How to move the window buttons (close, minimise, maximise) from the left side of the title bar to the right side in Gnome Classic 12.10? gconf-editor (apps > metacity etc) doesn't work. Nor does dconf-editor nor does Gnome Tweak tool.

  • Try taking a look at this question. – iBelieve Dec 3 '12 at 18:52
  • Thanks but I've already seen that question though I did confuse Gnome Tweak with Ubuntu Tweak and now see they are different. – user104140 Dec 3 '12 at 20:30
  • So does Ubuntu Tweak not work? – iBelieve Dec 3 '12 at 20:32
  • Sorry, what I meant is that I didn't realise Gnome Tweak and Ubuntu Tweak were different - not until I saw the screenshot you added below - so I just assumed Ubuntu Tweak was the same as Gnome Tweak and therefore wouldn't work. – user104140 Dec 3 '12 at 22:28
  • Yes, I knew what you meant, I was wondering if you had them straight in your question or if you were saying Ubuntu Tweak didn't work but had called it Gnome Tweak. – iBelieve Dec 3 '12 at 22:33

Try using Ubuntu Tweak.

To install, run

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak    

For more information see How do I install Ubuntu Tweak.

Open Ubuntu Tweak, go to the Tweaks tab and click on Window. Then set the window control button position to be right.

Ubuntu Tweak

Hope this helps!

  • Thank you, that does help. Why isn't Ubuntu Tweak in the Ubuntu repository but Gnome Tweak is? – user104140 Dec 3 '12 at 20:33
  • People have worked on trying to get it included, but there are several reasons that it hasn't yet, including the the ability of an official application to be able to add unofficial repositories to the system. For more information, see the request for inclusion. – iBelieve Dec 3 '12 at 20:45

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