You may have noticed the Minimize, Maximize and Close buttons in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx have moved from the upper right to the upper left of a given window. The order of them has also changed. How do you get them back to where they were in previous Ubuntu versions?

asked 16 Apr '10, 16:39

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To get the buttons back to where they were previously, do the following:

$ gconf-editor

Navigate to: apps -> metacity -> general
Edit the button_layout key to: menu:minimize,maximize,close

Note that if you prefer the command line to a GUI editor, you can also issue the following command:

$ gconftool-2 --set /apps/metacity/general/button_layout --type string menu:minimize,maximize,close

--jeremy

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answered 16 Apr '10, 16:44

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Everyone is working too hard at this. Simply right click in the desktop area, select change desktop background and using the themes tab, change to any theme. Immediately your window controls will be where you are used to having them.

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answered 23 May '10, 02:51

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Use ubuntu-tweak from http://ubuntu-tweak.com/ and select "Window Manager Settings -> Window Titlabar Button Layout -> Right".

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answered 11 May '10, 10:58

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yep, ubuntu-tweak is by far the easiest way

(11 May '10, 12:27) george
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