Excalibur
Plasma 5 Menus
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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:

Version 2.3 4 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)

ahjolinna

5 days 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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ShalokShalom

2 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

5 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

5 months ago

Thanks will take a look into these.

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hotrats

5 months ago

PS: Plasma 5.9.4

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l33k

4 months ago

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

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hotrats

4 months ago

Thank you very much!!

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ahjolinna

5 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

5 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

5 months ago

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

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ahjolinna

5 months ago

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

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vboufleur

5 months ago

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

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l33k

5 months ago

This is something Plasma handles itself. There is no configuration option here in Excalibur for it.
By default Plasma should open up the default menu

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ShalokShalom

5 months ago

I can reproduce a crash: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zm1cXxu_GB4

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ShalokShalom

5 months ago

This is on 5.9.4

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l33k

5 months ago

Might be a global problem.
Can you reproduce with kicker aswell ? (as this is basically based very heavily on the kicker codebase it might make sense fixing it for both)

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cinnamoner

6 months ago

@l33k Like it. Would you consider making one having Stark Menu's layout, please?

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l33k

6 months ago

I am not very familiar with Stark Menu. I think it looks like the Windows menu doesn't it ? Wouldn't be the default launcher menu be more like it ?

Currently I don't have any plans on creating a Stark Menu clone.

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hen-rooster

6 months ago

Most excellent. Been looking for a Lancelot emulation for a long time. (Plasma: 5.9.3)

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ivancukic

6 months ago

I'm getting a QML load error: main.qml:84:9: Cannot assign to non-existent property "showAllSubtree"

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ivancukic

6 months ago

With that line removed, works ok. (I've installed it manually, since GHNS did not work)

I like the layout :)

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l33k

6 months ago

Yeah the first plasmoid was broken somehow. (wrong archive tar.gz instead of zip)
The second one should be fine.

Can you tell me on which Plasma version you tried it on ? (tested 5.8.x which worked just fine)

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Version 2.3 4 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 5 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 5 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 6 months ago

Added a version compatible with Plasma 5.9

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