Tiled Menu Featured

Plasma 5 Menus

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified 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+

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)
* Defaulting to only showing the tiles.
* Labeling Groups of Tiles + Move Groups of Tiles + Sorting items in the group
Does not support (Win10):
* Tile Groups ("Folders")

Install Translations: German, Dutch, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Russian, European Portuguese
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:

v30 - April 4 2019 1 month ago

* Fix sidebar menus not resizing to fix translated text (Issue #37).
* Add support for a 2x1 Lutris game tile preset.
* Don't "download" the linked file associated with a tile when opening the tile editor unless it's a `*.desktop` file.
* Fix weird drag origins when moving tiles.

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Zren

2 years ago

Huh weird, first time they've ever been down.

Anyways, seing as you already have a github account, might as well make a pull request so you're credited in the commit. :]

https://github.com/Zren/plasma-applets/new/master/tiledmenu/package/locale?filename=de.po

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mrboese

2 years ago

OK.Did it (Why I didn't came up with that in first place :) ).

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mirkogennari

2 years ago

very very good menu

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mrboese

2 years ago

This menu is really great! Thanks for making it!
Are you planning to implement different background colors for the tiles? In the options of the menu you could define a default color for tiles (default: auto-generate). This auto-generation would pick the color based on the icon on creating a tile.
Each tile could have a "customize tile" context entry opening a dialog where the icon could be selected (or removed), the background color (or even a background image) could be selected or maybe later some other settings could be changed.

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Zren

2 years ago

Plasma's API doesn't expose the icon's pixmap to do any "parsing" of the icon. So that means I wouldn't be able to generate a random colour like Unity's taskbar or Window's menu.

I've been working on a tile editor dialog, but running into a few roadblocks because I don't have an example to learn from.
I'm still developing code to serialize a {key: { ... }, key2: { ... }} type which Plasma doesn't have an example of.
I'm also not 100% certain how to create a dynamically generated dialog window. Maybe I'm optimizing prematurely and window's aren't actually created till their visible but meh. Setting up 3-30 invisible windows for each tile probably isn't a good idea.

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tittiatcoke

2 years ago

Hi Zren,

Menu looks great, but I have problems running it. After adding the plasmoid, I get the following error:

Error loading QML file: file:///home/tittiatcoke/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids/com.github.zren.tiledmenu/contents/ui/Main.qml:22:2: Type AppsModel unavailable
file:///home/tittiatcoke/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids/com.github.zren.tiledmenu/contents/ui/AppsModel.qml:29:3: Cannot assign to non-existent property "showAllSubtree"

I am running Frameworks, Plasma from git master on top of openSUSE Tumbleweed.

Thanks for all the work so far.

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tittiatcoke

2 years ago

Seems that a recent commit (12 Dec) made some changes which now causes the menu not to function. (e.g. showAllSubtree has now been changed into showAllApps).

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Zren

2 years ago

Bleh. I can probably assign the property dynamically during Component.onCompleted hopefully so the widget doesn't need a minimum of KDE 5.9.

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tittiatcoke

2 years ago

Let me know when you need someone to test it :) I can pull the changes directly from git and then see if it works. I made the change (showAllSubtree to showAllApps), but this seems not enough as that only the recently used applications are showing. Quite some buttons (on the left side) are not doing anything either :(

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bigdaddyontech

2 years ago

Hey Zren,
Great work on the menu. I really like it better than any of the menus out there for Plasma right now. I also made a video on the features of your menu. Thanks for all the hard work on it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfreWHt_bDY

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Zren

2 years ago

Awesome! Thanks for the review.

More here: https://github.com/Zren/plasma-applets/issues/45

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feren_double

2 years ago

That looks amazing! Any chance someone can port this to Cinnamon? Great Job

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kmatt

2 years ago

I love his work, i'hope he continues to evolve. Plasma KDE needs new alternatives for its launcher. Greetings and thanks for sharing it!!!

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janet

2 years ago

What went wrong? I installed it, put the widget into the panel, icon appears - but no menu:

Error loading QML file: file:///home/me/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids/com.github.zren.tiledmenu/contents/ui/Main.qml:15:2: Type SearchModel unavailable
file:///home/me/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids/com.github.zren.tiledmenu/contents/ui/SearchModel.qml:35:3: Cannot assign to non-existent property "appletInterface"

What are the minimum requirements?

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Zren

2 years ago

What version of KDE (and distro) are you on?

That property was added here
https://github.com/KDE/plasma-desktop/commit/bede311c7c720a474dd65ed8b3b23aafbf9df237

https://github.com/KDE/plasma-desktop/blob/bede311c7c720a474dd65ed8b3b23aafbf9df237/CMakeLists.txt#L2
which shows the version as 5.5.90, so it seems KDE 5.6 is the minimum (for that property at least). I've only been testing on KDE Neon as of late.

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janet

2 years ago

I cannot tell you the "KDE" version as that'S all so splitted... KDE Frameworks 5.21.0,
Qt 5.5.1, Plasma 5.5.4... Netrunner 17 on Kubuntu 15.10 base still...

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Zren

2 years ago

I tried the Kubuntu 16.04 LiveCD which has KDE 5.5.5. After deleting two lines it seemed to work.
https://i.imgur.com/5UpkB4Y.png

I released a "kde5.5" version, but it will not receive any future updates.

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phob1an

2 years ago

I prefer a narrower single-lined menu ( see here http://sta.sh/0215p5utr1ka ) ; could these be a configuration option? Also, is it possible to hide the search line-edit?

