When using the HUD, search results are always reduced to menu items in the keyboard or network application indicators, irrespective of what application has the focus.
Steps to reproduce:
1. Start Firefox
2. Press ALT to open the HUD: the HUD search box opens with the FF icon next to it
3. Type "pref": the icon changes to different app indicators (what app indicator is shown varies), in particular the keyboard and network ones and does not show any FF menu options
The HUD should favour menu options from the application that currently has the focus and only show app indicator menu options as secondary items. In the example above, the Firefox Edit > Preferences menu item would have been the obvious one to show considering FF had the focus.
It looks like the HUD in its current state is only able to show search results from the focused application or one of the app indicators but not both at the same time. The result is that it jumps between focused app and app indicators making it very unpredictable. A more stable behaviour would be to show search results from both the focused application and all app indicators with an order that favours the focused application.
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: unity 5.2.0+bzr1971ubuntu0+644
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-16.25-generic 3.2.6
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-16-generic x86_64
Date: Tue Feb 14 23:29:05 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Beta amd64 (20110901)
PATH=(custom, no user)
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-02-11 (3 days ago)