Description:

A menu based on Windows 10's Start Menu.

v20+ requires KDE 5.12+
v12+ requires KDE 5.9+
v6+ requires KDE 5.6+
KDE 5.5.5 and below need to use the special kde5.5 version.

Supports:
* Pin/Favourite apps/files through the context menu (or by dragging them from dolphin).
* Resizing (permanently) the size of the menu by Alt + Right Clicking and dragging.
* Any size tile 1x1, 2x2, 4x4, 4x2, 1x3, etc.
* Easily edit the background image of a tile.
* Customizable sidebar shortcuts.
Does not support (Win10):
* Most used apps (kicker's api only supports most recent)
* Tile Groups

Install Translations: German, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
Translators: Fill out https://github.com/Zren/plasma-applet-tiledmenu/blob/master/package/translate/template.pot, paste into https://www.hastebin.com/ and comment with the link.
Last changelog:

v22 - May 15 2018 16 days ago

* Fix error when loading in Kubuntu 18.04 LiveCD. We now lazy load qml-module-qt-labs-platform which was used to retrieve the translated xdg folder names.
* Merge updated Chinese translations by https://github.com/lm789632

## v21 - May 10 2018

* Fix error when opening the config with Qt 5.9 / Kubuntu 18.04.

## v20 - May 9 2018

* Add ability to edit the sidebar shortcuts in the config. By default, only System Settings, Dolphin, ~/Pictures, and ~/Documents is visible. You can drop apps/folders onto the sidebar to add it, though you'll need to open the config to delete it.
* Use a "hover outline" effect for the app list, utilizing several lazy loading tricks to load the list faster. An option to use the Desktop Theme buttons will return in a later version.
* Add option to set the default app list order to "Categories" for when you first login.
* Remember tile drag offset. When you click the bottom right of a tile and drag, the cursor will drop the bottom right of the tile instead of the top left.
* Don't allow creating new groups when tiles are locked.
* Hide "Pin to Menu" and "Edit Tile" items when tiles are locked.
* Add a "Alt+RightClick" to resize hint to the bottom right when widget is in a top panel.
* Add drop shadow to the "power" and "switch user" sidebar submenues.

Ennai

9 days ago

Works great, it's even better than the windows10's start menu.

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Ennai

10 days ago

v20 error when click on the icon to open the menu:

Error loading QML file: file:///home/iumih/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids/com.github.zren.tiledmenu/contents/ui/Main.qml:23:2: Type AppsModel unavailable
file:///home/iumih/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids/com.github.zren.tiledmenu/contents/ui/AppsModel.qml:29:3: Cannot assign to non-existent property "showAllSubtree"

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Ennai

10 days ago

The error above happens if i install the plasmoid manually, but if i try to install it through the "add widget" window the error is different:

Error loading QML file: file:///home/iumih/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids/com.github.zren.tiledmenu/contents/ui/Main.qml:131:2: Type Popup unavailable
file:///home/iumih/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids/com.github.zren.tiledmenu/contents/ui/Popup.qml:19:3: Type SearchView unavailable
file:///home/iumih/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids/com.github.zren.tiledmenu/contents/ui/SearchView.qml:53:2: Type SidebarView unavailable
file:///home/iumih/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids/com.github.zren.tiledmenu/contents/ui/SidebarView.qml:115:4: Type SidebarFavouritesView unavailable
file:///home/iumih/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids/com.github.zren.tiledmenu/contents/ui/SidebarFavouritesView.qml:2:1: module "Qt.labs.platform" is not installed

I'm on Kubuntu 17.10, KDE Plasma 5.12.4 and QT 5.9.1.

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Zren

10 days ago

You'll need to install the following package, then restart plasmashell.

sudo apt install qml-module-qt-labs-platform
killall plasmashell; kstart5 plasmashell

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Ennai

9 days ago

Works, thank you.

