Rocket Original

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Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): https://github.com/friciwolf/Rocket

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Description:

Rocket is an application launcher for KDE Plasma. It sorts all of your applications in a horizontal or vertical grid alphabetically, so you will always find what you are looking for at first glance. No more menu navigation, only scrolling.
Features:
-- Customizable row and column sizes
-- Theming
-- Search for keywords (such as "file manager")
-- Scroll support for touchpad, mouse and the mouse wheel
-- Keyboard navigation
-- Configurable scroll directions (scroll inversion)
-- Manual background selection (if you don't want your wallpaper as your launcher's background)

For customization, please check out the configuration files in ~/.config/rocket.
For further info, please visit: https://github.com/friciwolf/Rocket/
And for all the configuration tweaks read the wiki entry: https://github.com/friciwolf/Rocket/wiki

This app is exclusively developed and tested on Kubuntu, so expect some bugs on a other KDE environments. Feel free to give any feedback and to fill out bug reports.

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Rocket now supports vertical grids, inverted scrolling and grabs your wallpaper from plasma automatically!
Last changelog:

May Customization Release 2 3 days ago

This updated Release introduces the selection color as an additional way to customize Rocket!
The selection color -- as the name suggests -- is the color Rocket uses to highlight elements during keyboard navigation. However, if the boxed layout is disabled (unticked Enable Boxes in RocketDesigner or by setting enable_boxes to false in ~/.config/rocket/rocketstyle manually), Rocket uses this color for the color indicators for better visibility and harmony too.
Apart from that, all 1px boundaries have been removed.

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bunnymnemonic

1 month ago

10 10 the best – Thank you for creating this amazing app launcher! It does not appear on store.kde.org, so you might have to change the category (something under Linux/Unix Desktops > Desktop Themes > KDE > KDE Plasma).

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friciwolf

1 month ago

Thanks for your comment, I'm glad you liked it!
I've just moved it to that category, yet it seems to be "stuck" in this store...

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friciwolf

1 month ago

I've emailed the admins, it's also available under
https://store.kde.org/p/1507169/ now :)

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gnvageesh

1 month ago

10 Awesome.... A kinda a gnome 40 feel

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May Customization Release 2 3 days ago

This updated Release introduces the selection color as an additional way to customize Rocket!
The selection color -- as the name suggests -- is the color Rocket uses to highlight elements during keyboard navigation. However, if the boxed layout is disabled (unticked Enable Boxes in RocketDesigner or by setting enable_boxes to false in ~/.config/rocket/rocketstyle manually), Rocket uses this color for the color indicators for better visibility and harmony too.
Apart from that, all 1px boundaries have been removed.

May Customization Release 8 days ago

This new Release of Rocket brings some additional features and improvements such as:
- The boxes around the icon grids can now be turned off. In that case a filter using the base color will be applied to the background. This is necessary in order to keep the icon names readable.
- The background can now be blurred (see screenshot above).
- Fixed a bug, where pressing esc did not close Rocket.

The Great Release 21 days ago

This release of Rocket introduces a lot of improvements and convenient features!
New features are:
-- Rocket can now be launched with the Meta/Super/Win button! For this, a dbus-launcher is provided and installed with the installer script.
-- Rocket now automatically closes if the window loses focus (e.g. if the user switches to another application via Alt+Tab).
-- Rocket now only allows to be run in a single instance, and closes if it detects a new one = same shortcut for opening and closing!
-- Rocket now ships with Rocket Designer to facilitate customization.
-- The startup animation speed has been increased.
-- Some bugs have also been fixed, and the installer script has been improved.
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For all users, it is recommended to download the zipped package and to run the installer script, because most "helper files" (like the .desktop files) have been improved upon many ways. However, if you only want the bugfixes and some of the new features, you can still download the executables.

Inverted Scrolling 29 days ago

Rocket now supports inverted scrolling!
In order to activate it, set the variables inverted_scrolling_y or inverted_scrolling_x in the config file (~/.config/rocket/rocketstyle) from false to true.
Apart from that, this update fixes a bug where Rocket cannot pick the current wallpaper from ~/.config/plasma-org.kde.plasma.desktop-appletsrc, and thus could not keep up sometimes with wallpaper changes.
Note that Plasma wallpaper packages are not supported, only image files (such as .jpeg, .png, .svg etc.) are.
If you already have Rocket installed, you only have to make the binary a executable via "chmod +x rocket" and replace the old one in ~/.local/bin (or wherever you have Rocket installed).

Important Bugfix 29 days ago

This update fixes a bug where Rocket cannot pick the current wallpaper from ~/.config/plasma-org.kde.plasma.desktop-appletsrc, and thus could not keep up sometimes with wallpaper changes.
Note that Plasma wallpaper packages are not supported, only image files (such as .jpeg, .png, .svg etc.) are.
If you are an old user, it suffices to grab the executable and replace the old one in ~/.local/bin/ (or wherever you have Rocket installed).

Vertical Scrolling and Wallpaper Grabbing 1 month ago

Rocket also supports vertical scrolling now!
Besides it also grabs your wallpaper from ~/.config/plasma-org.kde.plasma.desktop-appletsrc automatically, so you do not need to update ~/.config/wallpaper all the time.

Bugfix 1 month ago

On setups with multiple monitors the wallpapers have been picked randomly.
This has been fixed by forcing a sorting during the readout of the original plasma configuration file.

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product-maker bunnymnemonic Apr 13 2021 10 the best
10 the best – Thank you for creating this amazing app launcher! It does not appear on store.kde.org, so you might have to change the category (something under Linux/Unix Desktops > Desktop Themes > KDE > KDE Plasma).
product-maker gnvageesh Apr 13 2021 10 the best
Awesome.... A kinda a gnome 40 feel
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