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Plasma 5 Menus

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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 9 months 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.

Diablopc

1 year 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 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year ago

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

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Sho

1 year ago

Hope you saw I added this in v1.0.8! Enjoy!

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noahadvs

1 year ago

I'm not the one who was asking for the feature, but it is nice to have. I really appreciate this menu though. It's so quick and easy to navigate.

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xekon

7 months ago

AWESOME! I was just about to ask about this feature and I am so happy to see it in the settings! PERFECT! thanks a TON! I really appreciate it :) Love this menu.

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wudang

1 year ago

Perfect! Thank you very much.

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Sho

1 year ago

Cheers :)

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noahadvs

1 year ago

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

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Sho

1 year 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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quaelgeist

1 year ago

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

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MoonDragon

1 year ago

yep, my experience too!

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diVinae

1 year ago

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

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Sho

1 year ago

I'd prefer not to add options that change the design a lot (better to make a seperate widget).

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wudang

1 year ago

Would love to use this , but on my dual monitor setup the menu only pops up on secondary monitor. Is there a way to fix this? Latest plasma & frameworks on manjaro.

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xekon

1 year ago

I have dual monitors too, for me it pops up on the same monitor that has my menu bar.

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xekon

1 year ago

Love this menu, cant wait for version 1.04 :)

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dinosath

1 year ago

I think it would be a good idea to add the plasmoid's repo in the product page.

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Sho

1 year ago

The repo is linked as the website already.

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xekon

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year ago

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

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Changes in v1.0.12 9 months 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 10 months 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 1 year ago

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

Changes in v1.0.9 1 year ago

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

Changes in v1.0.8 1 year 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 year 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 year ago

* Fixed triggering context menu actions.

Changes in v1.0.5 1 year ago

* Speed optimizations to open the menu faster.

Changes in v1.0.4 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

Changes in v1.0.2 1 year 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.

product-maker tsaigen Jan 11 2019

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product-maker jnuutinen Nov 18 2018

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product-maker pemartins Oct 02 2018

+ Awesome menu! Congratulations developer!

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product-maker pradhanphy Jun 19 2018

+ Great Menu. Thanks

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product-maker xekon Oct 04 2017

Love this menu, cant wait for version 1.04 :)

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