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Questions tagged [gnome-classic]

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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Systray applets disappeared in Gnome (flashback) classic desktop

All my systray indicator applets have suddenly disappeared from my classic Gnome desktop. Because I'm "old school" (or, depending on your point of view, a fossil) I simply can't get used to the more ...
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Access nautilus settings in Gnome Fallback/Flashback

I'm running Xenial, and file/folder settings are only accessible via the unity toolbar. However, I run gnome panel and so I can't access these preferences. Is there a way I can either get my menu ...
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VNC notification not works on Ubuntu 16.04, Gnome Classic

I have Ubuntu 16.04 and run default VNC server Vino. One difference from usual workstation - I am using Gnome classic desktop. VNC connection works fine, though I not see any notification when ...
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How to resize Firefox icon on desktop?

Firefox 59.0.1 (64-bit) Firefox icon on desktop changes to abnormal size 128px, whereas it was 48px. This changes seems happen after one of countless Firefox updates. When right click on icon, there ...
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Using gnome paper theme: how to make my dock appear when hovering on the left side of my screen?

Usingubuntu 17.10 and gnome (shell version 3.26.2) paper theme (entering gnome classic in login screen): How do i make my dock appear when hovering on the left side of my screen? it's displayed only ...
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Rename the desktop environment on Unity Greeter

Can anyone tell me how to rename the desktop environment names shown in Unity Greeter's desktop menu? I'm making a heavily modified desktop out of Gnome and I know how to change the icon, but I also ...
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Is it possible to make it so that an application has no icon?

I was wondering, could I make an application not have an icon? I don't mean like "make it a question mark," but I mean like for example how Synapse has no icon when running, would it be possible to ...
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How to Install Gnomenu on Gnome or XFCE

I installed on my Ubuntu 16.04 Gnome Fallback Session. Now I want to add gnomenu on this panel. when i right click on this panel (with Alt) and select Add to Panel ... I can't find Gnomenu. In Xfce ...
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What is this little slider menu in the lower left corner? [duplicate]

There a little panel with an arrow, and the only thing that uses it so far is the buddy list of pidgin. I don't need it and I don't want it, what is it called and how can I remove it? Please see ...
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How do I set user-session to gnome-classic in gdm3?

I am using Ubuntu GNOME 16.04.3. I would like to to set the user-session to gnome-classic. By default it is set to gnome. I have added user-session=gnome-classic to /etc/gdm3/custom.conf but this ...
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Auto login (gnome-classic) ubuntu-gnome 16.04

I am using ubuntu-gnome 16.04, 64 bit system, I have set auto login for one of the user in my system. I would like to set my system to login automatically in ubuntu gnome-classic instead of gnome I ...
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View ubuntu server in desktop version

I'm new to Ubuntu server.I have Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.13.0-88-generic x86_64) installed. I've also installed ubuntu-desktop & gnome. When I ssh root@my-ip-address and do a cd /usr/share/...
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Gnome desktop - Top bar font gone mad

I just updated Ubuntu to version 17.04. When logging back after rebooting, GNOME seems to be behaving strangely: Rogue top bar: This strange "font" is used everywhere by the GNOME launcher: Rogue ...
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Unable to change touchpad settings

Recently I have changed my desktop environment to GNOME from unity and noticed that the touchpad settings doesn't work. how to activate reverse scrolling from terminal or any other way.
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Can't remove an icon from the top panel in GNOME Fallback Compiz mode tried all key combinations

Ubuntu 16.04. Can't remove an icon from the top panel in GNOME Fallback Compiz mode? I have tried all combinations of and right click. In Metacity and right click work.
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Highlight active application in Gnome Classic taskbar

I use (and love) Gnome Classic in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with the built-in Radiance theme. Only gripe that I have is that all applications in the (bottom of the screen) task bar are highlighted the same. ...
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Gnome3 custom shortcuts don't work

I have a clean install of 16.04 with the ubuntu gnome packages installed. I can use the shortcuts tab of the keyboard setting to set keybindings for built-in gnome functions (such as "Launch help ...
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Sticky notes lost original functionality in 16.04, how to get it back?

