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In Unity global menus auto-hide, which is completely nuts. – But in general I like the functionality for maximized windows (as long as it doesn’t disappear).

Which DE can do global menus and has them:

  • permanent (no timeout)
  • for maximized windows only?
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What I’ve read:

  • Super Wingpanel (not a DE) can can do that task
  • gnome-globalmenu does it for Gnome2 and now also Gnome3

I have no idea yet if they can be configured to the limitations mentioned in the question (maximized windows, no timeout).

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Super Wingpanel is most often added to elementary OS installations (i.e., Pantheon DE). – Ruben Bakker Mar 10 '14 at 12:28

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