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Zren

10 days ago

If you installed the wrong version first, you'll need to restart plasmashell to reload the widget.
Either logout and back in, or run the command:
killall plasmashell; kstart5 plasmashell

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mirkogennari

11 days ago

I do not understand why with some themes the edge of the menu goes beyond the edges, if you view the photo you will see that the edges of the menu goes beyond. The menu works fine but with new updates no longer resizing works with ALT + Click right mouse button https://ibb.co/f242Vd

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Zren

11 days ago

What desktop theme? Sometimes the "shadow" layer gets out of sync like this: https://streamable.com/70zsz

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mirkogennari

14 days ago

Fantastic now everything works fine, it would be nice to insert in the next updates an effect in opening the menu of applications such as Windows 10 effect Fly In. In the week I will send a donation through PayPall, all the people who like this menu should support doing a taming for the excellent work and the best menu ever made for Linux ..

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mirkogennari

15 days ago

error v20 - May 9 2018 options Tiled Menu https://ibb.co/k7GemJ

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Zren

15 days ago

What distro? What plasma version?

I'm trying to use the QtQuick 2 IconButton since the icon follows the icon scheme, which QtQuick 1 doesn't seem to support anywhere. It seemed to work in KDE Neon so I thought it might work elsewhere.

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mirkogennari

15 days ago

Plasma 5.12.4 Kubuntu 18.04 LTS

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mirkogennari

15 days ago

Thanks for the great job you are doing. Tiled Menu is the number one menu in KDE

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Zren

14 days ago

Sorry bout that. Apparently KDE Neon is using Qt 5.10, and I didn't realize a feature I added required Qt 5.10. I rewrote the code to work with Qt 5.9 in v21. Thanks for pointing out this bug!

I also discovered that my menu won't work in the Kubuntu LiveCD since it's missing a package I now depend on. Seeing as you didn't run into that error, I guess it doesn't affect the installed version of Kubuntu.

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mirkogennari

14 days ago

Fantastic now everything works fine

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samsonsy

1 month ago

The menu is very beautiful. But I come across a problem that the text and icon of the search result overlapping with each other. However, there is few choice for formatting the search result to correct this.

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Zren

1 month ago

Screenshot? What formatting settings cause it, and what formatting settings fix it?

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samsonsy

1 month ago

These are settings and menu picture
https://imgur.com/YO2HFiR
https://imgur.com/lUOw1lp

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Zren

1 month ago

What version of Tiled Menu are you using?
What version of Plasma are you using?
What distro are you using?
What desktop theme are you using?

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samsonsy

1 month ago

Tiled Menu v12+
Plasma 5.12.4
distro Kubuntu 18.04
desktop theme Psion, window style Breeze, widget style kavantum i.e ( through kavantum manager to provide style)

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perjonasbengtsson

2 months ago

Love this menu, is it possible to make so gif or animation works with this menu?

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mirkogennari

1 month ago

very very good

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Zren

1 month ago

Well... sorta. A GIF requires the use of QML's AnimatedImage as the default Image type doesn't support the animation. Using AnimatedImage tends to use a noticeable amount of CPU though, so I wouldn't really recommend it. Are you wanting to style the Tiles or the panel icon? For Tiles, it might be okay as it stops using CPU when the tile isn't visible. If you want to modify the panel icon, then you'd have to understand you're using 2% CPU just for that.

Anyways, the widget is installed to:
~/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids/com.github.zren.tiledmenu/contents/ui/

For animated tiles, in TileItemView.qml, there's a line with "Image {" which you'd need to change to "AnimatedImage {"

Then you'll need to delete the "filter" if you want to browse to a gif.

Example: https://streamable.com/zy2th

To animate the panel icon, you'd need to change the PlasmaCore.IconItem in LauncherIcon.qml.

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Zren

1 month ago

Should note that after you make changes, you'll need to restart plasmashell to see the effect.

killall plasmashell; kstart5 plasmashell

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edxiol

2 months ago

Very good menu, but why is the GitHub repository gone?

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v22 - May 15 2018 16 days ago

* Fix error when loading in Kubuntu 18.04 LiveCD. We now lazy load qml-module-qt-labs-platform which was used to retrieve the translated xdg folder names.
* Merge updated Chinese translations by https://github.com/lm789632

## v21 - May 10 2018

* Fix error when opening the config with Qt 5.9 / Kubuntu 18.04.

