How To Get Back Classic Gnome Desktop In Ubuntu 12.10 ‘Quantal Quetzal’

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Here’s how to get back classic Gnome desktop in Ubuntu 12.10 ‘Quantal Quetzal’:

1. Issue the following command at the terminal –

sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback

How To Get Back Classic Gnome Desktop In Ubuntu 12.10 ‘Quantal Quetzal’

2. Answer ‘y’ when prompted and wait for the installation to be completed.

How To Get Back Classic Gnome Desktop In Ubuntu 12.10 ‘Quantal Quetzal’

How To Get Back Classic Gnome Desktop In Ubuntu 12.10 ‘Quantal Quetzal’

3. Log out of the Unity desktop session.

How To Get Back Classic Gnome Desktop In Ubuntu 12.10 ‘Quantal Quetzal’

4. Click on Ubuntu logo at the login screen.

How To Get Back Classic Gnome Desktop In Ubuntu 12.10 ‘Quantal Quetzal’

5. Select ‘GNOME Classic’ and click ‘OK’.

How To Get Back Classic Gnome Desktop In Ubuntu 12.10 ‘Quantal Quetzal’

6. Login again (Note the Gnome logo 😀 ).

How To Get Back Classic Gnome Desktop In Ubuntu 12.10 ‘Quantal Quetzal’

7. Enjoy Gnome classic desktop in Ubuntu 12.10 ‘Quantal Quetzal’!

How To Get Back Classic Gnome Desktop In Ubuntu 12.10 ‘Quantal Quetzal’

2 Comments

  1. Facebook User says:

    I guess the question a lot of us have is “why is this not installed ready to use in the distro?” With about half (or more) of the Ubuntu users going to the default instead of the gawdawful Unity (opinion! YMMV) it seems that should be just a click to go to the classic.

  2. GuiMaster says:

    Has Gnome Classic been improved at all in 12.10? Or is it exactly the same as in 12.04? Any new applets?