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Standard User 5km
(knowledge is power) Tue 17-Apr-12 22:38:25
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Ubuntu 12.04


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Anyone know if they are "fixing" ubuntu so that in 12.04 the minimize, maximize and close buttons are in the "correct" place (on the right) and the menu is on the window not that stupid bar at the top?

Sorry, wasn't going to go searching through loads or release notes and forum posts, trying to get a quick answer.

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Edited by 5km (Tue 17-Apr-12 22:39:11)

Standard User dandnsmith
(experienced) Wed 18-Apr-12 10:39:41
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Re: Ubuntu 12.04


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Probably no effort being put into this as it has been the default for several releases now.
The advice I found was derived from changing buttons from left to right as:

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

but it can be made to work the other way as well.

I'm sure I had a way to do it by directly editing a text file, but can't lay my hands on it

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Standard User ToneDeaf
(regular) Sat 21-Apr-12 18:55:43
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Re: Ubuntu 12.04


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By running in GNOME the buttons and menus are where you prefer them to be - i.e. more Windoze like!

At the login screen - select the tools symbol and chose the GNOME login option.

This certainly works for 11.10 - I haven't tried 12.04 yet.

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Standard User john2007
(legend) Sun 22-Apr-12 09:07:02
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Re: Ubuntu 12.04


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No familiar with Ubuntu but if this is Gnome then download the package gnome-tweak-tool. It has settings for Desktop, fonts, shell, shell extensions, theme, and windows.

You would use the Shell -> Arrangement of buttons on the titlebar -> All option.

You can even put the desktop back if its absence bugs you!
Standard User 5km
(knowledge is power) Sun 22-Apr-12 22:23:24
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Re: Ubuntu 12.04


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I tried this. It puts the buttons in the right place but the menu is then broken.

All the solutions I looked at caused other problems.

I wish they hadn't messed up Gnome ...

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Standard User dandnsmith
(experienced) Mon 23-Apr-12 08:21:36
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Re: Ubuntu 12.04


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Having played with Ub 11.10, and being not in favour of the changes which started around 11.04 (and got worse in impact), I'm now turning to Mint, as the organisers seem to be more in favour of the type of desktop/menu which I prefer.
At the moment there is Mint12, based on Ub 11.10, and the next release of Ubuntu (12.04) hasn't yet happened (as of last night), so I'm waiting to see what the corresponding Mint version will then look like - especially as both UB and Mint are impacted by the Gnome changes, and Mint has telegraphed some more interfacing changes in the pipeline.

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Standard User Wonko
(committed) Mon 23-Apr-12 08:52:50
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Re: Ubuntu 12.04


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Ditch Unity and install Mate (as Gnome have stopped support for V2) . http://mate-desktop.org/

God I hate Unity tongue

Or install Debian or Mint.

Edited by Wonko (Mon 23-Apr-12 08:53:31)

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