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 v1.0.12 1 day ago

* Menu entries are now always sorted alphabetically. On future Plasma releases this will include the category list on the right of Simple Menu.
* The search field now has a placeholder text.

ikeahloe

12 days ago

is it possible to make the keyboard arrows immediately focus on the search results after typing so you can select when app to launch via keyboard faster?

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Sho

12 days ago

Can you check which version you have? This was fixed in v1.0.7 a few months back.

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YmiYugy

18 days ago

Thanks for your addition. It really improves my desktop experience.
The one thing I had an issue with is using it in combination with wayland. I don't know whether its supported yet and unfortunately it crashes the whole compositor in a way that doesn't even allow to change to a tty. Even if i could i would have no idea on how to debug this. Maybe you could look into it or give some assistance?

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Sho

17 days ago

I'm a bit swamped with other things currently, but I'll try to have a look soon.

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RazorManager89

20 days ago

file:///home/ricardo/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.plasma.simplemenu/contents/ui/CompactRepresentation.qml:89:9: Cannot assign to non-existent property "roundToIconSize"
error How can i fix this?

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Sho

19 days ago

Upgrade to a newer version of KDE Frameworks.

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RazorManager89

19 days ago

how? i'm noob at linux
KDE plasma 5.12 btw

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Sho

18 days ago

No problem. So the way this works is that you ask the folks making your Linux distribution via their support channel how you can get a newer version of KDE Frameworks. Or you look if there's a newer version of your distribution available.

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RazorManager89

18 days ago

1st option: i haven't done it yet, so i'mna do it.
2nd option: my distro is at it's latest version.

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cratliff

1 month ago

Hi, is there anyway to resize this menu? I want to make it fit just about the whole screen. I don't mind doing it in, say, a config file as long as I know what to edit.
Thanks!

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Sho

1 month ago

Nope, sorry! But you might like using Application Dashboard from kdeplasma-addons, which is very similar in design and fullscreen.

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cratliff

1 month ago

Bummer :\

I used Application Dashboard prior to finding your menu, but I like yours better. Looks nicer, I like the white-ish color, and I like how the "All apps" screen is alphabetical but it doesn't have separators for each letter like dashboard does. Thanks for the great tweak none the less!

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Masque

1 month ago

I use this addon almost everyday, and I find it very handy. Thanks! :)
There's only two things that I find awkward:

- The icons in the favourites page seems to be randomly sorted. Is there a way to choose how to sort them automatically (sort by name/description) or manually?

- I'd like the exit/shutdown/reboot/lock button to be easier to reach and click. Any chance to make them bigger without ruining the aesthetic?

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Sho

1 month ago

New favorites get added at the end of the list. You can rearrange them with drag and drop (long press to start).

No good idea @ those buttons, sorry!

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Masque

1 month ago

Thanks! I didn't knew that I could rearrange them that way. No problem for the session buttons. :)

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Sho

1 month ago

You're welcome! Thanks for your kind words.

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sekhemty

2 months ago

Hi, great plugin!

I'd like to propose a couple of features:

- the option to put the category menu to the left of the app icons instead of to the right;

- the option to reduce (or completely eliminate) the blank space that currently we have between the menu window and the panels/screen limit; in other words, aligning the windows to the screen.

Thank you.

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sekhemty

2 months ago

This is what I mean https://i.imgur.com/SwFZDna.jpg

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noahadvs

2 months ago

Hi,

Can you add tooltips for program names? It's the only thing missing from this menu for me. I like having applications shown as "Name (Description)" and not having tooltips kind of makes that pointless.

Thanks.

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Sho

2 months ago

Will do soon!

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aliencrash

3 months 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

3 months 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

4 months ago

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

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Sho

4 months ago

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

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unc926

4 months 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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Changes in v1.0.12 1 day ago

* Menu entries are now always sorted alphabetically. On future Plasma releases this will include the category list on the right of Simple Menu.
* The search field now has a placeholder text.

Changes in v1.0.11 1 month ago

* Launching apps by touchscreen tap now works.
* An item's highlight decoration now stays in place when opening its context menu.
* Resource usage optimizations for an even faster and lighter menu.
* Minor bugfixes.

Changes in v1.0.10 2 months ago

* Fixed "Add to Favorites" not working as of v1.0.8.

Changes in v1.0.9 3 months ago

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

Changes in v1.0.8 3 months 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 4 months 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 4 months ago

* Fixed triggering context menu actions.

Changes in v1.0.5 4 months ago

* Speed optimizations to open the menu faster.

Changes in v1.0.4 5 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 6 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 10 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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