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Ubuntu 17.04 (regular version), I decided to try out the Gnome shell today by following these instructions. This installed Gnome Shell 3.24 for me.

Now I noticed I have two sets of minimise/maximise buttons in the window titlebars. Where are they coming from?

I know the right-side buttons come from the Windows settings in the Gnome Tweak Tool. But the left side? I tried changing GTK+ theme, Shell Theme, no difference.

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This question might help you.

Your current button layout appears to be "close,minimize,maximize:minimize,maximize".

To get the default itlebar button layout for GNOME you could try the Terminal command below:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences button-layout ":close"
  • Perfect, that was it - I looked in dconf-editor and my /org/gnome/desktop/wm/preferences/button-layout was close,minimize,maximize:,minimize,maximize. I will play around with this – Mendhak Apr 17 '17 at 15:15

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