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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:
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,

---------- 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:
/ > 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:
/ > schemas > desktop > gnome > shell > windows >  button_layout

But I was getting this error:
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!

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gnome-control-center(1) 					   User Commands					   gnome-control-center(1)

gnome-control-center, gnome-desktop-prefs - configure desktop preferences SYNOPSIS
gnome-control-center [gnome-std-options] [--noshell] DESCRIPTION
Desktop Preferences allows you to configure the GNOME desktop. If Nautilus is running, gnome-control-center will open up a new window and display all your preference tools. If Nautilus is not running, gnome-control-center will display a simple interface allowing you to select the preference tool to run. There are 3 categories of preference tools: Basic, Advanced, and Accessibility. Double-click on the tool that you require and the dialog for the tool will be displayed. OPTIONS
The following options are supported: --noshell Do not display the Desktop Preferences in Nautilus. This is not a supported interface. gnome-std-optionStandard options available for use with most GNOME applications. See gnome-std-options(5). EXAMPLES
Example 1: Launching Desktop Preferences example% gnome-control-center 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/gnome-control-cExecutable for Desktop Preferences interface ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+------------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+------------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWgnome-desktop-preferences | +-----------------------------+------------------------------+ |Interface stability |External | +-----------------------------+------------------------------+ SEE ALSO
Preference Tools Manual Latest version of the GNOME Desktop User Guide for your platform. gnome-background-properties(1), gnome-font-properties(1), gnome-keyboard-properties(1), gnome-keybinding-properties(1), gnome-ui-proper- ties(1), gnome-mouse-properties(1), gnome-network-preferences(1), gnome-sound-properties(1), gnome-theme-properties(1), metacity-proper- ties(1), gnome-accessibility-keyboard-properties(1), cddb-slave2-properties(1), gnome-file-types-properties(1), gnome-panel-preferences(1), gnome-default-applications-properties(1), gnome-session-properties(1), gnome-std-options(5) NOTES
Written by Glynn Foster, Sun Microsystems Inc., 2003. SunOS 5.10 2 Oct 2003 gnome-control-center(1)

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