Cinnamenu

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A flexible menu with grid or list layout options, file browser and emoji search.

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Cinnamenu

Cinnamenu is a full featured alternative to the standard Cinnamon menu with grid layout and customisation options.

Features

  • Filesystem browser and file search.
  • Fuzzy searching for app names.
  • Emoji search.
  • Customisation options:
    • Resizable.
    • View apps in a list or grid.
    • Options on where to show session and favorite app buttons.
    • Change icon sizes.
  • Key navigation.
  • Built in calculator: (including constants and functions: E, PI, abs, acos, acosh, asin, asinh, atan, atanh, cbrt, ceil, cos, cosh, exp, floor, log, max, min, pow, random, round, sign, sin, sinh, sqrt, tan, tanh and trunc. All angles are in radians.)
  • Browser bookmarks and history search
  • Wikipedia search.

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498 Comments

Andrey
Andrey-3 days ago
hi hi, can I kindly ask you to add functionality so that the applet also reads the configuration from the ~/.config/cinnamon/spices folder in light of the latest cinnamon update regarding following the XDG rules.
fredcw
fredcw-3 days ago
Hi, the applet doesn't read this configuration directly, it is done by cinnamon automatically.
Andrey
Andrey-3 days ago
I did some digging in the code, is it possible to change the validation paths in the _ensureSettingsFiles() function. It sets the variable "configPath" to a specific path to ~/.cinnamon/configs. Perhaps this is the reason that this folder is created every time the applet is loaded. This is the only applet I installed that creates dot files in the main directory of the home folder.
fredcw
fredcw-3 days ago
You're right, I forgot about this. I'll look into it and thanks for pointing this out.
He-Zu
He-Zu-1 month ago
Hello, I would like to thank you very much for this great menu applet. Keep it up. :-)
fredcw
fredcw-1 month ago
Thanks.
wolframd
wolframd-1 month ago
Hello, great menu - thank you so much! With LinuxMint built in menu there will open the list of apps when hovering the mouse over any category, with yours I have to click once. Is there an option to open the app list/panel with a hovering mouse? I couldn't find it... If not: It would be a great addition, I think. Best regards
fredcw
fredcw-1 month ago
Yes, the option is called "Activate categories on click", it on the "Behaviour" tab. Thanks.
melomane63
melomane63-1 month ago
Just a subtlety, but I change the "all applications" icon from "computer" to "start-here-symbolic", because with some icons (example papirus) and dark theme it's not very readable. I make this modification with: sed -i 's/computer/start-here-symbolic/' $HOME/.local/share/cinnamon/applets/Cinnamenu@json/4.0/categoriesview.js not a big deal to do, but to do with each update... I write this to propose a possible change or to share the workaround. this is the result: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xOb0YNHz5vjmSSwuq1Zg3QBX1sW5tqtR/view
fredcw
fredcw-1 month ago
Thanks for the feedback. I think the papirus issue is a problem with the icon theme rather than the applet as that same icon is even used in papirus-dark theme. The problem with using a symbolic icon is that you're then mixing color and symbolic icons which I don't think looks so good in most themes. I always prefer to use the semantically correct icon and leave it to the icon themes to correct any issues, not that "computer" is necessarily more semantically correct than "start-here" but "start-here" is rather ambiguous perhaps. Ideally the icon called "applications-all" would be used but while it's present in papirus, it's not in the Mint icon themes, adwaita or many other themes.
Lila
Lila-1 month ago
I love this menu, but I was wondering, how can I add transparency to the menu?
fredcw
fredcw-1 month ago
There are a few cinnamon themes that have transparency, e.g. Elegance, Numix-Cinnamon-Semi-Transparent. Go to System settings>Themes>Desktop. Unfortunately, Cinnamon doesn't yet have transparency with a blurred background like you get in windows or macos but that's a matter of taste anyway.
Mikko
Mikko-2 months ago
Great applet, love the customizability! It would be nice if it respected the gsettings "org.cinnamon.desktop.default-applications.terminal" rather than defaulting to gnome-terminal when launching terminal applications.
fredcw
fredcw-2 months ago
The applet doesn't actually handle this, it uses cinnamon's appSystem to open the apps. For each app in the menu, there's an associated .desktop file which is used by cinnamon to find out how to run the app. As far as I know, it does use the default terminal specified in gsettings. At least, I guess, unless another terminal is specified in the .desktop file. I guess the thing to do is check the associated .desktop file for the app. It will be in /usr/share/applications, or if it's a custom launcher, in ~/.local/share/applications. If it's a custom launcher, the filename will start with "alacarte-made- ... .desktop". Normally there would be a line in the .desktop file which reads "Terminal=true" if the command is to be run in a terminal. And I presume this should use the default terminal. If it doesn't then I'm not sure why that is.
SantaFe88
SantaFe88-2 months ago
Is there any way to hide/remove the search bar in Cinnamenu? I never use it, and was hoping there was a way to remove it. Thanks & Thank You.
fredcw
fredcw-2 months ago
Unfortunately there's no way to do this atm.
NielsJac
NielsJac-3 months ago
Disappered from the panel after last update. Error code in Looking Glass: error t=2022-08-19T21:40:39Z [Cinnamenu@json]: Requiring Soup, version 2: Requiring namespace 'Soup' version '2', but '2.4' is already loaded [Cinnamenu@json]: Error importing applet.js from Cinnamenu@json
Hiteshldt
Hiteshldt-3 months ago
Disappeared from the pannel after the update, cinnamenu applet setting is not working either, showing a temporary short effect on the right of pannel, but the applet is not added
fredcw
fredcw-3 months ago
Bug fix update is available now, sorry about that.
ybolu
ybolu-3 months ago
Disappeared from the panel after last update. :( I like the Cinnamenu
fredcw
fredcw-3 months ago
Thanks, I'm glad you like it. Sorry about the bug.
ybolu
ybolu-3 months ago
Thank you for the applet and fixing the bug quickly.
dazzat1960
dazzat1960-3 months ago
This has stopped working with the latest cinnamon update. Hopefully a fix will be implemented very soon as this is the best start menu I have seen and is super useful and customisable.
fredcw
fredcw-3 months ago
Yes, the bug fix update should be available now.
bigbuka
bigbuka-3 months ago
This is a great menu that I have used for over a year! However, it appears as of today it stopped functioning with the latest cinnamon update. The applet no longer appears on the menu and you cannot edit the settings in the applet window. Hopefully this can be fixed.
fredcw
fredcw-3 months ago
Yes, sorry about this. I have fixed the bug and the updated version should be available now.
Edilbert Nunes
Edilbert Nunes-3 months ago
Is possible to provide an option to hide the name of the applications? leaving only the icon. Thanks Cinnamenu is perfect !!!
Michael Freeman
Michael Freeman-3 months ago
I love this menu!!! However... Ever since my update to Linux Mint 21 and what I thought was a similar-timed Cinnamenu update, Cinnamenu's opening animation seems a *lot* more jerky. I'm not sure if this is a Cinnamon problem or a Cinnamenu problem, but all other panel applet menus seem perfectly smooth. This is a minor issue, as all other functionality seems fine, but it's just not quite as nice as it was before.
fredcw
fredcw-3 months ago
Thanks, I'll look into it.
DevonMaze
DevonMaze-3 months ago
one of the best Mint Cinnamon Applets but could you add the option to disable the category list? I use your Menu with the grid view and I usually hide or uninstall the programs I don't use and I have pretty much the categories semi empty ... I would like to remove that list so that when I open the menu I only have the app grid
melomane63
melomane63-3 months ago
there are somes errors in fr.po , impossible for me to direct contact "Claudix" 141 msgid "Applications and files" 142 msgstr "Candidatures et fichiers" but should be : "Applications et fichiers" 156 msgid "Trash" 157 msgstr "Déchets" but should be "Corbeille" thank you for your wonderful Cinnamenu!
fredcw
fredcw-3 months ago
Thanks, I'll add these changes. btw, my email address is on my github page if you want to send me a .po file.
arnold-loudly
arnold-loudly-3 months ago
One of the first tweaks I make to my Mint panel is this replacing the default menu. Just a menu but as full featured as you could ever hope....and has never ever let me down. Perfect for Mint.
fredcw
fredcw-3 months ago
Thanks.
idontknowhowbuttheyfoundme
Thank you for making this, but is there a way to add infinite scrolling or more slots for search results? 10 results max seems a bit limited to me.
fredcw
fredcw-3 months ago
There isn't a way to do that atm except to edit the applet.js file but any change would be overwritten each time you update the applet. On line 1210 and line 1211 in applet.js is the number 10. You could change this to something else, save the file and restart cinnamon. Thanks for the feedback. I'll give it some thought.
quadransmuralis
quadransmuralis-4 months ago
I've been using Cinnamenu on lmde elsie (debian 11) and it works brilliantly. I'm still struggling a little with search results including a given file on pCloud drive plus the same file in a local pCloud synced folder (synced locally in case pCloud goes down when I'm in a meeting). The Cinnamenu search result shows both copies without any means of distinguishing which copy is which. A search in Nemo for example returns both copies together with the file path for easy identification.
fredcw
fredcw-4 months ago
The file path is shown in the tooltip if you have tooltips on. Apart from that, I can't really think of another solution. If you have any other suggestions on how how this might be fixed, I be glad to hear them.
Edilbert Nunes
Edilbert Nunes-4 months ago
Work perfectly Debian 11 testing.. sugestion: Is possíble includes an option to resize or choose the column quantity on painel? thanks
Christopher McAllister
To get more columns you can simply drag the menu from the side or corner; as you drag it wider it will add columns
fredcw
fredcw-4 months ago
Thanks for the feedback. Not sure what you mean by "column quantity". Do you mean just the width of the panel button? You can change the size of the panel icon in the settings and add a label if that helps.
Paul Brema Walyaula
Paul Brema Walyaula-4 months ago
i have auto hide panel setting on... when i press the windows button the transition is not smooth. however if u add the feature/ option of opening the menu without forcing the panel to come out(like the default cinnamon menu) under behavior other wise.. its very good work
fredcw
fredcw-4 months ago
I might have to not show the panel when using the win key anyway because it's not working properly atm on mint 21 beta. I can't reproduce transition issue so not sure how to fix it, sounds like a performance issue.
cvdmint
cvdmint-4 months ago
Popup animation does not work very well anymore , it was ok in version 4.15.4 , hope you can fix it.
fredcw
fredcw-4 months ago
Do you mean the opening and closing of the menu? It all seems normal to me. I've tested on mint 19.3 and Mint 21 beta. What OS are you using?
cvdmint
cvdmint-4 months ago
I am on 20.3 and its on opening , closing is normal , on mint 21 beta it works normal .
fredcw
fredcw-4 months ago
Tried it in Mint 20.3 live session but I can't reproduce this. Do other applets work as normal? If you like, you can open an issue on github and post a video/gif of the problem. What do you mean by "not work very well"?
yngvhi
yngvhi-5 months ago
That was an quick fix. Thank you. I didn't realise how much I relied on Cinnamenu until I spent a day without it. The default menu was... frustrating. Keep up the good work!
quadransmuralis
quadransmuralis-5 months ago
Hi Fredcw, I'd like to make a suggestion: would it be possible to have the opportunity of defining a folder other than the "home" folder in the settings? This could limit the number of search results and avoid finding duplicates, if they exist in other folders, for example synced or back up copies. Thanks for all the great work!
fredcw
fredcw-4 months ago
Also restart cinnamon for the change to take effect.
fredcw
fredcw-5 months ago
Hi, I'll include this as an option in the config file in the next update. This means that you'll have to edit the config file in ~/.cinnamon/configs/Cinnamenu@json/<some number>.json. Search for the line that contains "search-start-folder" and change the value property. eg. from "value": "/home/fredcw" to "value": "/home/fredcw/Documents". Alternatively you could click the gear icon in the applet's config dialogue and "Export to file", edit that file and then "Import from file". Thanks.
yngvhi
yngvhi-5 months ago
After the last update, it refuses to start. Mint 19.3 Cinnamon 4.4.8 Kernel 5.4.0-120-generic. No idea why.
fredcw
fredcw-5 months ago
Sorry about that, I'll have an update to fix this ASAP. In the meantime can you change line 23 from s.normalize('NFKD').replace(/\p{Grapheme_Extend}/gu,""); to s.normalize('NFKD').replace(/[\u0300-\u036f]/g, ""); in the file: home/<USERNAME>/.local/share/cinnamon/applets/Cinnamenu@json/4.0/utils.js Save the file and restart cinnamon (Ctrl-alt-Esc). Thanks.
deckerlogan
deckerlogan-5 months ago
Thank you for the quick band-aid in the meantime!
Dawei87
Dawei87-5 months ago
I have recently started using this menu and I have noticed that if you enable the home folder search functionality then hidden files from your home folder will show up in the search. There is an option to show hidden files but it seems like it is only affecting the actual file browser in the menu. Is there a way to block hidden files from showing up in the file search? Thanks for all of the work you have put into this!
fredcw
fredcw-5 months ago
Yes, the show hidden files option is for the file browser only and the current behaviour of the file search is to find hidden files but not to search in hidden folders. I guess this is something I didn't really give much thought to but it's easy for me to change. I'll make an update so that hidden files are not found when searching as I think this may be the behaviour that most people would expect. Thanks.
