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Top 5 Changes You Should Make On A Fresh Lucid Install

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Its been a week since Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx has been out. It is a Long Term Support release so it is a good idea to get it on your machine. If you have not already done so you can download the Ubuntu Lucid Lynx install over here.

The other day we told you about some applications that you might want to install on a fresh Lucid Lynx install. Today let’s have a look at some of the tweaks and changes you can apply to Lucid.

Move The Window Control Buttons To The Right Side
A lot of fuss was created when it was decided that Lucid will have the window controls on the left side. The decision has been enforced and Lucid now ships with window controls on the left side of the title bar. Although you get used to it, it definitely is a nuisance for the first few days. You tend to move the mouse to the top right corner almost instinctively.

If that is too big a change for you, you can always switch them back to the right side. Here is how:




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