Fitts is a new Metacity theme created by albyrock87 (Alberto) who's also behind the cool new Avant Window Navigator Lucido style and also a Synapse developer. The theme is based on a mockup by rAX and is designed to use big buttons so they are easy to click.
We covered lots of ways to move the Metacity window controls (buttons) back to the right in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx: from Gconf Editor to gconf via command line, Ubuntu Tweak or the MWButtons script. But all these may seem complicated for a complete noob and for this reason I decided to write this post.
Final Decision For Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Window Controls Placement Announced By Mark Shuttleworth ... and I bet you didn't see this coming!
I just posted about a PPA which has a fixed Light Themes package for Lucid, but that PPA doesn't have packages for Karmic and Jaunty and also that package replaces the original Light Themes.
Mohegan asked if we could upload a fixed light-themes package in the WebUpd8 PPA and so we did, but we tried to please as many people as we can, so:
Using Mwbuttons you basically have a horizontal line with all the buttons and you can chose which button and it's placement, exactly the way it will be displayed in Metacity:
In today's Ubuntu Newbie Guide part I'm going to tell you about running the Metacity Compositing Manager instead of Compiz Fusion. Why you would want to do that? Because it uses less resources and it may run better for old or incompatible video cards (including Intel). You don’t even need accelerated graphics to run Metacity with compositing and it even works well inside VirtualBox.