So, Ubuntu decided to hop on the Apple bandwagon and move the buttons at the top of the window for close, minimize, maximize to the left. This annoyed me to no ends. So after some searching I found this simple one liner!
gconftool-2 --set /apps/metacity/general/button_layout --type string menu:minimize,maximize,close
(Shoutouts to http://www.junauza.com/2010/05/move-ubuntu-1004-window-buttons-from.html for finding this)