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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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Enable Gnome Classic from the command line?

I've installed gnome-shell-extensions, but I'm on VNC, so can't follow the normal instructions for logging in and selecting 'Classic' in the login menu (there isn't a login menu). For TigerVNC, X is ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 using gnome-session-flashback top panel has lost Applications and Places icons, and bottom panel randomly reorganises icons

I am running Ubuntu 22.04, but like the classic menu look, so run with gnome-session-flashback. The other day, something happened, and the Application and Places icons disappeared. In addition, on the ...
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Gnome Classic: Application switcher popupu and other similar popups unreadable after update to Ubuntu 22.04

Edit: I must mention that the attached picture is the popup showing the list of open windows when I press alt+tab. I don't think there is any extension causing this. I believe this is a gnome-...
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Classic GNOME Flashback in Ubuntu 20.04

Till now I was working with Ubuntu 16.04, with classic GNOME flashback (I don't remember where did I install it from). Now I moved finally to 20.04, and tried to install the same, but somehow it looks ...
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Unable to right-click and add the "workspaces selector" in GNOME classic's taskbar of my ubuntu 20.04

I would like to add the "workspaces switcher" in GNOME classic's taskbar of my ubuntu 20.04. The right-click of the mouse has no response. I've installed the gnome-tweak-tool, and the "...
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Gnome lockscreen does not allow to type in the password

I have the following problem - after updating to Ubuntu 20.04 and configuring gnome, the laptop goes into suspend mode when closing the lid. In 95% of the time, the lockscreen behaves as expected and ...
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Edit "Places" in main menu, Ubuntu 18.04 with Gnome Classic

When I left-click on the "Main Menu" icon on my control panel (if that's what we call it) it pulls up a menu with sub-menus for "System Tools" etc. but also one called "Places&...
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GIMP icon in GNOME Classic's window list changes after opening an image

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 with GNOME Classic. With GNOME Classic I use window list, this shows me all my currently open apps: When I open a file in GIMP, the icon in the window list changes and appear ...
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GNOME Classic bottom bar transparency

So I am using the GNOME classic shell, I have been able to make the top bar transparent using the Dynamic Panel Transparency in gnome tweaks, but I hate that the bottom bar does not match and is still ...
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Problems with login screen (GDM3) on Ubuntu 20.04, nvidia card and hires monitor

After migration to ubuntu 20.04 i'm facing a problem with login screen or whatever. I have nvidia 2070 card and 4k monitor. I installed proprietary nvidia (tried both) driver over "Additional drivers"....
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Broken characters and gnome applications

I'm kinda new to Linux community, made some research and found nothing similar to this. Everything works fine, but I'm facing this very weird symbols on VirtualBox and Flameshot on Gnome(screenshot ...
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How can I change the dark color of (a vanilla) "Gnome" Shell-Theme into the white-ish default "Gnome Classic" Shell-theme color?

How can I change the dark color of a default (vanilla) "Gnome" Session Shell-Theme into the light (white-ish) default "Gnome Classic" Shell-theme color? It should be possible (at least, in my ...
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Where has the panel editor gone

This question is about ubuntu mate (gnome 2). When you wanted to change the layout of a panel you would right click and select the settings for that panel to edit the contents of that panel in the ...
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Invoking .desktop file from launcher opens it in editor rather than opening the program it describes

I am running with vanilla-gnome-desktop, using GNOME Classic on Ubuntu 18.04. When pressing Super and entering KeePass plus Enter, the ~/Desktop/KeePass.desktop file is opened in an editor (gedit in ...
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In GNOME 3 sometimes windows disappear, but "restarting" GNOME won't help

I am having an issue that - on the surface - is quite similar to this question. Alas, I have tried the suggested remedy of Alt+F2 and then typing r and Enter to restart GNOME, but that doesn't make ...
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How to switch to text console without logging out GUI on 18.10

Occasionally I need to drop into the text console (via ctrl+alt+f1), usually to kill something. When I try to return to the graphical console (via ctrl+alt+f7), I've been logged out of my GUI session ...
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How reset gnome-fallback settings to defaults?

On Ubuntu 16.04 and using gnome-fallback, I have messed the settings with gnome-tweak-tool. I'm wondering if there is a way to return the configs to default? If it is not possible, I'd like to know ...
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How to reduce browser tab size in gnome-fallback?

I'm on Ubuntu 16.04 using gnome-fallback. The tab size of both Chrome and Firefox are annoyingly large. How can I reduce the size? I've installed gnome-tweak-tool but could not figure out what are ...
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Cannot get GNOME CLASSIC on Ubuntu 18.04 any more!

I have set up Ubuntu 18.04 few month ago, and set up there Gnome Classic. It works more or less good (some changes since Ubuntu 16.04 but I was able to set everything up) Today I installed same ...
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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 do I make my dock appear when hovering on the left side of my screen?

I am using Ubuntu 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 ...
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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 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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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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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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