I want to move the window-buttons to the left in the Pantheon 1.29.

How can I do this?

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    Pantheon is the shell, the Window Manager is called Gala. Jan 6, 2013 at 1:01
  • @UriHerrera I am aware of that.
    – Seth
    Jan 8, 2013 at 17:56

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First you need to install dconf-editor.

sudo apt-get install dconf-tools

Open dconf and navigate to: org -> pantheon -> desktop -> gala -> appearance

Change button-layout from close:maximize to close,minimize:maximize or close,minimize,maximize: depending on whether or not to want to keep the maximize button on the right.

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If you want to move the buttons to the right, like in Gnome or KDE, change the value of button-layout to :maximize,minimize,close

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  • Exactly. It's basically what we've been doing for years on the Good Old Gnome 2, but in a new key.
    – Jk041
    Apr 1, 2013 at 10:33

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