Plasma 5 Menus kickoff launcher plasma plasma5 plasmoid

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): https://gitlab.com/nwwdles/plasma-kickoff-grid

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Description:

Application menu with Favorites and Applications displayed in multiple columns.

Features:
- subtitle text can be disabled,
- label position can be changed (right/bottom/hidden),
- icon size can be changed,
- menu size can be changed,
- item margins can be changed.
Last changelog:

5.19.5.0 7 months ago

- allow hiding subtitles and changing icon sizes for Leave, History and other tabs

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kold1981

26 days ago

10 So much easier to use

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jdpd77

1 month ago

9 9 excellent

It's important to have your favorites at the first access with the minimum number of clicks and movements. Good good design is a must and this app has a very nice one.

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alexgantera

1 month ago

10 10 the best

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madeiraantonio97

6 months ago

10 Add a portuguese translations please.

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TheGrandFinale2001

6 months ago

Is there any way to change the speed of the animation when you select each tab? Or add an option to disable it all together?

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cupnoodles

6 months ago

Did you consider disabling animations via a slider in the System Settings?
Alternatively, you can make a script to patch TabGroup.qml to use the durations you want manually (it'll be reset back on plasma updates):
sudo sed -i 's/PlasmaCore.Units.longDuration/PlasmaCore.Units.shortDuration/g' /usr/lib/qt/qml/org/kde/plasma/components/TabGroup.qml

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TheGrandFinale2001

6 months ago

I might look into that, it's not a deal breaker or anything. Was just curious.

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cupnoodles

6 months ago

Tab animation durations are defined here [1]. I'm not sure if it's possible to override this from a plasmoid without copying all the stuff over (I'm not really into QML so I may be wrong).

[1] https://invent.kde.org/frameworks/plasma-framework/-/blob/master/src/declarativeimports/plasmacomponents/qml/TabGroup.qml

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migzulk

6 months ago

An excellent option. A new view / tab possibility with all applications like launchpad or KickerDashboard would be great.

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cupnoodles

6 months ago

Thank you. I was hoping to switch to the new kickoff [1, 2] once it's released and wasn't really planning on adding new non-trivial stuff, so it's probably out of scope, sorry.

[1] https://invent.kde.org/plasma/plasma-desktop/-/merge_requests/113
[2] https://phabricator.kde.org/T12192

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wstephenson

6 months ago

Ha, so it's finally going to be retired. I think it's about time. We came up with the UI in 2005 [1], when I still thought the original IPod's sliding tab interface was pretty nifty and a way to save screen space on the 1024x768 displays of the era.

[1] https://akademy2006.kde.org/conference/slides/kickoff_akademy.pdf

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migzulk

6 months ago

An excellent option. A new view / tab possibility with all applications like launchpad or KickerDashboard would be great.

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TheGrandFinale2001

7 months ago

10 10 the best

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TheGrandFinale2001

7 months ago

9 I like that you have a way to disable subtitles in Favorites and in Applications, but is there any way to disable them in the other tabs too? Like in Computer, History, and Leave. Just to give the whole thing a more cohesive look.

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cupnoodles

7 months ago

Hey there! I've added options to hide subtitles and change icon sizes for those tabs (version 5.19.5.0).

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TheGrandFinale2001

7 months ago

I first want to say thanks for responding so fast and working on it so quickly, I install the update but the hide subtitles doesn't seem to be working.

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TheGrandFinale2001

7 months ago

I stand corrected, just needed to reboot. Everything works great. Changed rating to 10. Thanks for your work.

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skinwalker

7 months ago

10 This is excellent. Thanks mate. What is that UI font?

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cupnoodles

7 months ago

Thank you. The font is Fira Sans Condensed (or maybe Compressed).

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SeaEagle

7 months ago

10 Rated 10/10. I like the way I can increase the number of columns as I increase the number of favourites. Also that it displays item descriptions. Loads quickly too.

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rustywrench

7 months ago

8 8 great
I use this menu with newer plasma versions and it is super fantastic..however it will not work in Plasma 5.14 which is the version in Debian. Is it possible to get it running in Plasma 5.14?

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cupnoodles

7 months ago

Hey there, I've uploaded the version for 5.14. I didn't test it thoroughly but it should work. There were some changes with imports, kirigami and stuff (also can't use `let` in JS there).

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rustywrench

6 months ago

that is super fantastic! thank you so much cupnoodles!

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Duke93

10 months ago

10 10 the best

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iceler

1 year ago

10 10 the best

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5.19.5.0 7 months ago

- allow hiding subtitles and changing icon sizes for Leave, History and other tabs

5.18.5.2 10 months ago

- attempt to fix a bug that resulted in empty favorites list on first launch

5.18.5.0

- upstream updates from master
- fix name collision with Qt5.14 property in grid config page

5.18.0.0 1 year ago

- Upstream updates from 5.18.
- Add margins options.
- Add an option to allow resizing the menu using the mouse (Alt+RMB drag by default). The actual feature is that the menu will now remember the size when it's resized this way.
- Fix search slide-in direction.

5.17.0.2 1 year ago

- Applications tab now supports grid view too (in some layouts category arrow may look ugly)
- fix 'Always use maximum columns' setting not being saved

5.17.0.1 1 year ago

1. default configuration is now set to 2 columns
2. columns count can now be set to 'always maximum count', or be incremented as columns fill up.
3. updates from upstream and some my fixes:
3.A. restore favorites order when dragging an item outside of the menu
3.B. reordering tabs fixes:
3.B.a. reordered tabs no longer slide in from wrong directions
3.B.b. switching between tabs using keyboard correctly handles reordered tabs
3.B.c. known issue: Search tab now slides in from the left side
4. pinning an item to Task Manager no longer closes the menu
4.A. known issue(?): it won't close the menu on 'Open New Window' and other context menu actions and I'm still undecided if that's the behavior I want.

5.16.3.2 1 year ago

- move Favorites view settings to a separate settings page
- support for labels under icons
- 1 column view fully replicates the look of the default kickoff list view
- code cleanup

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product-maker kold1981 Mar 24 2021 10 the best
So much easier to use
product-maker jdpd77 Mar 01 2021 9 excellent
9 excellent It's important to have your favorites at the first access with the minimum number of clicks and movements. Good good design is a must and this app has a very nice one.
product-maker alexgantera Mar 01 2021 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker madeiraantonio97 Oct 08 2020 10 the best
Add a portuguese translations please.
product-maker skinwalker Sep 12 2020 10 the best
This is excellent. Thanks mate. What is that UI font?
product-maker SeaEagle Sep 07 2020 10 the best
Rated 10/10. I like the way I can increase the number of columns as I increase the number of favourites. Also that it displays item descriptions. Loads quickly too.
product-maker Duke93 May 24 2020 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker iceler Feb 15 2020 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker migzulk Aug 09 2019 9 excellent
9 excellent!!! Now that Kickoff can perform calculations and conversions, along with these new possibilities of views, it is very close - if it is no longer :) - of being PERFECT. However, I personally would love an extra option to visualize all the applications such as the Plasma full screen Dashboard, the Unity8 or Dolphin launcher by grouping each item and labeling the headings with the initial letter. If I can find the code necessary to make it happen, I will share it. You have done a great job! Thank you!!!
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