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: Comment by Luminair
by AWdrius on Wed 25th Jan 2012 14:14 UTC in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
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I personally like the idea. As far as I see they are not going to replace mouse driven menus yet. They are going to introduce an alternative to [ALT]+{something} here.
This reminds me of reSharper for Visual Studio. I really love it because it takes away the pain for using mouse when navigating solutions. I see similar advantage with HUD too. In my 'relax' time I really hate using touchpad on my laptop. My index finger starts to hurt after a while with all the scrubbing (-. So I welcome every solution that does not require using touchpad, trackpad, 'external' mouse and so on. IMHO keyboard should be enough for computer usage. Everything else should be just another way to achieve the same or allow non-keyboard-centric and shortcut-ignorant people to do what they want.
P.S. I know that there are applications that does not apply to this (e.g. CAD software), but I do not use them.

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