Why is the close,minimize,maximize are on the left by default?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Trance, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. Trance macrumors 6502

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    I don't mind it I'm wondering if apple gave a reason why its on the left like they explained inverted scrolling.
     
  2. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    Why does Windows have them on the right? Personally, I think it looks nicer, but I am left handed.
     
  3. Trance thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm not complaining I'm a lefty as well I like it on the left too. Maybe it's that way cause Steve jobs is a lefty too :)
     
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    I don't know whether there's an actual explanation. They've been there since System 1, before Windows even existed (and Windows pre-95 had Close on the left too - it's actually still there even in Win 7 if you know to click there).
     

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