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 "VPN". Or to shutdown the computer, one could open the HUD and type "shutdown".
In 13.10, it looks like the HUD only searches the currently active application. Is there a way to access indicators through the HUD in 13.10?