CinnVIIStarkMenu

UUID: CinnVIIStarkMenu@NikoKrause
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Cinnamon Menu with the look of the Windows 7 Start Menu or the MATE Menu

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Linux Mint-Version 20.2 20.1 20 19.3 19.2 19.1 19 18.3 18.2 18.1 18 17.3 17.2

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CyberBob305
CyberBob305-1 week ago
Is it possible to edit the starkmenu-icon in the taskbar? Maybe i'm blind (or dumb) but i can't find any way to change. thx
Greyfus
Greyfus-2 months ago
I too am looking for a layout that more closely resembles XP start menu.
ACR-Jeff
ACR-Jeff-3 months ago
I love this menu. There is only one thing I am getting frustrated with. There is no way to customize the menu that I am aware of as far as Width - Height. It would be nice if we could customize it to fit our screens properly. I customized the side menu to only have the items I need/want and now the whole menu height is far to small. This has been an issue for a long time.
ACR-Jeff
ACR-Jeff-2 months ago
I found what I needed to change and set the height of the menu to my desired height. For anyone else interested due to the menu being too short for your preference. Steps I took: 1. Open Terminal cd to "~/.local/share/cinnamon/applets/CinnVIIStarkMenu@NikoKrause/4.2" 2. "sudo gedit applet.js" (or replace gedit with your preferred text editor) 3. Locate/search for Line #2099 or text this.applicationsScrollBox.set_height(scrollBoxHeight); 4. Changes made "+ 200" for menu scroll box height was my desired height, You can change it to your desired height: this.applicationsScrollBox.set_height(scrollBoxHeight + 200); 5. Same steps above for Line "#2100" this.categoriesScrollBox.set_height(scrollBoxHeight); 6. Change to your preferred height his.categoriesScrollBox.set_height(scrollBoxHeight + 200); 7. Save and exit. Restart Cinnamon This was the easiest way I could find to get my desired height. It would be nice if their was settings within the Configuration to adjust the width/height to our desired usable size. Prior to this the menu was only showing a menu approximately half the height of what I set it manually.
samuelsa02
samuelsa02-5 months ago
It would be nice, an option to change the size of the custom menu icon, as in the Cinnamon menu.
Andrei Miculita
Andrei Miculita-5 months ago
Another thing about reproducing the XP menu: as far as I can tell, the last step would be to have a third layout: https://imgur.com/TmVKXk8 Where favorite programs are red, shortcuts (pictures, downloads, settings) are green, the user account info is dark yellow and the session buttons are blue
xcelsiour
xcelsiour-7 months ago
I have a request. I want to get rid of the sidebar on the left when you go into all applications and just show the list only. https://i.imgur.com/QR36cW4.png I have it circled what I want to get rid of. How can I modify CinnVIIStarkMenu to make this happen? I have a feeling it's just one line or two I have to modify to do t his.
Aquaventurer
Aquaventurer-7 months ago
really good menu. so far no issues on linux mint 20.1
germe-fur
germe-fur-8 months ago
is a REALLY good menu.
Fred
Fred-10 months ago
God, help me..i'm blind! I think i've clicked in every link in this page, scrolled in every direction, and i can't find the changelog for the 13/12/2020 update. I mean, i click "open" in changelog section, i see the credits, the languages bla bla, and i can't see where do i click to see what's changed! I gave up and updated anyway, but i hate to update blindly. can anyone help?
NikoKrause
NikoKrause-10 months ago
You find the changelog by clicking on the commit hash at the top of this site, i.e. the link in the square brackets after "Last commit".
