I've changed my ubuntu desktop environment from unity to gnome. It works almost fine but I don't like gnome classic panel (attached)classic panel on default user. The weird thing here is that after creating another new user, gnome layout is different (exactly as I like non classic gnome on new user). I would like to get rid of gnome classic. Is there any way to do this? I've tried to find this configuration in tweak tool with no success.

Data : Ubuntu 16, gnome3

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Remove those panel first.

sudo apt-get --purge autoremove gnome-panel gnome-panel-data gnome-session-flashback

Then, Try resetting gnome settings using this command

dconf reset -f /org/gnome/

This should reset the session and settings.

  • Thanks Anwar, really apreciate your help. But I'm afraid I've not explained properly. What, I need is to change the gnome panel appearance. I don't like the gnome classic panel so I would like to remove it. How can I do it?
    – JGomez
    Sep 9, 2016 at 8:20
  • @JGomez oh! remove gnome-panel and gnome-panel-data
    – Anwar
    Sep 9, 2016 at 9:52
  • @JGomez tried this solution?
    – Anwar
    Sep 10, 2016 at 17:39
  • Hmmm yes. I'm afraid it didn't work actually...
    – JGomez
    Sep 12, 2016 at 8:17

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