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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Opposite OS/2
by dylansmrjones on Wed 3rd Mar 2010 21:43 UTC
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2005-10-02

In OS/2 Warp 3 and newer (includes eComStation) the close button is the innermost titlebar widget. The buttons are in the right side, with close,minimize,maximize/restore. Ubuntus solution is simply a reversed OS/2-positioning. I wonder if this will be just as quirky in Ubuntu as in OS/2 & eCS.

EDIT: One should know that it is very easy to change the widget layout. It does require messing with the Gnome "registry".

Edited 2010-03-03 21:45 UTC

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RE: Opposite OS/2
by arpan on Wed 3rd Mar 2010 23:09 in reply to "Opposite OS/2"
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2006-07-30

If it requires messing with the Gnome "registry", then it's not easy. It's easy if it there is a GUI setting for it.

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RE[2]: Opposite OS/2
by dylansmrjones on Wed 3rd Mar 2010 23:25 in reply to "RE: Opposite OS/2"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

There is a gui for it. It's just primitive. You have to enter text and/or numbers instead of moving sliders or clicking check boxes. No different than choosing custom colors in windows (which requires entering numbers)

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