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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Just horrible
by ronaldst on Tue 24th Jan 2012 23:12 UTC
ronaldst
Member since:
2005-06-29

People are really going to type Undo? I am for making UIs keyboard friendly but this is ridiculous.

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RE: Just horrible
by 5cro7um on Wed 25th Jan 2012 07:47 in reply to "Just horrible"
5cro7um Member since:
2012-01-25

Maybe if they encounter an app that doesn't use [Ctrl][Z] and doesn't have a menu option for "Edit > Undo" then yes, but granted, in most cases, no - its just an example. This is one way to supplement meandering menu hunting by mouse, with a direct shortcut to the destination.

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RE: Just horrible
by Cromat on Wed 25th Jan 2012 14:27 in reply to "Just horrible"
Cromat Member since:
2009-12-15

I agree and disagree...I agree people are not going to type undo, they will use the keyboard shortcut. However, if I am new to an application say Gimp/Inkscape and I want to know how to add effects to my drawing I know what it is called but it is hidden in menu's. The HUB allows me to type what I want say Gaussian Blur and I can learn where that exists in the menu. I think implementing this with the normal menu's we are all used to is a brilliant idea...maybe then in a few years after usage studies they can migrate to the HUD and understand how people use it and make it a better experience. Ubuntu is trying to take the Apple approach and tell us what we need.

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RE[2]: Just horrible
by bolomkxxviii on Wed 25th Jan 2012 16:21 in reply to "RE: Just horrible"
bolomkxxviii Member since:
2006-05-19

Conversely if you know what you want but don't know what it is called having a command line in front of you isn't very helpful. What you would need is nested menus so you could drill down to find what you want.

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RE: Just horrible
by dagw on Thu 26th Jan 2012 10:11 in reply to "Just horrible"
dagw Member since:
2005-07-06

People are really going to type Undo?

Of course not, they'll simply press ctrl-z like they always have. But when you're looking for an option you rarely use being able to type the first couple of letters in it's name beats the hell out of clicking and reading through every menu and sub-menu until you find it. Houdini (www.sidefx.com) for example has had this feature forever and I find it incredibly useful.

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