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.
- New Feature: It’s now possible to have half or quarter pies. The pie shape can be choosen automatically depending on the location of the mouse cursor while openening the pie.
- New Feature: It’s now possible to define a maximum number of slices per pie. If there are more, you will have the possibility to scroll through the pie with your mouse wheel or Page-Up & Page-Down.
- New Feature: A very simple new theme has been added.
- New Feature: The option to warp the mouse cursor to the pie center has been added.
- New Feature: A new icon for Gnome-Pie has been designed.
- Update: Existing themes have been tweaked a little.
- Update: Translation updates: English, German and Spanish — please feel free to contribute to the translation into your language!
- Bugfix: The faked background transparency for desktop environments without compositing works now close to panels and when the mouse moved while opening the pie.
- Bugfix: An old bug has been fixed which caused Gnome-Pie to hang at 100% CPU usage occasionally. Thanks Gabriel for your effort to catch this one!
- Bugfix: A bug has been fixed which caused tree view items to have no icons in the settings menu.
- Bugfix: A bug has been fixed which caused drag and drop icons to be invisible.
- Bugfix: A bug has been fixed which made delayed mode being re-enabled if the pie was opened once before being configured.
- Bugfix: A bug has been fixed which caused the quick action to be activated when the user clicked outside activation range.
- Bugfix: Its now possible to save trigger modes (delayed, turbo, …) even if no binding is defined.
- Bugfix: Changed WM_CLASS which enables launchers to track windows properly.
In this article I will show you how to install Gnome Pie 0.6.1 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.
Because it is available via PPA, installing Gnome Pie 0.6.1 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