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This tutorial explains you how you can move or change the default configuration of Minimize, Maximize and Close Buttons from Left to the Right side of the window on Ubuntu 11.10. This tutorial is specifically designed for those newbies who are new to Ubuntu Desktop and might face some difficulty while closing, minimizing and maximizing the window on Ubuntu. So those who migrate from some OS to Ubuntu OS now can configure their window buttons by following the instructions given below.

Changing the Default Configuration of Close, Minimize & Maximize Buttons From Left to Right

Step 1 : Before start process, Press Ctrl – Alt – T on your keyboard to open the Terminal.

Step 2 : Now type the following command in the terminal and run this command in terminal to change the configuration of close, minimize and maximize buttons to the right.
$ gconftool-2 --set "/apps/metacity/general/button_layout" --type string ":minimize,maximize,close"
Step 3 : That's All, you have configured the window buttons to the right. Now enjoy!

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  1. This work for everything but not Firefox. How can do the same thing for Firefox?