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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Solution : Ubuntu 11.10 + minimize, maximize and close button to right

following command should do the job.

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

logout and login that's it.

- Mihir Patel

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the post! You saved my life.

Mihir said...

Good to see that this helped at least someone.

It's awesome to see Ubuntu growing, but making radical changes like Placement GUI Buttons... It's bit of shame.. that few may not figure this our and will left stuck on this.

- Regards,
Mihir

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info! Worked like a charm on 11.10, with Gnome Panel (3.2) loaded. Didn't even have to logout for it to take effect. :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the post. I love 'right'.
(Still trying to come to terms with the 11.10 differences)
Learn Something Every Day ...good on ya!
Regards
Tom

Les said...

Very good indeed. Worked perfectly!

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much!

Anonymous said...

i'm new to this linux...can anyone tell me where to write this string...

Mihir said...

this is a command, like in windows you have command promt, in linux they have console.

you need to execute this command in console.

(CTL + ALT + T , brings up console window)

Anonymous said...

thanks tried gnome-tweak-tool to get this but failed

the command worked out perfectly using gnome classic (unity was annoying took forever to log out and shut down in it)

me281 said...

awesome thanks so much worked like a charm have to switch between windows for work and ubuntu at home was making me crazy.....

ieee488 said...

Not sure what is going on but the command did not work for me. I did a clean install of 11.10

Zeinynet said...

doesn't work here also

Zeinynet said...

Doesn't work here also.....any help

Mihir said...

I got frustrated with UBUNTU and have switched to KUBUNTU for now.

Anonymous said...

Works great! Works like a charm! If you install gnome3 desktop, you should run this one to fix the buttons:

gconftool-2 --set /desktop/gnome/shell/windows/button_layout --type string "menu:minimize,maximize,close"

alozuldo said...

Thanks so much!!!

Anonymous said...

Ubuntu seems to think that every one is lefty. To me, it's akin to putting your drinking glass on the left so that you have to reach across your food to get to it. It's just awkward. Oh well.

Thanks, this info was a quick find! :)

Anonymous said...

THank you so much. This finally did the job. I was using gconftool-2 --set /desktop/gnome/shell/windows/button_layout ':close' --type STRING
but did not produce anything

Anonymous said...

thanx a lot, worked nice for me

Anonymous said...

thnx it worked.

AR said...

thanks a lot.... it helped me....