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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Skype notification icon in gnome desktop not updating

Running Skype 4.2.0.13 gnome-desktop on Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS, 3.8.0-35-generic. My Skype status icon in the notification area is there, but is whited-out and never changes, regardless of my online ...
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genome-panel top deleted accidentally ubuntu 13.04

One of my friend accidentally deleted gnome-panel top panel. First I tried to restore using gnome-panel --replace but did not succeeded then I re-install gnome-panel after a clean uninstall but ...
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How to change panels font color in gnome-classic?

I'm using gnome-session-fallback on Quantal. I recently installed the Moka theme. Love it, but the panel font color is almost the same as the background color. I tried adding a CSS rule to ...
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Move window to workspace without changing workspace

CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+ArrowKey moves the active window to an other workspace and then "moves" the user to that workspace. Is it possible to just move a window to the next workspace while staying at the ...
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Top (most) Windows hidden underneath top ubuntu panel (13.04 gnome-fallback-compiz (gnome-panel))

Is there a way to fix the annoying fact that the top of most windows when opened are hidden underneath the top Ubuntu panel. Meaning when I start an application like firefox, Chromium or Thunderbird ...
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How do I recover the Gnome Classic default panel?

I have accidentally deleted the Gnome Classic default panel. I am not able to recover the same. I have tried uninstalling and then installing the Gnome shell -- but no help. I had run the following ...
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Gnome session manager warning when running gnome fallback

I Followed fossfreedom's guide on how to install gnome-classic in 12.04 and I get this error when trying to run gnome-fallback in a terminal. I tried to log in with it first but it didn't work either. ...
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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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Do Scale and Expo options work in gnome classic?

I am wondering if I could use Scale and Expo modes (thru the Compiz Manager Settings) in gnome fallback mode/gnome classic? Thanks.
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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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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 ...
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Computer responds slowly when screen is locked

When my computer is locked, regardless of it timing out after 10 minutes or by me pressing CTRL+L, it takes forever to activate it. It also appears as if the time it takes is linear to the time it as ...
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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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Why can't I see the contents of “trash:///” over VNC?

I've got a box running Ubuntu 13.10 Desktop and I've set up VNC on there with the following in my xstartup file: #!/bin/sh unset SESSION_MANAGER gnome-session –session=gnome-classic & ...
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Window list issue on 12.04 Gnome Classic in VirtualBox

I have 12.04 installed on a VirtualBox machine. I'm not huge fan of Unity, so I've opted for Gnome Classic as my desktop. One of the big advantages of classic gnome is that you can add a "Window List" ...
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Why is this animation using a blank window?

I've got a pretty simple problem. I want to use the Magic Lamp animation in Compiz but it just wont work properly. If I restore a window, the animation is looking proper: But if I minimize it the ...
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How can I move the Close/Minimize/Expand to the right in Gnome 3?

I’m currently using GNOME 3 Shell in classic mode and I was wandering if it was possible to move the Close, Minimize, Expand window icons from the left side to the right corner (a la Windows). Old ...
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Missing top bar in Ubuntu 12.04

Im running Ubuntu 12.04, after a fresh OS install, i installed gnome-panel AKA gnome-fallback and i've been using it (GNOME Classic No Effects) without any problem... ...Until 2 days ago. I was ...
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FreeNX Gnome-classic session shows no file icons and top bar is black

I have a remote server running 12.04 and connect to it with FreeNX (running on the Server) and the NoMachine Client. Everything seems to working apart from one thing: most icons are missing. The left ...
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DWM with GNOME Classic

Three years ago I used dwm (dynamic window manager for X). But dwm doesn't have such features as workspaces, menues with switches for user account, system and standard utilities etc. How can I use dwm ...
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Classic gnome sound settings

I can not get right side speaker balancer in sound settings of classic gnome 2. How can I get it working in gnome also?
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After installing ubuntu-tweak my keyboard shortcuts are acting weirdly in gnome-flashback

