Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Jan 2012 22:53 UTC, submitted by fran
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu As much as I dislike Unity, I commend the Ubuntu team and Shuttleworth for having the guts to try to innovate and bring the desktop forward (pretty much the exact same can be said of KDE4 and GNOME3). Shuttleworth has just announced yet another significant change for Ubuntu, and it's all about replacing the menu with a search interface dubbed the HUD.
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RE: Why aren't buttons good enough?
by Savior on Wed 25th Jan 2012 07:52 UTC in reply to "Why aren't buttons good enough?"
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So I've never seen a need for a menu system, they just take longer than a button or shortcut.

Have you skipped the part of the video where they talk about nested menus? I for one would welcome a faster access of the passwords dialog in Firefox than Preferences -> Preferences -> Security tab -> Saved Passwords.

But of course, I haven't used the start menu for years, preferring instead Alt+F2 in KDE 4 (and the application that did a similar thing before but whose name I've forgot). It also works with System Settings, so if I want to open the printer configuration dialog, it's just Alt+F2, type 'pri' and enter. Very convenient, and I would certainly welcome a similar function in my applications as well.

You are right in that nobody will want to type 'undo' instead of pressing Ctrl+Z, but I don't think Shuttleworth wants to get away with shortcuts too.

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