HP ProBook 4530s - 4GB RAM - 12.04 AMD64
I've been asking about this for a while too. I also believe they autohide it on purpose. I don't see any benefit to keeping it hidden, sometimes I'll be using a new application and I'll completely forget that the menu exists up there. I know you can get rid of the global menu completely but I find it looks even worse when it's attached to the program. Global menu is fine, just give us the option to make it permanent is all I ask.
Hello. You can install my version of unity on your Ubuntu 12.04 especially modified to always display global menu.
First, add ppa:anton0/unity to your sources.list, update your system, reboot, and enable /apps/compiz-1/plugins/unityshell/screen0/options/menu_always_visible in your gconf settings.
Code:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:anton0/unity sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade # Reboot gconftool-2 -s --type boolean /apps/compiz-1/plugins/unityshell/screen0/options/menu_always_visible true
Sounds interesting but I'm hesitant about breaking my setup or something. Any risk takers want to try it and see if it works?
If something break you can bring back default global menu behavior using following command:Or remove PPA from sources.list and downgrade to previous version using this command:Code:gconftool-2 -s --type boolean /apps/compiz-1/plugins/unityshell/screen0/options/menu_always_visible falseCode:sudo apt-get install unity=5.12-0ubuntu1 libunity-core-5.0-5=5.12-0ubuntu1 unity-common=5.12-0ubuntu1 unity-services=5.12-0ubuntu1
How does it work exactly? Does it just constantly show the menu for the app and then automatically switch to another menu when you change apps? Sorry I just want to get a little more info bc I install it.
Cool it seems to work nice job! Only thing is that the name off the application is pushed to the right of the menu which looks a bit strange since I rarely maximize any apps. Is there a way to move the name of the app back to the left and have the menu to the right of it?
Last edited by coldjeanz; June 5th, 2012 at 07:52 AM.
Bump, do any alternatives exist now for change the default behaviour?
I want the global menu always shown (not hover to show) but I don't want to install any 3rd party PPA's that overwrite my stock unity files....Anyway to get it changed on vanilla 12.04 LTS?
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