Using the HUD DBus service under Gnome

Jason Heeris jason.heeris at
Tue Feb 26 21:54:46 UTC 2013

On 27 February 2013 07:43, Ted Gould <ted at> wrote:
> For GTK+ applications to export their menu items they need to load the
> appmenu-gtk module.  That's done by the environment variable
> UBUNTU_MENUPROXY which is set to  That should have the
> various applications export their menus.

I think there's more needed. Under Unity, running the attached Python
script from a terminal gives me some results:

$ ./
File > <b>Open</b> Tab
File > <b>Open</b> Terminal
dropbox > <b>Open</b> Dropbox Folder
View > Zoom <b>Out</b>
Terminal > Set Character Encoding > Add <b>or</b> Remove…

Under Gnome, I get nothing back, even though:


I'm interested in the libhud-client library though. Is it able to be
used via GObject introspection? And is there any documentation

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