KMenu Big + Small Icon Feature

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements

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Description:

The KMenu is by defautl beautiful but due to "small" size icons it looks a bit cluttered, and Mouse movement has to be very precise to access a menu and/or submenu. And at Large Resolutions the menus and icons look rather *small*.

There is a Hidden feature in KMenu (kickerrc) to have Menu Entry Height called
By having Big icons in the Main kmenu is enhances the beauty. But The submenus with big icons do not look good. So, I wish that Submenus to also have different sizes for better and awesome KMENU.

open kickerrc and edit the line if not present just add one line as shown below iin section "menus"
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[menus]
MenuEntryHeight=32
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The But ONE cannot have different size for SUBMENUs which makes it rather useless feature. I have filed for a "SubMenuEntryHeight" feature, which will solve this problem.

Kindly vote for this feature if you like it.

Advantages:

1. KMenu looks good. (general look and feel)
2. More accessible (easy to reach) the menus due to easier recognization of *big* icons in main menu and small submenus (24x24 size)
3. Easier mouse movement (you don't have to be careful to don't let your pointer move above or below as with natural hand movement causing other submenu to popup - annoyance)


How to Install:

This is just my kickerrc file for KDE 3.4.x, make sure you backup your $HOME/.kde/share/config/kickerrc as say kickerrc.old for later restoration.

1. tar -zxvf *kickerrc.tar.gz
2. mv $HOME/.kde/share/config/kickerrc $HOME/.kde/share/config/kickerrc.old
3. cp kickerrc $HOME/.kde/share/config
4. run "killall -SIGTERM kicker && kicker" in run command

Please, Please do vote, it will improve KDE. Thanks.

Last changelog:

13 years ago

Please VOTE for this feature at:

http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=106096

Arghoslent

11 years ago

It works in KDE 3.5.7, too :-)

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Omnios

13 years ago

Well done I just moded my file as there was a lot of stuff in there not in the download. I used 24 for the icons and it looks real sweet. Well done.

Now im trying to figure out how to mod the Ubuntu with KDE system menue but cant seem to find the config file for it. Any idea?

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p0rr4d4

13 years ago

i've tried everything but this doenst work for me...

KDE 3.4.2

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SunChero

13 years ago

i modified the kickerrc as you told and put the value to 32 and restart X and nothing has changed , the menu still the same with the same heigth
i m using kde 3.3

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maarizwan

13 years ago

open your $HOME/.kde/share/config/kickerrc remove the menus section and all of the section content, don't worry nothing bad will happen ----delete this----- [menus] blah blah blah -----delete above section --- --- only add this --- [menus] MenuEntryHeight=32 Good luck and Have Fun!!!

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protoman

13 years ago

I always wanted that, but never tought of submiting a bug, duh :)
Anyway, great idea, and let's hope they also place a configuration interface for it.

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maarizwan

13 years ago

http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=106096

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13 years ago

Please VOTE for this feature at:

http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=106096

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