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Old 09-05-2012, 06:05 AM   #1
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close windows


hello!

in Ubuntu Gnome, I click at the top right point of a maximized window and that point doesnt correspond to the close button of the window!

this is very inconvenient, is there a way to fix it?

thanks!
 
Old 09-05-2012, 06:26 AM   #2
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hello!

in Ubuntu Gnome, I click at the top right point of a maximized window and that point doesnt correspond to the close button of the window!

this is very inconvenient, is there a way to fix it?

thanks!
Install XFCE instead of Gnome....

seriously, if you are talking about a recent version with Gnome 3, then there are a variety of annoyances. Is there a close button somewhere?
 
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:29 AM   #3
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Install XFCE instead of Gnome....

seriously, if you are talking about a recent version with Gnome 3, then there are a variety of annoyances. Is there a close button somewhere?
how can I be sure I dont already use XFCE?

how can I fix it, without installing XFCE (because the pc is not mine, but I will use it for a whole year!)

thanks!
 
Old 09-05-2012, 06:36 AM   #4
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how can I be sure I dont already use XFCE?
Because you said your were using Gnome....(XFCE is another desktop environment--you could also try KDE, LXDE, and a variety of others)
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how can I fix it, without installing XFCE (because the pc is not mine, but I will use it for a whole year!)
thanks!
If the owner does not want you modifying the PC, then you'll simply have to learn how it works. Otherwise, there are lot's of options, including installing the older version of Gnome

Again--is there a close button somewhere? Have you looked at the help pages for how to close windows?
 
Old 09-05-2012, 12:33 PM   #5
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Why don't you google "move buttons to right in ubuntu"? It's an easy fix.
 
Old 09-05-2012, 12:43 PM   #6
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Why don't you google "move buttons to right in ubuntu"? It's an easy fix.
no no, I dont ask this, I have already done this

it's just that there are areas in the top right corner of the screen, that are above and at the right of the close button [x], and clicking there does nothing

maybe it's the skin I use?
 
Old 09-05-2012, 04:18 PM   #7
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Which buttons are displayed are up to the theme you use, unless you modify them yourself. There are normally 4 possible buttons that can be displayed, I believe. If there's some kind of extra space there I'd say it's either a glitch or an intentional part of the theme.
 
Old 09-05-2012, 07:12 PM   #8
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..... and clicking there does nothing
We need to consider that it is maybe behaving normally.....With most systems, one needs to click on a control---not just somewhere near the corner of the Window.
 
Old 09-05-2012, 09:00 PM   #9
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I think it is possible we do not have a clear picture of what the problem is. Do you mean that the clickable, "x" button on the right hand corner of the window is not large enough (so that it does not extend all the way to the far right corner of the screen), and you would like to make it bigger? Can you maybe take a screen shot so we can see?

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Old 09-06-2012, 04:09 AM   #10
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I think it is possible we do not have a clear picture of what the problem is. Do you mean that the clickable, "x" button on the right hand corner of the window is not large enough (so that it does not extend all the way to the far right corner of the screen)
exactly!
 
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Then a screen shot could help us see if this is part of your theme, some other setting, or something else. Please also tell us what version of Ubuntu/Gnome this is. I have some old live cds lying around that I could use to figure it out, but I don't know what you are using.

Unless somebody else can already say for sure it's theme related. It's been a long time since I have used Gnome for anything.

You might want to try just changing your theme to see.

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