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How do I move the minimuze/maximise/close buttons to the right hand under Unity, for maximised windows?

I've used gconf-editor to change /apps/metacity/general/button_layout to move them to the right hand side for windows which aren't maximised, but once maximised it moves back to the left hand side.

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closed as too localized by RolandiXor, htorque, 8128, Stefano Palazzo, Marco Ceppi Feb 14 '11 at 2:50

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This question should not have been closed. It is exactly what I want to know. – Reinier Post Sep 11 '15 at 11:48

just install and use ubuntu tweak (

in ubuntu tweak goto the desktop->window manager setting section on the left. then goto windows titlebar button layout and click the place right choice offered to you.

to install ubuntu tweak just go to the website and download the .deb file and open it with ubuntu software center .. it usually is installed in applications->system tools->ubuntu tweak

good luck

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Thanks - point your elbow at the ceiling and pat yourself on the back! – keepitsimpleengineer Nov 28 '11 at 21:28
I have done this in the past, but it doesn't work for me now (cannot find such an option in Ubuntu Tweak, using Ubuntu 14.04.3). – Reinier Post Sep 11 '15 at 11:51

The way unity works, the buttons appear on the left side, and it's coded to work that way only. You would have to write a bug report about this (I would support it).

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