Comment 149 for bug 532633

"Why should it be wrong to place the buttons on the left side like on Mac OS X."

It isn't on the left side like Mac OS X. It's on the left side unlike Mac OS X.

Here are some key differences:

* On Mac OS X, the close button is still the outside button, even though the controls are on the left.

* Mac OS X has always had controls on the left. They didn't suddenly move there in Snow Leopard.

* Mac OS X has a universal toolbar, so the window controls aren't bunched up with the menu items.

It's not just about right v. left. It's about an arbitrary change midstream that has no benefit. It's about OS X having other design decisions (not implemented in Lucid) that make a left-side control work.