I'm using a lot "sticky notes" in Gnome-flashback (megacity) which can be added to the main panel by Alt+MMB → Add to panel → Sticky Notes. It worked very well in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS ... Now ...
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How to create desktop shortcut for Firefox or other applications? [duplicate]

14.04, Gnome Flashback desktop. How to create desktop shortcut for Firefox or other applications? Preferably, without installing additional components.
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How to change steam tray icon size in gnome-session-flashback

I have a Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64 bit desktop with gnome-session-flashback (metacity) desktop environment. gnome-panel tray icons have normal size of 24x24. I recently installed steam from Ubuntu ...
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Dropbox AppIndicator Menu broken in gnome-flashback

The problem This is a broken Dropbox indicator in gnome-flashback on Ubuntu 16.04.1. (Dropbox version: x86_64-9.4.94) As it can be seen here, it works fine in Unity. But how can I get that in gnome-...
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Gnome Search Tool - Open Containing Folder does nothing : 16.04 flashback

The containing folder does not open when I right click and select [Open Containing Folder] from a set of search results in Gnome Search Tool. As requested: screenshot of how I am attempting to open ...
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Unreadable nautilus and thunderbird in gnome session, please see screenshot

EDIT Aug, 2017: The problem does not occur with the new intel graphics driver integrated in the linux kernel ( dont know the version ), that is integrated in 16.04. I had this problem multiple times ...
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Gedit UI different if I run gksu: Ubuntu 16.04 Gnome Classic

Something strange which I'm trying to understand: Ubuntu 16.04 Gnome Classic If I launch gedit from the menu or command line as myself, I get the following UI: ^ this one has: the menu bar at the ...
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LightDM doesn't show desktop session lists

Before upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04 from 14.04 I used to log into GNOME-flashback desktop session from GDM login prompt. After upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04 I had to remove GDM(along with nvidia proprietary ...
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Shortcuts, ALT-rightclick not working on 16.04, Gnome 3.18

I think the following two issues are related: 1) ALT-rightclick, Super-rightclick etc. have no effect on the gnome panel. 2) I cannot set certain shortcuts using System Settings -> Keyboard -> ...
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show desktop in gnome-classic

I am trying to add a "Show Desktop" button on the panel. Super + Alt + RightClick does not work on Gnome Classic. Does anyone know how can I add this button to show the desktop? Also, assigning the ...
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Run Python utility from shortcut

I installed TFTPGUI. The only way launch program GUI is run command in console, python tftpgui.py Is there way or method launch it from desktop shortcut? I tried create shortcut, placed it on ...
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How to install Gnome Flashback DE on Ubuntu

Please advice how to properly install Gnome Flashback DE on Ubuntu 14.04 (that comes with Unity by default). I want keep all application that was preinstalled with Unity DE: LibreOffice Writer, Calc, ...
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GNOME Classic on Ubuntu 16.04

Actually, I don't know if it's called GNOME Classic. But I don't like the new GNOME (not complaining). I like the version of GNOME that was standard until a few years ago. How can I switch to that ...
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I can't put icons on Ubuntu 16.04 gnome-fallback desktop

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 Gnome, but using Gnome-fallback (metacity). I can't drag and drop icons from the application pull-down menu, but when I copied my backup from my external hard drive, which ...
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Disable laptop monitor when external monitor is plugged in, AND have it persist across reboots

As described in the answers to other questions, I am aware of the "Displays" settings where I can disable my laptop monitor. That works fine. However when I reboot, my laptop monitor is magically re-...
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Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 LTS reduce icon size

I have installed Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 LTS On Intel® Desktop Board DH55TC With Intel® Core™ i3 CPU 540 @ 3.07GHz 500 GB SATA hard drive Connected to 42" LG TV with HDMI cable TP-Link 300 MB USB wireless ...
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How can I remove items from start menu on Ubuntu 14.04 Flashback?

