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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? – Thomas 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? – codingbadger 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. – Thomas 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. – codingbadger Jan 12 '11 at 13:11
  • @Barry: Sorry I assumed you were the one who downvoted =p – Thomas Bonini Jan 12 '11 at 13:12
  • @Kop - Not guilty... this time! I up voted :) – codingbadger 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 – Sathyajith Bhat Jan 12 '11 at 13:24
  • @Barry you mean like Quora ? – Sathyajith Bhat Jan 12 '11 at 13:40
  • @Sathya - WOW! that is some settings page - sometimes you just gotta wonder. – codingbadger 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. – Thomas 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. – Thomas Bonini Jan 12 '11 at 19:12

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