Nearly didn't read this thread when I saw how long ago it was started. But what a gemful of glittering solutions!
Rapt to find Graphene theme's solution here, as we're using it with Datafeedr right now.
Thanks to Rowan & rfrigge for championing Graphene, hey.
And I've done your tweak, fixing this small but long-standing annoyance. Now I'm much happier.