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GNOME Flashback is a session for GNOME 3 which was initially called GNOME Fallback.

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How can I get Gnome-Flashback to work on a new install of 20.04 on a brand new machine?

I've just installed 20.04 on a brand new machine. As I have a USB stick to reset the machine to factory defaults and an older production machine, I'm experimenting on the new one to get it set up the ...
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What are the window managers that do VSync?

The only reason that keeps me on the default Gnome 3 desktop on Ubuntu, is VSync. I would like to use Gnome Flashback, but unfortunately, Metacity doesn't do VSync. Compiz does, but I don't find it ...
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Can't change wallpaper in Ubunutu 20.04 Gnome Flashback

I upgraded my system (clean install) to Ubuntu 20.04. I'm not a fan of "docks," and prefer the upper and lower panels to keep track of my favorite and running apps. So I installed Gnome ...
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How to change the order of the Windows titlebar buttons when moved over to the left

Using Ubuntu 20.04 and Gnome Session Flashback, I got accustomed to the title bar icons being on the left. I've found that I prefer the 'close' button to be closest and within reach for quick access, ...
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Drag & drop between volumes is moving instead of copying

I installed 20.04, did the updates, and ran sudo apt-get install gnome-session-flashback. Then I did the updates again. The issue I have now is when I drag an item from one volume (USB flash stick) to ...
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Gnome Flashback desktop icons stuck in “auto arrange icons”

I installed 20.04, did the updates, and ran sudo apt-get install gnome-session-flashback. I like the flashback feel. Then I did the updates again. The issue is that I cannot move the desktop icons. If ...
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Lock screen wallpaper shows desktop wallpaper on Ubuntu 18.04 with Gnome Flashback

I installed the GNOME Flashback desktop environment on Ubuntu 18.04. Changing the desktop background works, but changing the lock screen wallpaper does not work. Instead, the GNOME Flashback lock ...
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Any way to have free desktop icons placement on ubuntu 20.04 using gnome flashback (metacity)?

I use gnome flashback (metacity) for my desktop. Now that I've upgraded my 18.04 system to 20.04 I'm no longer able to position the desktop icons where I like. I've tried: gsettings set org.gnome....
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Can not enter password on lock screen in 20.04

I was able to enter my password on ubuntu purple focal fossa lock screen (however i never wanted this screen to appear). Until now. Today i tried to enter the password, but failed to do this. The ...
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removing desktop icons in gnome flasback(metacity)

I've just upgraded from 18.04 to 20.04 and use gnome flashback(metacity) as my desktop. Before I updated I had been able to remove the 'home' and 'rubbish bin' icons from my desktop, as I like the ...
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Can not disable screen locking after suspend in 20.04

I updated from 18.04 to 20.04 and since then unable to disable lock screen, despite it was disabled in 18.04. Corresponding setting in the gui does not take effect, so does gsettings set org.gnome....
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In Ubuntu 20.04, I cannot get the displayed time on top bar to show day, date and time including seconds

My previous question was closed, but the duplicate it pointed to didn't solve the issue. I have recently updated my laptop from 17.10 to 20.04. One of the features I liked was that quite easily I was ...
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Adobe Reader application association issue

I have a few strange PDF files (that I received once from my bank) that open correctly only in Adobe Reader. So on my new Ubuntu 20.04 I installed Adobe Reader from the latest available Linux version (...
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How to get back rounded corners in Compiz?

In Ubuntu 20.04 GNOME Flashback with Metacity, all windows had nice rounded corners like on the screen below: When I switched to GNOME Flashback with Compiz, non-CSD windows (eg. Firefox or Synaptic) ...
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Is it possible to use Compiz with GNOME Flashback on Ubuntu 20.04?

