very peculiar this behaviour, it reminds me of when I was using the mate desktop; it interfered continously with configuration settings. you never knew which one had an effect. it got that annoying that i giot rid of mate and installed gnome-fallback-session which I still use and tweaked nicely to the way I want it.
sorry I can't help you any further
I am using LinuxMint 14 Cinnamon. I did it by going to Menu, Preferences, Cinnamon settings, Windows. Changed the left side title bar buttons.
Try Menu>Preferences>Cinnamon Settings>Windows
Originally Posted by svesmeralda
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