Getting your classic menu back in Microsoft Office 2007

I recently bought Microsoft Office 2007 Home and Student, which of course introduces Microsoft’s stupidest UI *ever*. As a natural reaction, my wife has been giving me hell for weeks “I want the old menu back!” (to Microsoft: fire your UI test lab, just put it on your home PCs and record the reaction of your spouses!).

I found several add-ins that claim to bring the old menu back, here’s one that’s free for non-commercial use:


Even though my screen shot is german, UBitMenu is available in many languages.

Now I only need someone to tell me how I can make this the only menu visible, so I don’t have to switch to it in order to see it. Surely there’s a way…?