Window Controls on the Right Side

Mark Faine mark.faine at
Wed Apr 29 21:03:35 UTC 2015

Yeah, I guess I deserved that :) Using unity tweak tool to do this has not
worked for a long time, it's never worked for me.  I've read that the
location has been hard-coded in such a way as to make it virtually
impossible to change this without a major code rewrite:

I think this is something that needs to be addressed.  It isn't up to the
developers to tell the users how things should look.  It works the other
way around.  At the very least, give me the option, I don't even care if I
have to install some packages or dconf configurations,  or even hand edit
xml files (yuk), so long as it remains possible.  Not to say that any of
that should be necessary.

On Tue, Apr 28, 2015 at 11:40 PM Martinx - ジェームズ <thiagocmartinsc at>

> On 28 April 2015 at 20:56, Mark Faine <mark.faine at> wrote:
>> I can understand if Ubuntu wants to be backward and contrary and default
>> the window controls to the wrong side for new installations, but why must
>> they force the issue.  From what I understand it is very difficult, to the
>> point of being impractical, to move them to the right side, due to
>> decisions that were made specifically to prevent it.  I don't understand
>> this kind of thinking.  Please give me the ability to put my window
>> controls on the correct (right) side.
>> Thanks
> I am very happy with window controls on the correct (left) side.   :-P
> It is close to the App's Menus (I don't need to travel the entire screen
> to hit those buttons) and Unity left panel.
> If I'm not wrong, with Ubuntu Teak Tools, you can do that, with Ubuntu
> Gnome, you can do that, for sure.
> Best!
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