I've disabled the Unity Global AppMenu as it personally drives me batty - I've also moved my minimize / maximize buttons back to the right hand side of the windows where I like them.

However, when I maximize a window, the minimize / maximize / close buttons get pushed into the top panel on the left, next to where the Global AppMenu would be if I hadn't disabled it.

I would prefer if maximizing a window functioned exactly the same as if I pressed Ctrl+Alt+Num 5

Is this possible?

  • You should mark this is as solved btw.
    – RolandiXor
    Jul 4, 2011 at 3:26

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No, this is hard coded into unity, but if we push really hard, we might be able to get them to change it for 11.10 (file a bug, or mark an existing bug for it as affecting you).

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    Well, if it's affecting anyone else, please feel free to share your thoughts here: bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/+bug/775346 May 2, 2011 at 6:05
  • @SteveComrie: I marked it as affecting me - now time to make some noise about it :).
    – RolandiXor
    May 2, 2011 at 14:15
  • Ugh. I keep thinking I'll get used to Unity and haven't yet.
    – Amanda
    Jan 29, 2012 at 20:32

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