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 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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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?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Make ALT+D act like ALT+TAB - HUD

I am using the "ALT" key very often, and I do like the HUD and want to keep both. This is my problem, I always use "ALT + D" in Chrome to access the URL bar, and I'm doing this very fast, but then ...
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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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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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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 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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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 ...