Ubuntu: No Minimize/Maximize buttons in Gnome 3


I have installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04

The problem is :

Nautilus(I think it called "Files" in gnome-shell) has no Minimize/Maximize button !

I have enabled gnome-tweak-tool -> Windows -> Maximized/Minimized, but Nautilus has not Minimize/Maximize buttons!

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Any ideas?


hm... Actually there's an option for minimize/maximize it's kinda hidden, when you click on nautilus top panel you get:

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I'll add more solutions, when/if I find.


So I just noticed that you used tweak tool but didn't notice you are asking about Nautilus. As far as I know after I did some research before that you can't do that. You can look on this extension or you can try Nemo. I personally use keyboard shortcuts to navigate.


Install Elementary theme (ftom Elementary OS). This will move close button to the left corner and appear maximize in right.

You will get like this:

But if you select other themes after Elementary theme, layout don't save and will back to default in the next log in. I think, it possible to copy layput settings from Elementary theme and put it in any other.


Solved mine with

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences button-layout ":minimize,maximize,close"  

gsettings is a command line tool, by using it we are setting the property of desktop window manager's button layout to ":minimize,maximize,close" which will then have all three buttons instead of only close i.e a cross button

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