As in title - is it possible to use Compiz with GNOME Flashback on Ubuntu 20.04 ? If yes, how ? It would be nice to have some features like window overview screen with miniatures of all open windows, ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 - no menu bar in LibreOffice

In Ubuntu 20.04 with GNOME flashback, there is no menu bar in LibreOffice (the one with File, View etc.). I read somewhere on the Net that the issue is related to libreoffice-gtk3 package, and ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Radiance theme - menu separators not showing

After I installed the Radiance theme in Ubuntu 20.04 and set the system to use it, there are no horizontal menu separators in the menus. I noticed it in Firefox, because the separators I created ...
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Can anyone tell me how to get Ubuntu to look like Karmic Koala 9.10?

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 (standard), with GNOME Flashback. 9.10 was my first Ubuntu and I'm feeling nostalgic. I've managed to get as far as 'Classic GNOME Flashback' and change the wallpaper, but I'm ...
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Modify gnome-flashback panels in ubuntu 20.04 LTS from the terminal

I have a fresh installation of 20.04 LTS, I have installed gnome-flashback with: sudo apt-get install gnome-session-flashback -qq After logging in in the gnome-flashback Xsession I would like to ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 GNOME Flashback - Snap Shop transparent on non-default themes? [duplicate]

I found out that on Ubuntu 20.04 with GNOME Flashback, the Snap Shop utility from System Tools menu (the tool to install software on the system) window becomes completely transparent with white text ...
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Remove persistent Home and Trash desktop icons on 20.04 / gnome-flashback

I have a fresh installation of Focal Fossa, 20.04 LTS. I have installed gnome-flashback with apt-get install gnome-session-flashback -qq. Once I log in I see two annoying icons on the desktop: home ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 GNOME Flashback - how to change desktop icon text color?

I just installed Ubuntu 20.04 and want to use the GNOME Flashback session, as I'm used to the old GNOME look and don't like the new one. I also installed the Radiance theme because I like it more than ...
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In Focal, Gnome Flashback panels are white despite the default being grey

This is very annoying, and is affecting the top and bottom panels. I had the problem with Eoan too, but I noticed it only appeared if I have a tty session opened as the same user when starting ...
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Use Mutter on Gnome Flashback

I would like to use Mutter as a window manager on Gnome Flashback. According to GNOME website, this should be possible: https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/GnomeFlashback "Metacity: The window manager ...
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Windows are hidden behind the desktop background on GNOME Flashback desktop

I upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 recently and now gnome flashback sessions using metacity are acting funny. About 70% of the time, either on login, or on lock then unlock, it appears that the desktop ...
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How to correctly launch application using its desktop-file copied to GNOME flashback desktop?

I have just installed GNOME FlashBack session on fresh Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Then I opened Applications menu and dragged by mouse some icon (Cheese in my case) from it to the desktop. The dragged icon ...
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Flashback does not start on 20.04

Just upgraded for 18.04 to 20.04. Tried to log in with flashback. Screen displays desktop for a second and immediately reverts to log-in screen. Happens with both compiz and metacity. Both ...
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GNOME Screenshot area selection causing freezes [closed]

Issue (Brief) GNOME Screenshot often freezes or otherwise breaks GNOME when using the area select feature, requiring the gnome-session-b process be killed manually. Issue (Detailed) I have three ...
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Odd Software Updater behaviour

I have searched pretty much everywhere for this, but have never come across the same issue, nor a solution. Two boxes, both running 18.04, both using Gnome Flashback (compiz). #1 only has the top ...
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Can't log on with Flashback on Ubuntu 19, can with other sessions

Ubuntu 19.10 Flashback stopped working on my desktop computer. I can log on with MATE or standard Ubuntu sessions. When I try to do my usual Flashback session it brings up a bare desktop with the ...
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Can I disable the window list of DockBarX?

I'm using Gnome Flashback with DockBarX as a dock. (It may or may not be called DockX in this use case; documentation is a bit vague.) Can I disable the window list menu completely, even for group ...
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How do I remove the network manager applet from my GNOME Flashback session?

