HUD in 12.04?

Paul Hunt paul-leics at
Tue Jan 24 21:33:49 UTC 2012

It's actually quite encouraging as it's a method for finding and 
invoking functionality within an app that is centred around using the 

That's in stark contrast to what's been going on with most operating 
systems / devices lately where pointing and clicking or tapping on a 
touch screen is the order of the day.

And as it's using existing toolkits like GTK and QT hopefully it wont be 
too bad from an accessibility point of view.

I'm not that familiar with OS X, how does speakable items work? The blog 
does mention integrating voice control into the HUD.

On 24/01/12 21:24, Dave Hunt wrote:
> I'm more curious than worried; just wanted to pass this along. Thanks 
> for your thoughts on how it may work. One can already search for parts 
> of the gnome-control-center app from Unity and the Gnome shell; not 
> sure about other apps. For instance, if you search for "keyboard", in 
> the Gnome shell or Unity, you'll get the "keyboard" page, from the 
> control center, as a search result. Pretty cool, actually, if you 
> don't know what the app is called, or where it is. So, if the HUD is 
> just taking this kind of search ability further, that's interesting. 
> Now, if we could make something analogus to the "speakable items" in 
> OSX, That would be great.
> Cheers,
> Dave Hunt
> I tweet as wx1gdave
> Voice chat on sip:wx1g at
> .
> On 01/24/2012 04:09 PM, Paul Hunt wrote:
>> Interesting,
>> Well I don't think it's anything to worry about for now from a blind
>> user's perspective.

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