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Old 06-02-2008, 09:46 PM   #1
helgiks
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Gnome window right-click gives annoying order.


Hi. I installed Debian (etch, using gnome) on my laptop just a few days ago and there is this one small thing annoying me ALLOT.

The problem is when I right-click on a window tab on the gnome-panel, I get a rather annoying order, I want the "Close" button to be the lowest instead of "Move to Another Workspace". See image below.

http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/1...htclicksl7.png

I have been googling and reading forums back and forth, trying any number of "slocate | grep" compinations possible thinking I could maybe find a configuration file for this; without any luck (not knowing what really to look either).
I have been using the same "/home" partition on 4 distros, without this problem so I'm pretty sure it isn't some configuration file in ~/ or something since I didn't have this problem with any of the other 3 (Ubuntu 8.04 (not a good impression since it froze within minutes of boot, anyone know a fix?), gentoo and slackware).

Is this something they (debian) do deliberately? It doesn't really seem right, not having the close button at the bottom.

Anyway I would love to know how to edit that menu to get it the way I like it.

Thanks.
 
Old 06-03-2008, 06:46 AM   #2
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Debian etch uses an older version of gnome (2.16) and the current is 2.22, and that order was just how it was in 2.16. As far as changing it, I am guessing it is hard coded and thus would involve getting the metacity source code and making changes then compiling it.
 
Old 06-03-2008, 09:07 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.

Well actually is has gnome v2.14.3.

If I disable the workspaces it's not really a problem because than "close" is at the bottom, but I don't see that as an option. Well, since I have been looking everywhere to change this thing guess it isn't that bad of an idea to go look through the source, or, the alternative, update to gnome 2.20. Thanks.
 
  


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