Window Icons on wrong side.

Tom H tomh0665 at
Fri Apr 9 18:41:54 UTC 2010

On Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 2:19 PM, Larry Shields <larryesu at> wrote:
> Tom H wrote:
>> On Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 1:30 PM, Kipton Moravec <kip at> wrote:

>>> I loaded 10.4 beta 2 on an old computer and noticed the icons for
>>> minimizing, resizing, and closing windows have been moved from the upper
>>> right side of the window to the upper left side of the window.
>>> How do I move them back?

>> Run
>> gconftool-2 -s /apps/metacity/general/button_layout -t string
>> "menu:minimize,maximize,close"

> I have a question, the run commands in the above that you have shown, if
> one types in everything as you have it, will it change the layout of
> closing,minimizing,unmaximize windows from the left too the right...???
> Will this take effect after one reboots or what...???

The command above will change the Lucid button layout to the
Karmic-Jaunty-... one (with a menu click-down button at the far left)

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