[SOLVED] Moving Window Toolbar Buttons to Right Under Compiz

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[SOLVED] Moving Window Toolbar Buttons to Right Under Compiz

Postby jimwg » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:28 pm


Running XFCE Nadia and would like to move window toolbar buttons to right side under Compiz. It's a cinch under XFWM, but Compiz reverses this setting back to left side button settings, plus you lose the XFCE or any Window Manager under Compiz anyway. Ubuntu Tweak has no such toolbar controls and Gnome Tweak Tools is too techie and obscure to know how to set anything for us. Any assist would be enlightening!

Thank you,

Jim in NYC
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Re: Moving Window Toolbar Buttons to Right Under Compiz

Postby FriedEggs » Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:24 am

Your window decorations are provided by the window decorator, which is seperate from Compiz.

Compiz tends to run gtk-window-decorator, which picks up the metacity / Unity window decoration theme and settings. Since you don't have metacity or Unity installed, you don't have a way of changing this very easily!

Either change the window decorator to Emerald (no idea how to do this in Compiz 0.9.x), or follow the instructions at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=8941691, which tell you to type

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

I haven't tried this, because I'm using Compiz 0.8.8 and Emerald, which includes it's own configuration tool :D

Good luck.

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