Window Buttons are the buttons at the top of the windows that close, minimize, and maximize the current window. The red X closes a window, the minus sign minimizes, and the rectangle maximizes.

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How to switch window controls to the left (Gnome Shell)?

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 ...
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How do I add minimize / maximize buttons to GNOME shell windows?

Just installed Ubuntu 12.04, then I did sudo apt-get install gnome-shell and windows have only a close button, how can I enable minimize / maximize? The old gconf-editor doesn't seem to work cause ...
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How do I move the Window buttons from left to right? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I move all the window controls to the right? How can I move the window buttons to the right?
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Window Controls moved to right hand side [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I move all the window controls to the right? without realising, the Windows Controls (max, min, close) have been moved to the right hand side without me ...
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Window title-bars missing occasionally in Unity

window (title and icon) sometimes doesn't appear. As a solution to this, I have to logout and login again. Is there something wrong with my system? How to make sure that this doesn't happen again?
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How to switch the window buttons to the left in Cinnamon?

I tried Ubuntu Tweak and dconf-editor but nothing seemed to help. Perhaps if there is an extension for the same, please share if you happen to know this or any other workaround.
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How can I move Chrome's buttons to the right in Gnome3's Shell

I switched from Unity to Gnome Shell in Ubuntu. Now Chrome has the buttons on the left side, but I want them on the right. How can I fix this without switching to the system titlebar? I also tried ...
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How to put the windows close button on the right?

I'm used to the close button in the upper right corner as in MS Windows. How to put it there?
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Can I get an always-on-top button in windows' titlebar (alongside with minimize/maximize/close buttons)?

I use to use always-on-top windows frequently and make them such by setting the option in windows' right click menu. Can I get this option closer, right in windows' titlebar alongside with ...
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How come all my window buttons are right aligned, but chrome buttons are on the left?

I am wondering why chrome close/maximize buttons are aligned to the left while all the buttons are aligned to the right. The truth is that the chrome buttons are right aligned too when in the chrome ...
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How do I move the window buttons back to the right for all users?

I know I can edit gconf to move the [Minimize,Maximize,Close] buttons back to the right-hand side, but is there a way to do this for all users? Ideally at install time so I don't have to explain this ...
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How do you change Window Control Position in the Unity Panel?

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 ...
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Expand window to free space on screen in KDE

I am using Kubuntu, and I want to expand the current window to the free space on the screen. To say it more precisely: I want to make the current window as big as possible without overlapping new ...
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Align window buttons to the right in GNOME fallback mode?

There have been many a question on how to do it with gconf-editor in < 11.10, but how can I align the window buttons (close, minimize and maximize) to the right in Ubuntu 11.10? Please close if ...
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How can I always show the close, minimise & maximise buttons into their own windows?

Ubuntu 11.10 hides the close, min and max buttons in the top panel. Is there a way to bring all that back into the actual window and not in the panel? Not just the buttons, but also the File, Edit ...
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How to have the “close”, “maximize” and “minimize” buttons on the left in google-chrome in kde

I would like to achieve what I was able to do in Ubuntu. I've now switched to KDE and would like to have the buttons on the left hand side. I have already set it for the "native" windows and they ...
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How can I disable the minimize button?

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 ...
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Is there a way to remove maximized window controls/title from top panel in Unity

Cramming window controls and window title into the top panel, doesn't really appeal to me, since it looks like it's a permanent fixture, I'm wondering if there is a way to disable this behavior.
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Only close button shows up in Google Chrome in GNOME Shell

After I installed the GNOME shell in Ubuntu, I decided that I didn't like having the "Close/Minimize/Maximize" buttons on the right, so I switched them over to the left using gconftool-2 --set ...
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How can I get the buttons back on the left side in GNOME? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to switch window controls to the left? I installed Ubuntu 11.10 along with Gnome 3.2. Under Gnome 3.2, the window buttons for closing, minimizing and restoring are ...
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How can I move the Exit, Maximize, Minimize buttons to the left in Kubuntu?

I want to move exit, maximize, and minimize button to the left like I can do in Ubuntu 11.10. How to do it?
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How do I force Chromium's window buttons to the right side when in GNOME?

I prefer Gnome Shell as a DE. The migration from Unity to Gnome Shell in 11.10 is flawless but there is an annoying bug with Chromium. The buttons on Chromium stay on the left side where Gnome Shell ...
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How can I hide the decoration of maximized windows?

I just added the Window Buttons applet to my panel, but it seems that the Hide Compiz decorations for maximized windows feature no longer works after my upgrade to Natty. Is there another way to ...
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How to resize a window when the bottom right is not visible?

I am trying to change the default pdf viewer on my Kile Latex frontend. When I reach Settings ▸ Configure - Kile ▸ Tools ▸ Build ▸ ViewPDF I am able to make the appropriate change. Unfortunately, in ...
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Global menu hides window decorator from startup applications

I am using 11.10 with Unity. When I set e.g. thunderbird as startup application, it will start just after login, but it will be not maximized placed with its window decorators just beneath the global ...
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Window-manager (close,minimize,maximize) buttons does not appear when window is maximized

My PC is fairly old and the hardware is quite weak, but it runs unity 2D quite well and fast. But I have this only one problem. The close/minimize,maximize buttons dont appear When I open a ...
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Resize the window control buttons (close, restore, maximize)

How can I change the size of the close/restore/maximize/minimize buttons of the windows? They are too small for me. With a big monitor, it's difficult to position the mouse over them. Is there a ...
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How can I always show the close, minimise and maximise buttons on their windows and keep global menus?

