Popup Launcher

Plasma 5 Menus

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified 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) 1 year ago

Fix installation on newer KDE versions

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HessiJames

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 years ago

Thanks for this tip.

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janet

3 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

3 years ago

Fixed it, will release a new version soon.

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janet

3 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

3 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

3 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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HessiJames

3 years ago

I'll have to think about a config option for the icon size. Having much larger icons than text seems to me like a very unusual setup.

Using proper colors in the config dialog is a mess. Maybe I'm missing something, but it seems impossible to get the colors of the widget theme. I fixed some of the color problems, it should be more functional now, but it won't be perfect. Please tell me if something is unreadable though.

I also increased the size of the application icons in the config dialog a bit, so the action (move up/down, remove) should be easier to use.

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janet

3 years ago

Thanks for your efforts.

Large icons and small text is not that unusual. Small text is better recognizable than small icons are. Especially the Breeze icons in small sizes are extremely hard to recognize and distinguish. And some people rely on icons, others on text. Or some people love to savour the beauty of the icons and the details of the work and therefore want them to be large. Or they use the icons as design elements which also takes the size into account but not the dpi as you might want to have diffent icons sizes for different design elements out of pure joy. And some poeple just want to have control over the desktop elements and their sizes :).

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DanaKil

3 years ago

Hello,
Thank you for your work but it seems I have a problem on my up-to-date Kubuntu install:
You can see a screenshot of the error message here, maybe you can do something:
http://postimg.org/image/b40btmm0h/

Cheers

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DanaKil

3 years ago

well, the errors where quite explicit... I just installed
"qml-module-qt-labs-settings" and "qml-module-qt-labs-folderlistmodel" and I works now :)

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HessiJames

3 years ago

Ok, good to know.
I find it rather strange though, that (k)ubuntu would split the QML modules into different packages (and not install them all by default).

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1.2 (2017.10.28) 1 year ago

Fix installation on newer KDE versions

3 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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