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Score 85.2%
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 v1.0.12 2 years ago

* Menu entries are now always sorted alphabetically. On future Plasma releases this will include the category list on the right of Simple Menu.
* The search field now has a placeholder text.

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alexandershk

6 days ago

10 10 the best

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newtuxman

21 days ago

Thanks for this menu.

As remix, I would like to see an option to resize the menu and/or resize the menu in full screen.

Thanks.

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newtuxman

21 days ago

I forgot to say something. Do you plan to release a new version of this menu ?

The last version is 2 years old.

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remix

1 month ago

Is it possible to resize this menu?

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remix

1 month ago

Please make icon text break into two or more lines if program name is long, as it is in Plasma desktop icons. It will look better. Now program names are in one line and are not fully visible.

Do you have github or something like that?

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Sho

1 month ago

It's on KDE's invent.kde.org as plasma-simplememu.

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migzulk

1 month ago

Fix: invoke krunner (alt + f2) and type:
killall plasmashell && kstart5 plasmashell

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migzulk

1 month ago

Note: If you set a value of font.pointSize too high or more than two lines of text, the latter could overstep the focus area of the icon. Try and see for yourself which option is best for you.
PS: I am not the creator of the plasmoid. Regards.

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migzulk

1 month ago

Hello. To add another line of text below the application icon you could edit the ItemGridDelegate.qml file located at ~/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.plasma.simplemenu/contents/ui
and adding below the line that contains the following code:
wrapMode: Text.WordWrap
"maximumLineCount: 2" (without the quotes). Additionally, you could set a different value for the font (bigger or smaller), as follows, adding for example:
font.pointSize: 9 (one point less than the default value I think)
Once the changes are made, save them and restart Plasma for the changes in the Plasmoid to take effect, invoking Krunner (alt + f2) and typing the following:
killall plasmashell5 && plasmashell
To finish, the resizing of the plasmoid is a bit more complex (at least for me, I'm a novice and I'm in the process of learning), but maybe I will let you know when I finally share some of my projects. I hope I have been able to help.

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remix

1 month ago

Combining wrapMode and decreasing font size worked. Thank you very much. I hope there will be option for this, anyway.

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migzulk

1 month ago

I'm glad it worked. And as for what you say, well yes, it should be a feature included by default.

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moshpirit

2 months ago

It's really cool but sometimes it doesn't show up the favourite apps :( how can we fix that?

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Sho

2 months ago

It's a known bug unfortunately. I have to fix it and make a new release. Sorry. :-)

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markster

3 months ago

When I type something on my keyboard, Simple Menu doesn't show me the files on my PC beginning with the characters I've typed. I think it should be fixed.

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benjaminchile

5 months ago

I was wondering if it is possible changing icon size.. for icons look too large when you compare those from simple menu to those icons in the panel.

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Sho

5 months ago

It's possible to change them in System Settings, but it will affect other icons throughout KDE Plasma as well.

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benjaminchile

5 months ago

8 8 great Really neat and friendly look

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amrith

8 months ago

cannot center the simple menu , how to do it? no options after adding to latte dock

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ianp5a

8 months ago

Right click items do not all have recent files showing sadly. EG Blender is incomplete. Maybe it is not the fault of the Simple Menu though.

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ianp5a

8 months ago

8 8 great

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ianp5a

8 months ago

Simple Menu is the best of all the alternatives because. It allows me to have lots of Favourites without having to scroll like on the default "Application Launcher" menu. That scroll slows the useage down as it involves more clicks and concentration.
And it also shows both Name and Icon unlike the "Application Menu" that shows Favourites Icons only.

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Ivanwah

10 months ago

10 10 the best

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danonline

11 months ago

Great menu. It would be nice if "Recent Applications" could be shown beneath the "Favorites" with a separator. Additionally, I'd like if the menu could be centered on the primary monitor.

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ianp5a

8 months ago

I agree on both requests

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Ivanwah

10 months ago

I too would like it to have an option to show the menu on the centre of the screen. Otherwise a 10/10.

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Changes in v1.0.12 2 years ago

* Menu entries are now always sorted alphabetically. On future Plasma releases this will include the category list on the right of Simple Menu.
* The search field now has a placeholder text.

Changes in v1.0.11 2 years ago

* Launching apps by touchscreen tap now works.
* An item's highlight decoration now stays in place when opening its context menu.
* Resource usage optimizations for an even faster and lighter menu.
* Minor bugfixes.

Changes in v1.0.10 2 years ago

* Fixed "Add to Favorites" not working as of v1.0.8.

Changes in v1.0.9 2 years ago

* Fixed a bug causing system action buttons to stay highlighted when the mouse pointer leaves the area.

Changes in v1.0.8 2 years ago

* Made switching categories by hovering them optional. You can now turn it off in the settings.
* Custom panel button images now work better. They're smoothly scaled, and square images are automatically rounded to crisp sizes just like normal icons are.
* The UI for setting custom button images now uses the regular icon picker dialog (it supports custom images in recent releases of the KDE Frameworks libraries) and you can also set a custom button image by just dropping it on the config area.
* Speed optimizations to make the menu open faster and speed up switching of categories.
* Fixed hovering a menu item interfering with arrow keyboard navigation on newer versions of Qt.

Changes in v1.0.7 2 years 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 2 years ago

* Fixed triggering context menu actions.

Changes in v1.0.5 2 years ago

* Speed optimizations to open the menu faster.

Changes in v1.0.4 2 years 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 years ago

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

Changes in v1.0.2 3 years 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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10 the best
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