Move Close, Maximize, & Minimize to the Left

Posted by zbrom on October 20, 2014 · 1 min read

In the latest GNOME update to GNOME 3.14, there is a different method required to move the window buttons in GNOME. This tutorial will outline an easy customization scheme.


If not already installed, install gnome-tweak-tool

Open gnome-tweak-tool

gnome-tweak-tool

Click on Windows, and ensure that Maximize and Minimize are turned on.

Open dconf-editor using terminal or alt-F2

dconf-editor

Navigate to the following:

org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences

Adjust the button-layout to read:

close,maximize,minimize