View Full Version : [ubuntu] Close, minimize, maximize buttons are gone

July 2nd, 2010, 12:35 AM
So i just ran some updates and restarted my computer. When I turned it on the buttons in the top right of any application are gone. I now have to go "file>exit" or "Ctrl&Q"... How do i get them back?

July 2nd, 2010, 01:01 AM
You might try a different theme , sometimes that helps..

Rex Bouwense
July 2nd, 2010, 01:22 AM
Mr Nix you didn't say which version of Ubuntu you are using. If it is Lucid Lynx (10.04), the close, minimize, and maximize buttons are on the left top of the panel.

July 2nd, 2010, 01:45 AM
hit alt+f2 and type gconf-editor
go to applications-->metacity--> and check the layout of the buttons make sure it looks like this menu:maximize,minimize,close (for right) or close,minimize,maximize:menu (for left)

Darkness Des
July 2nd, 2010, 01:48 AM
I recommend Ubuntu Tweak, it makes it much easier to switch the layout of the buttons. You can also add your own custom layout to them. You can do quite a bit with it.

July 2nd, 2010, 01:55 AM
Hey thanks guys. I just restarted again and it came back normal. But now when I boot up my computer my icons stay on the left side. I am using lucid lynx (10.04), and i use emerald to get them on the right.