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    Ubuntu 12.04 Gnome Classic panel problem [solved]

    This is a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04 64bit

    I like Unity but also the older gnome-session.

    I have installed gnome-session-fallback and can log into the standard gnome classic desktop.

    However I can drag icons onto the gnome panels, but not size, move or delete them.
    Pressing alt + right click does not bring up any menus. The blog below
    works fine in Ubuntu 11.10 but the alt-right click does not work on panels
    in 12.04

    http://deviceguru.com/ubuntu-11-10-without-shell-shock/

    Anyone else using gnome classic with Ubuntu 12.04 with the same problem?
    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by hal8000; May 1st, 2012 at 06:09 PM. Reason: [solved]

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Gnome Classic panel problem

    Try [Windows-key] + [Alt] + Right-click

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Gnome Classic panel problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Zymous View Post
    Try [Windows-key] + [Alt] + Right-click

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    Thank you Zym,
    That was the key combination I was looking for, marked as solved now.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Gnome Classic panel problem

    Thank both of your VERY much!
    I am essentially moving from 10.04 to 12.04, and I find "Unity" to be excessively convoluted. Most functionality and control are all but gone. Why do I need to "search" for something when I already know where it lives?

    Note to Ubuntu:
    Searching on the web makes sense.
    Searching for things you know where they reside on your own system is time consuming.
    BRING BACK GNOME AS THE STANDARD AND MAKE UNITY AN "OPTION". Thank you...
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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Gnome Classic panel problem

    Thank you all very much for this, i have found this very educational. Now I can add anything I want to the gnome classic panel. I will definitely refer many users to this thread.
    CrunchBang Linux
    Plz no tpe lik dis or no anser!!
    The search tool can be found in the upper right corner of your screen, please use it to your advantage, especially before asking questions.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Gnome Classic panel problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Zymous View Post
    Try [Windows-key] + [Alt] + Right-click

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    Uh ... what about us people that have keyboards without a Windows key? We have a house full of old clackity clack M2 IBM ps2 keyboards. Running out and getting new keyboards is not an option.
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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Gnome Classic panel problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Trapper View Post
    Uh ... what about us people that have keyboards without a Windows key? We have a house full of old clackity clack M2 IBM ps2 keyboards. Running out and getting new keyboards is not an option.
    There are at least two of us out here, same problem

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Gnome Classic panel problem

    Quote Originally Posted by pannerrammer View Post
    There are at least two of us out here, same problem
    Sorry to hear that.

    As for me. I'm not about to give up bulletproof keyboards that have lasted for many, many years and will last for many more. My choice is a no-brainer. Ubuntu 12.04 and/or Gnome 3 totally lost out. We'll be phasing out U-10.04 over time and will be replacing it with Mint LMDE and MATE desktop environment. It's like never leaving U-10.04.
    Control is a wonderful thing ... but only if you have your own.
    LM13 with MATE DE on:
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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Gnome Classic panel problem

    For those of you without a windows key:
    Ctrl+ Esc used to emulate the windows key.

    I would therefore try:
    ctrl+esc+alt and right click

    not sure if this will work.

    You may be able to use xbindkeys to modify a keymap, here's a link:

    http://www.butlerpc.net/blog/2011/01...-key-commands/

    I'm just using a different linux at the moment but typing xmodmap will
    show keybindings:

    [anc@orac ~]$ xmodmap
    xmodmap: up to 3 keys per modifier, (keycodes in parentheses):

    shift Shift_L (0x32), Shift_R (0x3e)
    lock Caps_Lock (0x42)
    control Control_L (0x25), Control_R (0x69)
    mod1 Alt_L (0x40), Meta_L (0xcd)
    mod2 Num_Lock (0x4d)
    mod3
    mod4 Super_L (0x85), Super_L (0xce), Hyper_L (0xcf)
    mod5 ISO_Level3_Shift (0x5c), Mode_switch (0xcb)


    There may be someone with greater expertise with the classic gnome shell in Ubuntu 12.04 who can offer further advise on keybinding.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Gnome Classic panel problem

    My original IBM keyboard was made in 1988 and is still clattering strongly.

    Ctrl+Esc doesn't work (other than on windows).

    However I think that Alt+AltGr (plus right clicking the panel) does. Bit of a finger-breaker though!
    Last edited by pannerrammer; May 8th, 2012 at 05:57 PM. Reason: poor formatting

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