MuyComputer our colleagues say, Mark Shuttleworth has given today a small stir with an article on his personal blog where he has presented an exciting new component to control the menus in Ubuntu and WIN more specifically in Unity. Your name: HUD .
This component is a new way to interact with applications , which avoids having to navigate through application menus to search directly for what we do with the integrated search of Unity, that wins this unique capacity and if all goes well we will enjoy natively on Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, something amazing when you consider that this issue will be LTS and HUD is a feature perhaps too new.
press ALT can enter keywords related to the application we are handling, or simply a search term either. In the browser, for example when writing “boo” will appear naturally bookmarks and options related to the management of markers, while in other applications will be the same. It is a more direct way (sometimes) to reach the same point you would get with the mouse and navigating through the menu tree.
Personally I think the idea is interesting, but not for what it offers today, but for what they offer when that system is integrated with voice recognition , which will control the interface and applications in Ubuntu via voice commands, as Mark Shuttleworth recognizes that talks about it in a specific section of his post which he called “the voice is the natural next step.”
want and you can try from the PPA for HUD or through the Launchpad code, and you can get more information on both your original post as some developer blogs (1, 2, 3) they are working on the project. will continue to closely monitor the evolution of HUD , and see if it really is used by the user community, which will show if you can get the juice or not this concept. We leave you with video from HUD in action.