Yes, I have clicked on the wrong thing multiple times
Yes, I have clicked on the wrong thing but only once
No, I haven't but I fear others may click on the wrong thing
No, I haven't clicked on the wrong thing
The controls switched? I hadn't noticed
Other (please explain)
Of course, for those of us who are familiar with Linux in general and Gnome in particular, it's not a big problem to fix but for new and less-experienced users...
Slightly off topic: Just imagine if the other MS (MicroSoft) did this with their next OS release. We'd all be ROTFL, predicting the downfall of Windows and Microsoft, and declaring that the solution to Bug #1 was at hand.
That's a strange point coming from you, aysiu. Don't you usually cite in discussions of "ease of use" how people who can successfully install Ubuntu fail at many basic configuration tasks? Isn't the multitude of "How do I switch the controls to the right?" threads even in the development branch testing forum, enough of an evidence that the gconf-editor "solution" is neither discoverable, nor supportable? (Edit: maybe not, but it's one data point to consider.)Originally Posted by aysiu
Nothing, and not just for the sake of transparency.Originally Posted by aysiu
The real problem is that there's a certain disconnect between most of the UX&D team at Canonical and the broader community (that's to be expected with a new team of this kind with no real precedent). There's also no real community extension of that team, the way there are community teams around most other Ubuntu-related teams at Canonical (Desktop, Server, QA, etc.), and no set of guidelines or community structures defining how people can work with the team.
I'm working on both problems as we speak.
Last edited by 23meg; March 15th, 2010 at 09:17 PM.
I never clicked the wrong button. As soon as I installed Lucid, again, I found one of my own posts and utilized the signature. I am against keeping buttons on the left.
I must add that I am currently using Windows because the last update killed my Ubuntu and I don't have time to reinstall.
Last edited by uRock; March 15th, 2010 at 09:17 PM.
Cheers & Beers,
Ubuntu 14.04 is the Ubuntu I've always wanted!
I never clicked the wrong thing, but after a while I switched to the old settings (right side, minimize-maximize-close).
I didn't really care about the control buttons being on the left or right side of the window, but I didn't really like the sequence. Having the "close" button on the inside and maximize before minimize doesn't make sense in my opinion.
Glad to hear you are.The real problem is that there's a certain disconnect between most of the UX&D team at Canonical and the broader community (that's to be expected with a new team of this kind with no real precedent). There's also no real community extension of that team, the way there are community teams around most other Ubuntu-related teams at Canonical (Desktop, Server, QA, etc.), and no set of guidelines or community structures defining how people can work with the team.
I'm working on both problems as we speak.
I didn't actually click the wrong button more than a few times when I kept maximising windows I wanted to get out of the way. But I did keep clicking nothing.
I have used a computer for so long now and I know the close button is the top right corner, so without really looking I just move the mouse over there and click. It threw me off when nothing happened, I have changed back to using an older theme and buttons on the right.
Surely giving the user a choice would be a very easy peice of code to implement, a button which runs the code that many people are already using. Also giving the user the option of which order the min and max buttons are in would be as easy as having 2 button icons for each and choosing between them when the user selects it.
One thing I wonder is if the devs use buttons much at all. My opinion isn't a strong one probably because I don't use buttons much. I'm a double click title bar or ctrl+w (alt+f4 in some cases) kind of guy. The only button I use on occasion is the minimze button. However even that one I don't use often because I usually leave all windows up & use the Window Picker or alt+tab.
I voted other.
One of the things I value about Ubuntu is the ability to configure to my own tastes and desires.
If I didnt like the control position I would just change them.
As I have done