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    Dislike desktop environment for 13.10

    I'm used to the desktop environments that were used in 9.0+ and 10.0+ series of Ubuntu. I cannot stand the 13.10 desktop environment. How do I get the old environments back?

    Why I can't stand it:

    1) Cannot right click on desktop
    2) Annoying bar on the left side of screen
    3) Cannot change features from right-clicking on desktop

    etc. etc.

    I want the old desktop environment back

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    Re: Cannot stand desktop environment for 13.10

    You could try installing Xubuntu. The xfce desktop can be configured to look very similar to the old Gnome 2 desktop.

    Another option is MATE. It seems to be quite popular with people who prefer the older style.

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    Re: Cannot stand desktop environment for 13.10

    if you really want the old interface back, there is something called "gnome classic". This is a very good blogpost on how to install it: http://www.liberiangeek.net/2013/04/...-ubuntu-13-04/

    I have not used Xubuntu myself, but it looks pretty cool, maybe you can try that..

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    Re: Cannot stand desktop environment for 13.10

    Am not a fan of xubuntu - to basic for me. I was in the same boat as OP until I tried the Cinnamon DE.

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    Re: Cannot stand desktop environment for 13.10

    Actually 13.10 is still in development. I prefer 12.04 using the classic (no effects) DE:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1966370

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    Re: Cannot stand desktop environment for 13.10

    Quote Originally Posted by Genecks View Post
    I'm used to the desktop environments that were used in 9.0+ and 10.0+ series of Ubuntu. I cannot stand the 13.10 desktop environment. How do I get the old environments back?

    Why I can't stand it:

    1) Cannot right click on desktop
    2) Annoying bar on the left side of screen
    3) Cannot change features from right-clicking on desktop

    etc. etc.

    I want the old desktop environment back
    Actually, all of the above works for me. Gnome classic is a good option, though I'm not sure what's the difference between that and gnome-fallback.
    John J. Kim (IRC: kotux)
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    Re: Cannot stand desktop environment for 13.10

    Quote Originally Posted by Genecks View Post
    I'm used to the desktop environments that were used in 9.0+ and 10.0+ series of Ubuntu. I cannot stand the 13.10 desktop environment. How do I get the old environments back?

    Why I can't stand it:

    1) Cannot right click on desktop
    2) Annoying bar on the left side of screen
    3) Cannot change features from right-clicking on desktop

    etc. etc.

    I want the old desktop environment back
    The Gnome developers have stopped working on the two panel style of desktop environment, so as you don't seem to be aware of all the other desktop environments available, I'll create a list of distributions to look at that may suit the way you work:

    Xubuntu
    Lubuntu
    Kubuntu
    Ubuntu Gnome

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    Re: Cannot stand desktop environment for 13.10

    I want the old desktop environment back
    http://mate-desktop.org/

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    Re: Cannot stand desktop environment for 13.10

    Quote Originally Posted by Genecks View Post
    2) Annoying bar on the left side of screen
    System settings > Appearance > Behavior > Autohide the launcher > On

    Then set sensitivity. I use high. Whatever.

    Personally I'm always in applicaton windows (5 tabs up on Firefox right now) so I don't see the desktop. What do you use it for?

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