If you have replaced the standard Gnome menu bar (Applications|Places|System) with the ‘Main menu button’, you may be griping at how slow it is on displaying after a reboot. This is because the data it needs isn’t cached automatically.
Here’s how to speed it up so it pops up pretty much instantly.
- Right click on the panel and click “Add to Panel…”
- Find the “Drawer” applet, click it and then click add. You now have a drawer which can hold (and hide) other applets on your panel.
- Right click on this new drawer and click “Add to drawer…”
- On the dialog that pops up, click “Menu Bar” then click Add.
- Now, just right click on the drawer, select “Move” and place it wherever you want it. Preferably in as unobtrusive spot as possible.
(thanks to oakgrove)