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.

invernomuto

7 days ago

For me this is the best menu available for KDE 4.x / 5.x

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rosenrot

2 months ago

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
What is it?

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Sho

2 months ago

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

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rosenrot

2 months ago

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

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rahulprabhakar

2 months ago

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

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Sho

2 months ago

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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Maboroshy

2 months ago

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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hotrats

2 months ago

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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Sho

2 months ago

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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hotrats

2 months ago

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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Sho

2 months ago

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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hotrats

2 months ago

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

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cismalescumlord

2 months ago

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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Sho

2 months ago

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

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cismalescumlord

2 months ago

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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joelC

2 months ago

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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Sho

2 months ago

Sorry! You need to ask your distribution.

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pausmith7

2 months ago

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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Sho

2 months ago

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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phob1an

2 months ago

Very good. Thanks.

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BigCityCat

2 months ago

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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Sho

2 months ago

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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kuser

2 months ago

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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Sho

2 months ago

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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Fuchs

2 months ago

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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