How to move the close, minimize, maximize buttons to the right?

Created by Anthony Veilleux on on 2010-06-07
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Anthony Veilleux on on 2010-06-07

In 10.04u1, the user is given the option to move the close, minimize and maximize buttons over to the right of the window (Windows-style) instead of the Ubuntu default location of the left (OSX-style). In order to fix this (and move the buttons over to the right), open Terminal (Appications > Accessories > Terminal) and enter the following command:

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