Dawei87
Dawei87-5 months ago
That would be great! Thanks for the quick reply! The search functions in this menu make it the most useful applet for me. I do have a couple other requests that I hope would not be difficult to implement. Would you be able to add Brave Search engine as a web search option? Also, would it be possible to add a file browser link to "Computer" under places? I understand that I am making request for a free piece of software that you spend personal time developing. If you have a link I could use to make a donation I would be happy to do so. Thanks again!
fredcw
fredcw-5 months ago
That's no problem and I appreciate the suggestions. Really it's the feedback I get that makes Cinnamenu what it is. I don't have a donation page but maybe that's something I should think about
Dawei87
Dawei87-5 months ago
Thanks for adding these features so quickly! Everything is working great!
RuboGubo
RuboGubo-6 months ago
How about integrate the software store into the menu, so that when you search for "Blender" it would allow you to install the app, would be a massive time saver.
fredcw
fredcw-6 months ago
There was a search provider that you could install that would search the apt store for packages but it doesn't work anymore. I could look into fixing it but it would only work on apt based distros whereas the cinnamon desktop is supposed to be distro agnostic and it wouldn't work on arch or rpm based distros. I remember looking at it before and couldn't think of an easy way to fix it but I may take a look at it again.
MagnusVesper
MagnusVesper-6 months ago
This is really helpful! I have an idea for a feature: Add an option to the context menu of apps to open its desktop file. This would come in handy a lot for me at least, since I sometimes want to see the exact command and arguments it launches. Alternatively, having a way to add your own items (like how you can with nemo actions) to the context menu would be nice too. But I know that would require a lot more work.
fredcw
fredcw-6 months ago
I think this would be an option that most people would rarely use and would therefore make the UI seem unnecessarily complicated for most people. It may be better to just open the .desktop file in usr/share/applications for those who need to. A Nemo action type way of extending functionality would indeed be a good solution but I think you're right, that would require quite a bit of work :p
alcane1959
alcane1959-6 months ago
Hi Fredcw The menu is getting better and working perfectly at Mint Cinnamon. A suggestion and a question...!!! Would it be possible to arrange the icons of the category and the application grid vertically?... one under the other and not sideways The menu in this case would have a design similar to MenuX (KDE-Plasmoid) and Windows 11. Thanks again for the development.
fredcw
fredcw-6 months ago
Adding more layout options would make the applet more complex and difficult to maintain. It might actually be easier to make a new applet with a different layout. I have thought about this before but tbh, it's a lot of work for something that might not be very popular. In any case, thanks for the suggestion, you've given me some ideas to think about.
Tiago Miranda
Tiago Miranda-7 months ago
Very good applet, but i have one issue report, I'm using it at the middle of panel like Windows 11 but at the first use, using Meta Key, after poweron computer it isn't placed at middle screen but follows the button position, so, clicking in it by mouse, it turns to right position. It doesn't bother me, i'm reporting just for help the development. Thank you for spend your time mainteining it.
fredcw
fredcw-7 months ago
Hi, glad you like the applet. I can't reproduce the issue and tbf, I'm not sure exactly what you mean. Do you mean that the menu button on the panel moves from the center to the right edge of the panel?
Tiago Miranda
Tiago Miranda-7 months ago
The problem is not the menu button. The menu window that should be placed in the center of screen if the button will in that, right? So, opening the menu through shortcut just after poweron, it appears moved from center.
fredcw
fredcw-7 months ago
Yes, you're right. Thanks for reporting. Will be fixed in next update.
richo
richo-7 months ago
thanks
quadransmuralis
quadransmuralis-7 months ago
Fredcw, Great update 4.15.5 (2022-04-08 21:07:50) Everything works! Just one thing I've noticed: when no search options are selected, using the prefix "f" sometimes return duplicate entries for the file being searched for. It's almost as though one of the entries is for a recently opened file.
fredcw
fredcw-7 months ago
Ah, that isn't supposed to happen. Can you test this again but with a different file to see if it's reliably showing duplicates. There is code in cinnamenu to remove duplicate search results (eg. a file search result & a recent file search result) when they refer to the same file.
quadransmuralis
quadransmuralis-7 months ago
Now using Version 4.15.5 (2022-04-20 08:59:55). I don't seem to be able to reproduce the anomaly any longer! I'll report back if I'm mistaken. Thank you!
Pedro Henrique
Pedro Henrique-7 months ago
Ótimo trabalho.
fredcw
fredcw-7 months ago
Obrigada.
quadransmuralis
quadransmuralis-8 months ago
Hi Fredcw, I see that recent updates to Cinnamenu have gone well for others (alcane1959) but for me, the browser search seems to have completely stopped working. At about the same time, however, I started using LMDE 5 but I imagine that is irrelevant. Would you have any suggestions? Thx.
fredcw
fredcw-8 months ago
Thanks for reporting, I'll have a fix ASAP.
alcane1959
alcane1959-8 months ago
Hi Fredcw The update was perfect....it was wonderful!!!!!! Thank you for your attention and congratulations on the project !!!
jvan1234
jvan1234-8 months ago
This is an amazing applet! I would recommend this to people who are just switching from Windows to Linux. This interface would help them feel right at home!
fredcw
fredcw-8 months ago
Thanks.
alcane1959
alcane1959-8 months ago
Thank you... I look forward to seeing if it will be possible!
alcane1959
alcane1959-8 months ago
Hello fredcw Congratulations on the project, which I've been using for a long time! One question...would it be possible to open the menu in the center of the screen? like windows 11 (regardless of where the button to open the menu on the panel is located)
fredcw
fredcw-8 months ago
Hi, someone else asked for this as well. I had a look but couldn't find an easy way to do it. I'll have another look again soon. Thanks.
alcane1959
alcane1959-8 months ago
Hi friend I managed to make the menu open in the middle of the screen, configuration done in the theme by editing the cinnamon.css. I edited and added the commands in the file. .popup-menu, .menu-background { margin-left: 355px; (add) margin-bottom: 15px; (add) } And in the panel configuration.. .popup-menu, .menu { margin: 10px; (add) } great result... and, once again congratulations on your project...!!! I am very satisfied using Cinnamenu!!
fredcw
fredcw-8 months ago
Nice. In any case, I've figured out how to do it in the applet. I'll make it so that when the applet is placed anywhere in the center zone of the panel, it'll be horizontally centered on the screen. Update coming soon.
nuke101
nuke101-8 months ago
From Git commit looks like you made the change, but it seems to align to the left for me and not center; not sure if this is just for me though(?) and perhaps my theme is conflicting with it
alcane1959
alcane1959-8 months ago
In this particular case the change was made inside the cinnamon.css file (/usr/share/themes/my-theme/cinnamon/cinnamon.css....but it is not necessary to configure this way because the applet is already updated, configured to center the menu on the screen.
alcane1959
alcane1959-8 months ago
Show !!!!...Great !!!....you are the best !!...thank's
alcane1959
alcane1959-8 months ago
Thank you... I look forward to seeing if it will be possible!
Roy
Roy-8 months ago
Awesome
fredcw
fredcw-8 months ago
Thanks.
richo
richo-9 months ago
very good
fredcw
fredcw-9 months ago
Thanks.
quadransmuralis
quadransmuralis-9 months ago
I agree with all the praise for Cinnamenu - it really is very useful. Krunner reliably seems to "guess" what I'm looking for i.e. a bookmark or a file. If this learning process is too time consuming to implement in Cinnamenu, what about being able to preface a search string with "b" for bookmark or "f" for file? I keep trying to go back to my old favourite, KDE plasma with krunner but every time I try I give up and return to Linux Mint and Cinnamenu! Thank you for all your work.
fredcw
fredcw-9 months ago
I've never tried krunner, I'll have a look at it. Thanks.
naoseimaisquenomeusar
naoseimaisquenomeusar-10 months ago
It's a beauty, simply the best! But there is room for some improvements, and I'll even suggest one : The "recent files" tab is a mess ! It would be better to split the view into 4 columns separated by types -- images, documents, videos, music -- which would help a lot. And it doesn't distinguish newly opened files from saved files or recent downloads, but that could be Mint's shortcoming, as Cinnamenu is just a top-art front-end for a native application. But it would be nice and an amazing advance to have a tab or buttons to distinguish the 3 categories of recent files -- newly opened, newly saved, and newly downloaded; and an option to open them in a Nemo file browser window, which already has this functionality, but doesn't separate files by type. It allows searching by extension ( in the search bar ) but only by a specific extension, like ".png". Separating by file type would require a script to run on Nemo, but it would be a step forward and would make Cinnamenu more than just a front-end, but an improvement to the system.
fredcw
fredcw-10 months ago
Thanks for the compliment. I think you've got some great ideas here but yes you're right, the info for newly downloaded isn't stored anywhere, only created, modified and accessed times. In fact you can see exactly what what info is stored by looking at the file ~/.local/share/recently-used.xbel where your recent file info is stored according to the freedesktop.org standard. I could sort by file type like you said and I think this is a good idea. It think maybe arranged in rows rather than columns though because columns would depend on the width of the menu and would be more difficult to implement. I'll give some thought.
Elmar Wine
Elmar Wine-10 months ago
Well done. Classifying the recent category by file types represents a significant improvement. If the displayed folders referred to the listed documents a user would be able to continue the work either by selecting a file or by another document retrieved by a listed directory which can be chosen.
fredcw
fredcw-10 months ago
Hi Elmar, I'm not sure what you mean. Can you rephrase?
erwn
erwn-10 months ago
Hi fredcw, I meant the following use case: The "Recent" Category offers the opportunity to continue working on a document. In addition to that use case sometimes a user want to continue her/his work on a project that means editing another document in the same directory of the displayed document or creating a new document. In this situation it would be useful to offer the directories of all listed documents in the "Recent" Category summarized in a new sub category "directories" similar to the sub categories "Applications", "Documents" and "Images". Cinnamenu currently offers the access to the respective directory of an entry of "Recents" by a context menu (Open respective directory) but this functionality is second best because you have to move the mouse from entry to entry of "Recents" to find the needed directory. PS: I updated de.po referring to the actual pot but I got a lot of changes despite of adding only around 6 missing translations - surprisingly. Was there a fundamental change of the structure after August 2021?
fredcw
fredcw-10 months ago
I think you mentioned this idea before. Tbh, I'm not sure how popular it would be and I think some people might find it confusing or unnecessary but I'll think about it some more. Yes, I did some restructuring of the applet code so that probably the reason that the strings in the generated .pot file are in a different order.
RickRae
RickRae-10 months ago
A minor issue with 4.14.22 (2021-12-30 17:22:16) running under Mint 20.3. I have Super L (only) assigned to open/close the menu, because I use Super R for other things. Following an update to Mint 20.3, both hotkeys now open/close the menu (this is stock behavior). Configure>Behavior still shows only Super L, with the second hotkey slot unassigned. Here's the interesting bit: As long as the Configure menu is open, the hotkeys work correctly (i.e. Super R is ignored by Cinnamenu). But as soon as Configure is closed, it goes back to responding to both keys. And: Thanks for a great menu replacement!
fredcw
fredcw-10 months ago
I don't know what could cause this and I can't reproduce it. Does the same thing happen with the default menu applet or just cinnamenu. Maybe try "reset to defaults" (top right gear icon in cinnamenu settings) and restart cinnamon in case the settings file is corrupted.
quadransmuralis
quadransmuralis-10 months ago
Is there a way I can get cinnamenu to search browser bookmarks in Vivaldi? (Trying to find an alternative to Chrome.)
fredcw
fredcw-10 months ago
Yes, it turns out this is fairly easy to do. I will add this in the next update.
Pheinte
Pheinte-11 months ago
Please add an option so we can hide this "Favorites" folder from category menu. It's the folder, not "favorite apps": https://i.imgur.com/1FHn5Gk.png
fredcw
fredcw-10 months ago
The favorites category only appears when you have some Nemo favorites which is consistent with the default menu applet. I could add an option to hide it but each additional option makes the options overall just that little bit more complicated so unless I think a number of people would find it useful, I prefer to keep the options as simple as possible.
Andrew Webster
Andrew Webster-11 months ago
Thanks for putting back the 'uninstall' feature!
Draconicrose
Draconicrose-11 months ago
I love this applet mostly because the search is so much better than the Cinnamon menu's! I have a problem where it sort of freezes Cinnamon after typing 3-4 letters for a second or two. Not sure what causes it. I have an NVIDIA card and two monitors, and two instances of Cinnamenu.
fredcw
fredcw-11 months ago
Does this problem go away if you turn off the option "Search home folder" on the "search" tab? I don't know what the cause is but this is the only thing I can think of.
Draconicrose
Draconicrose-11 months ago
The problem does go away if I turn off the option to search home folder! Unsure why that is a thing, but I guess I can tolerate it. Searching is the top reason why I'm using Cinnamenu.
fredcw
fredcw-11 months ago
I've opened an issue on github because I'd like to fix this.
