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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Tell me what you think..
by Bounty on Thu 4th Mar 2010 16:42 UTC
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2006-09-18

I tried a little experiment. Put your mouse in the center of the screen and open a new maximised window. Now quickly flick your mouse and close the window.

With the X on the top right, it's easy. I overshoot by miles and the cursor hangs out right where it's supposed to be. When I try the same thing in the opposite corner, I end up about an inch short and have to move my whole hand. I am a righty. Also, I can move easily to every corner except top left w/o moving my hand. Which is probably why windows put the start menu on the bottom left (it's something you want to click quickly w/o thinking about it.) Anytime you access the "File" menu you're should be working slow/carefully anyways..... hopefully away from the "close" button.

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