Changing window control layout in Ubuntu 10.04 beta

Some changes in Ubuntu are really annoying. Switching from esd to pulseaudio was definitely my favorite for 2009.

The window control button change currently running in the 10.04 beta is a canidate for this award in 2010.

Here is a quick and dirty fix in order to allign your controls to the right side of the window using the gconf-editor (note to Windows Users: this is almost as using the Registry Editor):

  1. launch gconf-editor from a console
  2. switch the directory tree to apps –> metacity –> general
  3. find the key named button_layout
  4. change the value to menu:maximize,minimize,close,
  5. take a deep breath 🙂