Victor Silva Mendes
Ótimo trabalho. Gostei muito desse applet, muito bonito. Seria muito bom se você pudesse colocar a opção de desintalar os programas ao clicar com o botão direito do mouse assim como é no windows no mas, achei excelente, parabés novamente.
fredcw
fredcw-11 months ago
Thanks for the feedback. I will put back the option to match the standard cinnamon menu for the time being but it will only work on Mint OS at the moment.
Victor Silva Mendes
Victor Silva Mendes-11 months ago
Já chegou a atualização no meu sistema. Muito obrigado por atender o pedido. Sucesso pra você meu amigo.
Drexl Spivey
Drexl Spivey-1 year ago
I have just installed Cinnamenu on a Cinnamon Desktop on Debian 10. I would like to change the Session Buttons Location, however, I cannot find this option anywhere! Can anyone lend me a helping hand? I think it should be in the Layout and Content section, but it simply is not there.
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
Yes, I think Debian 10 uses an old version of cinnamon and thus cinnamenu. That version of cinnamenu is no longer maintained.
Drexl Spivey
Drexl Spivey-1 year ago
I just installed debian 11 on another system, and it works as expected. Was going to migrate to 11 anyway, so all good.
boopador
boopador-1 year ago
Hey, just wanna say that I really enjoy Cinnamenu. It's clean and just generally a nice menu. However, I do have one suggestion. I noticed that there is no way to delete apps from the menu directly and honestly this is almost a deal breaker for me as I found this to be extremely useful in the stock menu on Mint, though I prefer the look and feel of your menu. So I dug through the comments on this page and found that you removed the option to prevent novice users from deleting something crucial to the system. I'm just wondering if you could possibly consider reimplementing this feature. Maybe have it disabled by default but still have a way of enabling it in the settings. Maybe include a bold warning saying that it's intended for advanced or knowledgeable users and enabling the delete setting could cause major issues if you don't know what you're doing..? idk, I just think that not having this option is a major bummer as I would use it very often with the default Mint menu. I would be deeply grateful if you would consider implementing this suggestion as it would make your project a permanent addition to my system. Thanks!!
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
Thanks for the feedback. A few other people have asked for this feature so I'll take another look at it.
AdmiralAnimE
AdmiralAnimE-1 year ago
Hello. I love this menu, thank you for making it and maintaining it. Is it possible that you add the ability for the favourite programs to be somehow separated in groups? Like just a gap between the groups. Something like the windows 10 tiles. Thank you!
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
Nice idea but I think it would be very complicated to implement. I'll give it some thought though.
Rob Knol
Rob Knol-1 year ago
I love the Cinnamenu! There where a lot of updates in july and august. Only every time Cinnamon has to restart, the screen becomes blurry and vage untill I restart my machine. Than it's normal agian. Is there anyone who also has this issue?
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
I can't imagine what could cause this. Does this only happen when you update cinnamenu? Does the whole screen become blurry or just cinnamenu? Also, if you prefer, opening an issue on github might be easier as you can upload screenshots, etc.
Rob Knol
Rob Knol-1 year ago
Thanks for your answer. I submitted the issue hoping someone find out the solution, Regards!
RT Cunningham
RT Cunningham-1 year ago
Is there a way to hide specific categories? I have category items in the menu as well as other applets. I *never* look inside those categories.
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
Yes, you can hide certain app categories with the menu editor, "open the menu editor" in settings.
RT Cunningham
RT Cunningham-1 year ago
I knew it had to be something I was missing.
illegalmushroom
illegalmushroom-1 year ago
Hi, is there a plan to implement hiding session buttons altogether? Meaning the whole favorites / session button section does not appear at all?
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
There's no plan for this atm. The best you can do for now is to make the icons very small.
Andrei Miculita
Andrei Miculita-1 year ago
Not sure what happened, but recently the search function is very slow. It takes 1-2 seconds to load results and completely freezes Cinnamon while loading.
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
I need more information, can you open an issue on github? Does the problem go away if you disable the option "search home folder"?
Andrei Miculita
Andrei Miculita-1 year ago
Strange, it's not happening anymore. If it happens again, I'll try to disable that option.
Mario P. Cardenas
Looks nice, gonna try it for awhile.
darkomarko42
darkomarko42-1 year ago
is there a way to hide the categorie sidebar?
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
It's not possible to do this atm.
Carlos Fernando Rodríguez Beltrán
¿is there any way to center it like windows 11 menu when open?
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
Not sure how win11 is going to work but the only way to center the menu now is to move the applet to the center of the panel. Maybe this is how win11 is going to work as well?
cvdmint
cvdmint-1 year ago
Move the menu button to the right as much as possible to the grouped windowslist , then add in cinnamon.css .cinnamenu { margin-left:540px; margin-bottom: 8px; } play with the margin-left px to adjust the menu in center. https://imgur.com/a/5xda1fL
Stephan Lamoureux
I love this applet! I just have one small thing I'm trying to adjust. When I hover over the menu categories like accessories, games, etc. it is not using my theme color. Its using an orage-red color and I don't know where that's coming from. Can I change that? I think it should be the same color as when I hover over the main menu icon.
Mario P. Cardenas
What icon theme are you using?
Stephan Lamoureux
that is numix-circle
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
Yes this is a problem with some themes. If you tell which theme you're using, I can tell you how to fix it or even fix it myself.
Stephan Lamoureux
I am using the dracula gtk theme
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
@Stephan Thanks, I'll include a fix in the next update.
Stephan Lamoureux
Thank you! You're awesome.
samuelsa02
samuelsa02-1 year ago
I have the same problem. The theme I use is matcha-dark-azul
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
@samuelsa02 Thanks, I'll include a fix in the next cinnamenu update.
McBruno712
McBruno712-1 year ago
Another thing I'd like is math results to appear in a bigger and wider tile so it would be clearly visible that it's not an app, placing a wide tile that ocuppies a whole row by itself as the top result would look pretty good in my opinion.
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
I couldn't do it exactly how you described because that would actually be very complicated but I could make a dedicated wide box at the top maybe containing an icon etc. Thanks for the feedback.
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
Yes, I agree. It looks a bit odd. I'll have a think about it.
Andrei Miculita
Andrei Miculita-1 year ago
To add to that, it would be nice large numbers were displayed with dividers for thousands.
McBruno712
McBruno712-1 year ago
It would be nice if emoji results only showed up when a certain character was typed, like DuckDuckGo "!bangs", for example, if I want to search "music" and only see related apps but not emojis, I would simply type "music", but if I wanted emojis I could type something like ":music", "/music", "#music" or something like that, I would not recomment using a "!" as it would conflict with DDG searches.
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
While I think this is a good idea, I think it would have to be an option in settings as some people may prefer to not to have to remember a prefix. This has 2 downsides as each additional option makes the applet more difficult to maintain and the settings more complex for the user. It's a hard one to call without knowing what most users would prefer.
McBruno712
McBruno712-1 year ago
What about having a divider clearly separating emojis from apps?
अभिजीत कुमार (Abhijeet Kumar)
This menu looks SICKK!!! thanks :)
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
Thanks.
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
ramram63
ramram63-1 year ago
here is what it gives: https://ibb.co/s555cMm
ramram63
ramram63-1 year ago
I found : in cinnamon.ccs menu-application-button and menu-application-button-selected
ramram63
ramram63-1 year ago
Merçi.
ramram63
ramram63-1 year ago
how to decrease the size of buttons (tiles) ?
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
You can reduce the button height a bit by reducing the Application grid icon size but there's currently no way to reduce the width.
Andrei Miculita
Andrei Miculita-1 year ago
I'm seeing a small glitch when the menu closes, the session buttons along with the search box get squeezed into a smaller box. Here is a recording of it, might need to be slowed down: https://youtu.be/JlJEdu9kl-4
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
I think I fixed it, will be in next update. The apps list/grid view still disappears before the menu close animation begins though, which is not ideal.
Andrei Miculita
Andrei Miculita-1 year ago
Yup, fixed. Thanks! Looks a lot smoother.
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
Thanks. I'll look into it.
zalata bal dom dom
I made this video for you bro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJvn7SO9qUI
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
Thanks for the info. This program I think is only for the xfce desktop. Making a clone of the windows 10 menu is not something that I think I would be interested in doing personally but it's good that someone else has done it for people who want this.
zalata bal dom dom
Can you make it look like this menu: https://i.postimg.cc/85M56Hpw/v-Rk-F9-VJk2-Hse-JHpu-Hw-Hg-Kf.jpg. That screenshot is of windowsfx 10 Plasma edition https://windowsfx.org/
WWWobbly
WWWobbly-1 year ago
Where this app excels over the default Menu is it can be resized to take up the entire screen or only a small portion of the screen and then the icons re-sized to suit. Mine is set up so hitting the Start key expands the menu over the entire touch screen of my laptop which then displays oversized icons for selection by touch.
WWWobbly
WWWobbly-1 year ago
Even though Windows Start menu is somewhat the same, I hate the fact that Windows forces me into having 26 menu's (e.g is Google Chrome under "G" or "C"?) rather than a concise amount of, say four. Search negates this but I still like icons grouped but not arbitrarily over an amount of twenty six.
zalata bal dom dom
"Do you mean mini versions of the webpage?" yes
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
Again, nice idea but almost impossible to implement. I don't think that Chrome or firefox stores thumbnails of web pages anywhere and it would be very difficult to generate them from within cinnamenu.
zalata bal dom dom
<a href='https://postimg.cc/rDnhfgJn' target='_blank'><img src='https://i.postimg.cc/rDnhfgJn/5.png' border='0' alt='5'/></a>
zalata bal dom dom
How can I theme the tiles (change their color in cinnamon.css)
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
It depends on the theme but [here](https://github.com/fredcw/Notes/blob/main/README.md)'s an example of how to do it with one theme; most themes should be similar. This will only allow you to change all the tiles to a specific color though, not individual tiles.
zalata bal dom dom
great! many thanks! but I had to disable "use tile style" and restart cinnamon for it to take efect.
zalata bal dom dom
Thanks for adding tile style to the applet. But can you make these tiles chameleonic; i.e. match the color of the icons, and add thumbnails to the web bookmarks that stretch across the tiles.
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
>chameleonic That's a nice idea but I think it would be very difficult to implement. But I'll look into it. >add thumbnails to the web bookmarks Not sure what you mean. Do you mean mini versions of the webpage? And do you mean extra wide tiles or pictures in the tooltips?
zalata bal dom dom
"Do you mean mini versions of the webpage?" yes
zalata bal dom dom
Thanks for adding tile style to the applet. But can you make these chameleonic; i.e. match the color of the icons, and add thumbnails to the web bookmarks that stretch across the tiles.
Akira45-0
Akira45-0-1 year ago
Hello please add the "Recent apps" functionality. It's a pity Cinnamon doesn't have it.
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
Cinnamenu actually shows the 3 most recently used apps in the recents category. Maybe it should be made more prominent in some way because I think it may be easy to miss.
Andrei Miculita
Andrei Miculita-1 year ago
Speaking of this, is there a way to disable it?
Andrei Miculita
Andrei Miculita-1 year ago
There's no toggle under "Content", and it's not in the menu editor.
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
There's no way to turn off the fav apps specifically but you can hide the recents category by changing the privacy settings in cinnamon settings.
Andrei Miculita
Andrei Miculita-1 year ago
Yep, that's what I was looking for, thanks!
windf17
windf17-1 year ago
I found a problem: When i input letters in the search bar, the response speed is very slow.
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
I've made some changes to try to fix this problem so hopefully it'll be more responsive. It will be in the next update. Thanks for the feedback.
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
Try turning off the "Search home folder" option.
RT Cunningham
RT Cunningham-1 year ago
Cinnamenu is very nice as is. Deepin's minimized "Launcher" looks a lot like a traditional menu. Maximized, it looks a lot like Gnome. To the point, the minimized launcher includes the time and date, along with a settings button. I would post a screenshot if I knew how. I'm not asking for anything, just thought I would just mention it. I'm examining a bunch of desktop environments and the only one I really dislike is KDE Plasma.
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
I agree, I've never really like KDE, the gtk based desktops have always just looked better to me for some reason. I like the translucent windows and rounded corners in Deepin but there doesn't seem to be many configuration options - seems to be only 2 themes, light or dark.
zalata bal dom dom
Can you add the option to enable tiles just like Windows 10 menu?
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
I'll include this in the next update but it can only be done algorithmically so it may look better in some themes than others.
RT Cunningham
RT Cunningham-1 year ago
There's only one thing missing from this applet, that's included with the latest version of the default menu applet. It's the "Favorites" category introduced along with a "Favorites" applet. Since a "Favorite Apps" category is already included with Cinnamenu, might I suggest a "Favorite Docs" category?
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
This is actually included. The favorites category should appear automatically if you have added some favorite files. They should also appear on the sidebar if you have the "add favorites to session buttons" option set. Do you have the latest version of cinnamenu?
