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Editing Minimize, maximize and close button [SOLVED]
« on: October 11, 2015, 10:17:47 pm »
Hi. When I used Lubuntu, there were settings to edit the minimize, maximize and close button on windows were present in Openbox CM. I am unsure where they are on Peppermint :(

How to edit these buttons on Peppermint? I want to take these buttons to the top left corner instead and I just want to have the close button (no minimize and maximize button required).
« Last Edit: October 12, 2015, 10:27:38 am by sk_sarma »

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Re: Editing Minimize, maximize and close button
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2015, 01:00:18 am »
That is a feature of the Openbox window manager.  Peppermint doesn't use Openbox as its window manager.  It uses Xfwm4.  These features are not available in Peppemint Six  ;).
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Re: Editing Minimize, maximize and close button
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2015, 01:08:35 am »
Thanks Andy. But is there any tool to tweak the Window manager settings? Any kind of XFCE tweak tool?

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Re: Editing Minimize, maximize and close button
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2015, 02:52:29 am »
Thanks Andy. But is there any tool to tweak the Window manager settings? Any kind of XFCE tweak tool?
Not that I know of.  Xfwm4 is great for producing refinements like transparencies and rounded corners for windows.  That's about as far as it goes though.  Openbox has the theming functions your speaking of.   Someone may know differently though  ;).
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Re: Editing Minimize, maximize and close button
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2015, 03:05:51 am »
i found this on the net:


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Re: Editing Minimize, maximize and close button
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2015, 03:35:35 am »
Thank you AndyInMokum and drum, but it looks like the newer versions of XFCE doesn't allow the user to rearrange the window buttons. :( The YouTube video is perhaps from an older version of XFCE. I'll try to go through some XFCE forums to see if some tricks are available :)

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Re: Editing Minimize, maximize and close button
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2015, 04:29:03 am »
In XFCE you can change button layout (minimize, maximize, close...) by going into settings and then Window Manager. But i am not able to find this function in peppermint 6, maybe the devs can give you a better answer.
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Re: Editing Minimize, maximize and close button
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2015, 06:16:50 am »
Peppermint uses XFCE's window manager and Peppermint control center looks very similar to XFCE's window manager settings. It's actually very easy there. Just drag the elements and rearrange. Unfortunately, PMC doesn't provide this feature.

Thanks for the help, drum.

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Re: Editing Minimize, maximize and close button
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2015, 07:44:54 am »
Open a terminal and run:
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xfwm4-settings
then you can drag the buttons around under the "Button Layout" heading
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Re: Editing Minimize, maximize and close button
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2015, 10:17:03 am »
Thank you so much PCNetSpec!!  :) :D ;D this command works for me. I have successfully edited the title bar according to my needs :)  ::) Thanks again  :)

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Re: Editing Minimize, maximize and close button [SOLVED]
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2015, 10:38:47 am »
You're welcome sk_sarma .. glad I could help :)
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