How To Install GNOME Pie 0.5.6 On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 Systems Using GNOME Desktop

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Gnome Pie is a circular application launcher, enabling the users to easily access their favorite apps, which they have added to the pie. For usage information, see this link.

The latest version available is Gnome Pie 0.5.6 which has been released a while ago, coming with the below small changes:

  • Transparency under Gnome 3.10+
  • Pie hotkeys start numbering with one (instead of zero, since the zero key is really hard to press)
  • option windows are now resizable since they are too small with certain window managers (e.g. Gala)

 how to install Gnome Pie 0.5.6 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

In this article I will show you how to install Gnome Pie 0.5.6 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, using GNOME as the default desktop environment.

Because it is available via PPA, installing Gnome Pie 0.5.6 on the latest Ubuntu systems is easy. All you have to do is add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the gnome-pie package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:simonschneegans/testing
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install gnome-pie

Optional, to remove gnome-pie, do:

$ sudo apt-get rempve gnome-pie

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