Gnome-Pie - a circular application launcher on Linux Mint
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Gnome Pie - a circular application launcher for Linux

Gnome-Pie - a circular application launcher for Linux

Gnome-Pie - launcher for Linux designed to quickly launch other programs, open directories, bookmarks-window management (minimize, maximize and so on), a player controls (start, pause, forward, backward). The program looks nice, there is animation effects.

Sorry for the spelling and phonetic errors in the text.
Owner and main writer of is not a native English speaker.

Gnome-Pie is activated by keyboard shortcuts. You press on the keyboard a predetermined combination, such as Ctrl+Alt+A (seemed to me more convenient keyboard shortcut Alt+Space) and the screen on top shows icons located around the current mouse pointer position. When you hover the mouse over the icon appears the name of the action that will be executed after clicking on the icon. Each icon can serve for different purposes: to launch an application, open a folder, close the window, shut down your computer and so on.

All buttons can be configured. You can create multiple groups (pies) and ask each group their combination on which this group will be opened. For example, you can create a group "Games" and put shortcuts of your favorite games and assign, for example, Ctrl+Alt+G on which will appear the menu for quickly launching your favorite games.

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Installation latest version into Linux Mint:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:simonschneegans/testing
sudo apt update
sudo apt install gnome-pie

All of your settings in the window Gnome Pie - Settings. After starting Gnome-Pie in the taskbar (system tray) icon, clicking on which you can open the program Settings. In the tab Pie you can view all the keyboard shortcuts to open "pies".

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So the program starts automatically at system startup, in the General tab, set the mark Startup on Login.
Gnome-Pie supports different themes. On the whole, the program performed very solidly, although it is developed by just one man.

Gnome-Pie - a circular application launcher for Linux

"Pies" can only run apps/execute commands and to facilitate work with many combinations of hot keys, but to perform some predefined action when the application starts Gnome-Pie is not able. In this regard, Gnome-Pie is clearly not up to Synapse or Kupfer.

Remove from Linux Mint:

sudo apt-get remove --purge gnome-pie

Good Luck!!!

Last edited by Shekin - 7-09-2016, 19:46
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