Disable the HUD when pressing the ALT key
Posted on Sunday March 03, 2013 by Eric Potvin
When you install Ubuntu, lots of keyboard shortcuts are pre-configured. Some of them are very useful but one of them annoyed me. The ALT one!
Either when I am in the terminal, playing games or using other applications I need to use the ALT key and the HUD popups up.
So here's how to disable it:
In the system settings, click on the
keyboard settings, then the
shortcuts tab. Now click on the
Key to show the HUD and then you can setup your own shortcut.
gconftool-2 --set "/apps/compiz-1/plugins/unityshell/screen0/options/show_hud" --type string "<Alt>l"
This will setup the HUD to be ALT+L
To verify, you can use the
gconftool-2 --get "/apps/compiz-1/plugins/unityshell/screen0/options/show_hud"