How To Install GNOME Pie 0.6.2 On Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10 And Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems

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 0.6.2, which comes with some worth mentioning changes, including a new settings menu layout, the implementation of Client Side Decorations with the Gtk.Headerbar, a new Gtk.StackSwitcher (disabled by default) and the below updates and bug-fixes:

  • Update: The layout of the options menu has been made much clearer.
  • Update: Translation updates: English and German — please feel free to contribute to the translation into your language!
  • Update: Many obsolete vapi files have been removed from the source directory.
  • Update: The Adwaita theme is now the default theme.
  • Bug-fix: Under Unity, the Window List Group brings windows to front on slice activation now.
  • Bug-fix: It’s now possible to bind pies to hotkey combinations with the Super key.
  • Bug-fix: Uses now standard D-Bus names to shutdown and reboot the system..
  • Bug-fix: Update icon names to work with the default Adwaita icon theme.

how to install Gnome Pie 0.6.2 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

In this article I will show you how to install Gnome Pie 0.6.2 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 0.6.2 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

To enable the new Headerbar, do:

$ gnome-pie --header-bar

Or, enable the new Stackswitcher:

$ gnome-pie --header-bar

Optional, to remove gnome-pie, do:

$ sudo apt-get rempve gnome-pie

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