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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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 https://help....
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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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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 Super....
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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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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 2....
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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 moment ...
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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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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 > ...
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HUD doesn't work with Firefox and Thunderbird

I have just upgraded to 12.04 and I have HUD running for many applications apart from Firefox (v14.0) and Thunderbird. I know that this is not default behaviour for many programs, but I have searched ...
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Global menu and HUD suddenly broken [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Global menu not showing in Ubuntu 12.10 with Unity I've been using Ubuntu 12.04 for about three months now and I am very satisfied, it is highly usable and stable. Even ...
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No HUD on desktop on new Ubuntu installation

So I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and I have no HUD. I was able to bring up Firefox only from my settings menu by clicking on a link for more information on cloud. Where is my HUD? I have no access to my ...
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Can't launch applications, no windows, no launcher, nothing but a blank desktop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears I unchecked unity tool bar from Compiz, after that no windows and launcher are visible. Also no applications are ...
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HUD background changed to black and can't use wine

I am new to Ubuntu. After updating 12.04, HUD background changed to black instead of transparent and can't use Wine and ccc anymore. Then I tried GNOME but only the wallpaper appeared and can't do ...
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How can I change the HUD key from the command line?

I know I can change the HUD shortcut key by going into System Settings... > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Launchers > Key to show the HUD. I need to do this from the command line, so I can put it in a ...
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Aliased HUD icon? [closed]

I am currently on Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity 3d and today I noticed that the icon next to the HUD is slightly artefacted and aliased, unlike the other icons in the dash. I was wondering if i'm the only ...
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DIsable HUD for Some Applications

I am using HUD on 12.04 ubuntu and firefox is crashing for me. I have similar results as per this bug. Another thing is that I have 0 addons on firefox, so this is not caused because of the addons. ...
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ALT key HUD web search in firefox

Is it possible to conduct a web search (In Firefox 14) from the HUD? (Ubuntu 12.04) For example, Hitting The ALT key (to bring up the HUD menu for Firefox) and typing in a search term? It doesn't ...
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Is the alteration in appearance of indicators in the menu-bar when Dash or HUD is being used an intended feature?

If the change in appearance is intentional, will someone kindly point me to some reading material about why it is so? Edit: I haven't installed CCSM or fiddled with Compiz settings. Normal With the ...
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Firefox crashes when HUD is opened [closed]

Every time I press Alt from Firefox to open the HUD, Firefox crashes. What do I have to do?
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HUD is not working after upgrade

My HUD is not working after I upgraded from 11.04 (and or 11.10). It prompts for command and it tries loading for 4 seconds then gives up.
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HUD in other window managers (especially xmonad)

It seems that HUD (Heads Up Display) is tightly tied to Unity. However I just use xmonad as a window manager, especially I don't use unity. Is there a way to use HUD within xmonad (or more generally ...
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Why it isn't possible to type in URLs in the HUD?

With the Ubuntu's HUD you should be able to work faster. But with Firefox it's not always the case. If I type in an URL nothing happens... so why it isn't possible to use URLs in the HUD? ... How can ...
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How does the HUD prioritize commands?

Every now and then I want to reach the "Edit > Preferences" menu item in Firefox, and the HUD makes this very convenient. ALT + "Edi" will suggest exactly that to me. Something that I find annoying ...
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How do I uninstall the HUD altogether?

I don't want to just disable the key binding to invoke the HUD, I want to remove the HUD. I notice in System Monitor that something called hud-service is taking up 65 megabytes. Besides that, I'm ...
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How do I prevent Ubuntu from capturing the Alt key to show the HUD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I modify or disable the HUD's use of the Alt key? When I press ALT key on virtualbox machine (ex XP), ubuntu 12.04 catch that key. How to prevent ubuntu catch ...
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How can I shutdown, restart, log out using HUD?

Is it possible to add session command such as shutdown, restart, log out using HUD or taking advantage of HUD? I'm waiting for meaningful answers.
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HUD keeps popping up when watching movie in movie player

When I watch a movie in Movie Player, the HUD pops up every 8 minutes or so. I am not touching the keyboard or the mouse at all. Alt makes the bar go away, and then 7-8 minutes later, it pops up ...
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Alt key in 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I modify or disable the HUD's use of the Alt key? The new HUD in 12.04 uses the Alt key, which conflicts with the way utilities like IBUS switch input methods. ...
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How to make chrome history in HUD bigger?

I was looking for a way to enlarge the history - section in the HUD (alt-menu), so that it displays more items from the history and items from longer ago. Thanks!
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Unity 3D only show wallpaper and Icon if set, where did it go? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears Unity is gone. As I have use user defined session on 12.04, I'm back to default sesion (ubuntu) and then unity is gone, ...
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Head Up Display (HUD) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why doesn't LibreOffice work with the HUD? I cannot see many application (such as LibreOffice) compatible with HUD . Is the HUD feature fully functional in 12.04 LTS? ...
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Disable 'type your command` prompt on pressing alt [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I modify or disable the HUD's use of the Alt key? I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 and noticed the little prompt that appears on top of every window when you press ...
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How do I replace the HUD functions from Rhythmbox with Clementine?

I've been searching for this for a while and I can't find anything about it.
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Can I disable Dash and HUD hotkeys when fullscreen (in DOSBox)?

I'd like to know if its possible to disable the global hotkeys (Start and Alt) for Unity features while running applications in fullscreen under DOSBox. If possible, it would be nice to disable them ...
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Is it possible to set the number of entries HUD returns?

I would like the HUD to return at least ten entries. Can I do that somehow? (use case: in Texmaker, I can have ten different user tags - I do not remember their names, so I would like to display all (...