How do I get the system menus to stay open on click?

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http://askubuntu.com – This is new since upgrade to 11.10, now when I click the system menus for notification icons, logged in user, etc on the top right, they don't stay open, they just close immediately. Application menus on the top right do stay open correctly once clicked. This is pretty inconsistent an awful, so how do I fix it? :) (HowTos)