[kwlug-disc] First observations on Lucid Lynx

Chris Irwin chris at chrisirwin.ca
Sun May 2 12:26:53 EDT 2010


On Sun, 2010-05-02 at 10:49 -0400, Eric Gerlach wrote:
> On Sun, May 02, 2010 at 10:16:39AM -0400, Oksana Goertzen wrote:
> > Eric - what's the name of that software you mentioned to set the buttons
> > back to the
> > right (and adjust other things) - I can't seem to find it or maybe I'm not
> > remembering
> > the name correctly.  :)
> 
> There's a number of things you can use:
> 
> - MWButtons will do it (http://www.webupd8.org/2010/03/mwbuttons-complete-gui-for-customizing.html)
> - ubuntu-tweak will do it (http://ubuntu-tweak.com/)
> 
> And I'm sure there are others.
> 
> The ubuntustart script (https://launchpad.net/ubuntustart) is a good way
> to fix your buttons and do a whole bunch of other stuff too.  But it
> does a lot of stuff, so if you like to keep tight control I wouldn't use
> it.
> 
> I think my favourite method so far is ubuntu-tweak.

I got used to the new layout, but I also don't switch to other operating
systems often. If you don't want to install a whole app just to change
your button layout, you can do this:

gconftool-2 --set "/apps/metacity/general/button_layout" --type string
"menu:maximize,minimize,close"

-- 
Chris Irwin
e:  chris at chrisirwin.ca
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