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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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I removed ZSH and the HUD is disappeared

I uninstalled zsh on my Ubuntu 16.04 and I made the mistake of not changing the shell. I tried with: chsh -s /bin/bash to restore the default shell, because I cannot login in the root shell of the ...
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Disable HUD in Skype on Ubuntu 20.04

I'm having skypeforlinux and whenever I click alt, it redirects the pointer to the top bar menu which I found absolutely annoying. I use alt + shift to switch between input layouts. I have installed ...
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Why is global menu difficult to maintain?

This is a question strictly out of curiosity. Since Unity was 'discontinued' there has been very little globals menu's around. I know KDE has one that does not always work, and Ubuntu Unity say they ...
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gsettings set org.compiz.integrated show-hud doesn't work on 18.04

I want to disable showing HUD and application menus via left Alt. I've seen on askubuntu that you were able to do that in 14.04 but now (with 18.04) it doesn't work: gsettings set org.compiz....
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How to enable HUD in KDE Plasma to search menu items?

I was a unity user back when the Unity Desktop Environment was still a thing in Ubuntu. I liked the feature that when I press the alt key by itself, I could get a search bar used to search in the ...
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GUI or HUD for displaying things like battery or ip addresses?

I would like to know how to display certain information on a HUD on screen at all times, so not in CLI but in small text in the corner of desktop or translucently on top for example. I must be ...
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HUD doesn't show menu entries on 18.04 Unity

It's simple really; where HUD used to present a list to choose from after the first few keystrokes, it shows no list on 18.04 Unity. I've upgraded from 16.04. For example, launch Firefox and press ...
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unity-like HUD on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Question I would like to know what are the possible ways of using an unity-like HUD (Heads Up Display) on Ubuntu 18.04, preferably with the gnome shell as default. by HUD I mean the access and ...
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HUD keeps flickering [duplicate]

I just switched to ubuntu and I have encountered an error where if I reboot my system the second time I do that my unity will just keep flickering like it is reloading. I do want to point out that I ...
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Integrate Android Studio with Unity

is there a way to properly integrate Android Studio with Unity Desktop Environment? I'm not looking for help about how to install android studio on Ubuntu, neither to add a desktop entry in order to ...
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How can global menu / HUD be fixed for Audacity in 16.04?

Applications like this become very time consuming without the HUD. But lack of global menu seems to be causing this. It did work on first installation but now it's gone. Reinstalling can make it work ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Gnome and HUD [duplicate]

Now that Ubuntu is moving back to Gnome as the default desktop, will you port the HUD? It's Unity's killer feature, and I will miss it... So please port the HUD!
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Global menu support in SmartGit 17

SmartGit 17 by design has built-in menu (SmartGit 8 hasn't). I want new SmartGit to look the same as its previous version (with global menu usage). Is there any workaround?
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integrate wine menu bars with ubuntu

I've seen that it is possible to integrate Java Swing menu bars with the Unity Panel here. Is there anyway to do the same with Windows applications running with Wine?
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Commands from HUD do not always work in 16.04

When I type a command in the HUD and press enter it may not work the first time, so I have to type the command again to make it work. Is anyone else experiencing this in Ubuntu 16.04?
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Unity 16.04 accented letters don't show in dash, hud, and are replaced in window title bars

running 16.04 since its official release. Up to date. Since few days I have a problem with accented letters : in dash if I type « démarrage » on keayboard I only get «dmarrage» in the dash, same ...
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Do Unity Web Apps No longer Intergrate Into the HUD?

Do unity-web-apps no longer integrate into the HUD (x) and into the desktop (x)? I haven't used unity-web-apps since 12.04, and I do not know if it is simply not working or if this is a feature that ...
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Unity desktop environment and Georgian (MESS) layout

I've installed Ubuntu 15.10 on my laptop with Unity desktop environment. I'm Georgian and often use Georgian (MESS) layout on keyboard. When I use LibreOffice and Georgian (MESS) layout in Unity ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 HUD support

I am really fan of a gnome shell and Ubuntu. I am using current Ubuntu gnome 15.04 and because I’m not the mouse-type-of-person, I want to use HUD. Is HUD supported by Ubuntu gnome?
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Ubuntu freezes when running steam game counter strike and hitting the Windows key

I recently updated Ubuntu to 15.10, and since whenever I am playing counter strike on steam and hitting the Super key, volume up, volume down, mute or any key-bored button that will show a UI over the ...
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(14.04) How to disable ALT (Hold) - "Reveals application menu"?

