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Plasma 5 Menus

Source (required if based on other people's work): https://github.com/zren/plasma-applet-tiledmenu

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Description:

A menu based on Windows 10's Start Menu.

v20+ requires Plasma 5.12+
v12+ requires Plasma 5.9+

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.
* Jump to Letter/Category (can also default to this view)
Does not support (Win10):
* Most used apps (kicker's api only supports most recent)
* Tile Groups

Install Translations: German, Dutch, 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:

v24 - September 22 2018 28 days ago

* Hide the solid sidebar background color. "Desktop theme" styled sidebars remain the same.
* Add Jump to Letter/Category views when clicking the section header.
* Add ability to start in Jump To Letter/Category view when menu opens.
* Fix a binding loop when drawing tile labels which caused a line of text to overflow the bottom of the tile (Issue #11).
* Group apps starting with symbols/punctuation under '&'.

darkomarko42

20 days ago

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lehoczky

27 days ago

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genelocated

27 days ago

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Nano-Ocelot

28 days ago

+Most customizable app menu yet. And easy to use interface

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Mirko-Gennari

1 month ago

+10000

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MarsLoucetios

1 month ago

feature request: option to expand/collapse categories similar to folders in file managers

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Zren

1 month ago

Next version will have a Jump To Letter/Category view. I still need to add the ability to start in that view when the menu opens though. Would that suffice?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opYFhTrsRrc

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MarsLoucetios

1 month ago

kind of. i think that will work with alphabetical sorting, but imho, categories need to expand and collapse

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RustyRaptor

2 months ago

What is the possibility of having tiles that can fetch live updates in the future? This is largely the benefit of using tiles in a menu other than aesthetic.

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Zren

2 months ago

> live updates

As in... embedding other widgets like a weather widget? Not any time soon as I've no idea how to embed other widgets like the system tray or the panel.

I could probably draw an interactive tile for specific apps, making this a "monolithic" widget that can display weather/news feeds/etc but that'd be a ton of work.

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RustyRaptor

2 months ago

+Excellent menu.

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JPRuehmann

3 months ago

Great Widget but the Icon in the Taskbar not scaled right. Is there a way to make it work correct?

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azarilh

4 months ago

If i set a custom svg icon for the menu, the antialias doesn't work, also semms to "light" up the icon. Please see the picture to understand: https://i.imgur.com/KsU59jV.jpg
The two Ubuntu icons are the same file, but Tiled Menu (the top one) doesn't show it correctly, meanwhile Application Dashboard it does perfectly.

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azarilh

4 months ago

Ops, the two icons in the screenshot are not the same, but the issues remain with every icon i try.

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phob1an

4 months ago

Hey, you got some Fluent Design working. Very nice!

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azarilh

5 months ago

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

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azarilh

5 months 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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azarilh

5 months 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

5 months 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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azarilh

5 months ago

Works, thank you.

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Zren

5 months 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

5 months 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

5 months ago

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

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mirkogennari

5 months 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

5 months ago

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

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v24 - September 22 2018 28 days ago

* Hide the solid sidebar background color. "Desktop theme" styled sidebars remain the same.
* Add Jump to Letter/Category views when clicking the section header.
* Add ability to start in Jump To Letter/Category view when menu opens.
* Fix a binding loop when drawing tile labels which caused a line of text to overflow the bottom of the tile (Issue #11).
* Group apps starting with symbols/punctuation under '&'.

v23 - August 2 2018 2 months ago

* Added Dutch translation by @Vistaus (Pull Request #15)
* Fix non-default font size causing issues in app list (Issue #7)
* Fix a number of deprecation warnings logged in Qt 5.11.
* Make sure the panel icon should be smooth.
* Focus on searchField when a sidebar menu closes.
* Fix icon sizes in the search filter view.

v22 - May 15 2018 5 months 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 6 months 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 1 year ago

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

v17 - September 13 2017 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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.

product-maker darkomarko42 Sep 30 2018

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product-maker lehoczky Sep 23 2018

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product-maker genelocated Sep 23 2018

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product-maker Nano-Ocelot Sep 21 2018

+Most customizable app menu yet. And easy to use interface

product-maker Mirko-Gennari Sep 18 2018

+10000

product-maker MarsLoucetios Sep 06 2018

feature request: option to expand/collapse categories similar to folders in file managers

product-maker RustyRaptor Aug 02 2018

+Excellent menu.

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

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