I'm reading that Ubuntu 15.04 will have Locally Integrated Menus:
integrated directly in the title bar and not in the system's top bar. This means that users have faster access to the menus, and they don't increase the size of the window. (emphasis mine)
I've never liked the old way of having the menus in the top bar, so this is a welcome change. But my gripe is with the latter part -- I want to have the menus visible always! In my point of view, hiding very basic functionality is a gross usability violation.
--> What can I do to make ALL menus visible ALL the time in ALL programs?
I'm currently running plain Ubuntu 14.10 but I could upgrade to 15.04 if that gets me always-visible menus.
The best information I could find was 4 years old so I'd be happy about any newer details! I have seen this too but it doesn't seem to work: in most programs I still need to hover over the window title to reveal the menu.