To summarize (without all the nice screenshots):
The ProblemUbuntu 10.04 window buttons (close, minimize, maximize, etc) are on the left by default.
A SolutionMake configuration changes to move the buttons around:
- Open the gconf-editor
- ALT+F2 - open the Run Application window
- enter gconf-editor
- press Run
- Expand Applications > metacity > general
- Double-click button_layout - edit the button order
- Enter menu:minimize,maximize,close or :minimize,maximize,close - change the order of the buttons as desired.
Button Layout Syntax - An Aside
You can place different buttons in different places, as determined by their relative order and a couple of syntactical symbols:
: (colon) is like the 'middle' of the window bar. Anything to the left of the colon will be on the left-hand side. Anything to the right will be on the right-hand side. So what if you want to put something in the middle of the window? Dig deeper!
, (comma) is the separator between elements that you want displayed.
menu is the menu button. It has functions that can also be performed by right-clicking on a window's bar, things like "minimize" and "move"
minimize is the one-click button that minimizes the window it's associated with.
maximize is the one-click button that maximizes the window it's associated with.
close is the one-click button that closes the window it's associated with.
Here endith the aside.
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