Install Gnome-Pie circular application launcher for Linux Ubuntu Systems. The Gnome Pie application launcher is inspired by OPie, a World of Warcraft addon. 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.
There are various set of Gnome Pie: Applications, Bookmarks, Main Menu, Multimedia (play/pause/previous/next) and Setting Pie. The Pies are easily customizable and a user can create new pies, delete existing pies or even customise the settings of a pie.
The new Clipboard slice group remembers an adjustable amount of your last copied items and allows quickly pasting them. To enable the new Clipboard slice feature, from the Gnome Pie settings, select a pie on the left, then on the right click “+” to add a new slice and add select “Group: Clipbord” from the slice type list.
Install Gnome Pie in Ubuntu
To install Gnome Pie Circular App Launcher in Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04 or Linux Mint 17, run the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:simonschneegans/testing
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gnome-pie
Once installed, open the Gnome Pie from Ubuntu Dash. Once opened, you will only see an indicator in the panel bar. You will have to press Ctrl-Alt-A to open the pie or press the icon and select preferences to set it.
By clicking on the “General Settings”-button in the tool bar, you can specify some behavior options. For instance you can enable Startup on Login or set a Global Scale factor. Additionally you can limit the maximum number of displayed items per Pie and a distance beyond which Slices cannot be selected. Furthermore you can select a theme which skins all of your pies to match your taste.