With the release of GNOME 3, many users have complained and asked for a way back to the old desktop. Although a desktop was created ex process which transforms Gnome 3 into Gnome 2 or Gnome Classic. But there are other alternatives, other light and light alternatives how to transform our Lubuntu lxde desktop into Gnome Classic.
In itself this transformation does not substantially change the operation of Lubuntu but it gives the appearance of Gnome Classic which in itself is what most users ask for. So hands on the work we started.
First we right-click on the bottom panel and go to «Panel Settings«, Here we marked the Top or top position, which will take us to the top panel as in the Gnome Classic. Then we go to the Applets Panel tab and look for the option «Minimize All Windows»This option allows us to show in the panel the open and / or minimized windows, something that in the old gnome was located in the lower panel.
With Lubuntu panels we can give a Gnome Classic appearance
Once removed, we make sure that after “Menu” and “Spacer” the accesses we want appear. You can choose to keep the existing ones, that is, access the File Manager and the Browser or put the ones you want, including the folder option as “My Documents”. Once this is set up, the top and we will have it placed, now let’s go to the bottom.
Once we have accepted everything, we right-click on the top panel again and this time we select the option »Create a new panel» or «Add Panel» and once created, we place it at the bottom in the same way as we have placed the panel at the top, unless this time we select “bottom” or “bottom”. Regarding the applications that we will leave in this panel, they are those of “Minimize All Windows”, “Pager”, “Trash” or “Recycle Bin.” With this we will have the desired look of the old Gnome Classic, the only we will not need to install any add-ons or change our desktop.