OK, one thing I didn’t like about the GNOME 3 interface in Ubuntu 11.10 was the lack of a minimize and maximize button at the top of every window … there is a “close” button, but minimize and maximize had to be done by right clicking the window’s title bar.
OK, now to put them back where they should be …
First you’ll need to install gconf-editor so open a terminal and enter:
sudo apt-get install gconf-editor
Now go to the Activities screen (move mouse to top left corner of screen) … search for gconf-editor, and launch it.
In the left-hand column of gconf-editor, navigate to desktop > gnome > shell > windows
Now in the right-hand panel of gconf-editor, double click the button_layout value and change it from its default value of
to a new value of
make sure you hit the “enter” key after editing so the new value gets saved … see picture below.
Visually double-check the value … then log off and on again for the changes to take effect