Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Possible Duplicate:
Application dash as default

Everyone keeps telling me that Linux/Ubuntu is much more customizable than Windows but I seem to be having a problem trying to do the following changes:

  • When pressing Home Dash button on the left I want Ubuntu to go straight to the applications tab.

  • From here I do not want it showing me recently used apps or apps available for download. How do I disable these?

  • How do I move the minimize, exit and maximize buttons to the right side of the window instead the left side of the window?

  • Also how can I change the orange exit buttons to the colour blue?

  • When clicking and dragging the mouse, an orange box appears, how can I change it to blue to match my theme?

Me a Windows fan is really digging Ubuntu's new interface compared to my Windows 8 release preview which is a living nightmare.

share|improve this question

marked as duplicate by James Jul 18 '12 at 13:23

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

It is preferred if you can post separate questions instead of combining your questions into one. That way, it helps the people answering your question and also others hunting for at least one of your questions. Thanks! – hexafraction Jul 18 '12 at 13:14
Hi and welcome to Ask Ubuntu. Please don't post multiple questions in a single post. And, all of your questions have already been answered in other questions in the site. Take a look at the above question link that I have posted and go through them one by one closely. If you have any issues with any of them, you may then proceed to ask a new question with just that one issue at a time. That way, our site will work best. Thanks again! – jokerdino Jul 18 '12 at 13:26

The First Customization is already available as Super+A . And currently by pressing Single button Super or Dash for directly accessing Applications menu is not available, would be illogical too ( i suppose) .

For your Second Optimization go to system Settings >> Privacy >> >> Applications select the + to add the applications you don't want to see in the recently Used as here

enter image description here

enter image description here

enter image description here

For Third Customization Use Ubuntu Tweak , then under

TWEAK >> Desktop >> window >> windows control button positions>> select Right

For your Fourth Customization refer the Answers here

Hope this Helps.

share|improve this answer

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.