I tried alacarte with no luck. I also tried: To remove the Dasher menu item from the Accessories submenu, edit /etc/xdg/menus/applications.menu, by adding the following before the finaltag in the ...
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Dropbox problem in Indicator applet in Gnome classic

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 and as I am more comfortable with Gnome classic, I have installed gnome-session-flashback and happily using that. It has some issues that can be tolerated. However, ...
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How to remove the other DE's which get installed while installing GNOME and Cinnamon?

I installed Cinnamon from the terminal and Cinnamon(Software Rendering) also got installed. While installing GNOME from the terminal and GNOME Classic, GNOME Flashback(Compiz) & GNOME Flashback (...
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can not install Gnome extensions

Hi I recently switched from using the regular unity shell to gnome-fallback-compiz. I wanted to try out some Gnome extensions however when I went to the website (using both Chrome & Firefox), I ...
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Cannot change window border theme in Gnome (shell or flashback) [duplicate]

So I changed back to Ambiance from the Macbuntu theme, but the window border is still the Macbuntu one, I have looked and none of the other questions work on 16.04, so how do I change the window ...
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Change GNOME Flashback panels configuration for new users

I'm going to make unattended installation of Ubuntu 14.04 (with GNOME Flashback session - migration from 12.04), on about 100 machines. Because I have to personalize their out-of-the-box experience, I ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 and fallback mode settings misunderstanding

I've updated my 14.04 to 16.04. As a big unity-hater, I immediately reinstalled gnome-flashback. But it turned out I cannot configure it with ccsm anymore (as a simple example, trying to bind 'show ...
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Install gnome classic on Ubuntu 16.04

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 and it works fine but I want to install gnome classic fallback, do anyone know how?
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Wifi doesn't work after suspend after 16.04 upgrade

This particular version of the "doesn't work after suspend" came after upgrading to 16.04. It seems that the upgrade includes a Wicd applet (added to Metacity Classic Gnome task bar alongside regular ...
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How to debug Nautilus crashes and issues?

I have a problem since the last update: Nautilus mysteriously doesn't start properly. I see it is a systems wide problem, i.e. affecting all the users on my host. Nevertheless, I have tried: clean ~/....
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old classic gnome on ubuntu 15.10

I'm coming back to linux. When I was using it before it was old good looking familiar gnome time. I'm trying to get this great useful look back on my new system - ubuntu 15.10. I'm installed classic ...
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Can't find the window for a process whose status is `Sl` [duplicate]

I am under Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome Classic as desktop environment. I have a process, whose status is Sl, see below: $ ps aux | grep PDFXC t 20363 0.1 0.0 2676268 6436 pts/61 Sl 2015 ...
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Help to make UBUNTU GNOME look like CentOS

I'd like to make Ubuntu GNOME look like CentOS. If you look at screen shots you can see that CentOS is using some sort of classic session. Screenshot of CentOS I tried added the GNOME 3 PPA, but it ...
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gnome panel broken since last update

With Ubuntu 14.04, I happily used gnome-session-fallback until yesterday, when a regular update broke my top bar panel after reboot. I now have access to the shortcuts I added, but the "system" icons ...
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Kill a nonresponsive window? [duplicate]

In Gnome Classic in 14.04, I am running a program (it opens a chm file, but I forgot the name of the program and the window doesn't show the name of the porgram) in a window. It becomes non responsive,...
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Can I change the position of time in gnome-classic panel from top right to top middle?

The current time is shown in top left in the gnome classic panel. How can I move it to top middle of the panel? The reason that I want to do it is because my eyes move to top right much often than ...
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Prevent monitor from losing signal after screen saver / lock activates

After the screen saver activates, or after I manually lock the screen via Ctrl+Alt+L, I see a blank black screen with just the date / time in the upper right corner. A few seconds after that, my HP ...