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When I accidentally minimize windows in Unity it's so hard to find them I usually don't even bother and just open a new one instead.

How can I get rid of that terrible button so I don't ever click it by accident again?

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Ubuntu 11.10 and earlier

Your question is variation of the linked question.

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Using gconf-editor you can remove minimise from the key shown and the minimise button will not appear in your windows.

Linked Question:

  1. How do I move the Window buttons from left to right?
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Ubuntu 12.04 and newer

Set the GSettings key button-layout in schema org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences to close,maximize: by using dconf Editor or by running:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences button-layout 'close,maximize:'
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