Ubuntu 10.04 Window Button Location
Desktop Training - Ubuntu

If you're like most Ubuntu users, you were a bit confused when Ubuntu 10.04 dropped a few months ago. This was because the window navigation buttons were moved to the top left corner of all Ubuntu desktop windows. This was quite the switch as the buttons have always taken up residence in the top right corner. If you still haven't gotten used to this switch, follow the steps in this video tutorial to move the Ubuntu window buttons back to their original location. Not a big deal but a bit annoying to have to get used to, unless you're a Mac user.

Open the terminal window from the Ubuntu 10.04 desktop by selecting Applications --- Accessories --- Terminal from the main menu.

Next enter this command into the terminal window.

gconftool -s /apps/metacity/general/button_layout -t string menu:minimize,maximize,close

Here's a video tutorial showing how to process works on Ubuntu 10.04.

TIP: The "minimize, maximize, close" part of the code dictates the order of these buttons while the colon dictates the side of the window they appear on.