Hello. I have a question to ask you regarding Linux Ubuntu v.11.10 64-bit.
With the new Unity GUI for Linux Ubuntu v11.04 and newer, there was numerous changes I have been reading. There is one change that I go against a group of online supporters regarding the window's menu that was integrated into the titlebar of a maximized window and ultimately part of Unity's top bar where the main menu hidden out of view. This is referred to as the Global Menu – part of Unity. I totally dislike it! This is the worst feature to date of the latest version of Linux Ubuntu in my humble opinion. However not all programs or applications when their windows is maximized share their main menu as the title bar and consequently Unity's top bar. The default web browser for Ubuntu – Firefox is one program that DOES or integrates its main menu into the title bar and Unity's top bar when maximized. The default word processing program, LibreOffice Writer when the window is maximized does not utilize the Global Menu. I am told the e-mail client Thunderbird shares this Global Menu like Firefox. Any smaller scaled window still shows the main menu in its old original location prior to Unity, below the window's title bar.
I find the new integration of the menu menu into the titlebar and the titlebar integrated into Unity's top bar when maximized is very annoying as I noted above I do not like it at all! I know I am not alone. I find it difficult to use the Global Menu that is not responsive and readily unavailable when I bring my pointer to Unity's top bar.
I need a way or means to remove the Global Menu FROM ALL aspects (and programs) of Linux Ubuntu v.11.10 when I maximize a window regardless of the program. Please share with me the method/process/steps in order to COMPLETELY rid my Linux Ubuntu away from the Global Menu!!!
In addition, let me know if any of the three popular Linux Ubuntu customization programs have any functions or features in order to perform the Global Menu removal 'completely':
1. “MyUnity” Configuration Tool
2. CCSM or CompizConfig Settings Manager
3. Ubuntu Tweak