Fresh Release: GNOME Pie 0.6.9

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One thing you might want to do this weekend is to check out the latest update to the circular app launcher for Linux desktops, GNOME Pie.

The hot new GNOME Pie 0.6.9 (no sniggering at the back, please) comes boasting the following new changes and features.

For starters, users can now assign hotkeys to mouse buttons and modifier keys combinations. Take for example, if you wish to open a slice by holding the Alt key and pressing your right mouse button.

You will see the GNOME-Pie icon in the Unity launcher whenever its Preferences window is open and the hands of the Simple Clock theme now show correctly whenever any slices are active.

Apart from GNOME-Pie, there are several other apps that are still updated for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS users – oh, and if you would like to see a round-up of the still updated apps on Trusty just let us know in the comments section below.

Installing or Upgrading GNOME Pie on Ubuntu

If you would like to make sure that you stay up to date with the latest releases of GNOME-Pie all you have to do is add the official PPA to your Software Sources. Don’t worry about the ‘testing’ in the name, the latest stable build is contained in it.

The GNOME Pie PPA supports Ubuntu 14.04 LTS through 16.04 LTS.

Open a new Terminal and run the commands below:

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

So you aren’t interested in adding a PPA? That’s alright. You can grab an installer directly from the PPA page.

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I'm a Computer Scientist with a passion for learning new things in fields ranging from theoretical implications of computer science and mathematical modeling to web development and music. In my spare time, I listen to music, read like a compiler, and learn like an A.I algorithm.

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