Comment 176 for bug 532633

I have been reading 100s of e-mails and shaking my head.

This "left, right buttons" issue is turning into a war over trifles.

The Ubuntu Developers have a right to develop Ubuntu anyway they like
(within reason).

YOU (plural) develop new themes and offer them to the users.

The users can make choices with their open-licensed *individual copy* of the

They can accept or reject any theme, any option, any choice on their own
private PCs.

There is no need to argue over individual tastes. - I like blue, you like
red, so, I make mine

blue, and you make yours red. - Ubuntu gives individuals the greatest amount
of choice of

most OSs. - I can compile my own kernel, I can create and alter themes,

wallpaper, screen-savers, etc., I can choose any of tens of thousands of

There are more options than most users know what to do with. -

Thank YOU for YOUR innovations and imaginations and YOUR Linux expertise!

Keep up the good work, and continue to offer us your best and newest art and

It is YOUR right, after all, it is YOUR baby (as long as it does not turn
evil and hurts people -

leave that to Microsoft).

Ubuntu forever!

> ==== Workaround ====
> To revert to old layout, enter in terminal:
> $ gconftool-2 --set /apps/metacity/general/button_layout --type string
> "menu:minimize,maximize,close"
> Use this PPA:<>
> This option will also fix the graphical appearance of the buttons.