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Icons on the left in Ubuntu

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Hi,

Please post what you think about the idea of buttons being on the left side of the window (Mac style).

My opinion:
As far as ergonomy is concerned, there is no argument that can convince me that either left side or right side is better for buttons. Therefore the buttons should remain on the right side to make incoming Windows users feel more comfortable. Thats the same as a discussion about where to place the Menu button.
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Oh no! Again this? I thought everyone had already spoken on the subject, we must really re-start again? :(

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Re: Icons on the left in Ubuntu

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I just created a new topic, because another topic was poisoned by a discussion about this.
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:D Yes but this has already been discussed in several places .... if my memory serves :?
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There are already two (at least) extensive discussions of this topic here

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 54&start=0

and here

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 48&start=0

Both have, at times, grown rather heated. Please try to keep this topic serene and friendly.
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I just hope that new Linux Mint users won't have to manually change the buttons.
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You think the buttons are bad? Did you know they are taking away the NOTIFICATION AREA? :shock:

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FedoraRefugee wrote:You think the buttons are bad? Did you know they are taking away the NOTIFICATION AREA? :shock:

:wink: (poisoned?) :lol:

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As far as the buttons go, check this out

http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=1371

The buttons in Mint will stay on the right by default but the user will have the option to change them to the left in either the Ubuntu style or the Apple style.
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Aging Technogeek wrote:As far as the buttons go, check this out

http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=1371

The buttons in Mint will stay on the right by default but the user will have the option to change them to the left in either the Ubuntu style or the Apple style.
Oh boy...Kaye will not be happy!

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No. The solution is not to touch the buttons. Have to change them to make them as usual is a stopgap (I don't know if this is a good translation for the french "pis-aller". If not, I'm sorry for my bad english :oops: )
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Kaye maybe not but many users... like me yes! :mrgreen: :lol:
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Re: Icons on the left in Ubuntu

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Aging Technogeek wrote:As far as the buttons go, check this out

http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=1371

The buttons in Mint will stay on the right by default but the user will have the option to change them to the left in either the Ubuntu style or the Apple style.
That's totally inadequate. It does not allow for placing the buttons in the MIDDLE, where they rightfully belong. I intensely dislike being forced to take a stand for LEFT or RIGHT on any issue. :lol:
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Aging Technogeek wrote:As far as the buttons go, check this out

http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=1371

The buttons in Mint will stay on the right by default but the user will have the option to change them to the left in either the Ubuntu style or the Apple style.
I don't use KDE 4 yet, so I don't know how things are set up there, but the Desktop Settings tool for Mint 9 shown at the Linux Mint blog doesn't give the user nearly as much control over the buttons as does KDE 3.5 (Control Center > Appearance & Themes > Window Decorations > Buttons tab) or Xfce4 (Settings > Window Manager Settings > Style tab > Button layout section.


Window button placement in KDE 3.5
Window button placement in KDE 3.5
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Window button placement in Xfce4
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Better than nothing, though.
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Re: Icons on the left in Ubuntu

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waldo wrote:
Aging Technogeek wrote:As far as the buttons go, check this out

http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=1371

The buttons in Mint will stay on the right by default but the user will have the option to change them to the left in either the Ubuntu style or the Apple style.
That's totally inadequate. It does not allow for placing the buttons in the MIDDLE, where they rightfully belong. I intensely dislike being forced to take a stand for LEFT or RIGHT on any issue. :lol:
Well, the one on the right was on the left
And the one in the middle was on the right
And the one on the left was in the middle
And the guy in the rear burned his driver's license
http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/johnnyca ... eleft.html

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Re: Icons on the left in Ubuntu

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I am sure that I have even seen the button on the SIDE of windows!

http://sawfish.wikia.com/wiki/S12

Yes, and at the bottom too!

http://sawfish.wikia.com/wiki/Bottom_Line
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tower wrote:I am sure that I have even seen the button on the SIDE of windows!

http://sawfish.wikia.com/wiki/S12

Yes, and at the bottom too!

http://sawfish.wikia.com/wiki/Bottom_Line
Nice!
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