Comment 83 for bug 532633

Why should the user have to go through gconf-editor to change this? Average user doesn't know about gconf-editor, and certainly doesn't know what key to modify.

I'm not opposed to this kind of change, but it should be changable from the Settings|Appearance panel, which is the natural place for this kind of thing. You should be able to set the orientation and ordering of the frame controls in the same place that you set the size of the mouse cursor, that is, it should be theme-dependant.