Linux on a fujitsu U810 - Lucid setup

As a reminder for anyone upgrading to lucid:

when I booted into X after upgrading to ubuntu lucid, I missed the minimize/maximize/close buttons at the top-right of every window; for some reason, they are not there.

In order to make these buttons reappear, proceed as follows: (info taken from

- start gconf-editor (type gconf-editor at the terminal)

- go to : apps > metacity > general. You’ll see here a key named button_layout with the default value of “close,minimize,maximize:”. To put the buttons like in
the other versions, you just have to edit this value to


And then all your windows will have the normal button order at the right of the window title bar.

- if you want to include the window menu, you can change the value to :


1 comment:

  1. the http://www.baptiste-wicht.com/2010/05/ubuntu-lucid-lynx-buttons-right/ is 404 not found....