Customize ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Ambient theme | Tips

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This tip will show you how to move the window buttons to the right side, and how to move the window title bar to the center in ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx.

 

 

  • Move window buttons to the right side:

1. open gconf-editor from terminal
2. apps->metacity->general
change button_layout value to :maximize,minimize,close

  • Move window title bar to the center:

First open metacity-theme-1.xml file

sudo gedit /usr/share/themes/Ambiance/metacity-1/metacity-theme-1.xml

Now find  the section that has <!– Window Title –> comment and change the following 2 draw elements as such:

<!– Window Title –>
<draw_ops name=”draw_title_text_normal”>

<title color=”#dfd8c8″
x=”(width – title_width) / 2″

y=”(((height – title_height) / 2) `max` 0)”/>

</draw_ops>

<draw_ops name=”draw_title_text_inactive”>

<title color=”#99958b”

x=”(width – title_width) / 2″

y=”(((height – title_height) / 2) `max` 0)”/>

</draw_ops>

is done !

Many thanks to Agnus from ubuntu forums

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