Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Mar 2010 20:43 UTC, submitted by kragil
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Canonical has unveiled a complete branding overhaul, redesigning everything from the Ubuntu website to its logos and marketing material. However, what interests me more are the new Gtk+ themes, and even then, I'm not interested in the colour choices and the like. No - what stood out to me right away was not the theme itself - but the placement of the titlebar widgets.
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RE[4]: Opposite OS/2
by dylansmrjones on Thu 4th Mar 2010 02:40 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Opposite OS/2"
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Unfortunately I'm not kidding. I'm sure one can blame it on the Gnome HIG.

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RE[5]: Opposite OS/2
by Invincible Cow on Thu 4th Mar 2010 11:17 in reply to "RE[4]: Opposite OS/2"
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Even XFCE has an intuitive drag-and-drop setting for these buttons.

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RE[6]: Opposite OS/2
by wirespot on Thu 4th Mar 2010 11:47 in reply to "RE[5]: Opposite OS/2"
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It's simple to make a graphical tool for tweaking this, but nobody's bothered. That's because clicking on Configuration Editor, navigating to apps/metacity/general and writing some text in "button_layout" takes about 30 seconds max. Or you can copy and paste this command in a terminal window in 5 seconds:

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

Problem solved. It is not worth the time to make a GUI and the Gnome guidelines don't consider such settings worthy of a GUI of their own. People who want to tweak gconf have the above solutions.

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