How to : Move Maximize,Minimize button to the right in Ubuntu 11.10

This tutorial will show you how to move the Maximize, Minimize button by default which is in left of the window to the right side in Ubuntu 11.10 . If you are newbie to Ubuntu and a Windows user , then it would be very difficult for you to get adjusted in the new environment .One of the problem newbie faces in the Ubuntu is when the user closes the window . In Windows , its in right position and it would be difficult to switch from right position to left . To Move Maximize , Minimize button to the right , Open the terminal and type the following command :

[cc lang=’abap’ ]gconftool-2 –set “/apps/metacity/general/button_layout” –type string “:minimize,maximize,close”[/cc]

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  • Bruc3

    As of Ubuntu 12.04 you will want to use this command instead:
    gconftool-2 –set “/apps/metacity/general/button_layout” –type=string “:minimize,maximize,close”

  • Bruc3

    Turns out this website changes the formatting of the text after posting make sure you type this out instead of copy and pasting this. The “-” are actually double “-“

    • Neli S Gautham Raj

      Thanks Bruc3 .. I have changed the format now .. !!

  • Neli S Gautham Raj

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

  • Jas

    Thanks! This works great and now it’s on the right side. :) I don’t even have to install extra tools to fix it.