When opening windows under Gnome Shell, you will notice that only the close button is displayed by default. The only possible way to minimize or maximize the window is to right-click the title bar and select the appropriate action:

If you want to restore the maximize & minimize buttons to the window under Ubuntu 12.04 (Gnome Shell 3.4), then follow these simple instructions:

1. Install Gnome Tweak Tool with this command:

sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool

2. Start it now with this command:


3. Open the Shell tab and select this option:

Arrangement of buttons on the titlebar --->  All

All titlebar buttons will now be displayed:

That's it!

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