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evilsoup
February 24th, 2012, 02:37 AM
There are about six programs that I use regularly. Being lazy, I would like to be able to open these without having to move my pointer all the way to the top of the screen and click on the quick launcher. Now of course, I could just set up keyboard shortcuts, but then I'd have to (*shudder*) remember things.

What I want is a... pie menu (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pie_menu) dock-type thing. So I'd push a key (say, MOD4), or a key combination, and this 'pie' would pop into existence around my mouse pointer.

Does such a thing exist? I'm using 10.04 Classic... if it doesn't exist, how difficult would it be to make from scratch (I'm willing to invest some time in this ludicrous project)?

Krytarik
February 24th, 2012, 03:48 AM
Seems like "Gnome-Pie" is for you :D :

http://www.tuxgarage.com/2012/01/guide-to-gnome-pie.html

Unfortunately, there are no packages for Lucid 10.04 available, but judging from the last sentence in your OP, you could try to compile it yourself.

Regards.

wildmanne39
February 24th, 2012, 04:27 AM
That is nice.:)

evilsoup
February 24th, 2012, 06:03 AM
I mis-typed in the OP, I'm actually running 11.04, so I can download it straight away...

Holy hand grenade, Krytarik, this is not only what I wanted; it's much better! Pie-menus for controlling windows... fantastic! I might get rid of window decorations altogether! I haven't played around with it a lot, but unless it's really unstable or something this should definitely get into the official repositories some time.

It even works on my 1gb ram netbook with no noticable slowdown! It's times like these that I wish these forums had a kudos system. Thank you, Krytarik. I'll mark this as solved..

EDIT: Man, this inspires me to give Unity(2D) another shot, it could even be bearable with this add-on!