It should be to the top right - like it is in all the other websites and programs - and where people expect it to be.


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Also, it's probably too big for such an uncommon action. And, isn't "cancel" completely redundant now? –  Andreas Bonini Jan 12 '11 at 13:02
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I am guessing it is on the left because all the close options and cancel button are on the left? –  Barry Jan 12 '11 at 13:07
    
@Barry: so? Notepad's close button is to the top right even if the menu entries are on the left. –  Andreas Bonini Jan 12 '11 at 13:08
    
@Kop - I'm not disagreeing with this at all. Just an observation from my point of view. I agree that the Cancel button should probably be removed too. –  Barry Jan 12 '11 at 13:11
    
@Barry: Sorry I assumed you were the one who downvoted =p –  Andreas Bonini Jan 12 '11 at 13:12
    
@Kop - Not guilty... this time! I up voted :) –  Barry Jan 12 '11 at 13:15
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Aha, you're not a Mac. ;-) –  Arjan Jan 12 '11 at 13:19
    
@Barry, not all close links ;-) –  Arjan Jan 12 '11 at 13:23
    
@arjan - wouldn't be hard to detect the platform and put in the right place would it? –  Kev Jan 12 '11 at 13:24
    
@Kop - Also, it's probably too big for such an uncommon action --> Apparently Not –  Sathya Jan 12 '11 at 13:24
    
@Barry you mean like Quora ? –  Sathya Jan 12 '11 at 13:40
    
@Sathya - WOW! that is some settings page - sometimes you just gotta wonder. –  Barry Jan 12 '11 at 13:44
    
Dupe of chat: "window management buttons for OSX are on the left" –  Pops Jan 12 '11 at 16:40
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Given the huge size of these boxes, I like its current place, as it's closer to the link that opens it. Hence, when erroneously clicking that, it's easier to undo that. (Esc seems to work too, though.)

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Wouldn't the best place be the BOTTOM left then? When I click close, the mouse pointer will then be at the bottom left corner. –  Andreas Bonini Jan 12 '11 at 16:00
    
In my browser, it depends on the scroll position, @Kop. (Maybe closing on clicking outside the box might be best!) –  Arjan Jan 12 '11 at 16:01
    
Yes, it would be indeed. –  Andreas Bonini Jan 12 '11 at 19:12
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