Ubuntu – How to switch window controls to the left (Gnome Shell)

gnome-shellwindow-buttons

Is there a way to the switch gnome-shell window buttons to the left? I've gotten so used to them being on the left that them being on the right has thrown me way off.

(gnome shell has them defaulted to the right corner)

Best Answer

  • For 10.10

    The more simple way to do that is: Alt+F2gconf-editor

    Navigate to apps → metacity → general, and double click on the entry: button_layout, then enter close,minimize,maximize:. You can also use spacer at some point to add a space.

    For 11.04 and 11.10

    Alt+F2gconf-editor

    Navigate to desktop → gnome → shell → windows, and double click on the entry: button_layout, then enter close,minimize,maximize:. You can also use spacer at some point to add a space.

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