Window Controls on the Right Side

John Moser john.r.moser at
Thu Apr 30 00:54:23 UTC 2015

On 04/29/2015 08:32 PM, Clint Byrum wrote:

> The entire reason for them being on the left is to make the top-right
> of the screen consequence free for a single click. This is to encourage
> the user to dig into the indicators and to help developers inform users
> easily in a uniform way.

You encourage people to the indicators by highlighting them some way,
not moving something they're actually looking for away from them.
You're not going to draw attention to something by moving things
actually relevant to the user away from it.

> Hate on it all you want, this is safer for new users, and it's almost
> a perfect copy of one of the things that is actually good about OS X.

Doesn't seem safer.  If you're talking about being able to click up at
the indicators without accidentally hitting the close button... the top
row of pixels is active for the indicators; you're just bluntly slamming
the mouse into the top of the screen to use indicators, not
precision-noodling around a bunch of small controls trying to poke things.

You know.
||File  Edit  Blah  Blah  Blah  Tools

The treacherous Close/File area.

> I've grown accustomed now, and I prefer it this way. :)

Well yeah, you've been trained now, and have those reflexes, and would
then have to untrain it now.

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