Re: Moving window control buttons
I think dconf-editor has superceded gconf-editor.
You'll get used to the buttons on the left side very quickly. Within a few days. I switch between Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 every day and the different locations of the window buttons never trips me up.
I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.