GNOME Pie 0.6.9 – Visual App Launcher released, Install on Ubuntu 16.04

Gnome Pie 0.6.9 recently released, is a circular application launcher for Linux. It is made of several pies, each consisting of multiple slices. The user presses a key stroke which opens the desired pie. By activating one of its slices, applications may be launched, key presses may be simulated or files can be opened. Get full details including demo here


Gnome Pie 0.6.9 changelog:

  • New Feature: Added the possibility to assign hotkeys to combinations of mouse buttons and modifier keys. It’s now possible to open Pies with combinations such as Ctrl-RightButton.
  • Improvement: The library “bamf” (which is used for matching icons to applications by the window-list slice-group) has been made an optional dependency. On systems where bamf is not available, it’s still possible to use Gnome-Pie. In most cases the icons chosen without bamf will be the same anyway.
  • Improvement: The clock’s fingers of the Simple Clock theme do not disappear fully when a slice is active.
  • Improvement: The preferences window now has the Gnome-Pie icon when it is present in the user’s icon theme.
  • Improvement: Several translations have been updated.
  • Bugfix: Improved modifier key managment. Activating a hotkey with a Slice is now possible even if the user holds down a modifier which is not part of the hotkey. Until now, when a user clicked on a Slice which simulates Ctrl-Z the desired action was not triggered when the user held the Alt while clicking. Doing this is possible now.
  • Bugfix: Turbo mode works quite reliably again. There were certain conditions under which the turbo mode would not work as expected. Hopefully, most of the issues are fixed now.

How to Install GNOME Pie 0.6.1 on Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.0

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:simonschneegans/testing

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install gnome-pie
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