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[How to] Play with Unity ‘Keyboard Shortcuts Overlay’ In Ubuntu 12.04

If you’ve upgraded Unity in Precise so you can play with Ubuntu’s new ‘HUD’ feature then you also have another slick new update ready and waiting to be checked out…

Unity Keyboard Shortcuts Overlay

The ‘KeyboardShortcuts Overlay’, which we first told you was Precise-bound last December, is present and working in the HUD-enabled version of Unity.

The handy feature presents an overview of Unity keyboard shortcuts. Just hold down the ‘Super Key‘ (Also referred to by some as the ‘Windows key’) to reveal the Overlay.A switch for disabling the feature is present in the CompizConfig Settings Manager.