The day was going fine until I got a notification suggesting that I upgrade to Ubuntu 11.04 and I thought, "sure why not?"
The first problem was that I didn't like the new desktop, I wanted my old top panel back and the dock removed. So I went into the compiz settings and thinking that turning off unity might restore the old look I did that and now I have no panels or dock. This cut me off from any way I could think of to fix the problem(I can't quite remember but I must have closed the compiz window for some reason).
So I rebooted and logged back in with Ubuntu Classic, this was closer to what I wanted but I wanted my spinning cube back, so again I played with the compiz settings. This time I just checked the rotating cube, let the extra needed changes happen, and the frames around all my windows disappeared! Playing with the settings didn't bring them back so I did some googling but the only solution I found was to type "metacity --replace" into a terminal, but this only works as long as I keep the terminal open.
So I logged out and logged back in with Ubuntu Classic No Effects and came here. Basically, I want to turn compiz back on in regular Ubuntu and/or get my frames back in Classic Ubuntu, or just reset everything.