Move Buttons of Save Dialog Box in Xfce4 to Bottom Right

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I installed Debian 11/bullseye recently, and I noticed the buttons of the “Save” dialog box are at the upper side of the window. It looked strange.

Xfce4 default save dialog

How to solve this problem?

Method 1. Through the Xfce4 Settings Editor

Open the Xfce4 Setting Editor (in the main menu: Applications/Settings/Settings Editor):

Xfce4 Settings Editor

In the Xsettings channel, path Gtk, uncheck the Value of the DialogsUseHeader property. (i.e., Set the DialogsUseHeader to False).

Method 2. Command line

Simply run:

xfconf-query -c xsettings -p /Gtk/DialogsUseHeader -s false


Now the problem has been fixed.

Xfce4 new save dialog


  1. New layout of the “Save” dialog box