Once again, Ubuntu finds a way to separate itself from both Apple and Microsoft as it ready’s to move from application menus to a new HUD.
Check this out:
Unity’s New Heads-Up Display
The Windows Start Menu search could quickly get an application launched, but this takes keyed functions to a whole new level!
What do you think of this approach?
I have mixed feelings.
On one hand, I love the idea of keying my way to what I’m looking for, instead of going through menu motions. At the same time, it takes program exploration out of computing. I think this has the potential of eliminating the “play” element. You could be missing out on potentially great features of an app, because you never passed by it while doing something else. Unless you know what to key in, how do you know?
I always thought if you didn’t want to use your menus for processes you used regularly, you would simply learn the keyboard shortcut.
Do you think we’ll see something like this come to Apple or Microsoft?
[via How-To Geek]