In recent Ubuntus the menu has been pulled up into Unity's panel. That's great, but it's not for me. I'm using the Gnome 3 fallback panels for my desktop and like my menu's like they always were.
Just using the fallback/Classic mode does most of what I need. Applications have their menus attached but only after a short delay. It's as if they start without the menu and then the menu is added back after it realises there's no Unity to handle it.
Normally this wouldn't be catastrophic for anything but it's really annoying for Image viewer and other things that spring up their window based on the size of some media, only to have a menu jump in and ruin everything. Here's an example I risked my life to record and show you today:
How annoying is that?! It goes from 100% (lovely) to a cruddy 94%!
So, yes... How can I make it so when windows load, they do it like they used to, without the menu popping up seconds later, after it's finished its cup of tea?
I thought running with the
UBUNTU_MENUPROXY explicitly set might help:
UBUNTU_MENUPROXY=0 eog 20120215-psychonauts.png
But it doesn't. Same delay.