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Currently, my window decorations are in the top left as per the default Ubuntu, but I have reordered them to "Minimize, Maximize, Close" However on Unity Desktop, when I maximize my window, and the Unity Panel takes over window decorations, It switches back to the default "Close, Minimize, Maximize" I tried poking around gconf and couldn't find anything, anybody have a tweak?

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Bug Reported: – hrhnick Jan 27 '11 at 14:44

Can you file a bug for this over at

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Also, when you file the bug. Please report back here with a link, so those who are interested can track it. – Kyle Clarke Jan 23 '11 at 4:48
Thank you very much :) – Kyle Clarke Jan 28 '11 at 4:37

I don't think you can do that. Ayatana indicators have been designed with consistency in mind and one of the elements of a consistent UI is permanent position of indicators. I don't think you can reorder the elements of the unity panel at all. You can remove some if you like but reordering is just not possible (AFAIK).

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I think the question was referring to window control buttons (close, minimmise, maximise) and not indicators. – Mark Shuttleworth Jan 28 '11 at 3:00
Well, everything in the unity-panel follows the same rules. :P – Owais Lone Jan 31 '11 at 17:18

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