Linux Mint How to Configure Windows Headers
Linux Mint offers a wide range of configuration options, including the ability to change the way the title bar of any window behaves.
To configure the header settings, press the Super key, type “Windows” and press Enter.
Tip: The “Super” key is the name many Linux distributions use to refer to the Windows key or the Apple “Command” key, avoiding any risk of trademark issues.
Press the Super key, type “Windows” and press Enter.
In the default “Titlebar” tab, the first option you can configure where icons to minimize, maximize and close windows is using the “Button Layout” dropdown box. By default, the buttons are located on the right side, as is familiar to Windows users. The options allow you to place the buttons on the left, show only the “close window” button, or split the icons on the left and right.
You can configure where you want to minimize, maximize and close windows icons.
The following three options allow you to choose what happens when you double-click, middle-click, or right-click the title bar. Each option has the same list of available options, although they have different values by default. You can configure the mentioned clicks to: “Toggle shadow”, “Toggle maximize” “Toggle maximize horizontally”, “Toggle maximize vertically”, “Toggle on all desktops”, “Toggle always on top”, “Minimize”, “Menu” , ” Lower’ or ‘None’
“Toggle Shade” hides the entire window except for the title bar. “Toggle Maximise” maximizes the window or returns it to the previous window size. “Toggle Maximize Horizontally” does the same thing as “Toggle Maximize”, but only horizontally. “Toggle Maximize Vertically” does the same thing as “Toggle Maximize”, but only vertically. “Toggle on all desktops” is used to set or unset the window to be displayed on all desktops. “Toggle always on top” is used to enable or disable always on top of the window. “Minimize” minimizes the window. “Menu” opens the right-click menu. “Minimize” moves the window below all other windows, but does not minimize them. “None” disables the action and has no effect.
The default settings for double click, middle click or right click are “Toggle Maximise”, “Minimize” and “Menu”.
The last item allows you to configure what happens when you use the scroll wheel on the header. The default value is “None”, but you can also choose “shadow and shade” or “Adjust Opacity”.
If you choose to use the scroll wheel to adjust window opacity, you can also configure the minimum opacity you can apply to windows. This defaults to a minimum opacity of 30%, which should be sufficient for most cases.
Tip: Be very careful, set the opacity too low, you can make the window completely transparent, which can make it harder to find and fix.
You can configure special actions for the scroll wheel, including changing the window coverage.