Moving close, maximize, minimize icons to top right of a window in Ubuntu 11.10

Just a tip on how to move close, maximize and minimize icons to top right of a window in Ubuntu 11.10.

  • Press Alt + F2 to open Dashboard Home (you may need to press Fn or similar keys in some laptops ; it does in mine of Dell)
  • Enter gconf-editor in Search area and press enter. It should open the Configuration Editor window.
  • Go and open apps > metacity > general.
  • Double click button_layout to edit its Value
  • Enter :minimize,maximize,close in the Value field and save with Ok.

System windows will have those buttons to the top right of them now.

(Courtesy of some internet fellows)

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