This question is on behalf of the Ubuntu Manual team. Unofficially.
What would you — if you were a complete newbie — call the long thin bit at the top of the screen that holds the application title, the menu (sometimes), the icons, and the other bits of information such as the time?
It is currently called the "panel", but that is not an intuitive name as a panel is usually not long and thin!
We're looking for a word or short phrase (two words, probably) that would let even a newbie instantly understand what is meant when looking at the screen.