I looked at How do I modify or disable the HUD's use of the Alt key? and the accepted solution doesn't work for me. The second-best solution uses ccsm which seems to be recommended against. I ...
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Make <ALT> key not tab out from fullscreen application

So after the 15.04 update, the ALT key will pop up the Unity HUD even when a fullscreen application like a game has the main focus. Is there any way to disable this? I tried changing the hotkey in ...
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How can I disable the Mac Command key triggering the big HUD coming up in 14.04? [duplicate]

This applies to Ubuntu 14.04 running in a VMWare environment on a OS X host. Everytime I press the apple command key to e.g. command-tab to another (OS X) application, the HUD comes up in Ubuntu. Not ...
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From within Steam, how can I automatically disable the HUD hotkey upon a game's launch, and reenable it upon that game closing?

I've looked at this question but there's nothing automatic about it, I'm not trying to open a GUI and fiddle with settings everytime I start and stop playing a game. In Steam, it's possible to edit ...
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Difference of HUD behavior in between Ubuntu 14.04 and 12.04

It seems to me that when press Alt and type, in 14.04, it only searches the menu of the current program. However, in ubuntu 12.04 it searches the menus of the programs running in the background. E.g....
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How to force HUD ( zeitgeist? ) to re-scan? [duplicate]

So I just installed something via a .deb file and I see no reason why I should have to close all of my apps and log out to get it to show up in the HUD. Is there a command that tells the HUD to check ...
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Are the webapp integration useless?

Ubuntu asks for installing various websites' webapp versions by prompting when I open the particular website. As of now, I've installed WordPress, Facebook Messenger, and Reddit. But I don't see any ...
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Can you switch apps to use while the HUD is up?

So for example; tap left alt ITS FIREFOX!!! No I don't want firefox, I want the hud for shutter! BUT I DON'T WANT TO EXIT THE HUD TO REARRANGE MY WINDOWS AND SELECT SHUTTER! so is there anything I ...
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What is nautilus doing?

Lately my Ubuntu 14.04 computer has been quite noisy. It's the CPU heat sink that's unusually active. If I run top, I see that hud-service is taking up ever more memory (59% of 8GB at this moment), ...
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What is the HUD-service responsible for?

I just disabled the hud-service because it was taking up 2.8 GiB of my computers RAM. I understand that it is part of the unity ecosystem because others are posting solutions along the lines of ...
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HUD not working on Ubuntu 14.04

When I press Alt I can see the search field, but when I start to type I get no results. This issue is present on every application (e.g. Nautilus, Gimp, Firefox). How can I solve it?
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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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Google Spreadsheet Functionality integrated with the HUD?

I use google spreadsheets a lot. If I could find a way to use google spreadsheets with Ubuntu's HUD, I would be a lot more productive. Say for example, if I could access the command "Merge Cells ...
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Disable HUD menu

I know it may be useful feature for someone, but i don't use it at all. Is there any way to protect HUD key from beeing set up after every/some update of Ubuntu?
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In Unity Dash, when I type 'o' is not visible while 'O' is visible. How to repair?

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit, Unity-3D HUD. Lowercase 'o' is not visible in HUD. But uppercase 'O' is visible. Anyway search results are correct. In Unity Dash, when I type 'o' is not visible while 'O' ...
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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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High CPU load for Firefox 29 and HUD with Ubuntu 13.10

Using Firefox 29.0 on the recently upgraded Ubuntu 13.10 results in high CPU load. By running top on the commandline I can see that the high CPU load goes to the following processes: PID USER ...
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Qml HUD integration without MainView?

I'm working on an app with Qt Quick Components, I don't want to use any Ubuntu specific components because I want the desktop version of my app to be more portable than that (Qt 5.2 is enough of a ...
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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 HUD ...
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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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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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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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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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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 the ...
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Unity HUD on other DEs [duplicate]

I'm trying to choose a desktop environment for my future laptop, and have this thing with Unity: I generally don't like it so much (lacking configurability, high resources, etc.), but while I was ...
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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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hud-service is using 800 MB, is this necessary?

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 causes Firefox to lag when its window loses focus

So, I have 13.10 installed, and Firefox has been slow lately. After opening preferences, whenever I click on another window then click back to Firefox, it takes 5-10 seconds for anything I do to ...
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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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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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