Move Ubuntu’s Window Buttons Back To The Right

Move Ubuntu’s Window Buttons Back To The Right

The window buttons weren’t just moved from the right to left corners in the Ubuntu 10.04 beta, they were rearranged in order. Being a Linux system though, you can fix what you don’t like with a few tweaks.

At the How-To Geek’s home away from Lifehacker, Trevor points out something we’d known of before: the gconf-editor tool can rearrange the window buttons in a GNOME desktop (and hide desktop icons and change a few other deep switches). For those dissatisfied with the button change-up, it simply put window buttons back to the way they were.

If you’re comfortable with gconf-editor, head to to the apps/metacity/general folder, select the button_layout item, and change the value there to menu:maximize,minimize,close. If you’re in need of a visual and detailed walkthrough, Trevor has you covered at the post.

Move Window Buttons Back to the Right in Ubuntu 10.04 [How-To Geek]


  • Thanks for the tip Kevin.

    Thats the first thing I will do when I install 10.04.

    This change to the left seems to cause unnecessary aggravation to a lot of people.

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