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Special Forums UNIX Desktop Questions & Answers GNOME Desktop - Setting missing from dconf-editor? Post 302891431 by mrm5102 on Thursday 6th of March 2014 02:31:42 PM
Old 03-06-2014
Hey, thanks for the reply...

Ok so I installed the gnome-tweak-tool and changed the setting for:
Code:
Shell >> Arrangement of buttons on titlebar:  FROM-->'Close Only'   TO-->'All'

But nothing seemed to change from doing that... I also tried rebooting after the change but nothing changed then either.

So I then tried the dconf command you posted, and after running the command I checked the dconf-editor GUI and it is showing under Shell > Overrides > button-layout... But after restarting still nothing changed...

I think there has got to be something I'm missing on the laptop that the 12.3 srv has... Maybe metacity? I noticed it running on the server.
I'll try some more stuff in the mean time, but if anyone else has any ideas please feel free.

Thanks Again,
Matt

---------- Post updated 03-06-14 at 02:31 PM ---------- Previous update was 03-05-14 at 06:27 PM ----------

Ok I figured it out!!
It took me a while to get it working but it is finally working...!!

I had to change the settings in the GConf-Editor. The setting to fix this was under:
Code:
/ > desktop > gnome > shell > windows > button_layout

After making the change here I needed to logout and log back in and it fixed my window's titlebar to have all 3 buttons now.
Also, since the laptop is a HP Mini with a mini screen I also adjusted the font size for all the windows, but I don't really remember where that setting was...?

I could have sworn I had tried changing the button_layout setting before and it was giving me an error so I thought it was weird that it worked this time, but I
found out why that wasn't working at the time either. I had been trying to change this from the wrong location in the GConf-Editor... I was attempting to
change this from:
Code:
/ > schemas > desktop > gnome > shell > windows >  button_layout

But I was getting this error:
Quote:
Currently pairs and schemas can't be edited. This will be changed in a later version.
Thank goodness I found that setting in that other location!

But thanks for the help and suggestions!

Thanks,
Matt
 
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gconf-editor(1)                                                    User Commands                                                   gconf-editor(1)

NAME
gconf-editor - view and edit personal desktop configuration preferences SYNOPSIS
gconf-editor DESCRIPTION
The GConf Editor application enables you to view and edit all of your current personal desktop preferences. The GConf Editor window pro- vides a tree view to navigate through the hierarchy of preferences, an edit pane to make changes to individual preferences, and a descrip- tion pane to highlight the documentation associated with the currently selected preference. OPTIONS
None. OPERANDS
None. EXAMPLES
Example 1: Launching GConf Editor example% gconf-editor EXIT STATUS
The following exit values are returned: 0 Application exited successfully >0 Application exited with failure FILES
The following files are used by this application: /usr/bin/gconf-editor Executable for GConf Editor. ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability | | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Interface stability | | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
Latest version of the GNOME Desktop System Administration Guide for your platform. NOTES
Written by Stephen Browne, Sun Microsystems Inc., 2003. SunOS 5.10 1 Oct 2003 gconf-editor(1)

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