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How to: Move Window Close Minimize Maximize buttons to left in Gnome Shell or Ubuntu 12.04


1. Install dconf-editor (note NOT gconf-editor!)
    Open a terminal (ctrl-alt-t) then type: sudo apt-get install dconf-tools

2. Open dconf-editor
Open the dconf-editor (alt+f2) then type: dconf-editor

3. Navigate to org → gnome → shell → overrides → button-layout. Change it to close,minimize,maximize:
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  1. Does KDE have something similiar?

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  2. Did a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 yesterday. Used this tutorial with dconf and the shell entry was nonexistant. Had to install gconf and found it in /apps/metacity/general/button_layout. Thought this info would be useful for other users in my situation.

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  3. Perfect! Thank you for the post!

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