Quick fix for close/minimize/maximize/ buttons being on the "wrong" side in Ubuntu
I suppose the Ubuntu developers moved these buttons on purpose.
But having grown up using Windoz I prefer my minimize/maximize buttons on the right side of the window.
Here is the two step fix:
1. Open a terminal and run the following:
gconftool-2 --type string --set /apps/metacity/general/button_layout "menu:minimize,maximize,close"
You don't need to be root to do this