gconftool to fix title bar buttons (Ubuntu 10.04 lucid)

Wow. Ubuntu 10.04 puts the buttons on the left. How peculiar. Why?

It is easy to customize them, put them where you like. I prefer WindowMaker style, with minimize on left, close on right. This does it:

Caution: straight quotes are needed here, not the angled ones. The blog automatically changes straight to angle, which is a PITA.

gconftool-2 –set “/apps/metacity/general/button_layout” –type string “minimize:close”

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Paul E. Johnson is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Kansas. He is an avid Linux User, an adequate system administrator and C programmer, and humility is one of his greatest strengths.
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