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 and KDE Frameworks version 5.34 or higher.
Last changelog:

Changes in v1.0.7 15 days ago

* Fixed arrow navigation through the search results after entering search terms not working.
* Improved arrow navigation while searching: Previously, it was necessary to arrow down into the results after entering search terms before horizontal arrow navigation through the search results would work. This was changed, so that e.g. arrow right will now immediately move to the second search result, for a more friction-free search and launch experience.
* Tab and Shift+Tab can now be used to cycle through the search field, the system favorites (Shutdown & co) and the category list.

unc926

15 days ago

awesome!
need to remove side margins. what can we do about it?

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Sho

14 days ago

Could you explain what side margins you want to remove and why?

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unc926

13 days ago

that's why: Looks like a piece of crap. at least option should be left in the settings.
In the same way, an option can be added to hide the logout button and others. and Must be included in the full screen option.
You can also add an animation for transitions between the application pages.

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Diablopc

13 days ago

Maybe I'm dumb, but I really can't figure out which margins you mean o_O
Yep, about the possibility to hide some buttons - that's right, but everything else ... What does that mean?

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Sho

13 days ago

I was asking to understand what margins you even mean - but you decided to be aggressive and mean for some reason. Huh.

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Diablopc

13 days ago

im aggressive? LOL))

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Diablopc

15 days ago

Hi! Can you add mod with 6*6 or 6*8 grid? That will be more usable on portrait screens.

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Diablopc

15 days ago

Or maybe a values in config to manualy set size of grid...

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Sho

14 days ago

Maybe I could just rotate when the screen is?

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Diablopc

13 days ago

Nope, i dont think that's a good idea. Now it fits perfectly by wide, but i think it will be more productively increase a grid size for show more apps at the same time.

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Maboroshy

2 days ago

I've hacked the code a bit to get 4x4. There are about 4 places to alter, but it's always hard to remember which. I skip minor updates, so I won't have to do it often.

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xekon

1 month ago

Thank you for the update, is there a way to lock the menu to only change on click? I realize this last update was probably to quickly fix the crash.

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Sho

1 month ago

Sorry, could you explain what you mean with "is there a way to lock the menu to only change on click"?

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noahadvs

1 month ago

I think he's talking about how the categories change on mouse-over. The Application Launcher (Kickoff) has an option to enable/disable switching tabs on hover.

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Sho

1 month ago

Ah, I see! Sure, I can add this in a later release.

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wudang

1 month ago

Perfect! Thank you very much.

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Sho

1 month ago

Cheers :)

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noahadvs

1 month ago

Is there a better place than this comments section to report bugs?

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Sho

1 month ago

Currently there isn't any, sorry. Once I find the time I want to put Simple Menu through kdereview and make it a proper KDE project, then it will receive a product category on the KDE bug tracker.

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AVM-Fritz!

1 month ago

Thanks a lot! Nice job

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quaelgeist

2 months ago

Deal Breaking Issue:
Make sure that the widgit opens on the SAME Monitor.
The Positioning seems random

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MoonDragon

1 month ago

yep, my experience too!

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diVinae

2 months ago

Could you add option to disable floating mode and set offset to 0?

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Sho

2 months ago

I'd prefer not to add options that change the design a lot (better to make a seperate widget).

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wudang

2 months ago

Would love to use this , but on my dual monitor setup the menu only pops up on secondary monitor. Is there a way to fix this? Latest plasma & frameworks on manjaro.

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Changes in v1.0.7 15 days ago

* Fixed arrow navigation through the search results after entering search terms not working.
* Improved arrow navigation while searching: Previously, it was necessary to arrow down into the results after entering search terms before horizontal arrow navigation through the search results would work. This was changed, so that e.g. arrow right will now immediately move to the second search result, for a more friction-free search and launch experience.
* Tab and Shift+Tab can now be used to cycle through the search field, the system favorites (Shutdown & co) and the category list.

Changes in v1.0.6 15 days ago

* Fixed triggering context menu actions.

Changes in v1.0.5 16 days ago

* Speed optimizations to open the menu faster.

Changes in v1.0.4 1 month ago

* Fixed menu appearing on the wrong monitor in multi-monitor setups.
* Fixed crash when opening the context menu for search result items.

Changes in v1.0.3 2 months ago

* Fix favorites on Plasma 5.11 and support the new globally shared favorites and unique per-activity favorites.

Changes in v1.0.2 6 months ago

* Made sure initial arrow key press always selects first item.
* Polished search experience: First search result is selected while searching, no longer requiring extra key presses to launch.
* Fixed auto-hide panels not staying open while Simple Menu is open.
* Support for the panel icon size hint in Frameworks 5, prevents panel icon getting too large in wide panels.
* Fixed panel icon missing mouseover highlight effect.
* Now requiring KDE Frameworks v5.34.

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product-maker xekon Oct 04 2017

Love this menu, cant wait for version 1.04 :)

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