First, this is not a duplicate of How can I always show the close, minimise & maximise buttons into their own windows? - I would like to preserve global menus. Is there a way to only always show ...
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Can the Window Controls (Max, Min, Close) and the Title be moved to the Bottom?

I know I can move them to the left or the right, even on the middle, but I've never seen a window with it's controls and title on the bottom instead on the top. Is it even possible to? Like if I ...
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programs' title bar dissapear

I have the next problem: the programs' title bar just dissapear and I can't move the windows, maximize, etc. It occurs when I turn on the computer, but not always. Is it a bug or something?? I've ...
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Change color of window buttons

Is it possible to change the window button color of the close, minimise and maximise buttons of the Ambience theme from orange to an user defined color? I tried to find anything relavant in the gtkrc, ...
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How to change the order of the OK/Cancel buttons?

I'm new in Ubuntu. So far, I used only the Windows. In Ubuntu, irritates me the order of buttons OK / Cancel. In the Windows OK button is the first and then Cancel button. In Ubuntu it is vice versa. ...
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Is it possible to keep the Window Buttons and Title opaque and the border transparent?

The answer might be as simple no, but using Ubuntu Tweak I made the borders of my windows transparent as shown here: However, the window buttons and window title are also transparent, making them ...
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How to make changes in gconf-editor permanent

Every time I open my computer, I need to manually unset the value of button_layout in gconf-editor in /apps/metacity/general to make to the close, minimize and maximize buttons on the right side of ...
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Can I remove the buttons (min, max, close) from the unity panel and put them back on the window?

In unity 2d, the buttons on a maximized window are by default placed above the launcher on autohide. TBH I hate it when stuff autohides, and was wondering if they can be moved (on a maximized window, ...
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How do I adjust my window buttons to the left or right?

I'm trying to use gconf-editor to make an adjustment to my Windows. In the past I had the close,min,max to the "RIGHT". Now I'd like to switch back to the "LEFT". The old way doesn't seem to be ...
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How do you move the window controls to the window when maximized [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to remove maximized window controls/title from top panel in Unity I want to move my window controls (close, maximize, minimize) back to the current window ...
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Window buttons on cinnamon top panel

Is it possible put the window buttons on the top panel of cinnamon like in Unity?
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How do I get the minimize, maximize and close buttons to the left in GNOME Shell? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to switch window controls to the left? When I try to move them to the left the minimize and the maximize buttons disappear and the only the close button moves to the ...
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Move gnome shell window close button to left [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Switch gnome shell buttons to the left To be clear I'm not talking about the windows controls, but the little x button that shows up when your in the "expose" windows ...
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How to change minimize button icon?

There are discussions on minimize button icon recently: since the launcher is on the left where minimized window goes, should Ubuntu minimize button be vertical? There are many different suggestions, ...
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How do I get my windows controls back?

By accident my window top decoration seem to have dissapeared in Unity. Window buttons or application menus are not displayed on the top panel. How can I regain control over this window?
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How to add buttons in Glade and resize

Trying to create the framework for a calculator. I add the window I add the vbox using 2 boxes. 1 for the display, the other for the buttons When I add 1 button it fills the entire panel and I can't ...
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Is it possible to remove the dash window control buttons?

Is it possible to change or remove the Unity dash window control buttons (Close, Minimize, Maximize) in Ubuntu 11.10? I'm not a huge fan of how they look and would like to swap them out if possible.
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Close button closes application behind the actual one. What is the problem?

Occasionally when I hit the close button ('x' on the left) instead of closing the application I am looking at, it closes another application. A very common example situation: I am using Firefox, and ...
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Some applications are missing their window controls

Since updating to 11.10 tonight, window controls for certain applications are missing from the global menu area. So far, Gedit and System Monitor are affected. They must be closed with a keyboard ...
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How can I place Gedit's tab close buttons on the left?

I would like to make Gedit fit more to the Ubuntu default themes Ambiance and Radiance. Therefore I would like to place the tab close buttons on the left instead of the right of each tab. I asked a ...
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How to open a window without “close” button?

In a script I want to open a window which is missing the "close" button in the title bar, so that it can't be accidentally be closed, but still has the "minimize" and "maximize" buttons. Is this ...
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Move Window Controls of Maximised Window to Right

I can move my window controls from following this and this discussion from askubuntu.com. Normal Window Controls do work fine. However maximized windows don't seem to follow this rule. When window ...
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How do I move the window buttons of Google Chrome to left? [duplicate]

I updated Ubuntu 12.10 to 13.04 using Gnome Shell 3.6. After the update, the window buttons from e.g. Google Chrome are displayed on the right side (close, minimize, maximize). In 12.10, I believe I ...