View Full Version : How to return Close, Max, and Min to right side

April 21st, 2010, 01:36 AM
Hi. Just reinstalled 9.10 as I've been having issues with Windows, and the fact that the Close, Minimize, and Maximize buttons are in the left kinda bothers me. I know I should be used to it by now, but I'm anti-mac and it reminds me of a "Mac-ish" feel, and I would love to return them to the right side.

April 21st, 2010, 05:44 AM
Ha! I actually did exactly the opposite today, so I'm now well versed in this. *not anti-Mac at all* :D

Press Alt+F2 to bring up the Run Application dialog box, enter “gconf-editor” in the text field, and click on Run.

Go to apps -> metacity -> general and the key to look for is "button_layout". Double click it to edit it and change the value to "menu:minimize,maximize,close". Easy peasy.

April 21st, 2010, 07:23 PM
Same as above but :

Worked better for me.

April 25th, 2010, 03:58 AM
Anyone know how to do the corresponding change for Xubuntu? (xfce)

Never mind. After I closed gconf-editor it took effect. Strange that it didn't have any effect before.