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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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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Ubuntu launcher NOT on top of other windows

The problem: If a window is placed under the ubuntu launcher or the HUD, any clicks will be registered to the window and not the launcher. Example: 1) Launcher is set to "always show" 2) Nautilus ...
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Help…Ubuntu desk top not showing up after login [duplicate]

When ever I login to ubuntu it only shows the background and nothing else. Please help! Before the problem I was getting a lot of unity errors and if it may help I'm using 12.04 LTS.
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Problems starting up after factory reset

After factory resetting my ASUS Ubuntu laptop I had to install updates (as to be expected) and after resetting my computer to allow the updates to completely finish and now it will flash 3 different ...
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Disable HUD menu

I know it may be useful feature for someone, but i don't use it at all. Is there any way to protect HUD key from beeing set up after every/some update of Ubuntu?
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In Unity Dash, when I type 'o' is not visible while 'O' is visible. How to repair?

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit, Unity-3D HUD. Lowercase 'o' is not visible in HUD. But uppercase 'O' is visible. Anyway search results are correct. In Unity Dash, when I type 'o' is not visible while ...
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Speed Up Unity Dash Loading Programs

Each time I open dash for the first time since booting, it takes ages to load programs on it. I have to wait for like a minute or so and then programs appears. I have online stuffs disabled so its ...
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High CPU load for Firefox 29 and HUD with Ubuntu 13.10

Using Firefox 29.0 on the recently upgraded Ubuntu 13.10 results in high CPU load. By running top on the commandline I can see that the high CPU load goes to the following processes: PID USER ...
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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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Qml HUD integration without MainView?

I'm working on an app with Qt Quick Components, I don't want to use any Ubuntu specific components because I want the desktop version of my app to be more portable than that (Qt 5.2 is enough of a ...
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Make HUD less time

I am using the "ALT" key very often, and I do like the HUD and want to keep both. But is there a way to make the HUD active with less time. I don't know how it is now, but if it was 0.5 seconds, then ...
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Launcher Icons stop working on Ubuntu 14.04

I have the problem that sometimes my launcher Icons will get left-click-unresronsive. Right click will open the context menu, though. Starting applications via the HUD works fine, but the launcher ...
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Is there an option to “force” HUD to open file after I click on it instead of going to options?

When I lunch application from HUD I just need to type few letters and than when I see application that I want to run I just click on it and it opens. Problem is with Files that are the results of ...
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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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HUD commands from all applications?

I've just recently upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04. In 12.04, I constantly used the HUD and, frequently, I fired commands from apps other than the active one. For example, I would be running any ...
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alt key for HUD conflict

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04, and encountered a weird problem When I am using google-chrome, I use Alt+D to go to the address bar and type a url. However, every times I press Alt, Ubuntu HUD ...
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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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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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Is there a shell-independent HUD-like menu search tool for Xfce/GNOME/Cinnamon?

The Ubuntu Heads-Up Display (HUD) - you love it or you hate it. Personally I rather like a classic desktop, so I use Xfce or GNOME-fork Cinnamon, and I'd like to keep those menu's where they are. But ...
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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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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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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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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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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 in other window managers (especially xmonad)

It seems that HUD is thightly 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 withing other ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How does one open the HUD from the command line.

Alt is used to open the HUD in 12.04. I'd like to use alt to execute a second action as well as open the HUD by having alt execute an executable script. So Alt = script, that does HUD and other ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...