Sunday, 21 March 2010

Lucid Window Controls

The upcoming release of the next Ubuntu LTS release, "10.04 Lucid Lynx" has seen the developers suffer some sort of brain explosion causing them to move all of the Window Controls to the left, al la apple OS/X.

To put them back as they were before do the following;

Open a console or hit ALT-F2 and enter "gconf-editor"

navigate to Apps/Metacity/general

Change the "Button Layout" field to be;


The menu buttons should now be back in the top right hand corner.

Bootnote: I have just realized that the new default themes are somewhat broken by putting the controls back into their correct order

Notice how the pretty rounded graphics are now messed up because we have the square minimise button in the "wrong" position?

Another yuck. What are they thinking?

As far as I can tell, the only way to "rectify" this is to use a theme such as the old "Human" or "Clearlooks" or just about any theme other than the new themes that are specially designed for Lucid.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Something wrong is going on with Ubuntu. It is very difficult to explain logically the passion with which this "design decision" is being pushed down the throat of the community. Nobody really asked for it and most people do not like it, yet it is marching on...