UUID: CinnVIIStarkMenu@NikoKrause
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6 days ago 2018-12-07, 14:22 UTC
Last commit: [e82f22da] CinnVIIStarkMenu@NikoKrause: Fix broken option "Open menu on hover" (#2144)

Cinnamon Menu with the look of the Windows 7 Start Menu or the MATE Menu



 CinnVIIStarkMenu Logo CinnVIIStarkMenu

Compatible Cinnamon Versions:

✔ Cinnamon-Version 4.0 (Linux Mint 19.1)
✔ Cinnamon-Version 3.8 (Linux Mint 19)
✔ Cinnamon-Version 3.6 (Linux Mint 18.3)
✔ Cinnamon-Version 3.4 (Linux Mint 18.2)
✔ Cinnamon-Version 3.2 (Linux Mint 18.1)
✔ Cinnamon-Version 3.0 (Linux Mint 18)
✔ Cinnamon-Version 2.8 (Linux Mint 17.3)
✔ Cinnamon-Version 2.6 (Linux Mint 17.2)


Click on the image below to see a review video of CinnVIIStarkMenu (previous: CinnXPStarkMenu) by Big Daddy:

Review of CinnXPStarkMenu by Big Daddy
Published on Nov 11, 2016


Rocco (aka. Big Daddy) gave some air time (22:22--24:01) to CinnVIIStarkMenu on the Destination Linux Podcast. CinnVIIStarkMenu is mentioned at the end of the Article Linux – Desktop Environment Hopping by MorningStarGG on Think Critic
Airtime of CinnVIIStarkMenu on Destination Linux Podcast Article on Think Critic
Published on May 15, 2017 Published on September 17, 2017

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CinnVIIStarkMenu is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 2 or later. See the COPYING file for details.



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Ben-3 weeks ago
My favorite Cinnamon menu by far. Great work! Thanks.
Hugo Meireles Gonçalves
Now working with Cinnamon 4.0! Thank you a lot.
eyzer24-1 month ago
The update for CinnVIIStarkMenu it's ok for me(Manjaro cinnamon4). Thanks ;)
eyzer24-1 month ago
HI, i like it but don't work with cinnamon 4
NikoKrause-1 month ago
Added support for Cinnamon 4.0
Michel Casillas
Michel Casillas-2 months ago
What a beautifil thing.
Frank-8 months ago
Clicking on "configure" does nothing. Version 1.1.7 Debian Sid
Adeel Akram
Adeel Akram-11 months 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-11 months 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-11 months ago
Awesome !
Григорий Столяр
Great applet. Thanks.
Craig Lillie
Craig Lillie-1 year 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-1 year ago
I have updated CinnVIIStarkMenu for Cinnamon 3.6. You just need to update the applet now.
James Upson
James Upson-1 year ago
Hi Craig, it's working for me on 3.6.1, after a bit of jiggery pokery.
Bertrand Pivaty
Bertrand Pivaty-1 year 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-1 year ago
The MATE-Menu Layout of this applet has this behaviour.
Bertrand Pivaty
Bertrand Pivaty-1 year ago
I tried both Mate and Stark menu none of them gave me this behavior.
NikoKrause-1 year 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:
Bertrand Pivaty
Bertrand Pivaty-1 year 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-1 year ago
This fine applet seems to be having problems on my Mint 18.2 Cinnamon system. For details, please see the bug report here:
Henkel256-1 year ago
Work with Mint 17.1, very good. Thanks.
Very nice. Polished. Good work. Thank you.
kreha1-1 year ago
Thank you for this menu. Do you plan on adding win10-like menu layout? Would love that applet even more. Thanks again :).
NikoKrause-1 year ago
No it hasn't. If you are looking for a menu applet with fuzzy search, try the Sane Menu by nooulaif:
Zerophase-1 year ago
Does this have fuzzy search?
Reaw-1 year ago
To solve the 'Super-R' issue opening the wrong menu, you have to restart Cinnamon ! (Alt+f2 then type r and enter).
Reaw-1 year 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-1 year 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-1 year 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-1 year 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.