View Full Version : [gnome] Close, Min, and Max Icons vanished

June 21st, 2008, 12:14 AM
I was trying to customize some things and my min, close, and max, icons on the top right corner of windows disappeared. I dont know how to get them back. Ive tried changing the theme back to the way it was but no luck.

Also, the title bar got tucked underneath the task bar and I cant move the window. Its actually kind of infuriating. I set up the "hold alt+left mouse button" to try and move it without the title bar but it doesnt work. :(

Its gotta be something simple but when you dont know what that simple solution is it gets tough.

June 21st, 2008, 12:25 AM
I'm not sure about the window moving thing but, you might be able to get your buttons back by hitting Alt-F2 and typing gconf-editor. Navigate to /apps/metacity/general and change the button_layout to: "menu:minimize,maximize,close".

June 21st, 2008, 12:29 AM
I really screwed my Ubuntu up this time :(

Alt-F2 doesnt work anymore either! It doesnt do anything. I just noticed.

June 21st, 2008, 12:31 AM
You can just open a terminal and type "gconf-editor". I'm not sure what the rest of your problems are related to though.

June 21st, 2008, 12:35 AM
Can you boot in to recover mode?

June 21st, 2008, 12:37 AM
Are you running compiz. If so you need the line:

Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
put in the screen section of your xorg.conf file.

June 21st, 2008, 01:21 AM
I cannot boot into recover mode. I made a lot of weird changes and I guess it's finally catching up. I'm going to reinstall. I had been meaning to do it but I was being lazy and putting bandaides on a lot of things. I know I can fix it, but the Windows guy in me always says if there are problems, back up and reinstall. Old habits never die I suppose.

June 21st, 2008, 02:15 AM
When you reinstall make a home partition, so if you have to reinstall you still have your home partition.