Ubuntu and window controls
Posted Mar 25, 2010 11:40 UTC (Thu) by bronson
Parent article: Ubuntu and window controls
gconftool-2 --set /apps/metacity/general/button_layout \
--type string "close:minimize,maximize"
on every account where I run Gnome. Close on the left, minimize and maximize on the right. Two reasons:
- Get rid of the useless menu button. Just right click on the title bar if you want to turn on Always On Top.
- Move the dangerous close button as far away from the minimize and maximize buttons as possible.
I think I agree with other commenters here that the close button belongs on the right: get it far away from the File and Edit menus. I'll have to try that next time.
If Ubuntu would just provide a place on the Windows control panel to control this, everyone could have their own preferred button layout. We all have different history and expectations allowing people to easily set it seems like the only way to make everyone happy (like focus-follows-mouse).
Really, since the code is already written anyway, where's the downside to exposing just this configuration option in the GUI? (no slippery slope arguments please)
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