Is there a way to change the location of the minimize/maximize Windows in Lucid?

Tom H tomh0665 at
Wed Jun 23 15:35:12 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 11:02 AM, Donkey Hottie <donkey at> wrote:
> On 23.6.2010 16:10, Mark Widdicombe wrote:
>>> Error setting value: Bad key or directory name:
>>> ."menu:minimize,maximize,close": Must begin with a slash '/'
>>> I even tried
>>> # gconftool-2 --set --type=string /apps/metacity/general/button_layout
>>> menu:minimize,maximize,close
>>> And it does not error, but nothing happens. After a reboot the buttons
>>> are still in left.
>> What happened to the quotes?
> As a programmer I happen to know that quotes are not needed when the
> argument does not contain spaces. The shell or something will remove
> them anyway. The application (command) will never see the quotes.
> Quotes are needed if the argument contains white space.

Not just white space but in this case it works because the ":" and ","
will not be interpreted/misinterpreted by bash.

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