I tend to put off updates to official versions of things I use (beta software I freely update)… Mostly because I find glitches in both and delaying the official updates means they’ve hopefully been addressed.
I ran into two things that I didn’t like upon upgrading to the newest version of Ubuntu.
- The minimize / maximize / close buttons were on the LEFT (a la Mac OS)
- It’d spontaneously restart back to the login screen
The first was an easy fix:
- Alt+F2 to bring up the Terminal
- type in gconf-editor
- Navigate to apps > metacity > general
- Look for an option called button_layout
- If they’re on the Left they’ll be: close,maximize,minimize:menu
If you want them on the right: menu:minimize,maximize,close
The later is detailed in hackademix but the command given is faulty:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bryceharrington/purple && apt-get update && apt-get upgrade
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bryceharrington/purple && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
This forces all three commands to be at sudo (root aka superuser) level.
(Edited after posting b/c of a copy / paste issue, ended up repeating the top part of the article)