Fred
Fred-10 months ago
I was indeed blind. Thanks! Btw, awesome work you've been doing, i always spread the word about this menu. The best ever made brother. Good job and have a nice day!
dtconnor
dtconnor-10 months ago
I would like to remove the Lock Screen/Logout/Quit buttons I have my own restart(reboot) and Shutdown(poweroff) buttons in Favorites I have looked around in the .js file but not being a coder not sure exactly what to comment out - can you point me in the right direction. THX
NikoKrause
NikoKrause-10 months ago
Hey, you're thinking too complicated. There's a switch called "Show quit buttons" in the settings.
dtconnor
dtconnor-10 months ago
DOH ! THX - perfect - beautiful menu btw
NikoKrause
NikoKrause-11 months ago
Web search has been added to CinnVIIStarkMenu version 1.31 (in Cinnamon version 4.2+).
sanawu
sanawu-11 months ago
It works in Mint 20 Cinnamon 4.6.7
Andrei Miculita
Andrei Miculita-11 months ago
I've been trying to recreate the look of the Windows XP start menu. I took some screenshots and thought you might find them useful. Maybe it's not in your scope, but in case you want this applet to be able to look like XP, there are a few differences (I used the b00merang XP theme). https://imgur.com/Tu31kkT.png I don't know if it's the theme or the applet that would need to make some adjustments. These would be: less padding between programs, user picture and name in top margin, power buttons in bottom margin (I'll look into these in my free time :P). Maybe separate favorite programs and frequently used programs. It's almost pixel perfect for Vista and 7 themes though.
Andrei Miculita
Andrei Miculita-8 months ago
Update: after some discussion with the theme dev, this is where he got it. https://imgur.com/e9lVFV8.png
Andrei Miculita
Andrei Miculita-1 year ago
I honestly miss most of Cinnamenu's features such as fuzzy search, web search, and the built-in calculator. To me, in the long term, it would be nice to see these two applets merged. Regarding your plans to simplify the settings menu, maybe make some of the settings collapsible?
NikoKrause
NikoKrause-1 year ago
Hey, thanks for your feedback. I just backported the new search from Cinnamons menu, which is a lot better compared to the previous search, and I'm pretty happy with it. I'm not sure, which built-in calculator is used in Cinnamenu, but I'll take a look. You can enable search providers for CinnVIIStarkMenu to have a built-in calculator. I'll add some instructions later, how to enable that. Making settings collapsible doesn't change much codebase wise. By the way, the Cinnamenu is back. So nothing to miss there anymore :)
NikoKrause
NikoKrause-1 year ago
I've updated this applet to version 1.29. The main change in this version is a significantly improved search function (in Cinnamon versions 4.2+). Furthermore I started a poll to find out which settings of the applet are used a lot and which are don't used at all or which are barely used. This will help me to improve the applet. You find the survey on GitHub: https://github.com/linuxmint/cinnamon-spices-applets/issues/3249 Thanks for your feedback in advance.
sallywoog
sallywoog-1 year ago
Where does this menu store the menu items? I hope it's NOT in dconf, which file/folder?
Ryan Festag
Ryan Festag-1 year ago
Just tested 1.23 in Cinnamon 4.6.2, and it is working great. Whatever version I had installed before my latest Cinnamon upgrade was crashing, but this works as expected.
ivanaponi
ivanaponi-1 year ago
Given the alternatives, this is the best we got
Mpc46
Mpc46-1 year ago
Easy to use, highly customizable and really good looking, I love it! You did a great job, thanks for sharing it with us!
NikoKrause
NikoKrause-1 year ago
I've updated the applet to version 1.19. Hope it works better now.
Stephen Sepan
Stephen Sepan-1 year ago
Thanks!
flansuse
flansuse-1 year ago
Why isn't this page being updated? Why is the built-in applets manager still stuck with an very outdated and incompatible version? There is constant development and updates on the GitHub project, yet the maintainer makes no updates or announcements on here anymore. Yes, I know you can manually download the tarball from the project page and change a few lines with a text editor on a specific .json file, but that should never be expected of a desktop user. Applet updates should be seamless and integrated.
ak1dd
ak1dd-1 year ago
Thanks for this... really love it. A couple questions - is there a way to change the Quit menu icons? They don't match my theme and I think it would be slick to look more like symbolic icons. Second, is there a way to have the view always default to "All Programs"? I don't really use favorites as they are on my panel. Finally, how about a way to reduce the amount of white space? For example there is a lot of empty space between menu items and a big empty space to the right of the search box. Thanks again.
