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How do I move Fedora 21 gnome-shell window buttons to the left?

asked 2015-01-04 04:43:53 -0500

sinaowolabi gravatar image


I'm using Fedora 21 gnome shell. How do I move the window buttons from the right to the left? I've tried most of the gsettings commands I could find online, tried editing with dconf-editor and gconf-editor, and nothing changes. I also cannot seem to find and extension for this either.

Please how can this be done?

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answered 2015-01-05 06:33:01 -0500

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updated 2015-01-05 07:24:11 -0500

Using gsettings, for example:

$ gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences button-layout 'minimize,maximize,close:'

That command will put Minimize, Maximize and Close buttons to the left. You can change the order and which buttons to use. (If you put : in front, buttons will be aligned to the right).



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Hi And thanks

Its weird. I must have run that command ten times. I finally deleted my .config folder and logged in and out before it would take effect. Ran it both as my user and root for good measure. Thanks again!

sinaowolabi gravatar imagesinaowolabi ( 2015-01-05 09:25:11 -0500 )edit

Perfect. Thanks. I did gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences button-layout 'close,minimize,maximize:' which matches ubuntu layout.

jsquaredz gravatar imagejsquaredz ( 2016-04-28 06:32:39 -0500 )edit

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