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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.

The Unity HUD (Head-Up Display) is a Unity feature in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and later. It is supposed to replace traditional application menus with a searchable interface.

More information on the Unity HUD and the rationale behind it can be found on Mark Shuttleworth's blog here.

Mockup of the HUD from the aforementioned blog post]

(A mockup of the HUD being used with Inkscape, from the aforementioned blog post)

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