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paul_in_london
December 1st, 2012, 12:30 AM
This is really just a note to self.

I recently needed to move the window buttons back to the left and I couldn't remember how to do it.

I think it was the third of these commands that did the trick for gnome classic (no effects) - i.e. metacity:


gsettings set org.gnome.shell.overrides button-layout 'close,minimize,maximize:'
gconftool --type string --set /desktop/gnome/shell/windows/button_layout "close,minimize,maximize:"
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences button-layout close,minimize,maximize:

And for cinnamon:


gsettings set org.cinnamon.overrides button-layout 'close,minimize,maximize:'

serdotlinecho
December 1st, 2012, 03:06 AM
Try dconf-tools, navigate to this path > org/gnome/desktop/wm/preferences

http://handytutorial.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/move-window-buttons-dconf-editor.png

paul_in_london
December 1st, 2012, 07:19 PM
Try dconf-tools, navigate to this path > org/gnome/desktop/wm/preferences

http://handytutorial.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/move-window-buttons-dconf-editor.png

Thanks - yes, I think I did that at the time as well. :)