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Enable minimize and maximize buttons on Chromium

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Enable minimize and maximize buttons on Chromium


Post by rich » Sat May 26, 2018 2:35 pm

Do you prefer to save a little vertical screen space on Chromium by using the native window decorations, but find that you miss having a minimize and maximize window button? This is what I'm talking about:
Out of the box, Chromium appears to be reading the Gnome Shell default environment settings, where only the Close window button is normally shown. On MX, we can easily adjust this by entering the following command into a terminal:

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gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences button-layout ':minimize,maximize,close'
Note - you may need to install the package libglib2.0-bin if the command fails

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Re: Enable minimize and maximize buttons on Chromium


Post by halw » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:38 pm

Thanks, Rich, for the tip.

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Re: Enable minimize and maximize buttons on Chromium


Post by Deornoth » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:44 am

Thanks Rich. :happy:

The method for doing this seems to change from chromium version to version (and I couldn't get my previous fix to work). Your command bypasses the need to use Chromium's own flags. Thanks again.

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