The Unity HUD (Head-Up Display) is a Unity feature in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and later. It is intended to replace traditional application menus with a searchable interface.

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Task Bar at the top missing Applications, Places and System menu

I was trying to install VLC using System -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager when I realised that I don't have Applications, Places and System menu items at the top left side of task bar. I ...
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Alt Key for HUD Doesn't Work

After few of tweakings, I doesn't have HUD anymore. Normally (on another computer): But it doesn't appear at all (on my computer): Indeed, the ALT key call the menu of focused app. So, as ...
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Unity HUD on other DEs [duplicate]

I'm trying to choose a desktop environment for my future laptop, and have this thing with Unity: I generally don't like it so much (lacking configurability, high resources, etc.), but while I was ...
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Unable to set the HUD launcher key

I was finding that the left Alt key for opening the HUD was not working, so I went to Keyboard Shortcuts to re-set it. Selecting the shortcut to set it and pressing the Alt key just sets it to ...
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hud-service is using 800 MB, is this necessary? [closed]

hud-service in system monitor is currently using 800 MB of memory. Is this normal? What is it for? Is there a way I can reduce it?
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HUD causes Firefox to lag when its window loses focus

So, I have 13.10 installed, and Firefox has been slow lately. After opening preferences, whenever I click on another window then click back to Firefox, it takes 5-10 seconds for anything I do to ...
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Chrome menu options not revealed through Ubuntu Unity HUD

I am running Chrome Version 33.0.1750.70 beta and I can't get any menu commands to appear in the Unity HUD. Is there any way to force this or is it up to Google developers to add this into Chrome ...
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Disable HUD doesn't work

I don't use the HUD (alt-key), and tried do disable it by setting a strange key combination in the keyboard settings menu; but it reset after a while (not sure when, maybe after reboot, maybe after an ...
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Global menu disabled in some apps

i have Ubuntu 13.10 and in some apps (transmission, Gimp) is menu visible but all items disabled, i can still access funcions with HUD, but menu just does not work. I have many PPAs added, what could ...
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Why isn't Evince integrated with the HUD in Ubuntu 13.10?

With Evince running and on focus, if I press Alt and then type, for instance, "open" nothing comes up. Is this a bug? Something wrong with my system? Any suggestions on how to fix it? Thanks.
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HUD in 13:10 no longer returns out of focus applications or system commands

I upgraded to 13:10 having run 12:04,12:10 and 13:04 and now the HUD is not entries from out of focus applications or, more importantly for me, system commands such as lock, suspend etc. is this ...
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HUD not working in nautilus in ubuntu 13.04/13.10

HUD feature is not working for nautilus, document viewer etc which application switch menu to right side or doesn't support global menu (eclipse). Is there any way to support HUD for new application ...
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No HUD results when Alt+searching in 13.10

Frankly, I'm not actually sure how long this feature hasn't been working for as I never used it much, but I upgraded to 13.10 recently and the HUD doesn't show any results for any applications. The ...
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Unity - Use Tab key to naviagate the HUD list

Right now, if we want to navigate the entries in the HUD results, the only way is to use the arrow keys. Is it possible to somehow map the Tab key to navigate the results?
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Unity Integration with HUD and top bar

I've got problem with unity web apps. Fresh install. Got chromium and ubuntu. When I go on facebook or gmail, ect., browser ask mi to install that webapp. I've installed it. Only thing after ...
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Can indicator actions be accessed via the HUD in 13.10? [closed]

In 13.04 and before, it was possible to access the indicator’s menus via the HUD. E.g., in order to establish a VPN connection through network manager, it was sufficient to open the HUD and type ...
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Unlocking laptop appears to open the HUD

If I unlock my laptop, I'm forced to manually close the HUD. I've been finding that it's automatically opening with each time I unlock the machine. It's only happening on one of my devices running ...
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HUD not working at first click

When I press to ALT key to launch the HUD menu it do not displays menu items at first click until I press more times.
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Arduino IDE Hud Menu

Arduino IDE like Eclipse IDE have no a natural integration with ubuntu HUD menu, but on eclipse i found here and here good tutorials to fix and it works perfectly like you can see on print, but i not ...
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HUD is eating my RAM

I'm running 13.04 64bit on a Dell Latitude with 8GB RAM. Recently, the HUD search results are being sorted differently, I suppose that's due to Unity updates. What's worse is that my system is ...
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HUD not working with evolution or chromium

I want to use HUD with the evolution mail client or the chromium browser. But when I press the Alt-Button no commands are available. HUD is working with other programs but not with evolution or ...
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How do you disable Alt as the HUD key in 13.04

I see answers for older versions, but the same process doesn't seem to work in 13.04. I have tried System Settings... the compiz config manager and the new unity tweak tool. They all report that I ...
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Run typical sudo commands from button on unity

I tend to find myself opening terminal sessions to run Sudo commands and was wanting to make something more useful as an application. Using some information from various online sources ...
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What does the Alt HUD do? 12.04 [duplicate]

I have done some searching around and cant seem to find an answer, i see many posts about how to disable the option but im just trying to figure out what its suppose to be used for. Just to be clear ...
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Latest Ubuntu 12.04 LTS kernel update (updated today, May 24, 2013) broke my dashboard search

I just updated my Ubuntu VM installation with that latest kernel, and usually I've had no problem with my VM updates. This change today, and now I can't search for any of my applications in the ...
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HUD,zeitgiest and the record activity toggle

I am using Ubuntu 12 LTS. I was wondering if turning off the record activity toggle under the privacy menu effected the performance of the HUD? Also, does doe HUD use Zeitgiest? Does the Record ...
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Is there a command to force Unity to reload menu data?

