Setup Gnome Classic on Fedora 17

Published by arifur on

I really don’t like Gnome 3 that much, too much eye candy for me. And it makes navigating through open application really hard. Windows flying around everywhere. And the new menu does not make is easy to find and run apps. So if you feel the same way and want to revert to Gnome 2 like interface in Gnome 3 then you are in the right place.

Setting up Gnome Classic in Fedora 17 is very easy. Just follow these steps.

Step One

Open Terminal and type the following:

yum install dconf-editor

Step Two

After the install is complete. Type the following


Inside dconf-editor navigate to "org > gnome > desktop > session". View the screenshot.

Gnome Classic on Fedora 17 dconf editor

Step Three

Change the session-name to gnome-fallback

Set session name to Gnome Fallback

You have successfully Setup Gnome Classic on Fedora 17. Now logout of Fedora 17 and then log back in and you should have Gnome Classic on Fedora 17. To revert it back to Gnome 3 default just change the session-name back to gnome.


Pardeep · November 8, 2012 at 10:09 am

Thanks buddy, you saved my day

Ali · January 2, 2013 at 8:11 pm

Great job!
I can’t stand gnome3.
Thnaks a lot!

emil · March 15, 2013 at 2:32 pm

Thanks. Great!!! I hated Gnome 3

RBG · April 18, 2013 at 5:20 am

How can the menus and submenus be edited? If using Compiz is there a different/better way?

bruce · May 9, 2013 at 9:39 am

you help me to solve the problem bothering me for a long time .Gratitude.

    abouthack · May 21, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Always happy to help. You are very welcome.

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