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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Is there a version of Chrome or Chromium whose bookmarks are visible to the HUD?

I noticed that Firefox has bookmarks that can be executed in the HUD. Love it! Chrome and Chromium, which run javascript apps much faster for some odd reason, allow for history to be called through ...
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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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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 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 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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 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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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 ...
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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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Does the HUD work in Lubuntu?

I have a Lubuntu install, and have noticed that the HUD that goes along with something called Unity does not appear when I tap alt. I learned about the HUD from the notes about the most recent Ubuntu ...
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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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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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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 do I add more commands to the HUD?

Q: How can I add more commands to the HUD's visibility? Can I make custom HUD commands for individual apps? Problem: I noticed on HUD supported programs, like firefox and others, there are some ...
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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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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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No longer able to move messages in Thunderbird using HUD in Ubuntu 14.04

I used to use the HUD in Thunderbird to move email messages to different folders. I found this a useful feature in Ubuntu 12.04 as I have a lot of email folders and it is quicker to use the HUD than ...
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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 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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Return HUD key from Mod 2 + Alt L back to Alt L

I was fooling around in the keyboard shortcut section, and accidentally changed the HUD's shortcut from Alt L to Mod 2 + Alt L. Now, whenever I hold and even press the alt key, HUD will pop up. I ...
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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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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 ...