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If you see the Xerox Star (First GUI ever created) you'll see that they use icons for window handling (as well as document commands) in the titlebar, in both corners. I think the decision of right vs left is more arbitrary than we would like to think. We all follow this basic design patterns. Logically, you want to find an unobtrusive spot that is equally ...


It's UX site... someone's got to mention Fitts' Law and the infinite edge.* http://bit.ly/1tvsWxq Corners are an especially easy place to click as you can just whack your mouse vaguely top-right and you'll end up over the right spot. And seeing as top left was taken up with the Window title top right is what's left.** *UX band name anyone? ** on Windows ...

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