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I am running Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal, and I have Ubuntu Tweak already installed. I am tring to change windows buttons to the right side. I choose option "Right" in UT (and nothing happens). When I close UT and open again, option "Left" is still selected. What's wrong with this?!

Sorry for my english, and thanks a lot for help.

marked as duplicate by belacqua, con-f-use, Basharat Sialvi, Seth, Takkat Apr 2 '13 at 18:17

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  • Do you have to use Ubuntu Tweak? There are lots of other ways.. – Seth Apr 2 '13 at 17:10
  • No, of course not. This is one of few options which doesn't work, for example I can't change GTK Theme as well – UbuntuNewbie Apr 2 '13 at 17:14
  • See askubuntu.com/questions/9867/… – Seth Apr 2 '13 at 17:17
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Type the following code in terminal to change them.

gconftool-2 --set /apps/metacity/general/button_layout --type string menu:minimize,maximize,close    

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