How To Install Skippy-XD 0.5.1 On Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 And Derivative Systems, All Using Either LXDE Or XFCE

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Skippy-XD is an open-source task switcher application that works over the X.org compositor, providing similar functionality to the Mac OS Expose. It helps the users see an overview of all the active windows

The latest version available is Skippy-XD 0.5.1, which has been released a while ago, coming with enhanced support for Openbox and XFWM4 and a bunch of bug-fixes.

how to install Skippy-XD 0.5.1 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Peppermint Five, Linux Lite 2.0, LXLE 14.04

In this article I will show you how to install Skippy-XD 0.5.1 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Peppermint Five, Linux Lite 2.0, LXLE 14.04, using either LXDE or XFCE as the default desktop environments.

Because it is available via PPA, installing Skypy-XD 0.5.1 on Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivatives (all using either LXDE or XFCE) is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the skipy-xd package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:landronimirc/skippy-xd-daily
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install skippy-xd

To start the daemon and activate the windows picker, do:

$ skippy-xd --start-daemon &
$ skippy-xd --activate-window-picker

Optional, to remove skippy-xd, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove skippy-xd

 

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