Description:

Simple Menu is an intentionally minimal launcher widget for Plasma 5. Powered by the same powerful backend as Plasma 5's bundled launchers, its UI is similar to the fullscreen Application Dashboard, just in a small, floating window. In addition to the application grid and filtering, it supports favorites, search and basic system actions.

NOTE: Simple Menu requires Plasma version 5.9 or higher and KDE Frameworks version 5.34 or higher.
Last changelog:

Changes in v1.0.9 3 days ago

* Fixed a bug causing system action buttons to stay highlighted when the mouse pointer leaves the area.

aliencrash

13 days ago

Hi, Thank for your work.

I would like to make a suggestion. This menu could be configured to adjust the location on the screen. If you have Latte dock and you have this menu I believe that it would better if it would be aligned with dock bar.

Another thing is if you have dual screen the menu appear in another screen although you click in the primary screen.

Best regards

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Sho

12 days ago

The multi-screen issue was fixed a few updates ago - make sure you're running the latest Simple Menu.

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unc926

1 month ago

awesome!
need to remove side margins. what can we do about it?

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Sho

1 month ago

Could you explain what side margins you want to remove and why?

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unc926

1 month ago

that's why: Looks like a piece of crap. at least option should be left in the settings.
In the same way, an option can be added to hide the logout button and others. and Must be included in the full screen option.
You can also add an animation for transitions between the application pages.

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Diablopc

1 month ago

Maybe I'm dumb, but I really can't figure out which margins you mean o_O
Yep, about the possibility to hide some buttons - that's right, but everything else ... What does that mean?

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Sho

1 month ago

I was asking to understand what margins you even mean - but you decided to be aggressive and mean for some reason. Huh.

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Diablopc

1 month ago

im aggressive? LOL))

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Diablopc

1 month ago

Hi! Can you add mod with 6*6 or 6*8 grid? That will be more usable on portrait screens.

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Diablopc

1 month ago

Or maybe a values in config to manualy set size of grid...

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Sho

1 month ago

Maybe I could just rotate when the screen is?

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Diablopc

1 month ago

Nope, i dont think that's a good idea. Now it fits perfectly by wide, but i think it will be more productively increase a grid size for show more apps at the same time.

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Maboroshy

1 month ago

I've hacked the code a bit to get 4x4. There are about 4 places to alter, but it's always hard to remember which. I skip minor updates, so I won't have to do it often.

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xekon

2 months ago

Thank you for the update, is there a way to lock the menu to only change on click? I realize this last update was probably to quickly fix the crash.

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Sho

2 months ago

Sorry, could you explain what you mean with "is there a way to lock the menu to only change on click"?

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noahadvs

2 months ago

I think he's talking about how the categories change on mouse-over. The Application Launcher (Kickoff) has an option to enable/disable switching tabs on hover.

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Sho

2 months ago

Ah, I see! Sure, I can add this in a later release.

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wudang

2 months ago

Perfect! Thank you very much.

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Sho

2 months ago

Cheers :)

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noahadvs

2 months ago

Is there a better place than this comments section to report bugs?

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Sho

2 months ago

Currently there isn't any, sorry. Once I find the time I want to put Simple Menu through kdereview and make it a proper KDE project, then it will receive a product category on the KDE bug tracker.

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AVM-Fritz!

2 months ago

Thanks a lot! Nice job

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quaelgeist

3 months ago

Deal Breaking Issue:
Make sure that the widgit opens on the SAME Monitor.
The Positioning seems random

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MoonDragon

2 months ago

yep, my experience too!

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diVinae

3 months ago

Could you add option to disable floating mode and set offset to 0?

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Changes in v1.0.9 3 days ago

* Fixed a bug causing system action buttons to stay highlighted when the mouse pointer leaves the area.

Changes in v1.0.8 3 days ago

* Made switching categories by hovering them optional. You can now turn it off in the settings.
* Custom panel button images now work better. They're smoothly scaled, and square images are automatically rounded to crisp sizes just like normal icons are.
* The UI for setting custom button images now uses the regular icon picker dialog (it supports custom images in recent releases of the KDE Frameworks libraries) and you can also set a custom button image by just dropping it on the config area.
* Speed optimizations to make the menu open faster and speed up switching of categories.
* Fixed hovering a menu item interfering with arrow keyboard navigation on newer versions of Qt.

Changes in v1.0.7 1 month ago

* Fixed arrow navigation through the search results after entering search terms not working.
* Improved arrow navigation while searching: Previously, it was necessary to arrow down into the results after entering search terms before horizontal arrow navigation through the search results would work. This was changed, so that e.g. arrow right will now immediately move to the second search result, for a more friction-free search and launch experience.
* Tab and Shift+Tab can now be used to cycle through the search field, the system favorites (Shutdown & co) and the category list.

Changes in v1.0.6 1 month ago

* Fixed triggering context menu actions.

Changes in v1.0.5 1 month ago

* Speed optimizations to open the menu faster.

Changes in v1.0.4 2 months ago

* Fixed menu appearing on the wrong monitor in multi-monitor setups.
* Fixed crash when opening the context menu for search result items.

Changes in v1.0.3 3 months ago

* Fix favorites on Plasma 5.11 and support the new globally shared favorites and unique per-activity favorites.

Changes in v1.0.2 7 months ago

* Made sure initial arrow key press always selects first item.
* Polished search experience: First search result is selected while searching, no longer requiring extra key presses to launch.
* Fixed auto-hide panels not staying open while Simple Menu is open.
* Support for the panel icon size hint in Frameworks 5, prevents panel icon getting too large in wide panels.
* Fixed panel icon missing mouseover highlight effect.
* Now requiring KDE Frameworks v5.34.

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Love this menu, cant wait for version 1.04 :)

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