I really love Ubuntu with Unity, especially top bar - it really saves space. But it drives me mad, when I work with many windows. Every windows has its own title bar which wastes space.

How to disable title bar in non full window mode?

  • Sounds like you'd be interested in using gnome shell. – xangua Dec 17 '16 at 21:41
  • I'm really happy with integration of menus with the "top bar", auto hiding launch panel and so on... I'm afraid that gnome doesn't provide me all that. – Saczew Dec 17 '16 at 23:10
  • Not possible. It's the window decoration which is built-in to unity so you can not remove it. Also wasting what space?, it's 24px on a window, not 24px times however many windows are open. – doug Dec 17 '16 at 23:47

You can use the following command:

gsettings set com.canonical.Unity integrated-menus true

It will set application menu on title bar.

Instead, if you want to have all applications menu on the top bar change true value to false.


Update: if you are not confident with command line, you can use the graphic interface:
open to System Settings, then select Appearance, select Behavior tab and you can change the option you are looking for in the Show the menus for a window area.

appearance settings

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    I think the objective is to remove the title bar, not add the menus to the title bar. – WinEunuuchs2Unix Dec 17 '16 at 23:02
  • Thanks for the answer, but @WinEunuuchs2Unix is right, I would love to remove tittle bar, I'm really happy with menus is "top bar". – Saczew Dec 17 '16 at 23:12
  • @Saczew Sorry for my misunderstanding of your question. If I'll find a good solution, I will update my answer. However, at the moment, I didn't find anything that can solve your issue with Unity. – Danibix Dec 17 '16 at 23:30

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