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How to remove gnome settings from ubuntu 20.04 with unity desktop?
June 7, 2020
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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:
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.
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.