Activate the minimize window button in Elementary OS Luna


One of the graphical aspects that can most surprise those who start with GNU / Linux, is that some distros, such as Elementary OS Luna, do not have minimized buttons screen by default, which can complicate the use of the system a bit.

That is why in Ubunlog we want to teach you how to activate the buttons both to minimize the windows, and to move them in Elementary OS Luna. It is a very simple procedure, because through a tool called dconf-tools We can carry out this task in a simple and fast way.

As we have just mentioned, the tool that we will use to configure the windows is called dconf-tools. Basically, dconf is a database (at a low level) that helps us configure many aspects of our system, from the behavior of our apps to the graphic components of our windows, which is what we want in this little tutorial.

As you can see, although its use may seem very complex, using this tool is very easy (if we know how). Even so, it is such a powerful tool that if we configure something that we should not, we can load the system. So we must be vigilant.

The first step towards our goal, as you can imagine, is to install dconf-tools. As it is already in the official repositories, just run:

sudo apt-get install dconf-tools

Once installed, we can open it. If we go to org > pantheon > desktop with > gala > appearance. If you look, the default option in Button-Layout es close: maximize, so we just have to change it to close, minimize: maximize and we can already minimize our windows.

And that's all. Easy right? We know that perhaps many of you already knew how to carry out this task. Still, our goal was to teach how to do it to those people who are beginning to become familiar with GNU / Linux, and who surely did not know this procedure.

We hope that it has helped you and that now you can minimize / maximize the windows as we have always done and without problems. Until next time.

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  1.   leo said

    Because of these stupid things, people don't adopt Linux ... you have to install software to be able to "minimize" ... incredible ...

    1.    Diego said

      Totally agree, a very bad detail, little details that in the long run boring

  2.   jose said

    It is not that simple for a beginner. After installing it I don't know how to do "If we go to org> pantheon> desktop> gala> appearance.". I try to do a cd (change directory) and it can't find the org directory.


    Run the app first then there you get the dir