Questions tagged [gnome-flashback]

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

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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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Ubuntu 16.04 gnome flashback two bottom panels

I recently updated to Ubuntu 16.04 and use the gnome-flashback desktop environment. The upgrade appears to have worked out fine for the most part, but I am having an issue with the window panels. I ...
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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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Icons not showing in application switcher, for most Electron apps

I'm really into Electron apps, and have been using them more and more. Electron (as far as I understand) is a JS application framework that uses Chrome to power desktop applications. A number of cross-...
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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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Problems with Unity and Gnome Flashback (compiz) but not Gnome Flashbook (metacity) under 4.4.0-138 kernel

After the recent update ot kernel 4.4.0-138, I logged in using my normal Gnome Flashback (metacity) desktop and found that I could no longer start "system settings" dmesg reported: unity-control-c[...
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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 ...
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Nautilus-dropbox bug on menubar [duplicate]

I'm using nautilus-dropbox which syncs very good, but it has problems with gnome-flashback menu bar. See this screenshot: When clicked a tiny horizontal line appears. This icon pops up there when the ...
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Sticky notes in Ubuntu 17.04 disappear after a shutdown

I'm using Ubuntu 17.04 and have the Gnome Flashback installed. I very much like sticky notes and they are very useful in everyday tasks for me. I would take matters into my hands but my knowledge is ...
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How to set gnome-session-flashback as default in 16.04? [duplicate]

I customized my system by installing Ubuntu 16.04 and replacing Unity with gnome-session-flashback. How can I switch Unity desktop to GNOME desktop without selecting the session at the login screen?
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Ubuntu 17.04 & natural scrolling

In Ubuntu 16.10 and earlier natural scroll settings for touchpad were separatefor mouse and touchpad. Since 17.04 there is only one settings so I can't set it differently for diffrent input devices.
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How can I make the menu items flash, like on MacOS, when clicked in Compiz

In Gnome Flashback (Compiz), how can I make the menu buttons flash once with the highlight colour when clicked, before the menu disappears? This'd be useful in emulating MacOS/OS X.
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Unity Launcher is Showing up in Gnome Flashback Session, Bug or Design?

Just as the questions states.....I have upgraded to Ubuntu 17.04 and had previously had Gnome Session installed, but since I have updated Unity Launcher shows up in my Gnome session. Is this by design ...
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Gnome session flashback - 2 parter question

Will Gnome session flashback be phased out once Ubuntu 18.04 hits the shelves? For the Gnome flashback session, would there be additions to or improvements made on the existing panel applets (would be ...