On a freshly updated Ubuntu 18.04 (Gnome 3.28.2), I used Gnome tweak tools to move window buttons to the left ('close,maximize,minimize:'). All applications seem fine, except Nautilus where the buttons disappear when I maximize the window. Restarting the shell with Alt+F2, r does not help.

It is fully reproducible and does not occur when the buttons are on the right-hand side (see the screenshots).

Buttons on the left Buttons on the left No buttons on the left when maximized No buttons on the left when maximized Buttons on the right Buttons on the right Buttons on the right when maximized Buttons on the right when maximized

EDIT: The question is obvious. What should I do to display the buttons on the left when maximized?

  • What’s your question? What are you trying to achieve? (Please edit your post when you want to clarify something or add information. It’s best to have everything relevant in one place. Additionally, comments may be deleted for various reasons.) Thanks. – David Foerster Jul 10 '18 at 10:45
  • For some maximized windows I need to left click on the stray and drag down to achieve non-maximized. – WinEunuuchs2Unix Jul 10 '18 at 11:32
  • Can't reproduce this. Do you have some extensions installed? – vanadium Jul 10 '18 at 13:26
  • These are the extensions that I have: ['dropbox@orcinus4627.gmail.com', 'places-menu@gnome-shell-extensions.gcampax.github.com', 'mediaplayer@patapon.info', 'system-monitor@paradoxxx.zero.gmail.com', 'drive-menu@gnome-shell-extensions.gcampax.github.com', 'replace-system-alt-switcher@emilio.sanchez.gmail.com', 'user-theme@gnome-shell-extensions.gcampax.github.com', 'disconnect-wifi@kgshank.net', 'suspend-button@laserb', 'workspace-indicator@gnome-shell-extensions.gcampax.github.com'] – Václav Pavlík Jul 11 '18 at 10:24
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    Wait! Problem solved. But I do not know how or when... I have just installed the software updates and rebooted my computer afterwards. Then I tried to set it again to the left and it works even for maximized windows. Mystery... – Václav Pavlík Jul 19 '18 at 12:55