Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

When I watch a movie in VLC, I want to jump forward or backward in the movie using Alt+Right/left, but when I press Alt the HUD appears.

Is it necessary to change some key bindings (like shown here) or is there a better solution? Maybe I can disable HUD while having focus on VLC?

share|improve this question
up vote 3 down vote accepted

HUD only appears if you press and release Alt key instantly, If you hold down the Alt key for little bit longer it won't appear.

share|improve this answer
Yeah, I noticed that. But sometimes I forget to hold the Alt key for a little bit longer ... – Christian May 7 '12 at 13:12
@Christian Another option is to change the hot keys in VLC preferences. – Basharat Sialvi May 7 '12 at 14:42

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.