Sunday, March 6

Kill GNOME 2.x Min/Maximize Buttons Also

When I heard GNOME3 was going to get rid of the 'Minimize' and 'Maximize' Buttons, it was no shock to me. I can see how you can argue that it might be a problem for new switchers to Linux but thats another debate.

Anyways, you can do it on GNOME 2.x also, Honestly you don't really need those 2 buttons. And let me explain how it can be replaced.

A) Maximize = Using Left mouse button. Double click on titlebar
B) Minimize = Using Middle mouse button, click on the titlebar

So to do this
1. Get rid of the min/max buttons (I like it on the right side, change it if you prefer left)
gconftool-2 --set "/apps/metacity/general/button_layout" --type string ":close"
2. Set Middle Mouse Click to minimize for title bar
gconftool-2 --set "/apps/metacity/general/action_middle_click_titlebar" --type string "minimize"
3. Make sure is set to Maximize when you double click
Menu > System > Preferences > Windows

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