1.3. What Is GNOME Classic?
- The and menus.
- Themenu is displayed at the top left of the screen. It gives the user access to applications organized into categories. The user can also open the
Activities Overviewfrom that menu.The top bar. It gives the user quick access to important folders, for example or .menu is displayed next to the menu on the
- The taskbar.
- The taskbar is displayed at the bottom of the screen, and features:
- a window list,
- a notification icon displayed next to the window list,
- a short identifier for the current workspace and total number of available workspaces displayed next to the notification icon.
- Four available workspaces.
- In GNOME Classic, the number of workspaces available to the user is by default set to 4.
- Minimize and maximize buttons.
- Window titlebars in GNOME Classic feature the minimize and maximize buttons that let the user quickly minimize the windows to the window list, or maximize them to take up all of the space on the desktop.
- A traditional Super+Tab window switcher.
- In GNOME Classic, windows in the Super+Tab window switcher are not grouped by application.
- The system menu.
system menuis in the top right corner. You can update some of your settings, find information about your Wi-Fi connection, switch user, log out, and turn off your computer from this menu.
Figure 1.2. GNOME Classic with the Calculator application and the Accessories submenu of the Applications menu
1.3.1. The GNOME Classic Extensions
- AlternateTab (
- Applications Menu (
- Launch new instance (
- Places Status Indicator (
- Window List (
1.3.2. Switching from GNOME Classic to GNOME and Back
gnome-shell --mode=user -r &
gnome-shell --mode=classic -r &
1.3.3. Disabling GNOME Classic as the Default Session
/var/lib/AccountsService/users/usernamefile. See Section 14.3.2, “Configuring a User Default Session” for details on how to do that.
Getting More Information
Activities Overview, type
help, and then press Enter.