Stephen Sepan
Stephen Sepan-1 year ago
Sorry wrong link -- that was MY fork; the original location is... https://github.com/linuxmint/cinnamon-spices-applets/blob/master/CinnVIIStarkMenu@NikoKrause/files/CinnVIIStarkMenu@NikoKrause/metadata.json ...but the point is the same. The download link (and I should clarify that I mean the one HERE on Cinnamon Spices) is older.
Stephen Sepan
Stephen Sepan-1 year ago
As you can see here... https://github.com/ssepan2/cinnamon-spices-applets/blob/master/CinnVIIStarkMenu@NikoKrause/files/CinnVIIStarkMenu@NikoKrause/metadata.json ... @kavalanche added the fix 2 days ago. However, it's not in the download link yet.
Stephen Sepan
Stephen Sepan-1 year ago
I'll also echo @bassistguy's comment about the Download link -- I pulled the version in that link before doing my edit and found that although the .json file did have 4.2, it did NOT have 4.4.
Stephen Sepan
Stephen Sepan-1 year ago
I've just upgraded to Linux Mint Cinnamon 19.3 Tricia (Cinnamon v4.4.5). Although the upgrade warned about the applet and no longer loaded it, following the advice by @bassistguy below, by downloading the latest, copying to the folder indicated, and adding "4.4" to the cinnamon-version line, as in ... "cinnamon-version": ["2.6","2.8","3.0","3.2","3.4","3.6","3.8","4.0","4.2","4.4"] ...allows the menu to load in Mint 19.3.
fgovoni
fgovoni-1 year ago
It worked
Aliaksei Labotski
Aliaksei Labotski-2 years ago
Why it don't work with Mint 19.2??? So much time has passed
Derek-is-Eric
Derek-is-Eric-2 years ago
I've installed Linux Mint 19.2 MATE and try to install this including the workaround, but i cant choose this "applet"... Is it possible to use this applet in Linux Mint 19.2 MATE? I've used this Menu in Linux Mint 18.2 MATE and it works fine but i don't remember how i have it installed. Is there a difference between Cinnamon and MATE?
bassistguy
bassistguy-2 years ago
PLEASE NOTE: Before you try the workaround I posted, if you already attempted to download this menu via the "Add applet to panel" dialog, make sure to REMOVE it from the "Manage" tab first before attempting my workaround!! Just highlight CinnVIIStarkMenu and choose X at the bottom. Then start on the workaround below.
bassistguy
bassistguy-2 years ago
*Workaround for Mint 19.2, Cinnamon 4.2.x* It looks like NikoKrause already updated this menu for Cinnamon 4.2.x, but didn't point the Download link on this page to the update. To use this with Mint 19.2, do the following: 1. Download the applet (Orange Download link at the top of this page) 2. Extract the ZIP file and move the extracted directory to ~/.local/share/cinnamon/applets 3. Edit the metadata.json file with a text editor 4. REPLACE the last line with the following and save the file: "cinnamon-version": ["2.6","2.8","3.0","3.2","3.4","3.6","3.8","4.0","4.2"] 5. Right-click on your panel and choose "Add applets to the panel" 6. You should now see the new, updated "CinnVIIStarkMenu" as an option 7. Choose it, and enjoy the best Cinnamon menu available :)
flansuse
flansuse-2 years ago
Thank you, bassistguy! This worked for me and I am a very happy Cinnamon user once more! Cannot thank you enough!
jimthedj65
jimthedj65-2 years ago
My 19.2 upgraded looking glass reports error t=2019-08-12T12:54:54Z [CinnVIIStarkMenu@NikoKrause]: Extension is not compatible with current Cinnamon version
Bendeguz1974
Bendeguz1974-2 years ago
Hi Niko. Please update the StarkMenu application! This the best menu! I really like this and I'm wery sad, because not work in Linux Mint 19.2 :-(
flansuse
flansuse-2 years ago
This is the best menu for any desktop, any distro, and operating system, Windows, Mac, or Linux. Nothing else comes close. An update for Cinnamon 4.2.3 (Linux Mint 19.2, Manjaro, and others) is super important, and we are ever so grateful! Thank you for your amazing efforts and applet!
jimthedj65
jimthedj65-2 years ago
totally agree it should be part of the distribution.
magellan-13016
magellan-13016-2 years ago
Please update for Cinnamon 4.2.3 installed with Linux Mint 19.2 ! I only like this menu for linux !
jimthedj65
jimthedj65-2 years ago
would love this to support 19.2
salvamea
salvamea-2 years ago
Please update it its the best menu for cinnamon....
bassistguy
bassistguy-2 years ago
I'm assuming there will be an update for Linux Mint 19.2 (Cinnamon)? When I attempt to install this menu, there is a message stating it's not compatible.
