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:

2.6 3 months ago

- Unified Excalibur menu code so there is only one code compatible with Plasma 5.9+ and 5.11+
- Added some delegate speed improvements

invernomuto

6 hours ago

On 2 updated installations of Manjaro with KDE 5.12, excalibur's favourites disappear at every login.
Iv' tried both: uninstall plasmoiod, clear all relative folders in home and then install plasmoid again, and "play" with .local/share/kactivitymanagerd/resources/, but nothing works.

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l33k

4 hours ago

Have you installed the correct version for Plasma 5.9+ ?

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invernomuto

4 hours ago

I have installed "org.kde.plasma.excalibur_p59+p511.plasmoid"

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l33k

3 hours ago

It should work with this out of the box. At least I cannot reproduce the issue with Plasma 5.12.5 here.

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Shatur

3 months ago

Can I help you with translation?

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l33k

3 months ago

Translations are taken from kicker directly. So if you want to help with translations try helping upstream KDE Plasma.

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Shatur

3 months ago

But all the lines in the settings in English. Does it strings from plasmoid?
Also it would be cool if you provide git repo with your addon. I could make a package for my distribution.

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l33k

3 months ago

Oh. Yeah you are right. I wonder why. Maybe because of the name change for the plugin itself. I am not sure how to solve it yet.
There is no separate git repo for it yet. (we have it in git for the Neptune distro but it comes together with other stuff we ship there)

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spphinslove

4 months ago

I cant add application to favorite. It‘s show nothing
info of my computer: https://ibb.co/ivBfDb

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spphinslove

4 months ago

I am using Plasma 5.11.5

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spphinslove

3 months ago

It's worked,after change kernel

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Notex

7 months 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

7 months 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

7 months 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

7 months ago

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

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ahjolinna

8 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

7 months 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

7 months 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

6 months 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

6 months 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

6 months ago

This should be fixed now in Version 2.5.

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ahjolinna

6 months ago

seems to work now, thanks for the fast fix

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ShalokShalom

10 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

1 year 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

1 year 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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2.6 3 months ago

- Unified Excalibur menu code so there is only one code compatible with Plasma 5.9+ and 5.11+
- Added some delegate speed improvements

Fixed Plasma 5.11 Favorites 6 months ago

Plasma 5.11.x version now saves favorites correctly again.

Added Version for Plasma 5.11 7 months ago

Added a Version compatible with Plasma 5.11

Version 2.3 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

Added a version compatible with Plasma 5.9

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