## v20 - May 9 2018

* Add ability to edit the sidebar shortcuts in the config. By default, only System Settings, Dolphin, ~/Pictures, and ~/Documents is visible. You can drop apps/folders onto the sidebar to add it, though you'll need to open the config to delete it.
* Use a "hover outline" effect for the app list, utilizing several lazy loading tricks to load the list faster. An option to use the Desktop Theme buttons will return in a later version.
* Add option to set the default app list order to "Categories" for when you first login.
* Remember tile drag offset. When you click the bottom right of a tile and drag, the cursor will drop the bottom right of the tile instead of the top left.
* Don't allow creating new groups when tiles are locked.
* Hide "Pin to Menu" and "Edit Tile" items when tiles are locked.
* Add a "Alt+RightClick" to resize hint to the bottom right when widget is in a top panel.
* Add drop shadow to the "power" and "switch user" sidebar submenues.

v19 - April 1 2018 1 month ago

* Disable push effect when right clicking a tile.
* Add a radial hover effect similar to fluent design.
* Add "group" tile to quickly label a group of tiles. No other features are implmented yet (like moving all tiles in the group or "folders"). Right click the empty grid to add a "group" label.
* Support locking tiles so you don't accidentally drag them. Right click the empty grid > (un)lock tiles.
* Fix tileLabelAlignment, it never got reimplemented after the refactor.

v18 - September 25 2017 7 months ago

* Fix tiles not launching unless we open and close the tile editor.

v17 - September 13 2017 8 months ago

* Various fixes to make the menu faster to open (from a cold start).
* Lazy load the tile editor GUI for performance reasons.
* Add button to open the icon selector dialog to the tile editor.
* Configurable search field height.
* Spanish translations by Zipristin.
* Used a fixed panel icon by default, using the same icon size as the other icons in the panel.
* Support reseting a tile bg color to default by deleting the hex color text.

v16 - June 5 2017 11 months ago

* Can now set a background image on a tile.
* Can edit the margins around the tiles.
* Apps in search now show their description instead the filepath to the shortcut.
* Hide the description if it's the same as the app name.
* Fix a few tile drag glitches when the drag leaves the grid.
* Only remove the right clicked tile when unpining if there are multiple tiles for an app.

v15 - May 31 2017 11 months ago

* Resets tiles. There is no migration path. Sorry.
* Tiles can now be placed on an actual grid, rather than a list of tiles that looks like one.
* Can now edit the icon, individual tile color, and set the size to anything. Can toggle the icon/text.
* 1x2, 1x3, 1x4, etc tiles are in a "list" style with the icon to the left of the label.
* Resets the menu width/height of the popup to default.
* You can now set the width of the app list.
* Added option to do a fullscreen popup.
* Rough implementation of filter dropdown menu in the search results.
* Updated zh_CN translations.
* Open the localized version of ~/Music (eg: ~/Musik).

v13 - February 6 2017 1 year ago

* Only support Plasma 5.9+
* Disable the calculator runner in the search. It crashes plasmashell under a certain condition (opening the context menu then searching for anything).
* Add ability to edit the text in tiles. Changing the size of the tile is still a work in progress.
* Add sidebar buttons to open ~/Documents ~/Downloads ~/Music ~/Pictures ~/Videos have been added depending on how much vertical space there is available. In the future, they will not appear by default and need to be configured in the settings once the UI has been drawn up.
* Replace the sidebar search button (which was fairly useless) with a button to list apps by category. Switching between A-Z and category view is a bit slow atm.
* Follow the default menu widget's (kicker) app list loading pattern.

v12 - January 13 2017 1 year ago

* Support Plasma 5.9
* Break compatibility with Plasma 5.8 and below.

v11 - January 13 2017 1 year ago

* Misc work on locale install scripts. Use kreadconfig5 which should be preinstalled.
* Add german translation by rumangerst.
* Lay groundwork for future features: reversing search results (align to bottom), category view, and moving the searchbox to the top.

v10 - December 30 2016 1 year ago

* Chinese translations by https://github.com/lm789632
* Optimize updating the recent app list so it doesn't lag opening the menu.
* Clicking the user icon will now open a submenu with user manager/lock/logout/change user similar to Win10.

KDE 5.5 1 year ago

* This is the only version which is compatible with KDE 5.5.5 (Tested on Kubuntu 16.04 LiveCD)
* This will not receive any updates.

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Works great, it's even better than the windows10's start menu.

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