RT Cunningham
RT Cunningham-1 year ago
Although I kept the spices up-to-date, apparently this one was stuck in a previous version. I deleted all references to it and reinstalled. I was surprised could drag to adjust the size. So, sorry for my suggestion. Carry on.
Milton Rodrigues
Milton Rodrigues-1 year ago
I just wanted to thanks this amazing applet. Cinnamenu should be standard in Linux Mint!
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
Thanks.
Milton Rodrigues
Milton Rodrigues-1 year ago
Mate, just now I realized that the option to uninstall programs - after right click on Menu - disappeared with the last update. Is it intentional? Anyway, I usually uninstall programs through Command Line.
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
Yes, I removed this option because of the risk of inexperienced users accidentally uninstalling a vital package. It would be quite complicated to check for this so I decided it was better to just remove it.
melomane63
melomane63-1 year ago
Wonderfiull Applet, thank you! i notice 2 small problems: 1) when change theme from mint-y to , for exemple mint-y blue, ans the "open category with click" is selected, le highlighted category is RED , not grey. Not beautifull... 2) in recents, when i record file from libre office, 2 entry are displayed: one with corrected extension, the second without .extension ( this cannot be opened.
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
>highlighted category is RED Thanks for reporting this bug, will be fixed in next update. >second without .extension I don't think there's anything I can do about this as it seems to be a quirk of either libreoffice or cinnamon (I'm not sure exactly how it works) where a temporary file is added to the recently used files list and then deleted again. I could check each file in the recent files list to see if it still exists but I'm not sure if this is the right thing to do.
melomane63
melomane63-1 year ago
" I could check each file in the recent files list to see if it still exists but I'm not sure if this is the right thing to do." i think it is a goog idea. there also other entry in "recent " not trues, for exemple if à file is manually delete is allways in the list. it is easy to do?
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
Both the default menu applet and the Recent Documents applet show deleted recent files so I think there might be a reason for it. I remember once that I forgot I had deleted a file and used the recents list to check that I had deleted it rather than it being in a different place to where I thought it was. So I guess that's one possible use case, if a bit unusual.
Footbath667
Footbath667-1 year ago
So if I understand the previous comment, there is no way to comment out or hide the category list on the left side? How about the session buttons? Since I don't always agree with the categories some of the apps are put in, I like to move them around using the menu editor; but with the custom icons I have this causes lots of problems (wrong icon appears on the grouped windows list on the panel, windows of different instances of the same app don't combine, etc.) Unchecking the categories on the menu editor makes all of the apps they contain disappear from the menu . . .
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
No, it is not possible to remove the category list or session buttons without altering the applet code itself which has the disadvantage that any changes made will be lost each time you update the applet to a new version. >wrong icon appears on the grouped windows list I don't really know much about the grouped window list applet but if there's a bug, you could try raising an issue on github (https://github.com/linuxmint/cinnamon/issues/new) Also, I'm not sure what the alternative would be if the categories list was removed as there would then be no way to switch between apps list/recents/home folder/bookmarks etc. If you were thinking of a Gnome style menu with fewer options, that would be sufficiently different as to make it easier to develop an entirely new applet.
Footbath667
Footbath667-1 year ago
Ok, no worries :-) I guess I just kind of miss the old Slingshot menu and was trying to force Cinnamenu to do something it wasn't designed for. The other thing I was going to ask is that the calculator function in the search field doesn't seem to be working . . . ?
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
How do you mean, not working? If you type say "3+4", you should get a search result that says "Solution: 7". It seems to be working for me.
David OLIVARES
David OLIVARES-1 year ago
Hi ! Many thanks for this amazing work. I'm a technology teacher in a French middle school in Normandy. I am recycling all the computers in a computer room with Linux and in order to give them the look of windows 10 that the students are used to, I'm using this applet. Please, could you add the possibility to hide the items "All application", "Administration" and "System settings" like it is possible with CinnVIIStarkMenu (windows 7 like menu). I need this options to be hidden so the students can't make mistakes. And another problem : All applications, Favorite apps and the text "Shutdow the computer" under the Power button are not translated in french language. I had to modify them in the applet.js file. Thanks for your help. David.
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
If you still need to hide the "All applications" category, you can comment out the lines: 1648: button = new CategoryButton(this.appThis, 'all', _('All applications'), 'computer'); and 1650 newButtons.push(button); in ~/.local/share/cinnamon/applets/Cinnamenu@json/4.0/applet.js (commented lines begin with //)
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
I can't hide the "All applications" category but you can hide any of the other categories and individual applications using the menu editor (configure->Layout and content->Open menu editor). If you hide the individual prefs/admin items, they will also not appear in the "All applications" category. I will update the french translation in the next update. Also, if you want to make changes to the translations at any time in the future, you can do the following: 1. Install the program "poedit" and use it to open the file ~/.local/share/cinnamon/applets/Cinnamenu@json/po/fr.po 2. Update the fr.po file to match the latest cinnamenu.pot file in the same directory by clicking on Catalogue->Update from POT file 3. Add/change any translations you like and save file. 4 Open a terminal and go to ~/.local/share/cinnamon/applets/ folder. Type: "cinnamon-xlet-makepot Cinnamenu@json --install" to let cinnamon know that the file is updated. Also, the "Shutdown the computer" seems to work for me, it says: "Éteindre l'ordinateur" so I'm not sure why that isn't working.
David OLIVARES
David OLIVARES-1 year ago
Sorry.... some mistakes above.... one more try... I would like this menu to looks like the windows 10 menu for my work colleagues who have prejudices on Linux just to give the perfect illusion... even I don't like it. I know is not its goal but would it be possible to just put the app icons on the right into colour squares like it is on Windows ?
David OLIVARES
David OLIVARES-1 year ago
Thanks for your quick answer. I've open the fr.po and all the translation are OK but Cinnamenu don't use some of them. But I will try to follow what you wrote to update the applet. Sorry for the menu request, I was wrong. CinnVIIStarkMenu does not allow to hide the item I want to hide it just can hide some quick launchers and I will follow what you said. But I would appreciate to find a way to hide some menu items for my students while being able to unhide them for the administrator and avoid having to check/uncheck all the item everytime. If you have an idea, you're welcome. Anyway, thanks for the work and your help. I would appreciate if this menu looks like more I would like this menu to be even more like the windows 10 menu for my work colleagues who have prejudices on Linux just to give the perfect illusion... even I don't like it and I well understand it is not he goal of Cinnamenu. Would it be possible to just put the app icons on the right into colour squares like it is on Windows ?
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
This would be a difficult thing to do unless you use different login accounts or maybe have your students login with a guest account each time. Alternatively, disable the "All applications" category as above (assuming that you're using cinnamon v4.0 or later (Mint 19.1 or later)) and hide the preferences/Admin categories in the menu editor and re-enable when needed. Creating a tiled effect for the applications may be possible by making changes to the cinnamon theme. Which theme are you using?
David OLIVARES
David OLIVARES-1 year ago
Many many thanks for your answer ! It works like a charm ! I succeed in hiding the "All applications" and I will use the menu editor to check/uncheck the other items I need to hide. Excellent ! I'm very happy to read that you can add a new feature easily to make Cinnamenu closer to windows 10 design. Here are the themes I use : https://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/themes/view/Windows-10 https://github.com/B00merang-Project/Windows-10-Dark In fact I use a mix of both by selecting control of one and desktop of the other in the theme selector. Once again, many thanks for your help that I very appreciate. David.
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
Here are the instructions to add the tile effect: https://github.com/fredcw/Notes/blob/main/README.md
David
David-1 year ago
Waouh ! Many Thanks !!!! You are awesome ! All is working like a charm ! I'm going to update all the computers theme and add Cinnamenu to all. I'm sure the students will believe they're using windows OS and I'm sure they will love Linux after. The main goal was to upgrade the computers with PNY SSD drive 120 Go at low price because the school does not have money for more and use Linux as windows alternative to get a faster OS and avoid buying a Windows 10 licence for each of them. Thanks to your help, Linux will be close to Windows 10 design and students will work on a stable, secure and faster OS on old computers. Thank you so much. Take care of you. David.
raeddarweesh
raeddarweesh-1 year ago
Thank you @fredcw for this lovely menu. Would you please add customization for the "spacing" between "Application Grid Icons" . I found that max visible columns are 7 on my Linux mint 19.2 , actually I need to narrow down the spacing between application grid icons to make space for more columns.
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
If you want to change this value, you could change the following line in ~/.local/share/cinnamon/applets/Cinnamenu@json/4.0/applet.js line 1852: const minColumnWidth = Math.max(140, this.appThis.settings.appsGridIconSize * 1.2); Change the value 140 to say 110, save and restart cinnamon. The problem with this, is that you'll have to do this each time you update the applet.
windf17
windf17-1 year ago
Thank you @fredcw. The bug is fixed, i got it. but the search box only search recently used files, it cann't search other files in my home directory.
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
I added the search function.
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
No, cinnamenu doesn't search folders because some people's home folders may contain a lot of files which might slow down the search function but I'll see if I can find a way to do it.
windf17
windf17-1 year ago
i cann't find the file When i input chinese in the search box . Cinnamenu search box only support English, It does not support Chinese.
windf17
windf17-1 year ago
I very like Cinnamenu, It's nice. But It has a bug, cinnamenu only search the name attribute in the desktop file, not the name attribute of the system language. For example: You can find “Name=Text Editor” on line 2 of “xed.desktop”. Cinnamenu can find xed when i input "text" or "editor" . but my system language is Chinese,You can find "Name[zh_CN]=文本编辑器" on line 102 of “xed.desktop”. Cinnamenu cann't find annything when i input "文本" or "编辑器".
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
Thanks for reporting bug. Will be fixed in next update.
DarkWiller
DarkWiller-1 year ago
Congratulations. What a top applet! My favorite on Linux Mint Cinnamon 20,1. Is there a way to add the option to remove apps directly from it?
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
Thanks. I removed this option because of the risk of inexperienced users removing vital packages by accident. I'm unlikely to put this option back in the future because of the complexity.
Sergio Esaú Arámbula Durán
Could be added an option to hide categories!
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
Do you mean put everything in one list like Gnome menu style?
Sergio Esaú Arámbula Durán
Also... If it is not that much to ask for and you are able to do it, would you mind to add an option to put the session buttons in the button and the search box at the top and also alternate left and right options with the search box at the top? That would open a lot of possibilities of customization
Sergio Esaú Arámbula Durán
Basically, there is already an all apps menu, only you would need to hide the categories list
scr44tch
scr44tch-1 year ago
since yesterdays update i dont see any appclications in list view, the categories are there but no applications. grid works like it should. any suggestions?
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
Yes, sorry, I made a mistake yesterday. I've already done a update to fix it but I don't know when It'll go through, hopefully in a few hours, couple of days at most. If you want to fix it in the meantime, change line 1795 in ~/.local/share/cinnamon/applets/Cinnamenu@json/4.0/applet.js from: if (this.applicationsViewMode === ApplicationsViewModeLIST) { to: if (this.appThis.settings.applicationsViewMode === ApplicationsViewModeLIST) { save and restart cinnamon.
scr44tch
scr44tch-1 year ago
i edited the applet.js, its working again, thank you!!
abwebster
abwebster-1 year ago
I have 3 icons in favourites which i want to delete but can not. can someone guide me to where I can edit these out? They use to represent network links.
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
You can remove apps from your favorites by right clicking on them and there is an option to remove from favorites
Fausto B Isolan
Fausto B Isolan-1 year ago
Is there a way to disable emoji search?
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
Hi, I removed this option because I didn't think anyone would find it particularly useful. Is there a particular reason why you need to disable emoji search?
Jonah Lawrence
Jonah Lawrence-1 year ago
I also would like to disable emoji search. I have a different emoji keyboard tool I use for typing emoji so I don't need it in the menu where it adds many extra search results I don't use. The menu would be much easier to use if it only shows relevant results such as apps and files.
Fausto B Isolan
Fausto B Isolan-1 year ago
Hi! I usually search for apps or files by typing in the search box. Emojis often appear depending on the text you type. As my interest is not in them, I think this hinders this search.
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
Thanks for the feedback, I will put the option back in the next update. Unfortunately, I have no way to know how people might use the applet so your feedback is very helpful.
Jonah Lawrence
Jonah Lawrence-1 year ago
Thanks for your help. Your work is amazing!
urbster1
urbster1-1 year ago
I just opened an issue for this, but assigning just the Super key to open Cinnamenu conflicts with the Super+R keyboard shortcut to open Run dialog (and presumably other keyboard shortcuts that use the Super key?). It seems like Cinnamenu should wait for single Super key keyup before opening to allow other shortcuts to take precedence.
urbster1
urbster1-1 year ago
My Super key was mapped to Hyper by mistake, in case anyone else has this issue.
