Raar! Certain changes in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx have brought on the rage, specifically the buttons being on the left, and that damned mail icon I never use (due to using a webmail client) in the new notification area that cannot be conventionally removed without also removing the volume icon.
So, some quick fixes to copy/paste into the terminal!
Remove the mail icon:
sudo apt-get remove indicator-messagesMove the window controls to the right-hand side:
gconftool-2 --set "/apps/metacity/general/button_layout" --type string "menu:minimize,maximize,close"That should hopefully soothe the irritation somewhat.