Windows controls: new button layout (was: Re: Window controls: minimise and maximise icons are confusing?)

Dmitrijs Ledkovs dmitrij.ledkov at
Fri May 7 12:56:18 UTC 2010

On 7 May 2010 08:00, V for Vortex <vforvortex at> wrote:
> On Fri, 7 May 2010 10:04:21 +1000
> Chris Jones <chrisjones at> wrote:
>> Some days I get frustrated and go to change it back to the
>> traditional way of doing things. But then I have to remind myself to
>> "just be patient". And it doesn't help also being a Windows user and
>> having to compete with the Windows window control buttons which are
>> of course the traditional layout also.
> If you are using Windows and Ubuntu together, it may be better for you
> to have the buttons at the same location on both systems. On the
> other hand, Mac+Ubuntu users should be happier with the new layout.

I'm Mac+Ubuntu user and I was so annoyed when mark said he is gonna
revert the order on the left handside to close,min,full
min,full, close.    (title)(space)

My mouse always stays roughly in the center of the screeen and close
button is the most often I have to reach for with my mouse so i
preffered the beta like controls with "close" being the closest. It
was refreshing =(

> I control my windows mostly with the keyboard (compiz has some great
> options for this), so I am not bothered with the new layout most of the
> time. ;)

Yesterday I've purged compiz packages. But unfortunatly gnome-shell
fails to start I'm not missing anything.

> Ciao
> V.
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