Today at work, I had some free time in the afternoon and downloaded Linux Mint 10 x64 DVD. Using my bootable PNY 8GB stick, I installed Linux Mint 10 x64 on a HP DC7900 Quad Core E8400 with 4GB of RAM and a ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT video card. This was a stand install with nothing special. After installing Mint 10, doing a bunch of updates, and installing the ATI drivers, i wanted to see if I could move the Window buttons to the left just like Ubuntu.
- Open the Run Application command line (ALT+F2).
- Type gconf-editor and click the Run button.
- Navigate to /apps/metacity/general
- Look for button_layout. The default is menu:minimize,maximize,close.
The colon separates the left corner from the right. I changed the value of button_layout to close,minimize,maximize. You can also add a space between the buttons with the value spacer.