The title says it all. I don't want that applet because when I'm in an environment where wifi is of poor quality, it has the very annoying tendency to popup windows that interrupt other activities, ...
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environment-modules package breaks flashback

After installing the environment-modules packages (with apt, if it matters) the flashback Gnome graphical session fails to load correctly (on Ubuntu 18.04, at least). I would appreciate any help in ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Gnome Compiz crash

I upgraded from 14.04->16.04->18.04 last weekend after holding out as long as possible until the end of 14.04 support, under the "it ain't broke..." approach. Since the upgrade things have generally ...
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Right click on gnome desktop does not work - ubuntu 19.04 Gnome flashback

It does not matter if I am using BT mouse or touchpad. After upgrade to 19.04 (gnome flashback) stopped to show right click menu on desktop. In apps and file manager all works fine. Any idea what can ...
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Gnome Panels and Task-Bar and Starter are gone / missing / disappeared

What happened? Everything was working correctly, but then i did the following: Today, i started Ubuntu not with my current kernel like normally, but with an older Kernel, because i wanted to try ...
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Remote Desktop via xrdp: Missing items in Applications menu and indicator applet

I followed Griffon's guide to install xrdp on Ubuntu 18.04 (http://c-nergy.be/blog/?p=12761) but modified /etc/xrdp/startwm.sh to use it with gnome-flashback-metacity: #test -x /etc/X11/Xsession &...
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how to disable right click on desktop in gnome flashback but not in applications?

Trying to figure out how to disable the right click on the desktop of a kiosk user but not on applications. Is there a code or setting that I can use?
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Have Ubuntu Desktop on EC2 with the same GUI as Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on a PC

I am new to Ubuntu and not very much familiar with all the details. I followed the instructions here to create a GUI for an EC2 instance: https://medium.com/@s.on/running-ubuntu-desktop-gui-aws-ec2-...
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Install Yaru theme in Gnome Flashback session on Ubuntu 18.04

I would like to install the new Ubuntu theme "Yaru" in the Gnome Flashback session on Ubuntu 18.04 Thank you! EDIT: It's still in development for 18.04: https://github.com/ubuntu/yaru Testing ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Places menu failure

Running Ubuntu 18.04 with GNOME flashback. Top panel shows (from left) "Applications Places…". Click on "Places" displays a drop-down menu starting "Home", "Desktop", "Documents", etc. Clicking on ...
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gnome flashback 18.04

I just upgraded from 16.04 to 18.04. Gnome flashback is still an option at the login screen, but when I login, it seems that the new flashback is to gnome 3. Is there no flashback that still looks and ...
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Is it possible to change the behaviour/style of the “notification-area”-envelope-icon in GNOME Flashback?

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04. I'm using GNOME Flashback and I'm not entirely satisfied how the notification-area currently works/looks, specifically with notifications for new ...
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GNOME Flashback on Ubuntu Server

Can you install the GNOME Flashback desktop environment on Ubuntu Server 18.04 and beyond?
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How do I set the default desktop environment on 18.04 (Bionic)?

I've installed Gnome Flashback and can select it on the log in screen: Unfortunately, every time I restart I'm automatically logged into the original "Ubuntu" (Gnome 3) environment again. The ...
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How to fix broken nautilus-dropbox icon in ubuntu 18.04 GNOME-Flashback in top Panel?

How to fix broken nautilus-dropbox icon in ubuntu 18.04 GNOME-Flashback in top Panel? See screenshot below:
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Regression? Ubuntu 17.10 gnome-shell starts instead of gnome-flashback

I have 17.10, been using gnome-flashback for quite a long time, since 16.04 and kept upgrading. After installing latest updates, I can't make gnome-flashback to appear. In the login screen, I can ...
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How to use Wayland in Gnome Flashback

I would like to use Wayland in Gnome Flashback. My operating system is Ubuntu 18.04. It's possible to configure Metacity to use Wayland? If not, it's possible to configure Gnome Flashback to use ...
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Gnome-flashback “Applications” menu disappeared

I don't remember the exact circumstances when it happened, I think I installed or updated some packages.. Thing is - my Gnome's (I'm using flashback) "Applications" menu became empty. Everything else ...
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Bug in window list in gnome-session-flashback

When I right click on a window in the bottom gnome panel, the menu that pops up cover gnome panel. How can I change that in order to have the pop- up menu shows and covers the gnome-panel itself. It ...