'gnome-classic' does not allow for icons in top panel anymore

Asked by indium on 2011-11-16

When i select 'gnome-classic (no effects) from the lightdm login screen, the Gnome version (version 2?) does not allow me anymore to put icons on the top panel. Not anymore via the right-mouse-button by selecting an application in the menu, nor by right-mouse-button selection on the panel (there is no menu there anymore).

Why has this disappeared?
The Unity interface is REALLY not user-friendly for people that need their computer to work instead of playing games and tweaking wobbling windows.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: gnome 1:3.0+1ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-13.22-generic 3.0.6
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-13-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia wl
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu4
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Nov 16 12:53:02 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release amd64 (20100429)
ProcEnviron:
 LC_CTYPE=C
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=en_US.utf-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: meta-gnome3
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-10-17 (30 days ago)

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2011-11-16
indium (indium) said : #1

I thought that something was missing in the panel, because I couldn't put icons on it anymore (the gnome-classic 'no-effects' version). But it turned out that you need the Alt key to drag icons into the panel. This was probably in some manual that I never read.

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