View Full Version : [ubuntu] Keep Actions Visible in top bar

August 24th, 2012, 03:09 PM
Well, I finally gave up and have accepted the default Gnome-3/Unity desktop on 12.04. Feels an awful lot like someone was told how Apple desktops work, but never actually bothered to use an Apple before trying to copy it.

So, in a effort to stop yelling at my computer; Could someone please tell me how to keep the current window's actions displayed in the top bar and not have them disappear when the cursor is not on the top bar.



August 24th, 2012, 03:33 PM
By "actions," do you mean the close, minimize, and maximize buttons or the global menu--I.e., file, edit, etc.? AFAIK in either case there is no way to keep them always visible.

August 24th, 2012, 03:38 PM
I had a brief look into this yesterday, but it appears that you need to use a custom version of Unity from a PPA (or from source, I guess) with the option enabled that you can then change from CCSM.

Frogs Hair
August 24th, 2012, 03:41 PM
You could take a look at the PPA at the link and there may be other solutions also. Since the cursor has to be moved to the top panel to use the global anyway menu I haven't viewed this as an issue but to each their own . If the Ubuntu global menu was an attempt to copy Apple, Canonical would probably have legal problems. http://www.ubuntuvibes.com/2012/07/unity-revamped-adds-always-visible.html

August 24th, 2012, 10:29 PM
Thanks. I have tried the Unity Revamped package but it isn't working. Very good idea, but I need some help, I guess.


August 24th, 2012, 10:39 PM
I believe this might be one of the things you can do with the "unsettings" tool:


If that's not it, I'm sure I remember hearing something about a tool that would do this in the last episode of the Linux action show: