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Open the System Settings application either by going to Session Indicator in Unity panel, or by searching for System Settings using the HUD. Then go to Keyboard > Shortcuts > Launchers. You can redefine the HUD key with the Key to show the HUD option. Pressing Backspace will disable the HUD shortcut altogether. If you set it to Alt manually, the ...


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The benefits of HUD are several that I have experience in this last days. For instance: Use Case: GIMP I did not know where some options were in the menus of sub-menus but I knew what they were called and in some cases I only knew part of the word. HUD saved me time by just typing a part of the word and found what I was looking for. Here is the example of ...


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You can use compizconfig-settings-manager to change the key used to show the HUD. To install it, run the following command in a terminal: sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager What are some of the issues with ccsm and why should I not use it? After installing it, open it and go to Ubuntu Unity Plugin. Click on the button for the ...


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You can easily change the hotkey for the HUD by going to System Settings --> Keyboard --> Short-cuts as in the following picture : Note that: Clicking ALT fast , shows the HUD. But When you click and hold you can use it easily for another function. I use ALT without any problems.


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If you are running 12.04, you already have the HUD. Just tap Alt. The HUD is not available for 11.10.


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Open a terminal and do sudo chmod -x /usr/lib/indicator-appmenu/hud-service which removes - the execute mode x (i.e., permission) from hud-service. Done. You may want to gently end (or violently kill) the currently running hud-service (or reboot, etc) for "changes to take effect" immediately...


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If you install lo-menubar , then the HUD works with LibreOffice. It's the same mechanism. It hasn't been used by default because it hasn't been stable enough. But whether or not it will be default by the time 12.04 is released, I don't know. Why isn't lo-menubar installed by default in LibreOffice?


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Use the following commands: sudo apt-get install ppa-purge sudo ppa-purge ppa:unity-team/hud If you've already manually removed the PPA from your sources, re-add it so the purge can be conducted. You may need to reboot before the uninstallation takes effect.


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I hate when someone posts an URL as an answer, and I usually downvote them, but in this case, the old saying is true: an image is worth a thousand words. And this video is worth a thousand answers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_WW-DHqR3c (and it's an official Canonical video from the Development Team) That said, the default trigger to the HUD is a tap ...


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Disabling the Alt key from showing the HUD: Install CCSM with sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager Start it from the Dash or by typing ccsm from the terminal. Type "Unity" in the filter box on the left, and click on the Ubuntu Unity Plugin: Click on the <Alt> button the red arrow points to, and then uncheck the Enabled box. Click OK ...


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I'm using Xmonad with Unity in Ubuntu 12.04 and it is working well. I don't use the launcher panel - I hide it in workspace 9 - but I do use the top panel. I believe that you can use the launcher if you want to though. Be aware that Xmonad does not support 3D rendering - so you will have to use the 2D version of Unity in Ubuntu 12.04, which is differs from ...


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Well it's Called HUD. The new feature of Unity. To stop it from appearing you can disable it's key binding in keyboard shortcuts. Open system settings by going to Session Indicator in Unity panel. In system settings select Keyaboard. Under Shortcuts tab, Click on `Key to show the HUD. and press Backspace to disable it. That's it!


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This happend to me aswell after upgrading to 12.04. You should install indicator-appmenu which wasn't installed on my system (or was removed by the installer). After this my global menu was working perfectly. (May require a log out and in or restart to connect.) sudo apt-get install indicator-appmenu To immediately apply without re-login restart Unity: ...


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The HUD service is available as a service on DBus, so if you'd just like to poll it for information you can do that with a gdbus command, like this. gdbus call --session --dest com.canonical.hud --object-path /com/canonical/hud --method com.canonical.hud.StartQuery "my query" 5 If you're trying to get Unity to show the HUD prompt you can do that with the ...


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Earlier versions of Chromium did have the bookmarks and full history exposed to the application menu and the HUD. The Chromium developers felt that Dbusmenu's implementation slowed their startup time too much, so they disabled it. Since then we've drastically improved the speed of Dbusmenu requests, so it shouldn't be an issue, but someone needs to work ...


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By default to invoke the HUD you should tap the Alt button. What are Unity's keyboard and mouse shortcuts?


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In Ubuntu 12.04 I changed shortcut for summoning HUD in System Settings... > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Launchers > Key to show the HUD. Now my left Alt is happy again :-)


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According to one of the developers, file a bug against the indicator-appmenu project. Merges and bugs should be directed towards the indicator-appmenu project http://gould.cx/ted/blog/Searching_menus http://www.theorangenotebook.com/2012/01/testing-hud-heads-up-display.html How do I report a bug?


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There is a slight change in the behavior of Alt this time; tapping Alt will bring out the HUD. Holding Alt will bring the application's menu. If you quickly tap Alt+D you will see your cursor jump to Chrome's address bar, and then the HUD appears right over it (annoying). If you hold down Alt and then press D, you should see the cursor go to Chrome's ...


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The HUD (Head-Up Display) arrived in early March in the development release of Ubuntu (Precise). So there is no more need to go to a PPA to try it out. Just press the "alt" key to bring up the HUD. Ted Gould's page about Searching Menus has some important insights and tips on the fuzzy matching algorithm used by HUD and how it tracks your menu usage. It ...


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Actually HUD can access all the menu items of sported programs. In order to take full advantage of HUD you need to be familiar with menu items of specific program you are using. For example: HUD can close Gedit, The command to close Gedit is "quit" not "close". "close" will only close the individual tabs because that's the default behavior of Gedit. You ...


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You can use CompizConfig Settings Manager to change the key used to show the Unity HUD. To open terminal hit Alt+Ctrl+T and run following command: sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager Or search for 'compizconfig-settings-manager' and install it from there. Once installed, Hit Super key (Windows key) to open Unity dash and search for "ccsm" ...


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Menubar extension is working for me, but not the lo-menubar*.deb - the guts of this package. I don't know how long it would be working. This is very ugly hack and use it at your own risk. Just check it out: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=12515508#post12515508 I'm using ubuntu 12.04, libreoffice 4.0.0 and menubar 0.1.1. I don't know if this is ...


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HUD is currently available for unity only ,if you are using Lubuntu 12.04 you can enjoy features of HUD by installing unity inside Lubuntu Linked questions Is there a way to install Unity or Gnome Shell along with Lubuntu? What is the Unity HUD and how can I install it on my system? How do I use the HUD?


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You can query the hud from the command line using hud-cli, but it doesn't actually raise the Unity side of hud and it doesn't let you activate the results. It's really only useful for testing hud searches. I don't think there is a way to do what you are describing at this time.


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Unfortunately, the current answer is: you cannot (unless you figure out and modify the source code). In this answer, I list the ways which do not work, to save future reader-modders the time and trouble of trying and failing. A. Existing bug report Bug #756845 ("Unity dash search unable to change font/icon size") refers to this exact problem, as shown by ...


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Even though, HUD is still under development, one of the biggest +'s, in my opinion, is searching the capabilities within the program, rather than searching through menus and submenus. Again, this update might seem like an inconvenient feature, although that's biassed opinion without giving time to get used to.


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On "Ubuntu 13.04 (raring)" you can execute: disable HUD: dconf write /org/compiz/integrated/show-hud '[""]' enable/reset HUD ('Alt L'): dconf write /org/compiz/integrated/show-hud '["&lt;Alt&gt;"]'


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I figured out that it wasn't working because of conflicts with the compiz scale plugin. Now it works!


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After an upgrade, from 10.04 to 12.04, the HUD did appear with Alt but whatever I typed there were no results. The solution was to type in a Terminal: sudo apt-get install indicator-appmenu-tools Then press Enter. It worked!



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