I am using Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS with Unity 7.4.5.

My question is quite simple. I just wanted to know if there is a way of increasing the spacing between the 3 buttons, viz., close, max, min which are present on the window.

I don't want to change the order or move them to the top right hand corner of the window. Just increase the space between them...

So, if currently they are this close:

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They should appear this far:

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  • No, there's no such options, unfortunately. May 23, 2018 at 6:35
  • @SergiyKolodyazhnyy I think it's possible in GNOME using a spacer tag, but probably won't work in Unity.
    – pomsky
    May 23, 2018 at 11:48
  • Okay. So, Unity has no such provision... Disappointing but hey! Thanks for the responses. May 26, 2018 at 12:11

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If you are using XFCE, you can open xfce4-settings-manager and change panel theme in window manager (in style tab ). You will find many button layouts there.

(This should be a comment but I dont have enough credits)

  • Thanks, but I am using Unity and not XFCE. This may prove to be helpful for someone like me using XFCE, so your response is much appreciated! May 26, 2018 at 12:12

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