Despite it's has been confirmed that Ubuntu 11.10 Oneric will not shipped with Gnome 3, some ubuntu user assume that Gnome still the best compared with Unity.Although Linus Torvald have expressed his disappointment to Gnome 3 performance, we still hope Gnome 3 will make significant changes and accommodate the user desire. If you feel confortable of using Global Menu, here is step to Install Global menu on Gnome 3 :

  1. sudo apt-get install git-core valac-0.12 libvala-0.12-dev libgtk-3-dev gobject-introspection libgirepository1.0-dev libgtk2.0-dev autotools-dev automake autoconf intltool libtool
  2. mkdir -p globalmenu
  3. cd globalmenu
  4. wget
  5. tar -xvf gnome-globalmenu-0.9.alpha5.tar.bz2
  6. git clone git://
  7. cd gnome-globalmenu
  8. git checkout gnome-3
  9. cp ../gnome-globalmenu-0.9.alpha5/src/{module.c,header.h,header-gtk2.h} ./src
  10. autoreconf –force –install –verbose
  11. ./ –prefix=/usr
  12. make
  13. sudo make GTK2_MODULES_DIR=/usr/lib/gtk-2.0/modules GTK3_MODULES_DIR=/usr/lib/gtk-3.0/modules GLIB_COMPILE_SCHEMAS=/bin/true install
  14. sudo glib-compile-schemas /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas
  15. sudo sed -i ‘s/3\.0\.2/3\.1\.4/’ /usr/share/gnome-shell/extensions/
  16. ln -sfv /usr/lib/gtk-2.0/modules/ /usr/lib/gtk-2.0/modules/
  17. gnome-globalmenu-manager & GTK_MODULES=globalmenu-gtk gedit
  18. sudo cp ~/globalmenu/gnome-globalmenu/ /etc/profile.d/
  19. sudo chmod +x /etc/profile.d/
  20. sudo reboot
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