Andrei Miculita
Andrei Miculita-1 year ago
One thing I've found a bit difficult to do is keyboard navigation. There are some inconsistencies. Assuming the session buttons are on the bottom, and the categories are on the left: * tapping "down" while the last category on the bottom is selected will loop around to the first category, while tapping "up" when the session buttons are selected actually enters the category list, from the bottom * tapping "right" while a category is selected will enter the app grid from the left edge, but tapping "left" while on the left edge of the app grid will loop around to the right edge of the grid Now there is a way to get around this, and it's using "Tab" to cycle focus between the 3: categories, session buttons, and the app grid. However, while focus on the session button and the app grid is indicated clearly (with the hover effect), focus on the category list is not indicated (as there is always a category active). The way I see it, there are 2 ways to fix this: * either use the arrow keys only, and fix the (literal) edge cases * keep using Tab, but indicate clearly when navigation is focused on categories
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
Yes, I noticed this too. I haven't thought of a solution yet but I'll think about it.
Nik
Nik-1 year ago
I know everyone else has said this already, but this is the best Applet! Certainly my favorite. ;) IMO, they should make this the default menu style for Mint. As soon as I switched my mom's mint laptop to this menu, she could immediately find her programs better, and she was really impressed by how much easier this was to use than the old scrolling list menu. I consider this an essential part of my Mint installs going forward. Thanks for making/maintaining this!
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
Thanks, that's very encouraging.
Sergio Schneider
Sergio Schneider-1 year ago
First of all, thanks for this great applet! As I came from Xfce I always compare this menu to whisker menu. So I have some feature suggestions / requests: 1- Add a new category "Recent Apps" or "Recently Used"; also add it to option "Open menu on category" 2- Possibility to display only icons when "grid" option is selected (put the app name and description in tooltips) TIA
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
I'm not sure what you mean as cinnamenu already has a "recent files" category which should be enabled by default.
Sergio Schneider
Sergio Schneider-1 year ago
Hi fredcw, thanks for your prompt reply "Recent files" do not show the latest used Programs (apps), at least not in my system (Archlinux); In Whisker menu you can see the latest programs launched/used...
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
Sorry, I misread your comment. I have thought about this before but the problem is that things might start getting a bit complicated with fav files, recent files, fav apps, recent apps etc. But I like the idea of frequent apps/last used apps so I'll see if I can think of a way to do it.
Sergio Schneider
Sergio Schneider-1 year ago
Thanks! How about the suggestion #2? Display only the icons without the "program name"
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
>only the icons without the "program name" I tried this, I don't think it would be very popular.
Sergio Schneider
Sergio Schneider-1 year ago
Edit to text above, sorry, auto-corrector... Ok, just think when you set the "Application grid icon size" to 40 or less, the text (app name) seems too big and take too much horizontal space... That's why I suggested to display only the icons
Sergio Schneider
Sergio Schneider-1 year ago
ok, just think when you set the "Application grid icon size" to 40 or less, the text (app name) seems to big and take to much horizontal space... That's why I suggested to display only the icons
Sergio Schneider
Sergio Schneider-1 year ago
Another suggestion: Option to hide favorite apps from menu bar when option "Show favorite apps category" is enabled
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
This would be difficult for me to implement as cinnamenu and the window list applets are not really connected in this way.
MarcoB0049
MarcoB0049-1 year ago
@AM EU/DE Hallo, primär schließe ich mich allen lobenden LM-Usern hier an! Auch unterstütze ich die Idee, dass die LM-Entwickler das Standard-Menü-Applet gegen dieses austauschen sollten. Eine Frage hätte ich dann noch: Gibt es evt. die Chance, die Liste der Suchmaschinen selbst zu erweitern? ZB. mit startpage.com, metager.de, searx.me etc. Absolut, sehr gute Arbeit! Respekt! Brexitania/UK Hello, primarily I join all the praising LM users here! Also, I support the idea that LM developers should replace the default menu applet with this one. One more question: Is there a chance to extend the list of search engines? E.g. with startpage.com, metager.de, searx.me etc.? Absolutely, very good work! Respect!
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
>Is there a chance to extend the list of search engines? There are many other search engines but I don't want to make the list too long. The 4 most popular covers about 98% of people I think.
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
Thanks.
MarcoB0049
MarcoB0049-1 year ago
sry @AM=false true=@fredcw ;)
Andrei Miculita
Andrei Miculita-1 year ago
Why was the option to uninstall programs removed from the right-click menu?
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
I wanted to ensure that inexperienced users wouldn't uninstall vital packages such as mint-meta-core by accident but I can't find an easy way to do that so I decided to remove the feature for the time being.
Nik
Nik-1 year ago
Personally I agree with this, and I don't like having an uninstall option on items in my menu anyway, so this was a welcome change. ;) Tho I can see some people might use it, so maybe it should be a toggle-able option in the menu's configuration, they can re-enable if they really want it. Just a thought.
Gobinath
Gobinath-1 year ago
Great menu and I wish Linux Mint team provide an option in the welcome screen to choose between the default menu and Cinnamenu. Looks modern and configurable. Thanks to the awesome work!!!
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
Thanks.
Pheinte
Pheinte-1 year ago
Love this menu! Just would like to point 2 things: - "use session buttons box style" is not spacing the session buttons anymore since the last 2 updates - it would be nice if you could add an option for "always open menu on places" as you have for favorite apps, considering "places" is the category i mostly use
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
>"use session buttons box style" is not spacing the session buttons anymore... I'm not sure what you mean by this. What theme are you using? >"always open menu on places" I'll try to add this in the next update, thanks.
Pheinte
Pheinte-1 year ago
I'm using Adapta-Nokto theme. Before when "use session buttons box style" option was on, it would add add more space between sessions buttons, like this: https://i.ibb.co/nz3ZfSG/image.png (i edited the picture to show how it looked before) But after these last updates all it does is adding this little bar: https://i.ibb.co/86PcdsK/cinamenu.png And thanks for adding my suggestion!
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
Correction: You're right, it did change. I fixed a mistake that previously caused some themes to not look right and this happened as a result but the current behaviour is now in line with the default menu applet, the extra spacing shouldn't have been there in the first place. The theme needs updating I think.
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
I just tested an older version of cinnamenu and it's the same so I think it's always been like that. The spacing is defined in the theme and it's the same in the default menu applet. I agree though that the spacing is too small. If you want to change it, you can edit the file /home/<home folder>/.themes/Adapta-Nokto/cinnamon/cinnamon.css on line 450 and change 5px to say 15px which looks a lot better I think: Line 450: ".menu .menu-favorites-button { padding: 15px; }"
Pheinte
Pheinte-1 year ago
Thanks for the css tip, it's looking great now :)
Ibrohim Mahmud Hanafi
great menu, i try it
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
Thanks.
Andrei Miculita
Andrei Miculita-1 year ago
With the breeze-dark icon theme, the session buttons look out of place. Compare e.g. the vanilla menu, with favorites set at 24px icon size, with Cinnamenu, session buttons set at 24px (https://imgur.com/a/PfeVkTJ). At icon sizes bigger than that, the "lock screen" button is wrong for both (may be the icon theme's fault), but at least at 24px & below it could probably be fixed in Cinnamenu.
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
I set cinnamon to use symbolic icons for the session buttons when the icon size is 24 or less and full color icons otherwise because I think that symbolic icons look better at smaller sizes. All other inconsistencies in the styling of the icons are due to the icon theme and there's nothing I can do about that. The breeze dark icon theme has mixed together color and symbolic icons and put them in the place of what are supposed to be full color icons only. In this way the breeze theme is inconsistant with the freedesktop.org icon naming specification that most other icon themes use.
Andrei Miculita
Andrei Miculita-1 year ago
Thanks for the explanation! :) I'll just avoid that icon theme then.
Andrei Miculita
Andrei Miculita-1 year ago
Not sure if you've considered it, but an option to automatically search via the software manager would be nice. So if I search for a program but it's missing from my system, the applet could suggest installing it via the software manager.
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
I have thought about this before. There's actually a search provider to do this but it no longer works. I'll look into it.
daddy33
daddy33-1 year ago
Hi, menu resizing not working anymore with the last commit (named "Menu resizing"...) Cinnamon 4.8.3 manjaro linux.
daddy33
daddy33-1 year ago
Edit : sorry, It's working actually.
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
There is a bug that prevents resizing after right clicking on an emoji. Will fix in next update.
RT Cunningham
RT Cunningham-1 year ago
One of the things I miss from Windows 10 (yeah, sue me) is all the shortcuts to system items when you right-click on the start icon. Things like links to home directory, system settings and software manager (among others) would make some things simple. Don't shoot me, it's just a suggestion.
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
No that's great, suggestions are always helpful. I've never actually properly tried out windows 10 as it won't install on my computer but it's definitely something to think about. Actually I've been using cinnamon for 2 years and I've only just noticed that you can open system settings by right clicking on the panel.
yngvhi
yngvhi-2 years ago
Mint 19.3 Cinnamon - Kernel 5.4.0-53 - Cinnamenu 4.11.4 (2020-11-28 19:37:18) I applied the latest update, and now cinnamenu has lost the favourites folder. Doesn't seem to be any way to bring it back either.
fredcw
fredcw-2 years ago
There should be a new option in the settings "Show favorites apps category."
yngvhi
yngvhi-2 years ago
Yep. Missed it because it was below the bottom of the window. Had to scroll down. Doh. Sorry.
Oober
Oober-2 years ago
Sorry for replying to wrong topic, moderators can delete this and that other irrelevant posts.
Oober
Oober-2 years ago
Thanks. Could you make it to be changed independently like with standard Mint Menu? It would be nice that the icon size could be larger than other icons in the top section of the panel. Thank you for nice applet!
Oober
Oober-2 years ago
Is it somehow possible to change the panel icon size? Weird that the icon is forced to be smaller than icons in CobiWindowList.
fredcw
fredcw-2 years ago
You should be able to set the panel icon sizes in panel settings.
Oober
Oober-2 years ago
Thanks. Could you make it to be changed independently like with standard Mint Menu? It would be nice that the icon size could be larger than other icons in the top section of the panel. Thank you for nice applet!
jhonatanDS
jhonatanDS-2 years ago
Cinnamenu in version 4.11 (2020-11-18 04:22:30) is not allowing me to use more than two characters to search for an application. For example: I have installed the Steam app, when I type in the search field the word Steam the menu only filters using the first 2 characters "St". In the original cinnamon menu, the search field is normally working. I'm using Linux Mint 20, being 100% up to date. Can you reproduce and fix this bug? Thanks.
fredcw
fredcw-2 years ago
It's ok, I found it. You can safely turn off "enable search providers". This option is only if you have installed separate search providers, it won't affect cinnamenu otherwise. Thanks for reporting this bug. I will try to fix it for the next update.
fredcw
fredcw-2 years ago
I have no idea what this might be. Does it still happen if you disable emoji search? Also if you could email me your ~/.xsession-errors file or open an issue on github https://github.com/linuxmint/cinnamon-spices-applets/issues that would be really helpful. Thanks.
jhonatanDS
jhonatanDS-2 years ago
The problem occurs when the "enable search providers" option is enabled.
Fran
Fran-2 years ago
Important: Menu does not open in last update #3307
fredcw
fredcw-2 years ago
I can't reproduce this. Have you tried restarting cinnamon. What version of Mint are you using? can you email me the parts of ~/.xsession-errors that report the error.
Fran
Fran-2 years ago
I sent you an email with the info
Andrei Miculita
Andrei Miculita-2 years ago
Hey! I think that when the session buttons are not on the left, the categories should be at the edge of the screen (Fitts' law).
fredcw
fredcw-2 years ago
Well spotted. This is actually a difficult problem to fix because it means either over-riding the theme settings or introducing cinnamon specific theme nodes. I'll see what I can do.
fredcw
fredcw-2 years ago
I've set the maximum left padding of the category box to 20px. Hopefully this looks a little better.
Andrei Miculita
Andrei Miculita-2 years ago
My point was that by having the buttons literally at the edge of the screen, you can move your mouse to the left and click, without controlling the movement too much (i.e. having to "brake" before you reach the edge - especially when you open the menu with the Super key and your cursor is not initially on the left side of the screen). Also the emoji search you just added rendered my only applet idea obsolete :P Good job! It's definitely the best start menu I've ever used.
msegmx
msegmx-2 years ago
Great work! But I have a request: could you make the "Favorites" menu item movable to the top ? I use the taskbar at the top of the screen as seen here: https://i.ibb.co/3zzgskf/menu.png
fredcw
fredcw-2 years ago
Hi, you can drag and drop the categories. Actually, this feature is not stated anywhere which is probably an oversight.
msegmx
msegmx-2 years ago
Oh, that was easy :) (Opening menu editor not needed.) Thanks for the quick reply!
Sergedel
Sergedel-2 years ago
How to access the built in calculator?
Fran
Fran-2 years ago
I think the built calculator is the search field, try to search 2+2
Sergedel
Sergedel-2 years ago
OK! Thank you!
Fran
Fran-2 years ago
What is the big dot spot next to the session buttons? is possible to remove it?
fredcw
fredcw-2 years ago
It's just a visual indicator to separate the session buttons from the fav app buttons. Unfortunately it's not possible to remove it atm. Do you think it would look better without it?
Fran
Fran-2 years ago
I think it is confusing, because looks like an icon app and it uses lot of room. I would replace it by a thin vertical bar and with the possibility to hide it from settings options.
