If you have switched from Windows to Ubuntu, then one thing that you are definitely going to observe is that position of minimize, maximize and close buttons. All these buttons are placed in the left side of the window, just like the Mac OS. But many people are used to see these buttons on the right side, just like the Windows.
Fortunately, there is a way to move minimize, maximize and close buttons to the right side of the window. Let’s take a closer look at how this can be done.
For this purpose, you will need to use the dconf-editor. This tool can help you to tweak many different settings on your system.
dconf-editor will be installed by default. Open a terminal and enter the following command:
If you don’t want to open terminal, then search for dconf editor from the Unity bar and click on it.
Once dconf-editor opens, navigate to org > gnome > desktop > wm > preferences
On the right panel, locate and double click on button-layout.
From here, change the values from “close,maximize,minimize:” to “:minimize,maximize,close” (without quotes). Don’t forget to add a colon at the beginning.
Click on OK and then your changes will be applied instantly.
There is no need to install this dconf editor as it comes bundled with Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10. This method is tested and works on Ubuntu 12.10.