Popup Launcher

Plasma 5 Menus

Source (required if based on other people's work): https://github.com/dfaust/plasma-applet-popup-launcher

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Description:

A simple Plasma 5 application launcher containing a user-defined list of applications.

Opens a popup when placed in a panel.
Last changelog:

1.2 (2017.10.28) 9 months ago

Fix installation on newer KDE versions

Warmuser

11 months ago

I tried a few times to install these extension on my KDE 5.10, but nothing happens. I can't, I think it's a compatibility issue. Please, fix it! :)

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HessiJames

9 months ago

I updated the package with a possible fix, can you try it again?

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Warmuser

9 months ago

Yep, thanks I will try right now! ;)

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Warmuser

9 months ago

Up to now, I can't find these widget from the default widget installer. Neither from the Discover. How can I install the package manually?

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HessiJames

9 months ago

You can drop the .plasmoid file onto the (unlocked) desktop. A menu with an "Install" option will appear.

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Warmuser

3 months ago

Works perfectly, sorry If I'm too late. :)

Anyway I would like to ask you some implementations:

- If you can add the possibility to include also the .plasmoid icons as a separate list,
- If you can add a setting to order the icons like a grid or list.
- If you can add the docklet function (also to places widget)
- If you can add a search bar to the programs list in the PL settings and consent the multiple selection of more programs at the same time.
- Also I would like to ask you If you can add a menu setting to pin the programs directly to the Popup Launcher when are opened on the KDE panel.

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Warmuser

3 months ago

I have also to submit an issue: https://i.imgur.com/IkPgO5f.png

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keturidu

11 months ago

Oh my. I've been looking for this for about a year. I love new Plasma abilities and how it looks, but i hated it's disability to make user feel satisfied when trying to launch apps.
Launcher are ugly in this DE, and this addon helps one to categorize launchers by their options.
Good luck man (guessing), u did a good job here

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HessiJames

11 months ago

Thank you.

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janet

2 years ago

Can you please make the icons in the configuration dialog follow the "small icons" settings? I have set that minimum icon size to 32x32 but the icons in the widget configuration are much smaller?

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HessiJames

2 years ago

Again, I'm using the plasma units (which are fixed). I don't know if it is even possible to access the icon size config option from a plasmoid.

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janet

2 years ago

Alas I can only choose from office and utilities categorie to add applications. How do I add games and graphics and multimedia and system tools etc.?

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HessiJames

2 years ago

Can you be more specific?
This works fine for me.

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janet

2 years ago

Only the categories for office and utilities including their submenus appear in the list to choose applications from. No other categories. I cannot e.g. add amarok (multimedia category), I cannot add kpat (games category), I cannot add krusader (system category) etc. The list of applications just ends after the last app of the utilities section. Maybe you don't have much apps and the space is sufficient to display all categories? Here the categories Settings, Development, Graphics, Internet, Educaton, Multimedia, Games, System, Wine are all not listed, only 12 office apps + 27 utilities + some deleted and some hidden apps... I am using Plasma 5.5 (Netrunner 17 + kubuntu-ci).

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HessiJames

2 years ago

So does the scrolling not work? Can you double check that.
All I can think of right now is to install plasmawindowed and run "plasmawindowed org.kde.popupLauncher" in a terminal and see if there are some useful messages. Maybe there is a dependency missing or something.

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janet

2 years ago

Scrolling does work, I can scroll up and down and see all applications in office and utilities but nothing more. The output in the terminal: http://pastebin.com/5giSwMT3

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HessiJames

2 years ago

I added some error logging in version 1.1. Could you please send me the output again.
It should print messages like:
"Error: Menu category ... does not exist"
and
"Warning: Menu category ... has no entries"
Btw. you can look up the menu entries yourself using the application "plasmaengineexplorer" and selecting the data source "apps".

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janet

2 years ago

Though the icon I use for the popup launcher is a svg it gets ugly scaled up on my panel. The icon (e.g. system-file-manager.svg from breeze theme) looks fine in the panel when used for a single launcher or the quicklaunch widget, but has horrible steps in vertical lines and bad rendering when used for your widget (looks like a png of 32 or 48 scaled up to 64). I have a relatively high panel (the minimum size for getting a two row systemtray).

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HessiJames

2 years ago

I know of this problem, but I don't know how to fix it. The only tip I can give you is to use the icon name instead of the path. This only works for icons in the current icon theme. So instead of using "file:///usr/share/icons/.../konqueror.svgz" use "konqueror".

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janet

2 years ago

Thanks for this tip.

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janet

2 years ago

When I hover over my panel I get a visual feedback from the launchers (slight color/gamma change as set in systemsettings icon settings). The icon of the popup launcher alas gives no such feedback. Can you please enable that?

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HessiJames

2 years ago

Fixed it, will release a new version soon.

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janet

2 years ago

I love this popup launcher as it takes less space in the panel than the quicklaunch widget with enabled popup. But the icons in the popup are quite small. How can I get a bigger icon size? Can you please add a configuration option for that?

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HessiJames

2 years ago

I get the icon size from plasma units. These are dpi-dependent. Have you set up dpi correctly? Can you post a screen shot?

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janet

2 years ago

You shouldn't rely on dpi only (BTW mine is set to 96, display size is 1920x1200). There are people who have the same dpi settings and monitor sizes and still want or need different icon sizes!

I guess you are using medium right now. Maybe it is possible to let the user choose between medium and large?

Screenshot of whole desktop with popup-launcher is here: http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/wegenpopuplaugnphki4wo9.jpg

You can see that the icons in the popup and the configuration dialog are much smaller than the small icons in the quicklaunch, tray and task bar.

And you can maybe also see that some text in the configuration dialog is kind of white on white. Why is it colored differently than the other text?

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1.2 (2017.10.28) 9 months ago

Fix installation on newer KDE versions

2 years ago

1.1 (2016.04.17):
Visual feedback when hovered
Fix some colors in the config dialog

1.0 (2016.04.09):
First release

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simple and works. exactly what people want.

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Oh my. I've been looking for this for about a year. I love new Plasma abilities and how it looks, but i hated it's disability to make user feel satisfied when trying to launch apps. Launcher are ugly in this DE, and this addon helps one to categorize launchers by their options. Good luck man (guessing), u did a good job here

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