Friday, 7 May 2010

Make Lucid less irritating - Change buttons from left to right and remove mail icon

Raar! Certain changes in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx have brought on the rage, specifically the buttons being on the left, and that damned mail icon I never use (due to using a webmail client) in the new notification area that cannot be conventionally removed without also removing the volume icon.

So, some quick fixes to copy/paste into the terminal!

Remove the mail icon:

sudo apt-get remove indicator-messages 
Move the window controls to the right-hand side: 
gconftool-2 --set "/apps/metacity/general/button_layout" --type string "menu:minimize,maximize,close"
 That should hopefully soothe the irritation somewhat.

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