Comment 221 for bug 532633

Mark Shuttleworth wrote:

> No. This is not a democracy. Good feedback, good data, are welcome. But
> we are not voting on design decisions.


I completely understand and agree with your position -- you are the benevolent dictator for life, and Ubuntu is not a democracy.

HOWEVER, I also understand and agree with most of the critics who say that this particular change in the user interface is bad.

People gave different reasons for why the change is bad. I'll give you another reason: touchscreens.

In the next couple of years we're going to see more and more touchscreen devices. As you may know, our fingers are not as precise as mouse pointers. If you put the close/minimize/maximize buttons on the left side, people *will* click on these buttons accidently, when they try to open the Applications menu. And that mistake, repeated over and over, will be infuriating.

If you agree that we are going to see more and more touchscreen devices, I hope you'll also agree that the close/minimize/maximize buttons should stay out of the way.

You don't have to listen to our opinions, but please consider what is best for the project in terms of usability.