How to Install Pop OS Shell on Zorin 16
About Pop Shell :
Pop Shell is a keyboard-driven layer for GNOME Shell which allows for quick and sensible navigation and management of windows. The core feature of Pop Shell is the addition of advanced tiling window management — a feature that has been highly-sought within our community. For many — ourselves included — i3wm has become the leading competitor to the GNOME desktop.
Tiling window management in GNOME is virtually nonexistent, which makes the desktop awkward to interact with when your needs exceed that of two windows at a given time. Luckily, GNOME Shell is an extensible desktop with the foundations that make it possible to implement a tiling window manager on top of the desktop.
It works on Zorin 16.
- Open Zorin Appearance and select Gnome Layout
Logout/Login and then proceed with the install otherwise the install will fail.
- Then Install following this guide For Ubuntu-Based Distros: https://support.system76.com/articles/pop-shell
In order to build Pop Shell from source, we'll first need to install the build dependencies and git to clone the repository:
sudo apt install git node-typescript make
Next we'll clone the repository using this command:
git clone https://github.com/pop-os/shell.git
Now we'll enter the directory for Pop Shell (called "shell") and build the package:
cd shell make local-install
If you received an error after make local-install log out/in and try again in the terminal:
- Log out/in or Restart and Turn windows tiling on to use it:
You can select your desired layout in Zorin Appearance again.
- Install Gnome Tweaks from software store to be able to enable/disable the plugin.
- Checkout the Pop!_OS Keyboard Shortcuts.