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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Comment by howitzer86
by howitzer86 on Sun 29th Jan 2012 09:07 UTC
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I don't think it's so bad. Some individual programs do this already. Someone mentioned Autocad. Blender does this too (hit space). Blender also has the regular menu. It's good to have options.

That said, Wacom tablet users need not fret. If I made a program that was dependent on the tablet, or at least had a lot of users who used tablets with them (or touch interfaces), I'd make well sure my program could be used without any awkward typing with the keyboard. I think the real software developers will too.

Last time I checked, not every program had Unity menus. Plenty still had the menus in the window. You can't really control that, or take that away from the programmer. So I think the only programs that use the Unity menus, including HUB in the future, will be those that work well with it... which will be most things.

Edited 2012-01-29 09:09 UTC

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