[clug] GNOME 3 in trouble according to El reg. True or a beat up?

Jamie Carl jazz at funkynerd.com
Wed Nov 14 16:40:50 MST 2012

Hi all,

For those that aren't aware and like messing around with all those
settings for titlebar buttons, etc, there's a tool called Ubuntu Tweak
(http://ubuntu-tweak.com/) that makes it a lot easier than messing with
d/gconf.  It really is a must have for any Ubuntu desktop.


On 15/11/12 09:40, jhock wrote:
> Chris et al,
> Thanks for the prompt reply however, it didn't work on all windows. I
> did find a solution though at URL:
> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?s=01745399b652077325b731cd4c12fae5&p=11914985#post11914985
> Apparently, because I'm using an EeePC, I need to switch off the
> 'Maximus' daemon on startup. This is what worked:
> Go to 
> System Tools => Preferences => Startup Applications 
> and uncheck the 'Maximus' daemon so it doesn't run. Close the Startup
> Applications GUI.
> Then in a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and start the gconf-editor by typing on
> the command line:
> gconf-editor
> In the resulting GUI I searched for 'show_maximized_titlebars'. IE. Edit
> => Find, enter in the 'Search for:' input box  show_maximized_titlebars,
> check all the boxes and select the 'Find' button.  Click on the result
> that shows /apps/metacity/general/show_maximized_titlebars and check the
> checkbox next to the 'show_maximized_titlebars' entry.
> This works and I'm very happy to have an interface where I can minimise,
> maximise and close the application via buttons in the top left-hand
> corner of the window.
> I'm sure that this could have been done using the command line but
> switching off the 'Maximus' startup application was the clincher.
> Thanks to all who gave wonderful advice.
> John
> On Mon, 2012-11-12 at 07:25 +1100, Chris Smart wrote:
>> On 11/11/12 19:07, jhock wrote:
>>> Some of my windows now have the minimise, maximise and close icons in
>>> the top right hand corner of the menu panel. This is what I really miss
>>> in the later Ubuntu versions.  Did one of your commands do this and if
>>> so is there a command that I can run that will apply these icons to all
>>> the applications that have windows? 
>> It was this one that Andrew posted:
>> # fix window button positions and focus
>> gconftool-2 -s /apps/metacity/general/button_layout --type=string
>> menu:minimize,maximize,close
>> After you've run that, it should be permanent until something
>> specifically changes it back.
>> Note that if you're using GNOME 3, it won't be gconf, it'll be dconf and
>> a different setting that you need to override with a schema.
>> -c

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