how do i move the : minimum, maximum and close buttons from the left side to the right side

Asked by gevie on 2011-03-18

I read somewhere how to move the butttons from the left side to the right side where I prefer to have them. It was a simple task but I cannot remember what to do

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SWAGATAK GHOSH
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2011-03-18
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2011-03-18
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2011-03-18
Ubfan (ubfan1) said : #1

Select the menu item "System/Preferences/Appearance" and change the theme to one with the buttons on the right. Click on a few to see the change in any windows open. The selection pictures may not be accurate.

Best SWAGATAK GHOSH (swagatak) said : #2

Press Alt+F2 to open the Run Application window > Type gconf-editor into the text box and click > Run to start the Configuration Editor.Open > apps > metacity > general
using the side pane and double-click the button_layout item. Change the value to say

   ":minimize,maximize,close "

 (the position of the colon determines which side of the window the buttons appear on).Click OK and the location of the windows buttons will change immediately.
        thanks

gevie (gevenson) said : #3

Thanks SWAGATAK GHOSH, that solved my question.