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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.

notuxius

1 year 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 year ago

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

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christianbueno

1 year ago

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

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Lazykde

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year ago

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

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rosenrot

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year ago

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

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rahulprabhakar

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year ago

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

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cismalescumlord

1 year 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

1 year ago

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

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cismalescumlord

1 year ago

There it is! I tried every Ctrl+Alt+Shift and drag but never once thought to do a long press.

Thank you.

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joelC

1 year ago

Simple Menu requires Plasma version 5.9 or higher. How to download and install plasma 5.9? I installed Plasma 5.8.5.

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Sho

1 year ago

Sorry! You need to ask your distribution.

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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.

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+ Awesome menu! Congratulations developer!

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+ Great Menu. Thanks

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Love this menu, cant wait for version 1.04 :)

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