Not all the time but intermittently Unity will drop the menu from the HUD. Most often this is with GIMP but it has happened to other programs too. The menu choices are there but the content of the ...
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How do I make HUD work with Eclipse?

I have already tried this, but I still have no entries in HUD regarding Eclipse (Indigo, manually installed). Is there some way to make HUD work with Eclipse?
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Hitting Alt doesn't bring up the HUD

I just noticed that the HUD appears to be gone. I updated to 13.04 recently and tapping Alt doesn't do anything. The Alt (tap) shortcut is even gone from the cheat sheet that appears when I hold ...
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LibreOffice global menu not working (ubuntu 13.04) [closed]

There is a BUG on ubuntu 13.04 with libreoffice 4, the global menu and HUF do not work correctly. I use ubuntu 13.04 (I intalled the BETA 2, a week before the final release)
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How to run unity next on a virtualbox? [closed]

I have 12.04 running as my main OS. I only have Ubuntu, so I can not afford to screw it up. I installed 13.04 on a virtualbox and compiled and install unity-next to try it. When I ran it from inside ...
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LibreOffice 4.0's menu bar is not integrated with Unity

One of the most interesting features of the new LibreOffice 4 is the direct compatibility with Unity's menu bar and HUD. So I've just installed this wonderful new release. Everything works fine... ...
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Why does my HUD often get cut off? [closed]

I've got a weird problem with HUD, often it gets cut off like in the picture below: I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 on an Asus Zenbook UX31E. While this happens most of the times, sometimes it displays ...
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How can i change navigation keys for results produced by HUD

Once the HUD is invoked how I can remap keys for navigating through its results? For example, ctrl + j for go down and ctrl + k for go up. Thanks in advance.
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Which libappmenu.so must I edit under GTK 3.0 to remove Eclipse from the HUD blacklist?

Under GTK 2.10.0 one could allow HUD for Eclipse by replacing Eclipse with Xclipse in: /usr/lib/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/menuproxies/libappmenu.so After doing an update, this file dissapeared from the GTK ...
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Webapps with HUD in 12.10 not working after upgrade

I upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10 from Update manager. After the upgrade, I don't notice any change. Gmail webapp, docs webapp don't give any search functionality with HUD, what it is supposed to ...
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How to turn on Unity HUD

I have Ubuntu 12.10 (upgraded from Lubuntu). According to Synaptic, I have Unity installed. How do I turn on the HUD?
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How do I get HUD to work with GTK2 apps

I have a program which uses GTK2 that I want to integrate with HUD called Stata 12. The menus are correctly located in the appmenu, but the menus do not show up in the HUD. When I do use HUD and try ...
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How can I disable hud-service?

hud-service keeps eating my cpu. This is troublematic, specially because I'm running 12.04 in a Asus EEEPC. There are a lot of answers on how to change hud bindings, but what I reallyw wonder if there ...
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Multiple languages in HUD and dash

Is it possible to have multi-language support for HUD and dash? For example, on the Dash I would like to be able to search for "files" (English) and "dateien" (German) or on the HUD search for "open" ...
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On Ubuntu 12.10, Empathy as startup application caused HUD to open behind other windows

Anyone know of a fix for this behavior. Having Empathy as a startup application causes the HUD to only open behind other windows. It doesn't matter if the windows were opened at startup, or later, ...
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LibreOffice doesn't work with HUD in 12.10 [closed]

After upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10 HUD in LibreOffice stopped to work and it searches in panel indicator instead. After running command unity --repalce everything works fine, but it is really annoying to ...
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Why isn't Empathy notifications any longer accessible via HUD in 12.10?

In Ubuntu 12.04, if someone contacted me via Empathy, I could write their name and open a chat window via HUD. This seems to have been disabled. People appear in the notification dropdown menu, but if ...
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Xmonad with Unity / HUD

I want to use xmonad and still use the HUD from Unity. Is this possible? Could Xmonad be using while using Unity? is there a way to use the HUD inside of Xmonad? I'm in 12.04, soon to be 12.10.
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How to access the menu of the webapp using HUD?

When I open a Web App and try to use the HUD it shows me settings for the browser rather than the app itself. Help? I have this problem with all of my Web Apps not just Google Docs.
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Is there a way to ignore Unity ALT menu when using the terminal? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I modify or disable the HUD's use of the Alt key? I frequently work with Emacs in the GNOME terminal on Ubuntu 12.04. I have a pretty vanilla setup at the ...
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Can I use HUD menu for unfocused applications?

Example: if I am running LibreOffice Writer on one desktop and Audacious on another, can I train or alter the Unity HUD Alt Command to allow me access to menu items in Audacious even as Writer is the ...
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How Can One Create HUD Options For An Application Without A Global Menu, Such As A Wine Application?

I use a music notation program called Finale with Wine on Ubuntu. It is a great program, but its menus can be a bear to navigate and look for everything, especially if I know just the name of what I ...
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Why can't I use the HUD with libreoffice in Ubuntu 12.10? [closed]

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 with the latest updates installed, and the global menu works in LibreOffice, even if it is a bit buggy. However, I can not use the HUD with LibreOffice. No matter what I search ...
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Why do some things always show up in the HUD when using other applications, but not others

I have noticed that some menu items always show up in the HUD regardless of which application is focused (e.g. Messages > Chat), but others only show up when the application is focused (e.g. Chat > ...