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

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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.

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

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

Sweet!