How to: Tips and Tricks

Put Minimize, Maximize, Close buttons to the left in Ubuntu window

Default are Minimize/Maximize/Close buttons in the title bar on the right. This short tutorial shows you, how to put these icons to the left, like in Mac OS X.

1. Press ALT + F2, type in gconf-editor and press Enter key


2. Navigate to apps > metacity > general. On the right find option called button_layout

Button layout

3. Double click on the value menu:minimize,maximize,close and change it to


4. Look at your new titlebar :) It may look like this

Titlebar - icons left

Tip: You can remove unused buttons, or change their order. Just change the value to eg. close:menu or menu:close,minimize,maximize.

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