Saturday, August 17, 2013

Moving Close, Maximise and Minimise Buttons to Right Side in Linux

If you are a windows user, then the one thing that you would find most annoying is the close, maximise and minimise buttons being on the opposite side. It can be done in a couple of ways. Just run this command to have the buttons on the right :

gconftool-2 --type string --set /apps/metacity/general/button_layout "menu:minimize,maximize,close"

If the above command doesn't work, try this :

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences button-layout ":minimize,maximize,close"

It is also possible to do it using gconf-editor. If gconf-editor is not installed on your system, you can do so by searching it in the software centre. To change the buttons to right, follow these steps :

1. Press Alt+F2. This should open the Run Application window.
2. Type gconf-editor as shown.

3. In the editor, select apps -> metacity -> general.
4. In the value field of button_layout, change close,minimize,maximize: to menu:minimize,maximize,close  

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