Using Ubuntu 10.04 and want your window control buttons back on the right? Well here’s how!

Firstly let me apologise for not posting this tip sooner – I keep getting e-mails asking about it too yet some how routinely forgot to post it.


OMG! reader Josh e-mailed me last night with instructions so, thanks to him and via the power of copy & paste, i can finally get around to posting this (relatively) easy solution.

  • Press Alt + F2, then type in ‘gconf-editor’
  • Go to Apps/Metacity/General
  • In the button_layout field swap the text around so that it reads:
  • menu:maximize,minimize,close
  • The button are now back on the right-hand side

If i had some cookies Josh I’d send you one!

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