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Zren

2 years ago

Next version will have this and tile label alignment options.
https://streamable.com/ehvw

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danym

2 years ago

On hdpi screen, it doesn't scale right. Text is too big and icons are too smalls.

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Zren

2 years ago

Try v4

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danym

2 years ago

Works better! Thanks!

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Zren

2 years ago

Woops, I acidently scaled the favourite tiles twice. This should look the right size.
https://i.imgur.com/eKUDgIK.png

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Zren

2 years ago

Does this like the correct size on your screen? I'm testing at 192 dpi which is twice the default (96 dpi).

https://i.imgur.com/y2B5R4e.png

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danym

2 years ago

I mean hidpi!

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v30 - April 4 2019 1 month ago

* Fix sidebar menus not resizing to fix translated text (Issue #37).
* Add support for a 2x1 Lutris game tile preset.
* Don't "download" the linked file associated with a tile when opening the tile editor unless it's a `*.desktop` file.
* Fix weird drag origins when moving tiles.

v29 - February 28 2019 2 months ago

* Make sure the AppList area (and TileEditor) is visible when opened from TilesOnly view, and return to TilesOnly view when TileEditor is closed.
* Fix the "desktop theme" search view being slightly visible in TilesOnly view (Issue #40)
* Fix double "Keyboard Shortcut" tab in Plasma 5.15

v28 - January 28 2019 3 months ago

* Add Indonesian translations by @ardumpl (Issue #34)
* Updated Dutch translations by @Vistaus (Pull Request #36)
* You can now easily import/export a tile layout (Issue #19).
* Can be configured to start in "Tiles Only" mode, revealing the app list after a search.
* The "menu" button showing all the labels has been removed, since you can now hover a button and instantly see the tooltip.
* The "Apps" sidebar tooltip now shows "Alphabetically".
* Sorting Apps Alphabetically and Categorically now have use a bundled icon that better represents them. The icons (including Tiles Only) are highlighted when they are "selected".
* Failed attempt at cancelling a drag event that starts after an app is launched.

v27 - January 5 2019 4 months ago

* Add Korean translations by @crazyraven (Pull Request #31)
* Updated Dutch translations by @Vistaus (Pull Request #32)
* Add ability to set the number of recent apps (Max=15).
* Show the sidebar item label in a tooltip when hovering it.

v26 - December 10 2018 5 months ago

* Default to "Most Used" apps instead of "Most Recent" which can be changed back in the config.
* Add ability to move all tiles below a group label when a label is moved.
* Add ability to sort all tiles by name in a tile group.
* Add a tile preset selector for steam game launchers.
* Add a grid column spinbox in the config just in case the user does not notice they can resize with Alt+RightClick.
* Hide the default Global Shortcut config tab, and replace it with a tab mentioning you need `Alt+F1` set for just pressing the `Meta` key to work.

v25 - November 16 2018 6 months ago

* Update Dutch translations by @Vistaus (Pull Request #23)
* Add Russian translations by @Niksn404 (Pull Request #25)
* Add European Portuguese translations by @nyxerys (Pull Request #26)
* Scale config section rectangles by the dpi.
* Hide tooltip when hovering the panel icon.
* Add 4px spacing between sidebar and app list.
* Hardcode Oxygen theme tile color to 12.5% transparent white.

v24 - September 22 2018 8 months 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 9 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 1 year 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 year 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 2 years 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 2 years ago

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

v11 - January 13 2017 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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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product-maker mrgrimm May 11 2019 3 bad
missing rightclick sendto desktop. needs to be fixed, otherwise i love it.
product-maker anagastes Apr 25 2019 8 great
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product-maker no1cares Apr 04 2019 8 great
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product-maker clemencyworld1 Apr 03 2019 8 great
+++++
product-maker leirbag Mar 31 2019 8 great
+Funciona bien c:
product-maker fwdekker Mar 07 2019 8 great
+Awesome!
product-maker charlie-henson Mar 01 2019 8 great
+Very Good!!
product-maker keturidu Feb 23 2019 8 great
KDE had only one week spot and it was a launcher. Neither original, neither simple menu or others could compare with start menu usability and looking. I tried Tiled menu some time before, but it didn't look right at the moment. I'm impressed how things changed now. After several years of very simple use of Simple menu i'm now a fan of this launcher.
product-maker midorlo Nov 15 2018 8 great
+ Fantastic Menu. It's my new daily driver since a bunch of weeks and I actually just registered to give you my feedback. I think it's sane to leave the following here instead of a github "issue": FR1: The width of (or space between) the leftmost icon bar and the apps/folders list should be configurable somehow. If I pick a custom color it will overlap the folders list a little (env: default kubuntu 1810); FR2: (Could be too big, sry): Allow more content types to be used as tile "images". Sorted from awesome to most aweseome: gif, mp4, markdown, html, html(with js); That said, if you deny both FR's I will still stick to this menu for my daily driver. Fantastic work!
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product-maker lehoczky Sep 23 2018 8 great
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product-maker Nano-Ocelot Sep 21 2018 8 great
+Most customizable app menu yet. And easy to use interface
product-maker Mirko-Gennari Sep 18 2018 8 great
+10000
product-maker MarsLoucetios Sep 06 2018 8 great
feature request: option to expand/collapse categories similar to folders in file managers
product-maker RustyRaptor Aug 02 2018 8 great
+Excellent menu.
product-maker azarilh May 16 2018 8 great
Works great, it's even better than the windows10's start menu.
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