GUI style guidelines proposal

Alexandre Franke alexandre.franke at
Wed May 20 22:23:51 CEST 2009

On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 8:31 PM, Werner Almesberger <werner at> wrote:
> Just out of curiosity, does anyone know where this convention comes
> from ? It always struck me as extremely counter-intuitive, at least
> as someone who writes from left to right, to have the button that
> basically says "go back" on the right side and the one that says
> "move on" on the left.

Most of the time, the first thing you want to do is "move on" (hang up
on an incoming call, validate a menu entry...) so I think it makes
sense that the first thing you want to hit is the first one you read
(which is on the left as you read from left to right).

Alexandre Franke

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