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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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How can I change the size of the Dash font?

I've just installed and configured Ubuntu 12.04 on my machine. I've changed all font sizes, with the myunity tool, and they're now all set to the Ubuntu font size 9. However, I can't find anywhere in ...
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How to get the Dash and HUD to appear. (and stop Unity spewing error messages.) [closed]

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my wifes Dell Inspiron 1501, which uses an R300 ATI graphics chip. Neither the Dash or HUD appear when pushing the appropriate key. When I try unity --reset & in ...
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How can I disable [alt] for search? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I modify or disable the HUD's use of the Alt key? In 12.04, the [Alt] key pops up the HUD. That's not a problem, but, when using [Alt]+... it pops up as well. ...
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control usage for users [closed]

Can any one suggest means to control usage for users (maybe using crontab) to do the same in 12.04 unity? in 10.10 i was keeping control of usage for my children using timekeeper. thanks
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How to stop HUD from appearing while video playback?

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) ...
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How do I use the HUD?

So how do you use HUD? When I tap the headings for the menus shows up. All I had to do in the past is mouse over the top of the screen and that happens. Can you tell and show me things that HUD can ...
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What is the difference between “Nautilus”, “Files” and “Home Folder”?

When I type "nau" in the search bar of the applications-HUD the result is a "Home Folder" folder and a "Files" folder installed but the "Files" has a Home drawing in it and is recently used, whereas ...
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How to increase the limit of unity launcher's sensibility

When I change the sensibility of the launcher in the "Change Desktop Background/Behaviour", for the auto-hide mode, it doesn't really change. I can't appreciate the change. As a consequence it is ...
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The HUD not functioning as it used to (as expected) [closed]

I've been using 12.04 since it was in beta 1, and have really enjoyed the HUD feature. As soon as it was officially released, or very soon after, the HUD stopped working in some of the apps I like. ...
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HUD won't work on 12.04 [duplicate]

I upgraded to 12.04 right after it was released, and once it installed, I was eager to try the new features. After fiddling around with most of them, I forgot to try the brand new HUD. I tapped the ...
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How do I enable Global Menus and fix HUD (after upgrading to 12.04 from 10.04)?

I upgraded from Ubuntu 10.04 LTS to 12.04 LTS. It's more or less working. But, Global Menus aren't working, and when I use HUD no results ever appear. (Example: I search for "F" (without the quotes)) ...
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How to set Hud to do this? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remapping Alt + F2 in Unity I don't want to use launcher at all, i just want to use Hud. For example, I press Alt and write Chr and press enter and it will open Chrome. ...
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How do you invoke the HUD?

I've just upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 and would like to try out the new Heads-up Display (HUD) interface. How do I make it show up?
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Tapping ALT brings up love handles, not the HUD

Just upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04 and wanted to test out some of the new keyboard shortcuts. I probably have some config files sitting around from my 11.10 install, in particular I think I may have ...
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How do I modify or disable the HUD's use of the Alt key?

A number of games, Emacs, and the terminal make extensive use of the Alt key. Can Unity be configured to respect this key, rather than launching the HUD with it?
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Why doesn't LibreOffice work with the HUD?

So I have tried out a couple daily builds and beta 1, and love HUD. However, currently LibreOffice does not play nice with HUD and I was wondering if there was a way to make it work with HUD. Kinda ...
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How to disable HUD in Unity 2D? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I modify or disable the HUD's use of the Alt key? I am using Ubuntustudio 12.04 with Unity 2D. It delivers the HUD. Since I work with audio and graphic ...
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How to have the HUD search all resources?

On the 12.04 Beta, if you click on the alt key, HUD appears and on bottom of the screen you have four icons. There's an arrow pointing down onto the HOME icon by default. If you start typing you can ...
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Can I change the HUD key (Alt)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I modify or disable the HUD's use of the Alt key? I am using the combination Alt+Shift to change the keyboard language (Eng -> Greek and Greek -> Eng). Since ...
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How can I disable the HUD's use of the Alt key? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I modify or disable the HUD's use of the Alt key? I'm interested in how to disable the new HUD. Any ideas?
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How can sort Youtube lens results relevance? [closed]

How can I set the Youtube lens to sort by relevance (or other criteria) by default? I'm talking about the Youtube lens explored in this omgubuntu.co.uk article.
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Why is HUD not installing on 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the Unity HUD and how can I install it on my system? I have recently installed ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin from usb. I really want to test the new HUD thingy ...
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Ubuntu HUD - PPA for precise only? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the Unity HUD and how can I install it on my system? I read Marks blog regarding HUD Hud - Blog I went to install the PPA from here Hud PPA. I used the usual ...
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What changes does Unity's HUD offer

In 12.04 there will be many changes to the application menus. For what I have heard HUD will make some of this changes but what does it actually offer for newcomers and old users of Ubuntu.
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How do I report bugs about HUD?

I've found a couple of bugs in HUD, such as when you use it, the window loses focus afterwards. But I can't find a bug tracker for it?
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How to uninstall the experimental HUD PPA?

I installed HUD via these two steps: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:unity-team/hud sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade I tested it, but now I have problems entering Applications ...
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What is the Unity HUD and how can I install it on my system?

I have read about the Unity HUD. Is that a mock up or a real thing? Can I install it on my current Ubuntu 11.10 installation or do I need to upgrade to 12.04?