Fran
Fran-2 years ago
Is possible to replace the default left mint menu by cinnamenu?
fredcw
fredcw-2 years ago
Yes, you can add and remove any applet. To remove an applet, right click on it and click "Remove". To add an applet, right click on panel and click "applets".
Fran
Fran-2 years ago
I found it, in panel settings
Fran
Fran-2 years ago
How can a move the cinnamenu to the left? No the cinnamenu is on the right
fredcw
fredcw-2 years ago
You can move applets by right clicking on the panel and selecting "Panel edit mode."
Fran
Fran-2 years ago
Yes thanks, I found it
anaconda69
anaconda69-2 years ago
Is there a way to change width of Cinnamenu window? It would be nice.
fredcw
fredcw-2 years ago
Only by changing the number of columns in grid view.
aznlir88
aznlir88-2 years ago
Registered just to comment. Very good menu alternative - not only the menu itself but also all the configurable options. Good job, using it for sure.
fredcw
fredcw-2 years ago
Thanks.
MickJR-2019
MickJR-2019-2 years ago
Thought I'd chip in with a quick comment to say how much I like this applet. I used to use it when the previous developer was maintaining it, but dropped it after it started to get a bit laggy. Fred here has not only resurrected it, but has greatly improved the performance and functionality. I really enjoy using it. Hat tip :)
fredcw
fredcw-2 years ago
Aww thanks! :)
KrisTheNewest
KrisTheNewest-2 years ago
Is there a way to change the size of account details/logout/shutdown etc buttons?
fredcw
fredcw-2 years ago
Yes, you can change the size of the session buttons on the "Appearance" tab in settings.
KrisTheNewest
KrisTheNewest-2 years ago
https://i.imgur.com/IUaUxmJ.png I doesn't seem to be there.
MickJR-2019
MickJR-2019-2 years ago
You might need to update to the current version KTN. I'm running V4.5 here and the option is there on this release.
the-tolkien-ring
the-tolkien-ring-2 years ago
Hi! What a wonderful menù!! Could you move the power buttons to the left so we can select the power off icon clicking the up button and shut it down pressing enter?
fredcw
fredcw-2 years ago
Thanks for the feedback. This will be fixed in the next version.
patrickthomaz
patrickthomaz-2 years ago
Thank you so much for the development and sharing of this applet. Would be hard add a file/folder search, as was made to web search and calculator?
fredcw
fredcw-2 years ago
Thanks. It hard to know how to do this without slowing down the applet as searching the entire filesystem for a file can take a long time. But I'll think about it and see if there's a way to do it.
Aravisian
Aravisian-2 years ago
fredcw, I noticed in using Cinnamenu that "Recents" was not showing the icon. This is true for Adwaita, Gnome... my own icon sets... I looked in the applet.js and changed "folder-recents" to "folder-documents-recent" which is how it is named in the above. In addition, I changed "emblem-favorites" to "folder-favorites' in order to make that icon appear. To make theming easier, I made another adjustment: this.menu.setCustomStyleClass('cinnamenu-background'); This way I can set .css to see Cinnamenu differently in order to allow for unique images to be used rather than a gradient that is more universal. I wonder if this may be helpful to you; While it makes my copy of Cinnamenu do what I expect on my machine, it may not be the same for other users.
fredcw
fredcw-2 years ago
I've added "folder-documents-recent" and "folder-favorites" as fallback icons in case the others are no available.
cvdmint
cvdmint-2 years ago
Great menu works fine in linux mint 20 , would be nice if there is an option to show the grid applications as tiles ,as in KDE tiled menu i was able to do it in the theme settings CSS file with button back-ground color, padding and borders ,looks great , however using other theme you have to change the css again. Thanks for this menu.
fredcw
fredcw-2 years ago
I think this would be difficult to implement because the colours used for the background/border etc would have to vary depending on the theme. It would be interesting to see what you did though, any chance of a screenshot?
Docmine17
Docmine17-2 years ago
Sem dúvida, meu applet favorito! espero que continue melhorando o desempenho as animações do menu e adicione uma opção de múltiplos layouts.
fredcw
fredcw-2 years ago
Thanks.
thebritons
thebritons-2 years ago
Its great. I did notice a bug (or frustrating intention); changes to the Cinnamenu Configuation gui also changes SOME of the primary Cinnamon Menu configuation settings. I had to reset mine but it appears the menu editor is the culprit. Have a rad day, stay safe.
fredcw
fredcw-2 years ago
Yes, changing the menu items using the menu editor will affect the standard Cinnamon menu and Cinnamenu at the same time.
nywilds
nywilds-2 years ago
Hello, I was wondering if you could add an option to use symbolic icons for the lock/logout/quit buttons like in previous versions of Cinnamenu - I like the cleaner look of the symbolic icons, as opposed to the icons now which are larger and colorful.
fredcw
fredcw-2 years ago
Hi, thanks for the feedback. I'll consider adding this option at some point.
FabioMorales1984
FabioMorales1984-2 years ago
Cinnamenu update!!! Work fine I am happy thanks best your keep up. My linux mint 20 on computer
fredcw
fredcw-2 years ago
Thanks.
fusentast
fusentast-2 years ago
Correction to my previous post: The "msgid" text inside "Cinnamenu.pot" now corresponds with "da.po". I re downloaded Version 4.2.8 and compared the files with "Meld", and I will replace the Dutch text with Danish in "da.po" That is if someone else is not doing it, or you don't want me to do it?
fusentast
fusentast-2 years ago
Update: Sorry for Spamming the comments, and for meddling in matters that I don't fully understand! If I manually download Cinnamenu from this site and place it in ~/.local/share/cinnamon/applets, the corresponding .mo file in ~/.local/share/locale/da/LC_MESSAGES - doesn't get created and/or updated. And Cinnamenu appears in pure English - both menu and settings! If I use the Linux Mint Cinnamon Applet program the .mo file automatic gets created and/or updated, when Cinnamenu is downloaded and added to the panel, and thus It appears with the .po file in the current locale that the system has. I've found out that using "Xed" text editor and "Meld" to alter .po/.mo files isn't the right way to go, mainly because it doesn't work. I altered the "da.po" to pure Danish, and created a "Cinnamenu@json.mo" file with "Poedit", so Cinnamenu appears in pure Danish now at my end. I can see that the applet has a Danish translator, which I wasn't aware of, when I posted previous. Sorry!
fredcw
fredcw-2 years ago
Hi, the da.po file was last properly updated more than a year ago and had developed many missing translations as the applet was changed in the meantime. The current version is the one I updated rather poorly myself using google translate as I don't speak danish. I would like for your translation to be included in the next version of cinnamenu if that's ok with you? You can email me your new da.po file at qbob751@gmail.com or create a PR at https://github.com/linuxmint/cinnamon-spices-applets, whichever is easier for you. Thanks.
fusentast
fusentast-2 years ago
I would were much like to contribute to this project, so I'll email you with the details. Thank you.
fusentast
fusentast-2 years ago
I'm using Version 4.2.8 on Linux Mint 19.3 Cinnamon, and this and the prior version has got some mixed translation inside the settings; I'm Danish and the Cinnamenu settings are now a mix of mostly Danish, some Dutch and a little bit English. Even the description in the applet program for Linux Mint is in Dutch language. I've tried to translate the "da.po" file which didn't do anything. (I translated the Dutch into Danish.) I then tried to take the "msgid" from "Cinnamenu.pot" because they were not the same as the "msgid" inside "da.po", that didn't do anything either. There also Dutch locale inside Cinnamenu. I really want to help with the Danish translation, but I'm not sure how to continue.
Andrei Miculita
Andrei Miculita-2 years ago
Not sure if this is a Cinnamon thing, but hovering is sometimes unresponsive https://youtu.be/AdhA0R1Y33g
fredcw
fredcw-2 years ago
Fixed!
fredcw
fredcw-2 years ago
It only seems to happen on the categories so I'm guessing it's a problem with cinnamenu. I'll see if I can fix it.
fusentast
fusentast-2 years ago
@fredcw: Additional info for the bug Andrei Miculita reported: https://github.com/jaszhix/Cinnamenu/issues/27
mshmm
mshmm-2 years ago
Great to have this menu applet back and working again :) Thank you. (I also appreciate the return of "sort categories by drag and drop").
fredcw
fredcw-2 years ago
It's nice to know that people are using it, thanks.
fusentast
fusentast-2 years ago
Thank you for continuing this brilliant menu for Cinnamon. I would also like to have the "sort categories by drag and drop" feature re enabled, because I've got the taskbar at the top, and like to have the Favourites at the top of the menu.
fredcw
fredcw-2 years ago
A number of people have said the same thing so I've now put the feature back in. Thanks for the feedback.
Fausto B Isolan
Fausto B Isolan-2 years ago
Hi! Has "sort categories by drag and drop" been disabled in this latest update? Thanks.
fredcw
fredcw-2 years ago
Hi, yes I removed this feature because I didn't think that many people would find it useful. But I can put it back if this is the case. I also don't understand why this feature might be useful. If someone could explain why they like/need to change the category order, that might be helpful.
Fausto B Isolan
Fausto B Isolan-2 years ago
Of course. In my case, I use the panel at the top of the desktop. So, when I click on the Cinnamenu icon, I would like the first options to be "Favorite Apps" and "Recent Files", for example, and not "All Applications" or the sequence of categories. It is more for speed and usability. By the way, congratulations and thanks for the development of this applet.
fredcw
fredcw-2 years ago
Thanks for the feedback, I've now put the feature back in.
Lee C Williams
Lee C Williams-2 years ago
Hey! Latest update (with menu icon change) has completely broken the LIST view. Removed and re-added the applet to no avail. doesn't break the applet and it just uses grid. (The quick-toggle is also missing, too.)
fredcw
fredcw-2 years ago
Hi, What do you mean by "broken the LIST view"? What happens when you select list view in the settings? Also, yes, I removed the quick toggle because I figured most people wouldn't need it very often and the option is in the settings anyway.
Lee C Williams
Lee C Williams-2 years ago
When list view is selected, the menu just uses Grid view. and I figured that may have been the case; just doubly checking. :p
fredcw
fredcw-2 years ago
This is most peculiar, it's working fine for me and I've no idea what might cause this. I updated the applet a couple of days ago so maybe refresh the applet list and try the new version?
Lee C Williams
Lee C Williams-2 years ago
Can confirm the list view is now behaving again~ :D
Sergedel
Sergedel-2 years ago
Last version (Version 4.1.6 (2020-06-02 08:44:47) get an error from Cinnamon (4.4.8 with LinuxMint 18.3). In looking glass, I have : error t=2020-06-04T07:38:43Z Could not find setting key 'currentCategory' for xlet Cinnamenu@json error t=2020-06-04T07:38:43Z Could not find setting key 'currentCategory' for xlet Cinnamenu@json error t=2020-06-04T07:39:16Z Could not find setting key 'currentCategory' for xlet Cinnamenu@json (3 times) The error is not fatal : The menu is OK.
fredcw
fredcw-2 years ago
Thanks. Bug fix in next version.
m4udcl
m4udcl-2 years ago
Hi I I like this menu better than the default but I have a problme with it. I'm new to this so I don't know where to add an issue so the creator can see it. When I use Custome Height 700 the right click doesnt work o the grid aplications but when I lower the Menu Height to 600 the right click menu does work. I want to use 700 as the menu heigth because it fill all my screen and wanted to simulate a Launch Pad.
fredcw
fredcw-2 years ago
Thanks for reporting this bug. A temporary fix for now would be to gradually reduce the custom height until the right click menu reappears. There may however still be a small gap at the top. I will try to fix this bug as soon as I can.
ben2talk
ben2talk-2 years ago
Sadly this menu fails in it's search. For example, when I want 'Visual Studio Code' to launch, I remember I can launch it in terminal typing 'code'. When I open this menu, for some reason it's a LONG way down the list - everything else - worse matches - come up first, top of the list being a Chromium app 'Google Translate' WTF. So this is for mouse warriors and fails from keyboard.
Anirudh
Anirudh-2 years ago
I really like this menu , but hoped to have the list of buttons ["Account details", "Grid/List View","Lock Screen","Logout","Quit"] in a reverse order since most of us use "Quit" more often. Please if possible push an update or atleast reply to this comment on how to edit the .pot file, any other required file to change that order,
fredcw
fredcw-2 years ago
Unfortunately, there isn't a file you can edit apart from the applet.js file itself. Thanks for highlighting the problem though.
ben2talk
ben2talk-2 years ago
Wow, I thought 'most of us' would actually map our keyboard power key to ask us what to do when we press it.
Cléber Borges
Cléber Borges-2 years ago
Hi, everyone. I'm too glad to see again Cinnamenu among us, because it is really a great menu. It is necessary to see some features that don't work exactly well. By deafult, it is better that the Cinnamenu show us the category "All apps" and not "Favorite apps". Maybe it can works by slides too (left-right), as an option else. Thank you for your great work.
Terry
Terry-2 years ago
I'm thinking of making it so that the category that opens is the one that was open previous.
akirikos
akirikos-2 years ago
I like this menu better than the default one, glad it's back!!!