Saul Fautley
Saul Fautley-2 years ago
Best menu ever, love it. But is there any way to make it reset to show Favorites each time it opens rather than showing the previous view? Would be great if this could be configured.
LinuxOnTheDesktop
LinuxOnTheDesktop-2 years ago
Sorry to be a pain, but there's just now been a Cinnamon update - on the Mint alpha channel, anyway (see https://github.com/linuxmint/alpha-testing) - and Cinnamon now reports the applet as incompatible. $ cinnamon --version Cinnamon 4.2.0
Paulikid
Paulikid-2 years ago
same here on Arch Linux with Cinnamon DE. I added "4.2" in the "metadata.json" of StarkMenu, so the applet starts again after restarting Cinnamon, but the left side of the menu is empty, no applications, no favorites.
alien1618
alien1618-2 years ago
Hi there, I want to say that I use Cinnamon primarily for the StarkMenu which is in my opinion the best applications menu available as compared with anyone in any desktop environment. It is so great that I think it should be available by default in Cinnamon. Thank you so very much for the great work you have done and please keep up the wonderful work.
FcoDanielRM
FcoDanielRM-2 years ago
I have a problem, when I try to assign a new direct access in applications, and I will open the panel for the order, application name, and the icon, when I click on the icon I can not choose an icon and it is blocked, I have to kill the process since I can not cancel. Thank you for your help and this is incredible!
NikoKrause
NikoKrause-2 years ago
Hey, this is a known issue in Cinnamon 4.0 (Linux Mint 19.1) itself and not specific to this applet: https://github.com/linuxmint/cinnamon-spices-applets/issues/2155 It will be solved in Cinnamon 4.2 (Linux Mint 19.2).
naaiil
naaiil-2 years ago
Awesome cinnamon menu. But is that possible bring back the menu to favorite app after search app. Because after search app, the menu cannot back to favorite menu, still on all program menu. Thanks
Neverest
Neverest-2 years ago
Used this when moving my family's laptop to Mint. No problems so far. :) Any hope for a Mate applet of the menu? Would love to use it on a lighter desktop environment.
GNU_Linux_User
GNU_Linux_User-2 years ago
I like this applet so much that I use it twice - on two panels! It's a shame that once I've configured one I have to configure the other (as against there being some way of copying the configuration). Also, I find that typing into the button for the 'quit' text is extremely slow - on a very fast laptop. It takes more than five seconds for some of the letters to show up.
Ben
Ben-2 years ago
My favorite Cinnamon menu by far. Great work! Thanks.
Hugo Meireles Gonçalves
Now working with Cinnamon 4.0! Thank you a lot.
eyzer24
eyzer24-2 years ago
The update for CinnVIIStarkMenu it's ok for me(Manjaro cinnamon4). Thanks ;)
eyzer24
eyzer24-2 years ago
HI, i like it but don't work with cinnamon 4
NikoKrause
NikoKrause-2 years ago
Added support for Cinnamon 4.0
Michel Casillas
Michel Casillas-3 years ago
What a beautifil thing.
Frank
Frank-3 years ago
Clicking on "configure" does nothing. Version 1.1.7 Debian Sid
Adeel Akram
Adeel Akram-3 years ago
The following Message appears if Mouse is clicked/kept on extreme lower left corner near @ Menu of CinnVIIStarkMenu (I am using "Hot Corners" Applet to Run a Command on lower left corner): Execution of " failed: Text was empty (or contained whitespace) This message should not be triggered if there is nothing to execute in the "Hot Corners" settings... Similarly anything that has spaces in parameters should be handled without triggering this message. All else is working perfectly... Keep up the good work !!! I am using version 2017-11-16
oxydium
oxydium-3 years ago
I find that an option is missing to enable or disable tooltips in programs navigation. with this extra option, the applet would be perfect :)
Band1to
Band1to-3 years ago
Awesome !
