Is there any way to re-organise the global application menu?

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http://askubuntu.com – In any application in Unity, the main menu for the application that has focus gives the options of 'file', 'edit', 'view', 'go', bookmarks', 'help', etc. - just like windows does. While this makes sense for anyone who's used a computer for years, it is not very intuitive - especially the first two (file and edit). I'd like to know if the options in this menu can be re-organised. For example, 'File' should perhaps be renamed to 'Application', because the sub-menu items like 'New folder' (in Nautilus) and 'Quit' affect the entire application. 'Preferences' and 'About' should be in that menu to (HowTos)