Window Controls on the Right Side

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at
Thu Apr 30 02:50:16 UTC 2015

On 2015-04-29 10:41 PM, John Moser wrote:
> On 04/29/2015 10:38 PM, Marc Deslauriers wrote:
>> On 2015-04-29 10:23 PM, John Moser wrote:
>>> I said most people are right-handed, and that the easiest way to tilt
>>> your wrist or move your arm was out and away.  The top-right of your
>>> screen is the easiest area of the screen to access--go ahead, try it.
>> Right, so by that logic the close button should be as far away from that as
>> possible, right? I mean, you definitely wouldn't want to hit it by mistake. :)
> This comment is competing with my Elbonia comment for most hilarious in
> this thread, and I think I may be losing.
> You see my point, of course:  reaching up-left is slow and awkward;
> bicycling 5 miles is faster and less exhausting than walking 2 (it takes
> the same amount of energy to walk 1 mile as it does to bicycle 7 in the
> same amount of time).
> The menus would belong in the top-right if they weren't variable-width
> and, generally, wide and complex.

Sorry, I couldn't resist. :)

But seriously, arguing about which side the window decorations should be on is
like arguing which flavour of cake tastes best.

It took me two or three days to get used to having them on the opposite side the
few times in my life where I switched from windows to mac to Gnome and then to
Unity, but after a few days I got used to them.

Here, have a slice of my chocolate cake. Chocolate is scientifically proven to
be the best cake ever. :)


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