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Gnome Pie, a cool launcher we've talked about a few weeks ago has reached version 0.2. The new version lets you control the "pies" using the keyboard: holding ALT, a number is displayed on each slice (and if there are too many slices, letters are assigned too) and pressing that number launches the corresponding application / action:


Other changes in Gnome Pie 0.2:

- you can drag and drop a pie from the configuration dialog to the desktop to create a launcher for that pie:


- fake transparency which should fix ugly background issues on non-composited desktops
- you can assign custom icons to the slices
- a tips slideshow is displayed at the bottom of the pie list in the settings dialog
- libappindicator is no longer a dependency so you can now install it on non-Ubuntu systems. Also, libgnome-menus-3 can be used instead of libgnome-menus
- bug fixes

To install Gnome Pie in Ubuntu Maverick, Natty or Oneiric, use the commands below:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:simonschneegans/testing
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gnome-pie

If you're not using Ubuntu, get Gnome Pie via GitHub.

For more info and a video, check out gnome-pie.simonschneegans.de.

info via simonschneegans.de; thanks to Simon for the tip!