Move the Window Control Buttons to the Left Side in Windows

By Akemi Iwaya on December 8th, 2010

Recently Ubuntu joined Mac by moving the Minimize, Maximize, and Close Buttons to the left side of app windows. If this is a feature that you would also like to have in Windows, then Leftsider is the app for you.

All that you need to do is unzip the Leftsider zip file, move the folder contained within to Program Files, and create a shortcut. Starting Leftsider automatically moves the buttons to the left side…even on app windows that are already open.

You can temporarily disable or exit Leftsider using the small Context Menu for the System Tray icon. That is all there is to it.

Note: If you wanted to be “evil” this would make a fun and harmless prank to play on an unsuspecting victim! “Hey! What happened to my window buttons?!”

LeftSider 1.03 [Softpedia]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 12/8/10
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