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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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.