Ubuntu 12.04 Change to Classic Gnome

By | 2012/03/03

Unity not doing it for you? Ubuntu 12.04 has a fallback mode which mimics Gnome 2 / Classic Gnome. Yay!

To install Gnome Classic/Fallback, install this package:

$ sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback


Now logout. At the login screen after selecting your login name, click on the Ubuntu icon beside your name to change the session to Gnome Classic.


Classic panel applets are there. Virtual desktop are there. The standard Applications and Places menus are there.


Note: gnome-session-fallback has been part of Ubuntu since 11.10, as it is actually Gnome 3.