Comment 186 for bug 532633

Mark Shuttleworth:
> However, it does line things up nicely for work I would like us to do in future. And the major argument against it appears solely to be "we're used to it here", which is important, but not overriding.

There are many places in applications, like tabs and panels, where close buttons are on the right. Please consider Nautilus, Firefox, OpenOffice.org, all KDE applications. Consider also GNOME panel and GNOME Shell: left side for starting and opening, right side for closing session. The last sentence voices the mental model for all user interface.

This bug breaks user's habits, but also makes lack of cohesion in all user interface, so new habits will not revive.