AAARRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH. What Bleeping Idiot defaulted the buttons to the WRONG side of the screen? Change for Changes Sake just ain’t good… take the US Government for example… we voted for change… and that’s all that’s left from our bucks… TO FIX IT…. use Alt+F2 to bring up the Run Application dialog, and type in gconf-editor to launch the Gnome Configuration Editor… and find the key apps \ metacity \ general… and for the buttons_layout section, change it to read :minimize,maximize,close and now your reflexes will work as 30 years of programming dictate… and replace all the crooks come election time.