I second this massively. Apparently it's totally easy to make applets too. If only I was a programmer, I'd have done it myself.
Originally Posted by viperdvman
It's not much of a solution, but if you already have Gnome-Classic, or Gnome, or Unity with gnome-panel installed, there is a ppa you could use that adds a straight-ahead global menu applet, since gnome-panel works pretty well in LXDE:
Or, an easier solution, you could actually install the XFCE panel, and install the global menu for that: I know it's also not LXDE, but then again Lubuntu apparently uses a few bits and bats from XFCE all over the place. I think even Lubuntu's power management and mixer apps are actually XFCE's. So, it's not too far off =) it shouldn't bring in the rest of XFCE.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-applet-appmenu
(edit: I don't know why the formatting on this post kept messing up...)
sudo apt-get install xfce4-panel
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:the-warl0ck-1989/xfce-appmenu-plugin
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install xfce4-appmenu-plugin indicator-appmenu appmenu-gtk appmenu-qt