Yesterday we met the new alphas of Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak and in some cases has revealed interesting things about the future version, such as the new tool called MAT-HUD. This tool is the same as the Ubuntu Hub, which incorporates Unity, but is applied and used on the MATE desktop.
MAT-HUD is still an incipient development so it still has some issues, but it is true that its operation is quite interesting and for some applications quite functional.
MAT-HUD is not yet compatible with QT libraries
By simply pressing the CNTRL + Alt + Space keys, the user will be able to activate MAT-HUD and power manage tools like Nemo or applications like Gimp, But MAT-HUD is in development and there are some tools that it does not manage well, not to mention that QT libraries do not yet manage them so any program that uses these libraries will not be able to be controlled through MAT-HUD. In anything it is a surprising feature that many will surely use from the next version of Ubuntu MAT.
At the moment we can only use and test MAT-HUD through the Alpha version, that is, we will have to create a virtual machine to install the new version Alpha from Ubuntu MAT and give it a try. At this point, we need to go to MAT-Settings and enable the HUD feature that appears.
The operation is simple and will make Ubuntu MAT users have similar features to Unity, but it also makes me wonder if the user chooses Ubuntu MATE is for its similarity to Gnome 2 and not to Unity or Gnome Shell, So I don’t know to what extent the Ubuntu MAT user will accept or use this new tool What do you think? Do you think MAT-HUD will be used by fans of the new official taste? Do you use the Unity HUD?