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    Question How to Move Window Buttons to the Right Ubuntu 10.04

    Hey guys,

    How to move the Windows control button ( Minimize, Maximize , Close) Buttons back to the conventional place; top right corner of the screen ?

    I can't imagine why they have changed the place of this button from the conventional place :S

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    Re: How to Move Window Buttons to the Right Ubuntu 10.04

    alt-f2 enter gconf-editor go to apps metacity general button layout right click to edit key and make it this.
    Code:
    :minimize,maximize,close
    Now the key to this is the : it moves it to the right you can move each min, max, close in whatever order you want.





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    Re: How to Move Window Buttons to the Right Ubuntu 10.04

    A faster way of doing it is to paste this command in a terminal (or run it in the alt+f2 dialog):

    Code:
    gconftool-2 --type string --set /apps/metacity/general/button_layout "menu:minimize,maximize,close"
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    Re: How to Move Window Buttons to the Right Ubuntu 10.04

    You can also just change the Theme in System>Preferences>Appearance

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    Red face Re: How to Move Window Buttons to the Right Ubuntu 10.04

    i found this from the net

    Code:
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/13535/move-window-buttons-back-to-the-right-in-ubuntu-10.04/
    Is this the same you are saying?

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    Re: How to Move Window Buttons to the Right Ubuntu 10.04

    if you dont want to deal with code, just use the theme manager and click on one of the high contrast themes then go to a theme that doesnt revert it to left side. apply changes with customize. thats how i did it. make sure to save the theme

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    Quote Originally Posted by Westz View Post
    if you dont want to deal with code, just use the theme manager and click on one of the high contrast themes then go to a theme that doesnt revert it to left side. apply changes with customize. thats how i did it. make sure to save the theme
    This seems pretty simple and n00b digestable
    Gotta try it.
    BTW, I got it fixed.
    Thanks guys

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    Re: How to Move Window Buttons to the Right Ubuntu 10.04

    Quote Originally Posted by Rajiev View Post
    This seems pretty simple...
    It certainly is, but not perhaps the best way, which is described in this sticky.,

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1469475

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    Re: How to Move Window Buttons to the Right Ubuntu 10.04

    Quote Originally Posted by Kimm View Post
    A faster way of doing it is to paste this command in a terminal (or run it in the alt+f2 dialog):

    Code:
    gconftool-2 --type string --set /apps/metacity/general/button_layout "menu:minimize,maximize,close"
    Awesome.

    Thank you.

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    Arrow Re: How to Move Window Buttons to the Right Ubuntu 10.04

    Quote Originally Posted by Kimm View Post
    A faster way of doing it is to paste this command in a terminal (or run it in the alt+f2 dialog):

    Code:
    gconftool-2 --type string --set /apps/metacity/general/button_layout "menu:minimize,maximize,close"
    Ya,

    The most easiest and 100% sure method is this.
    Thanks

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