Plasma 5 Menus kde launcher menu plasma plasmoid

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): https://github.com/JNuutinen/plasma-minimalmenu

5
Score 79.2%
Description:

A minimal application launcher, inspired by Elementary's Wingpanel.
Forked from Simple Menu.
There are no system icons (Logout, reboot etc), so it's recommended to use the User Switcher plasmoid (or similar) alongside Minimal Menu.
If you need system icons or application categories in your menu, consider using Simple menu (https://github.com/KDE/plasma-simplemenu).
Wallpaper in the screenshot: Solitude by Ihor Malytskyi (https://unsplash.com/photos/Oh5xyZtawrk)


Installation:

Download and install using Plasma Add-On Installer:
Add Widgets... -> Get new widgets -> Download New Plasma Widgets
Then search for "Minimal Menu" and click install. Minimal Menu should then appear in your installed widgets.
Alternatively download minimalmenu-[version].plasmoid from https://www.opendesktop.org/p/1275285/, and extract it (it's a zip file) to $HOME/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids/com.gitlab.jnuutinen.minimalmenu.


Known issues:

Application hiding:
After selecting "Hide application" from an application's context menu, it will remain visible. A workaround is to select "Edit application..." from the context menu for any application after selecting "Hide application" for all the applications you want to hide. Then in the dialog that opens just click "Ok", and that should refresh the applications, and hide all applications that were marked for hiding.

Custom icon:
Custom icons are rendered in awful quality.
Last changelog:

0.3.0 11 months ago

* Added option to position the launcher at the center of the screen.

tjongi

22 days ago

On Plasma 5.17.1, first click shows an empty menu, clicking a second time shows the items correctly. This behaviour started with Plasma 5.17. I have no favorites but it's not the empty favorites it shows, same thing happens when toggling the show favourites option. My OS is KDE Neon.

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fauzie811

1 month ago

What's the plasma theme in the last screenshot?

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10

rokre22

3 months ago

10 10 the best

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9

adhe

4 months ago

9 9 excellent

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10

gikari

5 months ago

10 10 the best.

However there is a bug - applet shows favourites first with checkbox in settings disabled and visa versa.

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9

leirbag

7 months ago

9 +

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dax84

8 months ago

Would love the ability to change the icon size. On my 4K display, I feel the icons are too large for my taste.

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9

aposuit

10 months ago

If you use Chrome or Chromium, you can create icons in Minimal Menu to access your websites in windows without frames, similar to a native app, creating more .desktop files, changing the name and setting Exec=chromeORchromium --app=URL

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9

aposuit

10 months ago

This has better design than Simple Menu. A tip for anyone who wants to have an icon to restart and turn off between the icons of applications:

Create the file A shutdown.desktop and A restart.desktop on /home/USER/.local/share/applications/

Until the bug to anchor favorites does not fixed, it is necessary to include "a ..." to position the icons first. With double click on the file, in properties, you can choose the icon you want.

Content for "A shutdown.desktop":
[Desktop Entry]
Exec=shutdown -h now
Icon=
Name=A shutdown
StartupNotify=true
Terminal=false
Type=Application

For "A restart.desktop":
[Desktop Entry]
Exec=shutdown -r now
Icon=
Name[en_US]=A restart
Name=A restart
StartupNotify=true
Terminal=false
Type=Application

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aposuit

10 months ago

9 +It has a good minimalist design. I only miss a button to restart and one to turn off to the right of the search bar (reducing the width of the search bar).

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jnuutinen

10 months ago

This is a fork of Simple Menu, which has those buttons (along with application categories). You can get it here: https://www.opendesktop.org/p/1169537/

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9

diogobr88

10 months ago

9 + Very nice! Thanks

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S3 9

x-varlesh-x

11 months ago

9 + Very cool. Please add animation for scrolling

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jnuutinen

11 months ago

Thank you. Page switching animation is added in version 0.2.0.

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9

frag

11 months ago

9 Nice

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9

baltolkien

11 months ago

9 + 1
Great! More launchers!! I love the alternatives.
Thank you

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0.3.0 11 months ago

* Added option to position the launcher at the center of the screen.

0.2.0 11 months ago

* Added animation to page switching.
* Animation speed can be adjusted in settings.
* Alternatively animation can be toggled off in settings.
* Navigation with keys now respects wrap page settings.
* The pagination bar (dots representing the pages) can no longer
be pointlessly dragged with the mouse.
* Minor adjusting of settings texts.

0.1.1 11 months ago

* Fixed queried application not beind launched after pressing
enter when the setting "Show favorites first" is checked.

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product-maker rokre22 Jul 26 2019 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker adhe Jun 24 2019 9 excellent
9 excellent
product-maker gikari May 18 2019 10 the best
10 the best. However there is a bug - applet shows favourites first with checkbox in settings disabled and visa versa.
product-maker leirbag Mar 31 2019 9 excellent
+
product-maker aposuit Jan 11 2019 9 excellent
+It has a good minimalist design. I only miss a button to restart and one to turn off to the right of the search bar (reducing the width of the search bar).
product-maker diogobr88 Dec 30 2018 9 excellent
+ Very nice! Thanks
product-maker x-varlesh-x Nov 20 2018 9 excellent
+ Very cool. Please add animation for scrolling
product-maker frag Nov 19 2018 9 excellent
Nice
product-maker baltolkien Nov 18 2018 9 excellent
+ 1 Great! More launchers!! I love the alternatives. Thank you
product-maker Base: 4 x 5.0 Ratings
rokre22
Jul 26 2019
m0ji
Feb 06 2019
aposuit
Jan 11 2019
zelgit
Dec 03 2018
x-varlesh-x
Nov 20 2018
x-varlesh-x
Nov 20 2018
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