Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/189912/how-to-install-the-gnome-classic-desktop-in-ubuntu-14.04/
In Ubuntu 14.04, you cannot change the window control buttons to the right side of the title bar anymore. If you prefer the window control buttons on the right, or you just don’t like Unity, you can easily go back to the classic Gnome desktop.
I've been using Linux off & on for years. More recently, I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my desktop PC. It worked fine for a few weeks, then it appears the Unity desktop failed. I can only access the system through the terminal.
I tried various tips & tricks but I haven't been able to fix it. I want to reinstall 14.04 but use the Gnome Classic Desktop instead of Unity.
My question: Will Unity still be running even after I install & switch to Gnome? I want to avoid any more problems with Unity if I can. Thank you.
The only desktop environment that will be running is the one you log into. If you log into classic Gnome then that's all that will run unless you log out and switch back to Unity.
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