Gnome Pie 0.7.1, a new version of a popular Gnome tool

Gnome users may know this tool, the rest of you may not have heard of Gnome Pie, a very practical and useful tool for the Gnome desktop (and for almost any other desktop).

gnome foot is an application launcher, a tool that will allow us launch almost any application without going to the Applications menu or use the terminal and run determined application. Gnome Pie is like a dock, but it is displayed after opening it by a combination of keys, something faster and cleaner than the classic dock.Gnome Pie 0.7.1 is a new version that includes support for Wayland. This new support is nothing spectacular nor does it add new functions, it only uses the basics of Wayland in order to function properly. The new version also makes it possible for us to insert our own application icons. Now it is possible by inserting them in the /.icons folder within the application. And of course, the new version corrects the bugs and problems found in the system application.

Gnome Pie is having trouble adapting to Wayland and being constantly updated, which has made many wonder if it really has to remain as a standalone application or just become one more extension of Gnome. In any case, Gnome Pie can be installed on any distribution that uses Gnome. To do this we have to open a terminal and write the following:

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

This will install the latest version of Gnome Pie on our system, of course if we have a Debian, Ubuntu or compatible system. If, on the other hand, we have Fedora or OpenSUSE, we have to go to the official website and download the packages that we have to compile following the developer's instructions. It is something simple and easy to do.

Gnome Pie is an interesting and easy-to-install tool that will help us to be more productive with our Linux but it is also true that it is a tool that many «dislodges» quite a bit, so if you are not sure to use it, better not install it.

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