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Ubuntu 16.04 and "classic view" [Solved]
« on: August 06, 2016, 01:46:37 pm »
I have just been offered an upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04 LTS.  I didn't understand most of the information in the release notes but the main thing that I am keen to preserve is the "Classic View" (gnome fall-back) as I find the Unity Desktop exceptionally unappealing and awkward to use.  Indeed, the five elderly friends whose Linux needs look after also prefer the classic view. 

Although I am fairly confident that I can preserve classic view in the new version I thought it wise, before taking the plunge, to seek the guidance of my fellow Forum Members.  So: am I safe to continue?

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    Keith


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« Last Edit: August 07, 2016, 11:59:10 am by Keith »

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Re: Ubuntu 16.04 and "classic view"
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2016, 07:44:29 pm »
I don't know if it'll be installed by default by the upgrade as IIRC it was called gnome-session-fallback previously but is now called gnome-session-flashback.

But even if it doesn't get installed automagically during the upgrade process, you should be able to install it manually .. see here:
http://www.debugpoint.com/2016/04/install-classic-gnome-flashback-in-ubuntu-16-04-replacing-unity/

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Re: Ubuntu 16.04 and "classic view"
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2016, 08:20:29 pm »
Many thanks, Mark - I would have been trying "gnome-session-fallback" as before and regretting upgrading! 

By the way; what's the difference between the Metacity and Compiz options? 

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Re: Ubuntu 16.04 and "classic view"
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2016, 09:30:27 pm »
It's just the compositor for the window decorations
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Re: Ubuntu 16.04 and "classic view"
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2016, 11:58:02 am »
Ah - thanks for explaining that.
I shall upgrade my laptop to check everything else is OK before upgrading my friends'. 

Keith

 


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