GUI style guidelines proposal

A. Dreyer ml10362 at
Wed May 20 22:28:32 CEST 2009

Werner Almesberger 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.
> - Werner


It is definitely not coming from the Navigation light colours. Wikipedia

On ships, aircraft and manned spacecraft, a red light will be mounted on
the left or port side of the craft and a green on the right or starboard


Achim Dreyer
Network Security Consultant

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