Fly-Pie – Gnome Pie Like Menu Launcher for Mouse-Centric Users

Looking for an alternative menu for Ubuntu Gnome? Fly-Pie is an innovative Gnome Pie like app launcher with mouse gestures support.

Fly-Pie is a new gnome menu available as Gnome Shell extension. It is designed for people who have one hand at the mouse most of the time.

The menu launcher can be used to:

  • Launch Application
  • Simulates a key stroke.
  • Control Music Playback.
  • Open file folder.
  • Perform window management

By pressing a shortcut key to bring up the top level menu, you can then draw mouse gestures or point and click to select items.

How to Install Fly-Pie in Ubuntu:

The menu launcher is available as Gnome extension. If you’re first time installing an extension you may first open terminal and run command to install required libraries:

sudo apt install chrome-gnome-shell gnome-shell-extension-prefs

The gnome-shell-extension-prefs package is alternative for managing extensions. You may use Gnome Tweaks instead.

Then go to Fly-Pie extension webpage, turn on the toggle icon to install it.
If you don’t see the toggle icon, follow the link to install browser extension and refresh the web page.

Once installed, open Extensions (or Gnome Tweaks -> Extensions) utility, click on the gear button to open the settings dialog. Then start with the tutorial and set your menus.

Merilyn Ne
Hi, I'm Merilyn Ne, a geek who has been working on Ubuntu Linux for many years and would like to write useful tips for beginners. Forgive me for language mistakes. I'm not a native speaker of English.