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Selasa, 16 Maret 2010

'Fixed' Ubuntu Light Themes PPA [Lucid Only]

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In the same bug report as the one where Mark Shuttleworth commented on yesterday regarding the reason for moving the Metacity window controls to the left, there is a comment which points to a 'fixed' Ubuntu Light themes PPA (for Ubuntu Lucid only). By 'fixed' I mean you can put the buttons in the same order as you are used to from Karmic, etc. : "minimize,maximize,close" instead of "maximize,minimize,close", without having a broken border around the minimize button.

I don't know if the PPA will be maintained further or not (so that it includes each update to the ubuntu-light package, but with fixed Metacity), but I find it to be a great idea for those who don't want to use the new Metacity button order but still want to be up to date with the themes.

To add the PPA, simply paste this in a terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stownsend42/light-themes

Then do an upgrade:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

If you're not using Ubuntu Lucid, you can download the fixed themes package from the PPA (manually downloading the .deb file) or from HERE (but obviously, you'll have to do this on each new release of the light-themes package if you want to stay up to date).

Once installed, you can finally set the Metacity button order to "menu:minimize,maximize,close" using the following command:
gconftool-2 --type string --set /apps/metacity/general/button_layout "menu:minimize,maximize,close"

Or you can use Mwbuttons (a GUI for moving the Metacity window buttons wherever you want which also comes with presets).

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