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The popular Gnome 3 desktop session for Linux. Available in Ubuntu Software Center.

gnome classic This quick tip is going to show you how to install the Classic Gnome Desktop Environment in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander.

It’s quite easy to do it, just install the Gnome fallback session package and then you get the Gnome Classic in Login menu at next time.

To install the package, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below commands in terminal:

sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback

Or you can search for and install gnome-session-fallback in Ubuntu Software Center.

After that, log out and select the Classic session to log back.

gnome classic session

Sphere is a beautiful icon set for Gnome3. It is based on icons by D.Arneaz, who has some great arts but only for Windows. Install this tutorial I’ll show you how to install this icon theme on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Unity.

Objectives:

  • Download and apply Sphere icons on Ubuntu 13.10
  • Enjoy!

To get started, click below link to download the icons with all colors:

Download Sphere

Decompress the package in your Downloads folder, then copy Sphere 1.2.5 v3 from extracted folder to user’s Home/.icons. Create .icons folder if it’s not there (Press Ctrl+Alt to see hidden folders).

install icon theme

To use the icons, open Gnome Tweak Tool or Unity Tweak Tool then select Sphere 1.2.5:

Change icon theme

There are various colors of these icons. You can choose between places in DUST, ORANGE, RED, BLUE, GREEN, PETROL and VIOLET. And now also in YELLOW and LIGHT BLUE!

Go to the extracted folder place-other-colors folder, choose the color you like, copy and paste to user’s Home/.icons/Sphere 1.2.5-v3 and replace the places folder.

Change icons colors]

That’s it. Enjoy!