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How to move minimize maximize and close button to left in ubuntu 17.10? I want them like in old days.

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  • gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences button-layout 'close,minimize,maximize:' this works fine on ubuntu 18.04 – maheshmnj Jul 7 at 6:59
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Got answer from https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2348381

gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences button-layout

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences button-layout close,minimize,maximize:
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Use ‘Gnome Tweaks’ (found in "Software"). Apart from this setting, you can customize lots of the Gnome settings in this app, which is essential to the Gnome DE / Shell IMVHO. After installing, just go to the "Windows" tab and scroll to the end to find the switch for left/right position of the buttons.

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