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What are the pros and cons of placing controls in menu bars? This is an example from a Linux desktop environment:

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I've personally found the placement of the controls in the title bar unexpected, after ~20+ years of Windows/Linux/web usage. Is this style common somewhere? I'd like to learn more about guidance in this area.

  • Are you trying to find a way to tell someone else they're doing it wrong? – Confused Dec 15 '18 at 22:38
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    @Confused: if there are better ways of doing it than this, I'd like to have a more informed opinion on what those ways are. – Dan Dascalescu Dec 15 '18 at 23:26

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