Moving window controls to the right in Ubuntu

From Ubuntu 16.04 the developers have made it impossible to override the position of window controls. Many of us are accustomed to the window controls on right side type of interface. But it looks like the Ubuntu developers don't like it that way.



Unfortunately, if you are using Unity, the default window manager you are stuck with the controls on the left side. But if you are using Gnome you are lucky. Here's how to install it on your Ubuntu machine :

Open the terminal or press CTRL + ALT + T.

Then type the following command ad hit enter :

sudo apt install gnome-shell

To Gnome as your window manager logout and then choose Gnome as the window manager.

Here's how to move the window controls to the right side:

Open the terminal and type the following and hit Enter:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences button-layout ':minimize,maximize,close'

That's it reboot and you'll have your window controls on the right side again!

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