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GNOME Classic 

Applications and Places menu at the top

Super (Windows) key does not bring up any option, just blank screen



Activities menu on the left

Super (Windows) key, brings up search bar

and the Favorites side menu with icons such as Firefox and Terminal


How to select default desktop

At the password prompt, click the Gear icon to display the drop down menu, select the GNOME Desktop mode of your choice
Then enter password and click Sign In