Gnome-Pie, a circular application launcher, has reached version 0.6.x recently with exciting new features and important fixes.
Gnome-Pie is a visual app launcher which opens rings with user defined actions at the pointer. It is inspired by OPie, a World of Warcraft addon.
The project has reached the 0.6.x series with some exciting new features, such as:
- support half and quarter pies, allow to select bast pie shape automatically.
- allow to define max number of slices per pie.
- new theme, new app icon.
- new setttings menu layout
- Client Side Decorations (Gtk.HeaderBar and Gtk.StackSwitcher) support. Need to start the app via:
- A new Pie group to show all windows of current workspace.
An old bug sometimes makes Gnome-Pie hang up and use 100% CPU has been fixed in the most recent release.
Install or Upgrade Gnome-Pie in Ubuntu:
For Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 15.04 and derivatives, the latest packages are available in the developer’s PPA.
1. Open terminal from the Dash/Menu (or press Ctrl+Alt+T). When it opens, run command to add the PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:simonschneegans/testing
2. After adding the PPA, launch Software Updater (or Updater Manager). If you have an previous version installed, Gnome-Pie should be available for upgrade in the list.
3. Or you can directly install the app from Ubuntu Software Center after checking for updates via step 2.