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Make HUD work together with i3

asked 2013-05-19 07:38:08 +0000

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Is there any way to make HUD (from unity) to work together with i3? If not, is there any alternative to HUD which works with i3?

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I don't think so. Why do you need this working with i3?

bruno.braga gravatar imagebruno.braga ( 2013-05-19 11:07:02 +0000 )edit

Just because I like both i3 and HUD :-)

student gravatar imagestudent ( 2013-05-19 13:13:48 +0000 )edit

Depending on the feature you like the most, you can find alternatives that are more i3 style...

bruno.braga gravatar imagebruno.braga ( 2013-05-20 23:24:55 +0000 )edit
<@bruno.braga">p>@bruno.braga: Can you list some alternatives?

Scrabz gravatar imageScrabz ( 2013-05-21 09:32:28 +0000 )edit

For example if you use gimp and you want to use a feature where you have to click though x submenus. In HUD you can just use your keyboard to smartly find this menu-entry of gimp... that's what I want and I think this fits to the philosophy of every tiling window manager....

student gravatar imagestudent ( 2013-05-23 09:18:25 +0000 )edit

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answered 2013-05-26 09:01:17 +0000

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I can't upvote as I'm new, but I registered to say that I would like this too.

My scenario is simply the use of Alt to produce the Unity HUD, which flattens the list of menu and sub-menu items in the currently activated application. This is basically then filtered by the search term and selectable, which activates that menu option within the application.

Example: Sublime Text 2, hit Alt in Unity, the HUD appears, start typing "sing" and the menus are all filtered and the matching sub-menu item is "View > Layout > Single Column" which saved ALT, V > L and the use of ^ and v to navigate and then Enter to select. It also saves having to remember the sub-menus that contain the option you want.

To me... this is to make application alt options act identically to the i3 dmenu. It would be consistent, and a really nice improvement.

I'd rather not actually have it extend the Unity HUD, but to be some standalone thing that any distro could use.

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