Install Circular App Launcher Gnome-Pie 0.6.2 via PPA

May 4, 2015

gnome-pie

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: gnome-pie --stack-switcher or gnome-pie --header-bar
  • 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.

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quarter-pie1

pie-settings

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

gnome-pie-ppa

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.

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One response to Install Circular App Launcher Gnome-Pie 0.6.2 via PPA

  1. thank you, it is a great tool.