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Title: How to remove gnome settings from ubuntu 20.04 with unity desktop?
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After you’ve install Unity Desktop and, logged into it, use:

sudo apt remove ubuntu-gnome-desktop
sudo apt remove gnome-shell

This works for for Ubuntu 16.04 to 20.04 and even 20.10 (Groovy). Source:


Although article is written for Ubuntu 16.04, you can verify the package is still around for 20.04 (called Focal) by visiting Package: ubuntu-gnome-desktop:

ubuntu-gnome-deskop package.png


Personally I use Unity all the time but like to keep both desktops installed. Occasionally I need to answer other users’ questions about Gnome Desktop.


Note: ubuntu-gnome-desktop might not be installed

Because it is a transitional package since 18.04 these instructions from:

Tell you to simply use:

sudo apt remove gnome-shell

The article doesn’t mention ubuntu-gnome-desktop needing to be removed. This article includes additional tips on setting up Unity Desktop.

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