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So in Firefox, I would have the top panel change to

File Edit View ... etc

and in Photoshop it would be File Edit Image Select ... etc.

On top of that, this function would make those menu bars in the windows themselves obsolete, so I need to get rid of those.

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Can you clarify your question with screenshot –  Tachyons May 24 '12 at 13:45

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Can you provide more information? Unity already comes with a global menu. But if you use GNOME2 or GNOME3 you can use the globalmenu package. You can find more information here:


And install instructions over here:


This adds the same global menu as in Unity.

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Check this article http://www.cornext.com/2012/08/activate-global-menu-using-gnome.html

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Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. –  fossfreedom Aug 20 '12 at 15:47

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