Page 3 of 6 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 58

Thread: HOW TO: Change Ubuntu 10.04 WM buttons to 9.10 placement/order

  1. #21
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    the State of Confusion
    Beans
    78
    Distro
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: HOW TO: Change Ubuntu 10.04 WM buttons to 9.10 placement/order

    Quote Originally Posted by pastalavista View Post
    yeah.. it is easier to paste a line if you have it handy to copy, but if you don't and don't want to search for it, AND you aren't well versed in CLI enough to remember it all (like me), gconf-editor is the way to go.
    True.

    Still, I hope the devs get smart and add a checkbox or something of that sort to the Appearance menu.

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Wichita, Kansas
    Beans
    87
    Distro
    Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot

    Re: HOW TO: Change Ubuntu 10.04 WM buttons to 9.10 placement/order

    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelSwengel View Post
    ...add a checkbox or something of that sort to the Appearance menu.
    I agree with you on this one. I am not looking forward to the "Where did my window/term paper/important spreadsheet go?" type of questions which already occur when under serious time pressure. So, for now, any computers with the new LTS distribution here will feature buttons on the right.

    I hope the devs listen to the community, revert the default position of the buttons back to the upstream Gnome position, and then place the new button order as a prominent option. If the new button arrangement truly is more efficient, make it the default on the next regular release so our "less computer savvy" users can adjust before the next LTS.

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Beans
    297

    Re: HOW TO: Change Ubuntu 10.04 WM buttons to 9.10 placement/order

    Quote Originally Posted by pastalavista View Post
    The gconf-editor method is easier for me to remember. Do you have it in your Applications menu. It can be added (if it isn't there already) in Applications/System Tools/Configuration Editor. Or just run with Alt-F2 'gconf-editor'.

    Open Apps/Metacity/General and edit the button_layout key. The colon is the middle of the toolbar so just put the window manage entries to the right of the colon and menu to the left of it and you can arrange the buttons in any order you want... just by moving the text in relation to the colon.
    thanks ubuntu-tweak wasnt working...

  4. #24
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Beans
    1

    Re: HOW TO: Change Ubuntu 10.04 WM buttons to 9.10 placement/order

    Now I understand that most market driven interactive products go through a series of checks and balances before "perfection" is reached. And no one designer can be blamed or have absolute control. BUT WTF. Common sense tells us not to stare at the sun, AND NOT TO PUT THE EXIT BUTTON NEXT TO THE EDIT MENU.

    Ubuntu team, you know me , I love you guys. Just don't mess with my default interface and color contrast, that's all. <3

  5. #25
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Adelaide, South Australia
    Beans
    746
    Distro
    Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot

    Re: HOW TO: Change Ubuntu 10.04 WM buttons to 9.10 placement/order

    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelSwengel View Post
    Let's hope we have a graphical option for this in the 10.04 final release.
    1. alt-f2
    2. gconf-editor
    3. apps/metacity/general/button_layout
    4. ????
    5. profit.

    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by airtonix; March 21st, 2010 at 01:07 AM.
    Fear is the mindkiller....
    The little death that obliterates...

  6. #26
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Ubuntuland
    Beans
    2,124
    Distro
    Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander

    Exclamation Re: HOW TO: Change Ubuntu 10.04 WM buttons to 9.10 placement/order

    Moving the WM buttons BY DEFAULT is an ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE idea.

    A distant second is that ugly new default color scheme.

    Both of which MUST BE CHANGED immediately after installing.

    I've always been a huge fan of Ubuntu, but these two idiotic changes have really got me questioning Canonial.

    They put together this solid and useful OS and then do something so insanely stupid as this.

    What were you thinking?
    24 beers in a case, 24 hours in a day. Coincidence? I think not!

    Trusty Tahr 64 bit, AMD Phenom II 955 Quad Core 3.2GHz, GeForce 9600 GT
    16G PC2-6400 RAM, 128 GB SSD, Twin 1TB SATA 7200 RPM RAID0

  7. #27
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Missouri
    Beans
    738
    Distro
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: HOW TO: Change Ubuntu 10.04 WM buttons to 9.10 placement/order

    I have to agree with the idea where the upstream of Gnome layout/design should be kept. However, I believe there should be some method that allows better (sic/easier) customization for those who are not so savvy with Linux in general. I've seen many people convert over to Linux of some flavor going irate when they try to go back to their prior OS. Sometimes it's the small things that cause disasters... the proverbial butterfly flapping its wings if you will. Me personally... I'd love to have the close button on the left like I had it in the good ol' days of Workbench. Times change and standards come from change. Change is good. It is a constant.

  8. #28
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Ubuntuland
    Beans
    2,124
    Distro
    Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander

    Exclamation Re: HOW TO: Change Ubuntu 10.04 WM buttons to 9.10 placement/order

    Quote Originally Posted by Spr0k3t View Post
    ... Change is good....
    Sorry, but that's not always true. Change can be good or BAD.

    This is a BAD change that has many downsides as some have mentions. It's not the fact of change that I don't like, it's the type of change.

    A) There is no reason to change the default behavior. There is no benefit to the change.
    B) There are many negatives about the change (missing icon, clutter with menus, left side overload, different for no reason, etc).

    All bad, none good.
    24 beers in a case, 24 hours in a day. Coincidence? I think not!

    Trusty Tahr 64 bit, AMD Phenom II 955 Quad Core 3.2GHz, GeForce 9600 GT
    16G PC2-6400 RAM, 128 GB SSD, Twin 1TB SATA 7200 RPM RAID0

  9. #29
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    San Francisco
    Beans
    45

    Re: HOW TO: Change Ubuntu 10.04 WM buttons to 9.10 placement/order

    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelSwengel View Post
    It's a key option for users. So absolutely I want it to be.

    Something this basic should not require users to download Ubuntu-Tweak.
    Tweak and gfconfig are just front ends for what's 'under the hood' - you could also make these tweaks using the command line

  10. #30
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    San Francisco
    Beans
    45

    Re: HOW TO: Change Ubuntu 10.04 WM buttons to 9.10 placement/order

    Quote Originally Posted by Slim Odds View Post
    Moving the WM buttons BY DEFAULT is an ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE idea.

    A distant second is that ugly new default color scheme.

    Both of which MUST BE CHANGED immediately after installing.

    I've always been a huge fan of Ubuntu, but these two idiotic changes have really got me questioning Canonial.

    They put together this solid and useful OS and then do something so insanely stupid as this.

    What were you thinking?
    the beautiful thing about Linux is that you can set up things as you like them...
    there is no need to settle for what aesthetically challenged software managers hoist onto the public

Page 3 of 6 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •