Excalibur
Plasma 5 Menus
Score 74%
Description:

Excalibur is a simple Launcher with two columns and a search bar on top and a session control (logout, restart, shutdown) on the bottom.
It is based upon kicker and made after the image of the Lancelot menu launcher available for KDE SC 4.

The search uses the global Plasma Search to search for not only applications but also files and recent documents.
Last changelog:

Fixed Plasma 5.11 Favorites 26 days ago

Plasma 5.11.x version now saves favorites correctly again.

Notex

1 month ago

Doesn't appear to work correctly on Plasma 5.10. I'm not sure why you skipped 5.10 and went straight to 5.11.

/org.kde.plasma.excalibur/contents/ui/MenuRepresentation.qml:53:5: QML Row: Cannot anchor to an item that isn't a parent or sibling.

/org.kde.plasma.excalibur/contents/ui/main.qml:107: TypeError: Property 'initForClient' of object FavoritesModel(0xf6f890c080) is not a function

When I first open the launcher on each login, it starts off really small and only shows the search bar and around 20px under the search bar. Changing a setting and then changing that setting back seems to fix it, but the favourites don't save either when I logout.

It looks really nice and I would love to use it, but I'm gonna have to use something else for now until this gets fixed.

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l33k

1 month ago

I am sorry to hear that. There is no Plasma 5.10 version as nothing has changed in regards to the menu in Plasma 5.10 compared to 5.9
So basically the 5.9 version works pretty much without an issue on Plasma 5.10.
I have some 5.10.5 plasma versions running here without an issue.
You are the first one reporting on issues with it on Plasma 5.10.

Have you tried out the 5.11 version and see if it maybe works on your setup?
Which version of Plasma 5.10 do you have running?
Which KDE Frameworks version?

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Notex

1 month ago

Okay well this is weird. I tried the 5.9 version yesterday and I was having all these issues. But today, I reinstalled it and now it is working fine. I did reinstall it yesterday multiple times with no luck, so I'm not really sure why it decided to start working today all of a sudden.

Oh well, I'm happy it's working now. Thanks for creating this :D

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l33k

1 month ago

I am glad that it is working for you now :)

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ahjolinna

2 months ago

after updating to plasma 5.11 -beta (on arch linux) the the favorite section doesn't work anymore, it's just empty can't even re-add stuff

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l33k

1 month ago

Thanks for reporting. The API for the favorites changed in 5.11 again. I uploaded a version compatible 5.11. Please try that.

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ahjolinna

28 days ago

sorry for the late response, I waited for 5.11.1 to hit stable repos...anyways..
every time I restart plasmashell (or reboot) the favorites seems to reset, well kinda...
it resets back the old/preset favorites alongside mine.
so even when I have removed for example "kate & discover" from favorite list they will comeback every damn time I reboot my system...at least I don't need to re-add anything just remove ;D

(and yes I use the 5.11 version of Excalibur)

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ahjolinna

27 days ago

"part 2", with p5.11 there is now global favorites and per-activity favorites... for example the simple menu just added this: https://store.kde.org/p/1169537/

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l33k

27 days ago

Thanks again for your report.
The issue is in the base (kicker) menu that excalibur is based on. At least I can reproduce the issue there too.

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l33k

26 days ago

This should be fixed now in Version 2.5.

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ahjolinna

26 days ago

seems to work now, thanks for the fast fix

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ShalokShalom

4 months ago

I like to use it without the favorite section or use that one in an own category menu.
This make it also a nice classical menu replacement.
People will appreciate that

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hotrats

6 months ago

HI, not a bug report (your menu works perfectly) just a feature request (appetite comes with eating ;) )
Would it be possible to add icons to the category section? IMHO in this way your menu would be even prettier.
Thank you

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janet

6 months ago

I just installed the 5.8 mversion on an Ubuntu 16.04 with Plasma 5.8.5 LTS. Alas the menu and with it the whole plasma desktop often crashes on right clicks (e.g. to add a favorite or remove a favorite or just to view the recent documents for an application).

BTW: It would be great if the icon size would be configurable - 16x16 is extremely tiny. I also miss an option to sort the menu entries, so that the submenus are always at the top.

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l33k

6 months ago

Thats unfortunate. I cannot reproduce it on my 5.8.5 Plasma installs however. It just works normally here.
The menu generating and right click menu is directly taken from the kicker widget so do you have problems with it too ?

As for the submenu icon size. Noted as feature request.

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hotrats

6 months ago

Hi, sorry for my bad english...
Two problem about alimentation/session section. 1) If you hide recent document and/or recent applications the menu is lowered and this section becomes invisible. 2) If you add a fourth button (e.g. lock session) new button is invisible; you must remove one old button to make visible it. Buttons width should be variable according to buttons number.
Thank you for your work

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l33k

6 months ago

Thanks will take a look into these.

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hotrats

6 months ago

PS: Plasma 5.9.4

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l33k

6 months ago

Now fixed for Plasma 5.8.x and 5.9.x. :)

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hotrats

6 months ago

Thank you very much!!

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ahjolinna

7 months ago

is this a known bug? -> my favorites always seems to vanish everytime I reboot my system or/and restart plasma. this is currently my only problem, and I have tested this on both openSUSE and chakraOS (using plasma 5.9.4 with Qt5.8)

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l33k

7 months ago

Thanks for reporting.
Looking into it.
It works fine on Plasma 5.8 LTS and technically Plasma 5.9 should work fine aswell.

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l33k

7 months ago

Updated a fixed version 2.2 for Plasma 5.9.x
Enjoy :)

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ahjolinna

7 months ago

Nice, thanks!
Now as that works it can be added to chakraOS repos (soon'ish)

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vboufleur

7 months ago

Pressing and releasing the Meta key is not opening the launcher! How do I configure this?

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Fixed Plasma 5.11 Favorites 26 days ago

Plasma 5.11.x version now saves favorites correctly again.

Added Version for Plasma 5.11 1 month ago

Added a Version compatible with Plasma 5.11

Version 2.3 6 months ago

- Fixed (hiding recent documents/apps hides sysactions)
- Fixed having more than 3 sysactions (resize buttons according to sysactions you add)
- Added scroll functionality for favorites (scroll to see the rest of your favorites)

Updated Plasma 5.9.x version 7 months ago

The updated Plasma 5.9.x version fixes some bugs like favorites vanish on restart.
It also includes alpha sorting feature from kicker 5.9.x

Updated to version 2.1 7 months ago

Set favorites to fixed size (until figured out how to add a scrollbar or some other solution for showing more items)

Added Plasma 5.9 version 8 months ago

Added a version compatible with Plasma 5.9

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