Move Window Buttons Back to the Right in Ubuntu 10.04 / 10.10 1

Move Window Buttons Back to the Right in Ubuntu 10.04 / 10.10

One of the more controversial changes in the Ubuntu 10.04 beta is the Mac OS-inspired change to have window buttons on the left side. We’ll show you how to move the buttons back to the right.

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The key that we want to edit is in apps/metacity/general.

Click on the button next to the “apps” folder, then beside “metacity” in the list of folders expanded for apps, and then click on the “general” folder.

The button layout can be changed by changing the “button_layout” key. Double-click button_layout to edit it. Change the text in the Value text field to:

menu:maximize,minimize,close

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