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Setup Gnome Classic on Fedora 16

If you don't like Gnome 3, you can enable Gnome Classic.  Lots of people don't like Gnome 3, and I'm one of them.  I don't need my windows flying around when my mouse goes near the left edge of the screen.  And I don't particularly like golf-ball sized icons either.  Luckily (or not), most of the hardware I have handy is old enough where Gnome 3 fails to load, and I end up in Gnome Classic mode, which looks a lot like Gnome 2.

For instructions on how to install Gnome Classic on Ubuntu 11.10, click here:

At work however, I have a decent desktop, and Fedora 16 comes up with Gnome 3 in all its putrid glory.  In LinuxMint, Gnome Classic is a choice you can make at logon, but in Fedora 16, it's apparently not listed as a choice of desktops.  Here are the steps to take to switch your Fedora 16 over to Gnome Classic.

Open a terminal and type he following:

yum install dconf-editor

After the install is complete, launch the dconf editor (located under Applications - System Tools).  In the editor, drill down to org, gnome, desktop, session, and change the session-name to gnome-fallback

Now log out and back in.  Gnome Classic!

Next, if you want to change your Gnome theme, do the following:

yum install gnome-tweak-tool

After the install, launch Advanced Settings (located under Applications - Accessories).  Click on theme, and you will find the settings there.  If you want some tips on tweaking Fedora to look really good, check out this article: Good Looking Fedora Tweaks

Happy tweaking!

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someone said...

Thanks a lot man you saved my day.

Anonymous said...

Thanks. Will try.

Igor Paunov said...

Great, thank you!

RCS-34 said...

Thanks, thanks, thanks

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