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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 particular window it grabs the one behind it instead. The gnome desktop feels faster on my machine and I find it easier to navigate with it, is there another way of using gnome in Ubuntu 13.04 aside from the method above? Thanks in advance!

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If you want to use the GNOME3 desktop environment, install gnome-shell:

sudo apt-get install gnome-shell

For the old GNOME2 desktop, install gnome-panel:

sudo apt-get install gnome-panel

You can install both of them if you like, and choose at the logon screen.

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In order to fix Alt+Tab, install Compiz configuration settings manager:

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

then run ccsm and enabled the Aplication Switcher plugin:

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About the grabbing window issue, I've never saw that behavior.

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You should first install gnome to your computer. To install; open terminal with Ctrl+Alt+T;

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-staging
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gnome-shell gnome-shell-extensions gnome-tweak-tool

and if you want completely install gnome, also use this command

sudo apt-get install gnome

There is also a nice guide on this side.

After installation completed, restart computer and select gnome mode at the login screen (by clicking the icon next to the username on login screen)

  • have you tried this one? is it bug free? – Wern Ancheta Jul 15 '13 at 13:34

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