 14.04 and then install Gnome-Flashback on top of it so that I can possibly put this setup on my ...