One of the graphical aspects that may surprise most beginners in GNU / Linux, is that some distros, such as Elementary OS Moon, do not have minimize buttons default screen, which can complicate system usage a bit.
That’s why in Ubunlog we want to teach you how to activate the buttons both to minimize windows and to move to Elementary OS Moon. It is a very simple procedure as through a tool called dconf-tools we will be able to carry out this task in a simple and fast way.
As we just told you, the tool we will use to configure the windows is called dconf-tools. Basically, dconf is a database (low level) that helps us to configure many aspects of our system, from the behavior of our apps, to the graphical components of our windows, which is what we want in this little tutorial .
As you can see, although its use may seem very complex, using this tool is very easy (If we know how). Still, it’s such a powerful tool that if we set up something we don’t have, we can load our system. So we have to be alert.
The first step to our goal, as you can imagine, is to install dconf-tools. As in the official repositories, we just need to run:
sudo apt-get install dconf-tools
Once installed, we can open it. If we go to org > pantheon > desktop > gala > appearance. If you look, the default option in Button-Layout is close: maximize, So we just need to change it to close, minimize: maximize and we will now be able to minimize our windows.
And that’s it. Easy truth? We know that perhaps many of you already knew how to accomplish this task. However, our goal was to teach how to do this to those people who are beginning to become familiar with GNU / Linux, and who were probably unaware of this procedure.
We hope that it has helped you and that you can now minimize / maximize the windows as we have always done and without any problems. Until next time.