I am running 13.10, with gnome-flashback, and I installed ubuntu-tweak but my keyboard shortcuts are acting weird. For example, in Chromium, ctrl+a goes to the beginning of the address bar. Most are ...
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Customize Recent Documents List. E.g. to not show photos

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 in the classic mode. "Places" drop-down menu has "Recent Documents" at the bottom, but it fills up with photos whenever I simply look at them with Gnome image viewer. I only ...
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Revert from gnome classic to gnome new layout

I'm a Fedora user, and I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a Virtual Box for some testing. After sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ...
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how to chance color of calendar date in indicator applet

I am dissatisfied with the date time calendar in the indicator applet for gnome classic as it doesn't show the current date in a different color. I want it to look like the calendar of my android ...
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Display issues in Gnome Classic after upgrade

I just upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10. I've noticed some graphical issues using Gnome classic that were not there before: Notifications no longer appear (for example when changing the volume). ...
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Changing the mouse-key binding

I'm using 12.04 with GNOME classic desktop. When I alt-click on a window, the default bevaiour is moving it. This sometimes undesireable, because in some programs I need to alt-click in order to do ...
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Tiled Task switcher panel for gnome classic?

I am looking for similar task switcher to Mac OS/X static wall display of running apps - but for classic gnome. There is something similar - Shift-Alt-up-arrow. Problem with that one is that the ...
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Annoying Wireless Authentication Prompt Again

(Copy pasting this question because it was closed for being a duplicate/already having an answer, but the answer provided in the linked question does not work and even if it did it would not be an ...
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Nautilus3 file finder failure

Nautilus3 can't find files that are on a flash drive in the USB port even when it lists them. What am I missing? the old Nautilus worked fine. Is this a bug?
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Recent Update - problem with Gnome Fallback (No Effects): Task Panel, menus broken by last update from Ubuntu 13.04 Software Updater:

I am using RR, Gnome Fallback (No effects) UI - I prefer it to the Unity desktop. Late last week - 7/3 or 7/4 - the 13.04 Software Updater pulled in some updates (was running Gnome Fallback (No ...
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how to get network manager indicator in Gnome Classic No Effects?

I have found (and attempted) many recipes (all shockingly different) for getting the Network Manager indicator to show at the top of the screen, but they have all failed. More precisely, all these ...
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Auto click problem — how can I turn it off?

When I try to click on something on a menu it auto clicks and I do not know how to disable it. If any one knows about this please let me know!
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Computer and home folder icon do not appear in cinnamon unless I boot into gnome classic first. (12.04 LTS)

New guy here :) So, I have the respective checkboxes ticked for the home icon and the computer icon for them to supposedly appear in the desktop but no matter how many times I log in and out of ...
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GNOME shell does not load

I see that there have been other similar posts, but the underlying problems seem to vary. I am not competent to troubleshoot myself, could you please walk me through it: I have recently upgraded from ...
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Installing Gnome Classic Offline using Edubuntu ISO

I believe the scenario I am trying is a bit different than what others are doing. I have 2 ISOs downloaded. 1. UbuntuServer 12.10 2. Edubuntu 12.10 Edubuntu comes with option of installing GNOME ...
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load custom gnome-fallback settings on livecd

I can't save my modified gnome-fallback settinmgs and then convert them as an gsettings file. Trying to override the dconf settings doesn't work either.So i can't modify the gnome fallback panel for ...
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Cannot access external usb HDD after DBus error

I have a interesting problem. When I plugged my external usb hdd into my desktop PC, Ubuntu showed me that: DBus error org.gtk.Private.RemoteVolumeMonitor.Failed: An operation is already pending A ...
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How can I get the network manager indicator?

I've tried the suggestions in Network manager indicator missing (and rebooted), but I still don't have a Network Manager indicator. How can I diagnose the problem? For what it's worth, I'm using ...
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How to use the Grid function in 12.04 Gnome Classic - No effects

guess this has been addressed before, as I see a number of related searches on this. I'm using 12.04, Gnome Classic - No effects, because it is the one that best seems to work with my somewhat old ...