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 v1.0.3 1 day ago

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

xekon

9 hours ago

First, THANK YOU! so very much, I love this menu, and I already feel more productive using it, I find and launch what I'm looking for quickly, and have access to a LOT of favorites

I have a question, and forgive me if its been answered but I did not see it in the comments yet. On the stock application launcher that ships with Plasma-Desktop you can make it so that the menu does NOT change on Hover with Mouse, so that you have to actually click into those menus such as Applications,Multimedia,Games, etc... This is the only Feature I am missing now that I switched to this one. (I almost Never go into the other menus unless its to create another Favorite, or on the rare chance I'm doing something I don't normally do.)

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xekon

8 hours ago

oh and I meant to say, sometimes I keep finding myself accidentally hovering over those categories, which changes my menu. I was hoping there is a way to only go into the other categories when I explicitly click into them. Thanks Again.

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Sho

7 hours ago

No problem, I will add this option for you in v1.0.4.

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notuxius

1 month ago

Right/Left keyboard arrow keys could be used for navigating between found results after search


Steps to reproduce:
1. Start Simple Menu and press any letter that will have multiple found results - for example 'f'.
2. Press Right arrow key.


Actual result:
'Logout' button is selected on the right side of the menu.


Expected result:
If found results for 'f' key are next entries:
'File Associations' 'Font Manager' 'Font Settings' 'Formats'...

than:
Right arrow key selects 'Font Manager' (Enter key currently launches 'File Associations')

if Right arrow key is pressed one more time than:
'Font Settings' is selected and so on.

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Sho

1 month ago

You can arrow down to the results and then arrow right.

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christianbueno

2 months ago

thanks I like this because the icons are bigger than default "application launcher"

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Lazykde

3 months ago

I personally agree with this mockup,https://postimg.org/image/c1jmhnmz5/,
However I love this menu, because it is the kde thing that resembles what the elementary element r is, in fact and from there that in my opinion you should take the cue, even if your idea is to leave the right Different categories, it would be nice if you could let the user choose the layout in plasmoid settings, thank you anyway for your work :)

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geetam

3 months ago

HI, first of all, thanks for creating this awesome menu. I just wish the time interval to initiate drag and drop was smaller. Otherwise, it is almost perfect.

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avlas

3 months ago

I agree it's a very nice menu for plasma 5. It would be my preferred but I miss two nice features from the default launchers in plasma:

1. Rapid access to recent/most used files and applications (actually, why recent vs most used, why cannot both be enabled if wanted?)

2. Modifier only shortcuts cannot be used, in addition to ESC, to exit the menu.

Is there any hope that these two features will be added at some point?

Also, I wonder if there is any place where I could make a more proper feature requests (e.g. kde or github).

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Sho

3 months ago

2. sounds more like a bug than a missing feature, I'll have a look.

Currently there's no issue tracker, sorry.

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Sho

3 months ago

Meta to open and close works fine for me (Simple Menu 1.0.1, Plasma 5.10). Note there was a fix in this are in 1.0.1.

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invernomuto

5 months ago

For me this is the best menu available for KDE 4.x / 5.x

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rosenrot

7 months ago

Error QML: file:///home/user/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.plasma.simplemenu/contents/ui/main.qml:27:1: module "org.kde.plasma.private.simplemenu" is not installed
What is it?

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Sho

6 months ago

Did you actually get Simple Menu from the store? That code is not in 1.0 or 1.0.1.

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rosenrot

6 months ago

Right. I reset the widget again. But plasma required a reboot. Thank you!

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rahulprabhakar

7 months ago

How can i access the source code and build it from source. Plan to create Arch User Repository package

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Sho

7 months ago

The entire source code is in the Plasmoid package, but you can also use the git repo linkes from this store page - anongit.kde.org/scratch/hein/simplemenu.git

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Maboroshy

7 months ago

Great menu! I had to do some basic hackery to make it 4 icons wide instead of 6. It's hard-coded now. Maybe it'd better be in widget's options instead.

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hotrats

7 months ago

Thank you.Very good work. A perfect mix of classic and modern. Only one minor problem: IMHO the layout is "illogical", more suited to a button placed in the upper right corner. For a button in the "standard" position a more logical arrangement would be this (IMHO again): https://postimg.org/image/c1jmhnmz5/ ; less mouse movements to reach each component.
In a post below @Fuchs wrote is possible to modify the layout editing the contents/ui/MenuRepresentation.qml file in package. I'm not a programmer and I did not understand how to change it. Can you specify how to modify it? Thank you again and sorry for my terrible english.

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Sho

7 months ago

The layout is reflecting the idea that most people just launch their favorites most of the time, which are fastest to reach this way. People don't browse categories that often (even search is often done by keyboard).

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hotrats

7 months ago

Ok. I made the mistake of considering my way to use menu as the universal way (tipical ;) )
But I like your menu, too: there's a way to adapt it to my needs? The suggestion of @Fuchs to edit the MenuRepresentation.qml file works? If yes, how modify it?
Thanks

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Sho

7 months ago

It's open source code, so of course you can modify it :) It's a bit beyond the scope of this forum to teach how though :/

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hotrats

7 months ago

Ok, thank you for all (your patience firstly).

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cismalescumlord

7 months ago

Thank you for the hard work on this menu. It is *almost* perfect; the only feature that's missing or one that I haven't found yet, is arranging favourites by dragging and dropping the icons. I understand your desire not to go overboard but I hope this can go on the maybe pile.

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Sho

7 months ago

Hmm! This should actually already work. Can you try with long press on a favorite?

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Changes in v1.0.3 1 day ago

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

Changes in v1.0.2 3 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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