RT Cunningham
RT Cunningham-2 years ago
I used it until 19.3 got rid of it. I'm glad to see it back.
Daniel Liikamaa
Daniel Liikamaa-3 years ago
Can't make it work in Cinnamon 4.2. .xsession-errors says this: Cjs-Message: 10:19:15.086: JS LOG: [LookingGlass/warning] [Cinnamenu@json]: Missing property "url" in metadata.json Cjs-Message: 10:19:15.089: JS LOG: [LookingGlass/error] [undefined]: File not found: /home/danlii/.local/share/cinnamon/extensions/Cinnamenu@json/4.0/extension.js And sure enough, there is no extension.js in the downloaded zip file. Don't know if that's the showstopper, but still.
ranjith35333
ranjith35333-3 years ago
got it.
ranjith35333
ranjith35333-3 years ago
How to view apps in grid?
River116
River116-3 years ago
Works great in Linux Mint Cinnamon 19.2. Really like being able to search through all my bookmarks in Chrome, & Firefox right from the menu. Excellent. Sure would be great if there were an option to include additional folder paths to other browsers' bookmark folders like Pale Moon. I know many of us are using multiple browsers. And I'm not sure that it would even be possible, but it sure would be cool if you could delete bookmarks right from the search returns without having to use a browser's bookmark manager. Like to right-click on a bookmark, to bring-up a short-cut menu where delete could be selected.
jingej
jingej-3 years ago
Hello, is there a way to change the fonts in the Cinnamenu? When I change the fonts in cinnamon, it does not change in the Cinnamenu. (Cinnamenu 4.1.3)
mike-linux-nl
mike-linux-nl-3 years ago
After upgrading Linux Mint to 19.2, Cinnamenu was broken, so i installed the most recent version. It works, but i can't enter the settings anymore. The window does not pop up at all.
melomane63
melomane63-3 years ago
Thank you for this usefull applet. only one suggestion: add option to disable fuzzy search ( use standard search same as defaut cinnamon menu) Why? because i dont understant how fuzzy search work, results aren't pertinents.
Footbath666
Footbath666-3 years ago
I quite like Cinnamenu, but I kind of miss the old Slingshot menu applet, and I was wondering if you would consider adding options to not show the categories at all and also to not show the search bar.
Anon01234
Anon01234-3 years ago
Hi! Thank you for creating this menu. I do have a problem however. It seems not to work on cinnamon 4.0.8. It downloads just fine but when i am switching to the manage tab the it is not to be seen. So I cant use it. Also there is no error of some kind, can I find a log or something I can put with this message?
invexx
invexx-3 years ago
Excellent! Thank you for making it. Only one small problem. Search results are lagging a bit.
ILIAS TSELIOS
ILIAS TSELIOS-3 years ago
Awesome! Great job!
Utnapishtim
Utnapishtim-3 years ago
Can you add the option to launch this menu from hotcorners as in Slingscold https://www.noobslab.com/2015/03/slingscold-launcher-fixed-for-all.html
fluntelion
fluntelion-3 years ago
Comment 100 can only be ... my heartfelt thanks! "From freedom came elegance" - and your applet is the icing on the cake. Not only elegant, but sophisticated. Fantastico!
bengtfrost
bengtfrost-3 years ago
Modern menu on Linux Mint Cinnamon. Using it, thanks!
huntantr
huntantr-3 years ago
I am liking this menu, good work. One suggestion for appearance settings. Currently there is an option to hide the category and application icons, but I would like to hide their text instead and only show the icons.
MarcoB-0049
MarcoB-0049-3 years ago
EU/D Super praktisch, das Applet! Vielen Dank für die gute Arbeit! Einen Bug habe ich in LM 18.*/19.* Cinnamon festgestellt. Will man per App-Kontextmenü --&gt; Deinstallieren eine App entfernen, ist die Funktion inaktiv. Im "original Cinnamon-Menü" ist diese Funktion aktiv. UK/Brexit --↓ Super handy, the Applet! Many thanks for the good work! I found a bug in LM 18.*/19.* Cinnamon. If you want to remove an app via App context menu --&gt; Uninstall, the function is inactive. In the "original Cinnamon menu" this function is active.
Tuxman2
Tuxman2-3 years ago
Hi everybody, do you know how I can add Cinnamenu at the plank dock ? Thanks.
Tuxman2
Tuxman2-3 years ago
I dropped this idea. @jason Hicks: could you add the support for more column in the future releases (7 max (by default)) to 9 max, or let the users define the number of column to maximum ? Thanks.
GNU_Linux_User
GNU_Linux_User-3 years ago
Very nice, and less broken that the menu Mint Cinnamon ships with. However, while trying to work around some problems with the default menu - by using yours instead - I notice problem depicted in the screenshot here: https://i.postimg.cc/8C9zTYgn/new.png Might this problem - text truncation within the right-click menu - owe to my having HiDPI enabled?
Jason Hicks
Jason Hicks-3 years ago
Looks like the width of the menu item is not expanding to accommodate the menu's width, I'll look into it.
Tuxman2
Tuxman2-4 years ago
Hi, can we use the 4.0.x version on Mint 19 and Cinnamon 3.8.x ? Can you tell me more about the support for two instances option ? Can I set 2 diffferent instance of the menu ? Thanks.
Jason Hicks
Jason Hicks-3 years ago
The multi-instance handling relies on API changes in Cinnamon 4.0, so it won't work correctly on 3.8. The feature on Cinnamon 4.0 allows you to run two different instances of the menu applet. They should be placed on different monitors - the menu on the monitor that has the cursor is the menu that will respond to the Super key.
Tuxman2
Tuxman2-3 years ago
HI Jason, Well, Linux Mint 19.1 beta with Cinnamon 4.0 is out. I will test the new version of your applet with it. My suggestions for new features in Cinnamenu : - Add option to configure/adjust width of Cinnamenu (not only adjust number of columns - Add option to adjust Cinnamenu in full screen - Add option to have favorites apps verticaly on the left of categories (like Cinnamon menu by default). Thanks.
melomane63
melomane63-4 years ago
Uninstall not work ( don't ask for root password) Uninstall work with default menu ( ask for root password ) mint 18.3 cinnamon 3.6
melomane63
melomane63-4 years ago
work fine in mint 19 and cinnamon 3.8
richardm1
richardm1-4 years ago
I was in love with this menu for about five minutes. I use separate panels (taskbars) on both of my monitors and I want to have a separate instance of whatever menu I'm running on each panel. Windows 8 and up does this flawlessly (it's not enabled by default). Cinnamenu doesn't support this and the dev closed a feature request on github for this (cinnamon-spices-applets issue #1921). CinnVIIStarkMenu allows this but ignores which panel has the focus when I hit the super (Windows) key and instead cycles across instances starting with whichever one was installed first. The out-of-box default Menu in Mint 19 is the only menu I've found that gets it right.
Jason Hicks
Jason Hicks-4 years ago
An issue being closed doesn't mean it will never be implemented, it just means I'm not able to do it at that time. If there are other active contributors for Cinnamenu, it would have been left open. The multi-instance behavior in all menus is broken, if you press Super it cycles between the menus instead of toggling them - that is the main reason. The other reason is menus can be resource demanding, and it will make me responsible if that leads to an uptick in people filing Cinnamon performance issues. I'm not completely closed to it, but it should be able to be done correctly.
samuelsa02
samuelsa02-4 years ago
Suggestion: Option to start showing all applications, not just favorite applications.
smokin420
smokin420-4 years ago
hey jason wouldn't it be easier to just create an extension for cinnamon to adjust all menus scaling i installed cinnamon on ubuntu mate 16.04 for the raspberry pi the problem is the menu is too big im not using this menu im using starkmenu i like cinnamon better cause i can install themes much easier through the themes application im not very experienced with computers or linux devices i have to learn commands on the internet to uninstall stuff dont have to add scaling options to any menu just a separate extension that does that would be cool
Jason Hicks
Jason Hicks-4 years ago
What is your resolution? There are option to control the height and width (number of columns in grid mode).
Vernon
Vernon-4 years ago
Thank you! This is what I was looking for. I like the fact that I can enable the click to open a category and I can add more applications to my favorites.
paulsrch
paulsrch-4 years ago
This is a fantastic replacement for the default menu. It's one of the first things I install when I spin up a new Cinnamon box. I did add one feature request to the Github list - the ability to reorder the actual menu items as well as the category list. If it could do that, it'd be just about perfect.
Don Alfons Nisnoni
Don Alfons Nisnoni-4 years ago
Very2 good,,, it give me more freedom on cinnamon.... thanks friend... :) Good Job...
Corto-landese
Corto-landese-4 years ago
HI, I like your menu, it work perfectly on my linx-Mint environment. So before yours, I used another menu (CinnamonTools) and I would suggest (if that agree you) some improvements which previously exist in Cinnamotools (no more avaliaible) - customization of user and system icons (quit, lock screen, ... ) : [size, position, custom icons, ... ] - possibility to have the favorites vertically on the left of catégories(in the 2 modes) - possibility to add custom links (to appli, file, .. ) under the verticalfavorites Thanks
André Amaral
André Amaral-4 years ago
This is great. Nice looking but I use two monitors and I will not allow me to add more than one menu. So I cannot have another menu button on my other screen.
Crouze
Crouze-4 years ago
Hi Jason, Styling of the context menu appears not to be following the DE theme style. I have a light theme in Cinnamon. In Cinnamenu context menus the icons are white instead of dark, and the text is a minty very light green instead of dark. Besides that, a great menu! I would love to see more customization options in the future, such as enabling/disabling bookmarks, places and favourites. Thanks!
Jason Hicks
Jason Hicks-4 years ago
Sounds like a good issue to post on Github. This is not a bug report forum.
Tuxman2
Tuxman2-4 years ago
Hi jason, How to make the translations work with Cinnamenu ? Some parts of your menu are still in english (Cinnamenu settings part). Thanks.
claudiux
claudiux-4 years ago
Great version 3.2.0 ! The drag and drop category re-ordering is really practical !
LPW00
LPW00-4 years ago
Hi, could u please explain how I add search providers? I'd like to have the tracker one, but I can't figure out how....
larnus
larnus-4 years ago
Hello Jason First off all your menu is a great add for the linux community, hope you get some more time to improve it unto perfection. All works fllawless on Mint so far, but I use arch as well and simply cant figure how to add the search providers? They seem to be missing somehow. Any help where to add those would be great. Lars
Somesh Kumar
Somesh Kumar-4 years ago
Great applet... but one thing i noticed i am getting only 5 entries in favrouites. perhaps make it most used menu and update it on the app usage. thanku
goebbe
goebbe-4 years ago
Just a big THANK YOU for Cinnamenu applet! Keep up the good work.
Poojan Pandya
Poojan Pandya-4 years ago
Nothing is showing in the menu when i add it to the panel and there are all applications in menu editor , please help
Lee C Williams
Lee C Williams-4 years ago
Restart Cinnamon after adding it to the menu: fixed that issue for me. :)
Lee C Williams
Lee C Williams-4 years ago
Right click context menu is completely broken if using it from the Search Results; Adding to favorites, desktop or launcher doesn't work, and instead just launches the program.
Jason Hicks
Jason Hicks-4 years ago
This was only happening to the first menu item, can you confirm? Should be patched in 3.1.3.
Lee C Williams
Lee C Williams-4 years ago
Sorry, just restarted cinnamon just to be doubly sure. The issue is fixed!
Lee C Williams
Lee C Williams-4 years ago
Hi! Sorry for the long delay in replying back; Updated it a moment ago, and the issue still occurs. After testing a little, the problem seems to happen only to items added manually; Items added through apt install/synaptic/etc behave as expected. I installed CodeLite & Blender manually, and both of these behave oddly when attempting to add them to favourites, both by search, and by categories.
Tuxman2
Tuxman2-4 years ago
@Jason Hicks: Will there be a custom menu width option soon in your applet? I have been very busy lately so I didn't have time to take care of the French translation of your menu. Thanks.
Jason Hicks
Jason Hicks-4 years ago
No worries. I'm not sure yet, hopefully soon when I have more time to work on features.
Ehab AbuAlSaoud
Ehab AbuAlSaoud-4 years ago
Can't remove Firefox from Favorite Apps
Jason Hicks
Jason Hicks-4 years ago
Fixed in 3.1.3.
oxydium
oxydium-4 years ago
problem with Cinnamon 3.6 and the Tyr Himin, Tyr Jord, Arc-Dark, Adapta-Nokto themes. when selecting a program, the icon is moved (as in my screenshot) and the menu has a weird behavior (see my .gif) http://pix.toile-libre.org/upload/original/1514588653.png http://image.k-upload.com/view-img-norm_2017-12-30-1d3de9bc4output.gif
Jason Hicks
Jason Hicks-4 years ago
Just patched this in 3.1.2, should be fixed. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.
Band1to
Band1to-4 years ago
Awesome !
