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AppMenu QML


Plasmoid Script

Score 88%
AppMenu QML

Minimum required   KDE 4.x
Downloads:  7815
Submitted:  Oct 18 2011
Updated:  Jul 31 2013


This plasmoid shows a menu of the installed applications, similar to Lancelot but much simpler. The purpose of the simpleness is to have a faster plasmoid which also loads faster. The plasmoid also has a list of favorites and you can search applications by application name. There are "Lock Session", "Leave" and "Switch User" and other similar buttons. Other features:
- the number of visible columns can be changed (between 1 and 4);
- the favorites section can be hidden;
- the favorites list can be locked;
- the size of all visible icons can be changed;
- closing and opening the menu remembers its state (configurable);
- change launcher icon;
- configure which "leave" buttons are shown (or show none at all);
- the favorites list can be reordered using drag-and-drop;
- the menu items can be dragged and dropping them on a panel or on the desktop creates a shortcut there.

The plasmoid can be completely manipulated with the keyboard only except for the buttons at the bottom wich must be clicked with the mouse. The menu can be browsed with the arrow keys and PageUp and PageDown, a favorite can be added with the + or = key and removed with the - key, to search an application by its name, just start typing the name.

This plasmoid is entirely written in QML + JavaScript.

Note: this plasmoid requires KDE 4.8.0 or higher. For correct resizing of the "Leave" buttons, KDE 4.9.0 is required.

Bugs I don't have control over (because of limitations in Qt or Plasma):
- make configuring the plasmoid's icon more elegant by showing the current icon on the button that launches the "Change icon" dialog and by removing the text field holding the icon's name (only possible when KConfigXT finally supports Icon)
- provide a command line to open/close the menu
- maybe add "Recent Documents" section (below Favorites?); there is no Plasma DataEngine for this, so I cannot do it
- allow to modify the ordering of the "leave" buttons (must find a way in
KConfig XT to do this)


version 1.6 (2013-07-31):
- do not show the "Add favorite" and "Remove favorite" buttons in the search menu when the favorites are locked
- the "Add Favorite" and "Remove Favorite" buttons are not visible anymore if the favorites section is hidden
- dragging an application from the menu to the panel or the desktop creates a shortcut there
- the favorites can be reordered using drag-and-drop

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 Leave Buttons order

 by soee on: Nov 9 2013
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+1 for this feature. It would be great if you can find workaround for this :)

Thank you for the great app :)

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 Favourite list per activity

 by soee on: Nov 16 2013
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Is it possible to add configuration option to use separate favourite list on each activity ?

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 Launcher small and listing all programs?

 by cluelesscoder on: Nov 28 2014
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First off, thanks for your hard work! Second thing is that I noticed that the launcher seems quite small. Also my #1 feature is a button which allows me to list ALL installed programs without checking the category.

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 Re: Launcher small and listing all programs?

 by janet on: Jan 15 2015
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You can drag the launcher to any size you want... Just grab the upper right corner and drag.

If you want a menu which shows all applications without category you might want to try the fullscreen menu homerun...

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 Does not work anymore - no entries

 by janet on: Jan 15 2015
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I'm using KDE 4.14.3 (Debian Sid) an suddenly the menu doesn't work anymore, there are no entries at all, every content is gone. I tried removing and readding it but that didn't help.

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 Plasma/KF 5?

 by janet on: Aug 23 2015
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Can you please port this to Plasam/KF 5? It is such a great menu and I really miss it...

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