Григорий Столяр
Great applet. Thanks.
Craig Lillie
Craig Lillie-3 years ago
Can't wait for the 3.6 version. Just got upgraded from 3.4.2 to 3.6.0 and sadly it doesn't work now.
NikoKrause
NikoKrause-3 years ago
I have updated CinnVIIStarkMenu for Cinnamon 3.6. You just need to update the applet now.
James Upson
James Upson-3 years ago
Hi Craig, it's working for me on 3.6.1, after a bit of jiggery pokery.
Bertrand Pivaty
Bertrand Pivaty-4 years ago
This is a great applet. I however have one suggestion: it would be nice that if one select All Programs, whether you start an app or close the menu, re-opening the menu should be back with favorites. Or maybe at least make it configurable.
NikoKrause
NikoKrause-4 years ago
The MATE-Menu Layout of this applet has this behaviour.
Bertrand Pivaty
Bertrand Pivaty-4 years ago
I tried both Mate and Stark menu none of them gave me this behavior.
NikoKrause
NikoKrause-4 years ago
MATE-Layout: Remembers which section (»All Programs« or »Favorites«) was open and shows this section next time you're opening the menu. Stark-Layout: Always shows the »Favorites« section on menu opening. If that's not the case please file a new issue on the following page: https://github.com/linuxmint/cinnamon-spices-applets/issues
Bertrand Pivaty
Bertrand Pivaty-4 years ago
It works well as you said with Stark layout. Don't know why it did not work before. Nice applet. I like it.
CottonEaster
CottonEaster-4 years ago
This fine applet seems to be having problems on my Mint 18.2 Cinnamon system. For details, please see the bug report here: https://github.com/linuxmint/Cinnamon/issues/6739#issuecomment-31871833
GNU_Linux_User
GNU_Linux_User-2 years ago
The applet is working well on Mint 19.1 and indeed better than the official Mint menu applet. Kudos to the developer of CinnVII!
Henkel256
Henkel256-4 years ago
Work with Mint 17.1, very good. Thanks.
ACinnamonUserInUK
ACinnamonUserInUK-4 years ago
Very nice. Polished. Good work. Thank you.
kreha1
kreha1-4 years ago
Thank you for this menu. Do you plan on adding win10-like menu layout? Would love that applet even more. Thanks again :).
NikoKrause
NikoKrause-4 years ago
No it hasn't. If you are looking for a menu applet with fuzzy search, try the Sane Menu by nooulaif: https://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/applets/view/258
Zerophase
Zerophase-4 years ago
Does this have fuzzy search?
Reaw
Reaw-4 years ago
To solve the 'Super-R' issue opening the wrong menu, you have to restart Cinnamon ! (Alt+f2 then type r and enter).
Reaw
Reaw-4 years ago
I like this menu a lot, but when I press the the 'Super-R' button, it still opens the default menu and not this one, even if the default menu applet isn't activated. Any idea on how to solve this ?
Steve Murphy
Steve Murphy-4 years ago
A lot to like with this menu, but for me there are a couple of deal breakers that stop it being my first choice of alternative to the stock menu. I don't like that the menu doesn't maintain a consistent width moving through program categories and it suffers some issues with brief text corruption scrolling trough program categories on my system. Stock menu does the same, but there are other choices on Spices that don't.
NikoKrause
NikoKrause-4 years ago
"The menu doesn't maintain a consistent width moving through program categories..." That was a bug. The menu should has constant width now. "... and it suffers some issues with brief text corruption scrolling trough program categories on my system." I'm not sure, what you mean by "brief text corruption". But scrolling through categories has been improved as well.
Steve Murphy
Steve Murphy-4 years ago
Hi NikoKrause. The text corruption issues seem to be cured with Mint 18.2/Cinnamon 3.4 and the menu width is all good now. Have been using this for a few weeks now as my default. All good. Thank-you.