Comment 20 for bug 532633

The menu is missing in this command! gconftool-2 --set /apps/metacity/general/button_layout --type string "menu:minimize,maximize,close" ;-P

I think it would be better to switch the layout back because a lot of people strongly dislike the new layout. (It was not really welcomed by the Ubuntu users) The new button order also does not fit in well with a lot of other applications e.g. like Google Chrome or XMPP and no other major Linux Desktop uses it by default, which will confuse application developers. (The button order would have to be changed in KWin too to have a more consistent look)
Also, the icon of the application is not visible in titlebar anymore, which makes the order of windows even more confusing.
Would be good if a member of the Canonical design team could comment on this bug.