Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Mar 2010 20:43 UTC, submitted by kragil
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Canonical has unveiled a complete branding overhaul, redesigning everything from the Ubuntu website to its logos and marketing material. However, what interests me more are the new Gtk+ themes, and even then, I'm not interested in the colour choices and the like. No - what stood out to me right away was not the theme itself - but the placement of the titlebar widgets.
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RE[2]: ...you mean "flaw" ? =)~
by KAMiKAZOW on Thu 4th Mar 2010 00:58 UTC in reply to "RE: ...you mean "flaw" ? =)~"
KAMiKAZOW
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2005-07-06

Probably the exact same reason, only they wanted to keep users from closing windows mistakenly.

Because of that reason Classic Mac OS and BeOS placed the buttons on the opposite ends of the title bar: Close was far left, maximize/zoom on the far right side.

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