Description:

Simple Menu is an intentionally minimal launcher widget for Plasma 5. Powered by the same powerful backend as Plasma 5's bundled launchers, its UI is similar to the fullscreen Application Dashboard, just in a small, floating window. In addition to the application grid and filtering, it supports favorites, search and basic system actions.

NOTE: Simple Menu requires Plasma version 5.9 or higher.

25 days ago

rosenrot

Error QML: file:///home/user/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.plasma.simplemenu/contents/ui/main.qml:27:1: module "org.kde.plasma.private.simplemenu" is not installed
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24 days ago

Sho

Did you actually get Simple Menu from the store? That code is not in 1.0 or 1.0.1.

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24 days ago

rosenrot

Right. I reset the widget again. But plasma required a reboot. Thank you!

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1 month ago

rahulprabhakar

How can i access the source code and build it from source. Plan to create Arch User Repository package

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1 month ago

Sho

The entire source code is in the Plasmoid package, but you can also use the git repo linkes from this store page - anongit.kde.org/scratch/hein/simplemenu.git

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1 month ago

Maboroshy

Great menu! I had to do some basic hackery to make it 4 icons wide instead of 6. It's hard-coded now. Maybe it'd better be in widget's options instead.

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1 month ago

hotrats

Thank you.Very good work. A perfect mix of classic and modern. Only one minor problem: IMHO the layout is "illogical", more suited to a button placed in the upper right corner. For a button in the "standard" position a more logical arrangement would be this (IMHO again): https://postimg.org/image/c1jmhnmz5/ ; less mouse movements to reach each component.
In a post below @Fuchs wrote is possible to modify the layout editing the contents/ui/MenuRepresentation.qml file in package. I'm not a programmer and I did not understand how to change it. Can you specify how to modify it? Thank you again and sorry for my terrible english.

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1 month ago

Sho

The layout is reflecting the idea that most people just launch their favorites most of the time, which are fastest to reach this way. People don't browse categories that often (even search is often done by keyboard).

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1 month ago

hotrats

Ok. I made the mistake of considering my way to use menu as the universal way (tipical ;) )
But I like your menu, too: there's a way to adapt it to my needs? The suggestion of @Fuchs to edit the MenuRepresentation.qml file works? If yes, how modify it?
Thanks

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1 month ago

Sho

It's open source code, so of course you can modify it :) It's a bit beyond the scope of this forum to teach how though :/

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1 month ago

hotrats

Ok, thank you for all (your patience firstly).

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1 month ago

cismalescumlord

Thank you for the hard work on this menu. It is *almost* perfect; the only feature that's missing or one that I haven't found yet, is arranging favourites by dragging and dropping the icons. I understand your desire not to go overboard but I hope this can go on the maybe pile.

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1 month ago

Sho

Hmm! This should actually already work. Can you try with long press on a favorite?

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1 month ago

cismalescumlord

There it is! I tried every Ctrl+Alt+Shift and drag but never once thought to do a long press.

Thank you.

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1 month ago

joelC

Simple Menu requires Plasma version 5.9 or higher. How to download and install plasma 5.9? I installed Plasma 5.8.5.

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1 month ago

Sho

Sorry! You need to ask your distribution.

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1 month ago

pausmith7

Hi!
I download the zip archive and don't know how to install. I launch the metadata.desktop and appear an error the error is: "The Service type desktop entry is unknown", if anyone can help.
thanks a lot and awesome work.

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1 month ago

Sho

You can just use "Get New Widgets" in the "Add Widgets" sidebar to download Simple Menu from the Store! But on the command line you can use the "kpackagetool5" utility.

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1 month ago

phob1an

Very good. Thanks.

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1 month ago

BigCityCat

Error loading QML file: file:///home/paul/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.plasma.simplemenu/contents/ui/main.qml:59:9: Type MenuRepresentation unavailable
file:///home/paul/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.plasma.simplemenu/contents/ui/MenuRepresentation.qml:401:21: Cannot assign to non-existent property "onWheelMoved"

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1 month ago

Sho

As mentioned in the description, this widget really needs Plasma v5.9, sorry! The error is about new v5.9 API it's using :).

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1 month ago

kuser

It looks quite nice!
I have a question to the position of the search box and the categories:
Is it (currently) possible to position the search box (plus reboot,logout...) at the bottom and categories to the left?. If not : would you consider it for future releases? Thanks.

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1 month ago

Sho

Thanks!

Never say never! To tell you the truth I don't want to go over board on adding features/settings to this, especially right away. But I'll collect feedback for a while and when something comes up a lot, I might well add a knob to tune it to someone's liking later.

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1 month ago

Fuchs

Hi,

in case of it not getting implemented (which I'd understand, as I don't think everything needs to be configurable): the .plasmoid is a zip file, you can just extract it and open the contents/ui/MenuRepresentation.qml file with your favourite text editor, modify it (mostly the anchors, can't test how simple it is here due to a lack of 5.9 for now), safe it, re-package it and install it. Shouldn't take you more than a couple of minutes, even if you have never written any qml before.

Kind regards,

Christian

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1 month ago

aram

very nice widget but why so high requirements? 5.9 even didnt release yet :/

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