Mike Mombarg
Mike Mombarg-4 years ago
Updated Cinnamenu to the latest version ,after upgrading Mint to 18.3. It pretty much works as the previous version, except, when turning off tooltips, it shows them below the catetegories, which is fine. But because some tooltips are longer, it makes the menu wider and shorter, which results in stuttering from left to right. For now i have to enable tooltips, so they appear where the mouse is. Could you please fix that? that i can disable tooltips completely, or have them shown below the categories again but not make the category menu wider, when the tooltip is longer/wider?
Jason Hicks
Jason Hicks-4 years ago
Fixed in 3.1.2.
Steve Murphy
Steve Murphy-5 years ago
Hi, Just wondering if the end user can add to the default search providers and if so how?
Steve Murphy
Steve Murphy-5 years ago
No worries - managed to work it out after a false start or two and created a google@linuxmint.com entry in /usr/share/cinnamon/search_providers/
Chris McCormick
Chris McCormick-5 years ago
Just installed and added to panel, worked fine. When moving to the bottom left of the screen, it doesn't work anymore. I can't click on it or use shortcut to open it. Not sure what the issue is.
Lee C Williams
Lee C Williams-5 years ago
I had a similar issue where after moving it to where it should be (top left in my case) it opened... a 2px by 10px menu. Fixed by restarting Cinnamon~ Should fix your issue too.
Love the app, but have a question on set-up. Each time I hover over the "menu" and it opens, "Favorite Apps" is highlighted, Can this action be changed as I would prefer to have "All Applications" highlighted. Thank you for any consideration you give this John
Jason Hicks
Jason Hicks-4 years ago
Please file bugs and feature requests on Github.
Sam
Sam-5 years ago
Hey, I think I found a bug. Basically right clicking on an icon in the menu and selecting any of the options (add to panel, add to desktop, add to favorites) does not work, and simply opens the application instead of executing that function! Anyone else seen this? any thoughts on fixing? Thanks - Love the applet!!
Jason Hicks
Jason Hicks-5 years ago
Not reproducing. If you can follow up on Github with some system info and your `~/.xsession_errors` log it would be appreciated.
Claude Champagne
Claude Champagne-4 years ago
On that note, when the system fonts are higher than 1.0 (1.3 in my case), the options on right click are shredded (add to panel, add to desktop, add to favorites) All I can see is : Add... Add... Uninst... (in french : Ajouter... Retirer... Désinst...)
Rik Shaw
Rik Shaw-5 years ago
@jaszhix agree with the other commenters you have done a nice job cleaning up gnomenu! We were contributing in the past some to gnomenu when working more with gnome, but have moved on. For example, we helped add the code that made the text width of the app extend wider than the icon width. In the past, if you had a 64px icon, you only had 64 px for the app name, and thus it was always "Firef..." instead of "Firefox Web Browser" even if you had only 3 columns and tons of space. Anyway, I am mainly commenting to say that a variable width panel would be nice (along with the nice feature you have implemented to have a variable height). Of course, depending on the number of columns a user chooses and the icon size chosen, the minimum width will change.... but would be nice to choose 3 columns at 32px icons and thus have the menu significantly thinner.... again keep up the great work! BTW why does Cinnamon give the warning about this applet potentially causing performance issues? Is there something that could be stripped out to remove that warning to not scare off people from using it?
Jason Hicks
Jason Hicks-5 years ago
Cool! Yeah, one of the challenges is the widths are hard-coded for each column count layout, so I would need to calculate it differently to make variable widths work. I will definitely look into this for the next update. Thanks. Cinnamon will use that warning of potential harm/performance loss for a few APIs. Its hard coded here - https://github.com/linuxmint/Cinnamon/blob/2ddfbb2c6b3b20602c82b56f7308b0bba240bb65/files/usr/share/cinnamon/cinnamon-settings/bin/ExtensionCore.py#L33 I have brought up my dislike of that selectivity, because real danger is about how the APIs are used, not which APIs. This was added before we started monitoring applets more closely on Github, so maybe it can be done differently.
Tuxman2
Tuxman2-5 years ago
@Jason Hicks: I translated the whole strings of the fr.po file in french. I need to check some strings because i'm not sure of the traduction. When it will be ready I could send you the file. Of course if you want.
Jason Hicks
Jason Hicks-5 years ago
Translations are always welcome. :) You can open a pull request, pastebin it here, or open an issue and attach it. Thanks.
Liam Brown
Liam Brown-5 years ago
I added it to the panel and it worked fine, but after I moved it over and clicked it again it just opens a tiny grey box with nothing in it. Any advice?
Jason Hicks
Jason Hicks-5 years ago
Restart cinnamon: ALT+F2 -> enter "r". This shouldn't be happening though, which version of Cinnamon are you on?
Tuxman2
Tuxman2-5 years ago
Log out from your user session and then log in again into your user session. Otherwise, restart the computer.
Tuxman2
Tuxman2-5 years ago
Thanks for adding an option to adjust the menu height. ;-) Could you add an other option for adjust the width of the menu ? Then we'll be able to adjust the size of the menu as we want (Full screen, half screen, ....) . Do you think a transparence option will be possible ? Thanks for your work. Note: Can I help you for French translation ?
Michael Scott
Michael Scott-5 years ago
You're awesome man. Thanks
Michael Scott
Michael Scott-5 years ago
This is my favorite cinnamon menu that I use. Great job on the program. There is a bug in the new update that prevents the applet from being utilized in vertical panels.
Jason Hicks
Jason Hicks-5 years ago
Thanks, should be fixed in 3.0.1.
Daniel S. Filho
Daniel S. Filho-5 years ago
What is the Cinnamenu command? I want to create a hot corner.
Jason Hicks
Jason Hicks-5 years ago
The option to activate the menu on hover was broken up until now, try enabling it in v3.
Ben Henry
Ben Henry-5 years ago
On a dual monitor setup, only seems to work on one monitor.
Jason Hicks
Jason Hicks-5 years ago
What would you expect multi-monitor behavior for a system menu to be?
Ben Henry
Ben Henry-5 years ago
gghghg
Miguel Bustos
Miguel Bustos-5 years ago
Hey!! I do love this menu I've just discovered :) But there is a problem with the search bar. It does not find the app if I don't write it's full name from the beggining. Eg: no results when typing "Writer", only when searching "LibreOffice Writer". In default Cinnamon's menu the app can be found just searching for "Writer". This is a huge problem in Spanish, as lots of applications do not start with their name. Eg: VLC is "reproductor multimedia VLC".
Jason Hicks
Jason Hicks-5 years ago
Thanks, I'll look into it.
Miguel Bustos
Miguel Bustos-5 years ago
Thanks to you for creating such a wonderful menu! I guess this must be a simple fix (kinda "%SEARCH QUERY%" instaead of "SEARCH QUERY" in SQL syntax) that would make Cinammenu much greater!
Tx Aggie
Tx Aggie-5 years ago
I have downloaded it and unzipped it. No idea what to do next.
Jason Hicks
Jason Hicks-5 years ago
Install through Cinnamon Settings -> Applets
Tx Aggie
Tx Aggie-5 years ago
Newbee here. How do you install it? Running Mint 17.3 Thx,
Jason Hicks
Jason Hicks-5 years ago
This applet only works on Cinnamon 3.2+, or Mint 18.1+.
Hubert Ziebicki
Hubert Ziebicki-5 years ago
Hello, I have installed this applet and I am using Linux Mint 18.1 'Sarah' 64-bit Cinnamon with the "Mint-Y-Dark" theme... However, when I try to open the menu a little black vertical line appears instead. What's going on? Thanks, Hubert
Jason Hicks
Jason Hicks-5 years ago
This issue should be resolved as of v3.0.0.
Hubert Ziebicki
Hubert Ziebicki-5 years ago
Never mind, I fixed it by restarting Cinnamon.
Claude Champagne
Claude Champagne-5 years ago
Great applet ! Keep it up.
Marcos Martín Pozo Delgado
Awesome applet! Last update is great, key navigation was necessary. However, some applications as Super Tux Kart and Sublime Text appear with a weird name and they are not searched ('<b><u>S</u></b>' instead 'S' for all letters). Fixint it would be very desirable. In addition, an option to configure wdith and height of menu or a full screen check would be great in order to be able to have a menu similar to Gnome 3 applications menu. Thanks!
Jason Hicks
Jason Hicks-5 years ago
Height adjustment has been added as of v3.0.0, and the markup being left over after searches should be fixed, too.
Tuxman2
Tuxman2-5 years ago
About an option to configure width and height of menu or a full screen check, that's what I also asked Jason Hicks. This kind of option is pratical for people who have touchscreen or an Intel tablet on which a Linux distribution is installed (like Linux Mint).
alborzka
alborzka-5 years ago
For some reason the search is a bit... odd. For example, typing in Mozilla brings nothing, but Firefox and Thunderbird bring their respective programs. Similarly, typing Wine brings nothing but Configure Wine brings it up.
Jason Hicks
Jason Hicks-5 years ago
To my knowledge, "Mozilla" isn't in Firefox's metadata, so it can't be found that way. I wasn't able to pull up Firefox this way in the default menu.
Tuxman2
Tuxman2-5 years ago
I missed to tell you something in my last message. It's about of the favourites apps. Why you don't put icons like the default Cinnamon menu for the favourite apps to the left of the menu entires ? I think it is more pratical.
Tuxman2
Tuxman2-5 years ago
@Jason Hicks: As the configurable-menu applet is no longer support with Cinnamon 3.4 and will no longer supported with the new version of Cinnamon, I will use your menu applet in replacement. It's a shame you didn't add an option to resize or display the menu in full screen. I have a 2 in 1 device (pc/tablet). When I am in tablet mode, I activate the menu full screen and grid mode under the Configurable-menu applet, and it is very suitable for tablet mode. With your grid mode, your applet is suitable for touchscreen. I tested your applet with Cinnamon 3.4. I enabled the option to have the recent files (in Cinnamon paramaters -> Confidentiality), but it doesn't appear in your menu. I also don't have the "Clear List" button for recent files . Is there a bug in your applet ? Thanks for you work.
Jason Hicks
Jason Hicks-5 years ago
You will need to restart cinnamon for the change to come into effect, that needs to be fixed. I don't have a touch screen to test with, but if I do I will consider that.
Sam
Sam-5 years ago
I'm not sure if it's just me, but it looks like you can't navigate this menu using keyboard buttons? If that's true, that's a deal-breaker for me..!
Jason Hicks
Jason Hicks-5 years ago
The next version is being worked on which has this, along with other missing features found in the default menu. https://github.com/linuxmint/cinnamon-spices-applets/pull/957
Richard Ayuyang
Richard Ayuyang-5 years ago
COOL! I HOPE THAT THIS WILL BECOME THE DEFAULT MENU APPLET OF THE NEXT RELEASE OF LINUXMINT!
Simon Brown
Simon Brown-5 years ago
An extremely good applet menu. Very functional, fast, and smart looking after some minor configuration setup. Jason has done an excellent job on this. gir1.2-gda-5.0 will need to be installed to let Firefox/Chrome bookmarks appear in the menu, which is a great facility and well worth turning on. I found I had to adjust the configuration quite a bit to make it look spot on to my eyes, but it is easy to do. I don't like the scaling of icons to fit the available space as that produces giant icons for menu categories with few applications in, but it's easy enough to turn that off . Will use more memory than the standard menu, but not so much as to cause a problem on a reasonably specced computer.
Jason Hicks
Jason Hicks-5 years ago
Thanks for the nice review. I think the memory issue is resolved now as of v3.0.0.
Tuxman2
Tuxman2-5 years ago
Well, I tested your applet. The icons of the applications don't resize correctly in grid mode (when we change the size of icons). Some times, the configure option freezes (right click on the menu -> configure). I have some suggestions : - Have the favorites icons (like cinnamon menu) on the left of the menu, but enable the user to display it or not. - Have an option to display the menu in full screen. - Have an option to define the size of the menu. Otherwise, it is a good applet. ;-)
Jason Hicks
Jason Hicks-5 years ago
I likely won't be adding any size option, or full screen option because it will incur technical debt I don't feel like maintaining, but pull requests are always welcome. I think the favorites in their own column is possible at some point, but there are several other menus you can use if you need this.
Jason Hicks
Jason Hicks-5 years ago
I think you won't be seeing highly configurable applets shipped with Cinnamon because the stock applets are more about sane defaults. That's where Spices fill the gap. I used to use the configurable menu applet - I took a look at its code a while ago and it seemed like it would be hard to maintain in its current state.
Tuxman2
Tuxman2-5 years ago
@Jason Hicks: Ok. For now, I'm using configurable-menu applet with Cinnamon 3.2. For me, configurable-menu is the best menu applet that I have ever seen. It offers a lot of menu layouts that are adapted for all kind of hardware (desktop, portable, tablet, ...). I think Linux Mint should be inspired by this type of applet to create a more modern, multiple and configurable menu. Unfortunately, the author of that applet no longer wants to do the support of that one on the Cinnamon desktop in the future. It's a shame. But the sources are available and can be adapted to the Cinnamon desktop by an other developer.
Basil K Y
Basil K Y-5 years ago
I think new menu based on gnomenu is there on 18.2 roadmap. Looks awesome. Far better than default menu.