Monday, May 24, 2010
I just upgraded to the latest version of Ubuntu, and let me tell you, I'm pissed off about the Mac-ish controls on the left side, with no warning whatsoever. There are so many problems with this placement, as bloggers everywhere have already noted. But at least Ubuntu is still plenty customizable. So here is how to put the controls back to where they belong:
In a terminal, type gconf-editor and hit enter. In the editor, navigate to apps > metacity > general. Now click button_layout and change it to :minimize,maximize,close
That's it- enjoy your well-known layout without all the hassle.