I've created a new standard use account, but it logs in only in GNOME. How can I change to Ubuntu default desktop environment? The old user works fine.


On the login screen, it should be possible to choose between Gnome and Unity. There is a small icon that appears on one side of the username/password box.

  • I had GDM instead of LightDM. I change the login manager and it is OK. I accept your answer even if it is still not clear for me in GDM. – Dumitru Cristian Aug 15 '14 at 9:02
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    @DumitruCristian In GDM, there's a small gear icon next to the login button which lists sessions. – muru Aug 15 '14 at 9:16
  • GDM does have a bit to change with desktop to use - e.g. like this, or under a menu called 'session'. – Wilf Aug 15 '14 at 9:17

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