Last Updated: July 20, 2017
· felipelavinz

Move window buttons to the left using GNOME on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

Not quite a coding tip, but might be useful anyway, since for me at least it was not quite obvious.

First, make sure you have dconf-editor, or install from repositories if needed

Then, navigate to org → gnome → shell → overrides, and set button-layout to close: or close,minimize:

... whatever it's on the left side of the colon will be on the left corner of the window title, and whatever's on the right will be on the right corner

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You are simply the best!!! You saved my life, dude

over 1 year ago ·

there's no shell after gnome :(

over 1 year ago ·

In my Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial xerus, the option was at: org -> gnome -> desktop -> wm -> preferences
Kudos on explaining about the colon issue, I changed from appmenu:close to close:appmenu and it moved to the left as I wanted.

over 1 year ago ·