Can no longer move windows controls to the right (16.04) - gsettings has no effect now

Bug #1568490 reported by yossarian_uk
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #1309942: Window Controls not functioning.. Edit Remove
This bug affects 10 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
unity-settings-daemon (Ubuntu)
unity-tweak-tool (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Just installed 16.04 beta2 (plus latest updates), I can no longer move the window controls to the right.

On previous ubuntu versions I would use the command

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

But this has no effect, neither does 'window controls' section of the unity-tweak-tool any longer - if I choose right nothing happens.

If I check the setting with

 # gsettings list-recursively | grep button-layout

I see

 org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences button-layout 'menu:minimize,maximize,close'

How can I move the window buttons to the right now ?

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: unity-settings-daemon 15.04.1+16.04.20160209-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-18.34-generic 4.4.6
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-18-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia_uvm nvidia_modeset nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Sun Apr 10 11:52:21 2016
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-04-09 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Beta amd64 (20160323)
SourcePackage: unity-settings-daemon
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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yossarian_uk (morgancoxuk) wrote :
description: updated
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Achim Behrens (k1l) wrote :

It is a Won't Fix and known since ubuntu 14.04. see

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in unity-settings-daemon (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity-tweak-tool (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Dan Dascalescu (ddascalescu+launchpad) wrote :

Please vote on bug 1622043, to allow the user to change the location of the window controls.

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Linh Nguyen (linhnb) wrote :

So I notice that the buttons work for chrome windows, but not work for other applications.

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Nikolai Trapp (n.trapp) wrote :

I'm using Linux Mint 18.3. I cannot move the control buttons to left for applications "Calculator" and "Disks". With other applications it's working fine.

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