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.)
  • Wikipedia search.

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boopador
boopador-5 days 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-2 days ago
Thanks for the feedback. A few other people have asked for this feature so I'll take another look at it.
AdmiralAnimE
AdmiralAnimE-2 months 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-2 months ago
Nice idea but I think it would be very complicated to implement. I'll give it some thought though.
Rob Knol
Rob Knol-2 months 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-2 months 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 month ago
Thanks for your answer. I submitted the issue hoping someone find out the solution, Regards!
RT Cunningham
RT Cunningham-2 months 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-2 months ago
Yes, you can hide certain app categories with the menu editor, "open the menu editor" in settings.
RT Cunningham
RT Cunningham-2 months ago
I knew it had to be something I was missing.
illegalmushroom
illegalmushroom-2 months 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-2 months 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-2 months 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-2 months 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-2 months ago
Strange, it's not happening anymore. If it happens again, I'll try to disable that option.
Mario P. Cardenas
Mario P. Cardenas-3 months ago
Looks nice, gonna try it for awhile.
darkomarko42
darkomarko42-3 months ago
is there a way to hide the categorie sidebar?
fredcw
fredcw-3 months 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-3 months 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-2 weeks 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
Stephan Lamoureux-3 months ago
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
Mario P. Cardenas-3 months ago
What icon theme are you using?
Stephan Lamoureux
Stephan Lamoureux-3 months ago
that is numix-circle
fredcw
fredcw-3 months 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
Stephan Lamoureux-3 months ago
I am using the dracula gtk theme
fredcw
fredcw-3 months ago
@Stephan Thanks, I'll include a fix in the next update.
Stephan Lamoureux
Stephan Lamoureux-3 months ago
Thank you! You're awesome.
samuelsa02
samuelsa02-3 months ago
I have the same problem. The theme I use is matcha-dark-azul
fredcw
fredcw-3 months ago
@samuelsa02 Thanks, I'll include a fix in the next cinnamenu update.
McBruno712
McBruno712-4 months 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-3 months 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-3 months ago
Yes, I agree. It looks a bit odd. I'll have a think about it.
Andrei Miculita
Andrei Miculita-3 months ago
To add to that, it would be nice large numbers were displayed with dividers for thousands.
McBruno712
McBruno712-4 months 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-3 months 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
McBruno712-2 months ago
What about having a divider clearly separating emojis from apps?
अभिजीत कुमार (Abhijeet Kumar)
This menu looks SICKK!!! thanks :)
fredcw
fredcw-3 months ago
Thanks.
fredcw
fredcw-3 months ago
ramram63
ramram63-4 months ago
here is what it gives: https://ibb.co/s555cMm
ramram63
ramram63-4 months ago
I found : in cinnamon.ccs menu-application-button and menu-application-button-selected
ramram63
ramram63-4 months ago
Merçi.
ramram63
ramram63-4 months ago
how to decrease the size of buttons (tiles) ?
fredcw
fredcw-4 months 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-4 months 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-4 months 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-4 months ago
Yup, fixed. Thanks! Looks a lot smoother.
fredcw
fredcw-4 months ago
Thanks. I'll look into it.
zalata bal dom dom
zalata bal dom dom-5 months ago
I made this video for you bro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJvn7SO9qUI
fredcw
fredcw-5 months 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
zalata bal dom dom-5 months ago
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-5 months 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-5 months 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
zalata bal dom dom-5 months ago
"Do you mean mini versions of the webpage?" yes
fredcw
fredcw-5 months 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
zalata bal dom dom-5 months ago
<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
zalata bal dom dom-5 months ago
How can I theme the tiles (change their color in cinnamon.css)
fredcw
fredcw-5 months 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
zalata bal dom dom-5 months ago
great! many thanks! but I had to disable "use tile style" and restart cinnamon for it to take efect.
zalata bal dom dom
zalata bal dom dom-5 months ago
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-5 months 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
zalata bal dom dom-5 months ago
"Do you mean mini versions of the webpage?" yes
zalata bal dom dom
zalata bal dom dom-5 months ago
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
Akira45-0-5 months ago
Hello please add the "Recent apps" functionality. It's a pity Cinnamon doesn't have it.
fredcw
fredcw-5 months 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-5 months ago
Speaking of this, is there a way to disable it?
Andrei Miculita
Andrei Miculita-5 months ago
There's no toggle under "Content", and it's not in the menu editor.
fredcw
fredcw-5 months 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-5 months ago
Yep, that's what I was looking for, thanks!
windf17
windf17-6 months ago
I found a problem: When i input letters in the search bar, the response speed is very slow.
fredcw
fredcw-6 months 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-6 months ago
Try turning off the "Search home folder" option.
RT Cunningham
RT Cunningham-6 months 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-6 months 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
zalata bal dom dom-6 months ago
Can you add the option to enable tiles just like Windows 10 menu?
fredcw
fredcw-6 months 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-6 months 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-6 months 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-6 months 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-6 months ago
I just wanted to thanks this amazing applet. Cinnamenu should be standard in Linux Mint!
fredcw
fredcw-6 months ago
Thanks.
Milton Rodrigues
Milton Rodrigues-6 months 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-6 months 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
melomane63-6 months 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-6 months 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
melomane63-6 months 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-6 months 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
Footbath667-6 months 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-6 months 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
Footbath667-6 months 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-6 months 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-6 months 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-6 months 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-6 months 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-6 months 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-6 months 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-6 months 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-6 months 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-6 months ago
Here are the instructions to add the tile effect: https://github.com/fredcw/Notes/blob/main/README.md
David
David-6 months 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-6 months 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-6 months 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
windf17-7 months 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-6 months ago
I added the search function.
fredcw
fredcw-7 months 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
windf17-7 months 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
windf17-7 months 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-7 months ago
Thanks for reporting bug. Will be fixed in next update.
DarkWiller
DarkWiller-7 months 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-7 months 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-7 months 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-7 months 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-7 months 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-7 months ago
i edited the applet.js, its working again, thank you!!
abwebster
abwebster-7 months 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-7 months 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-7 months ago
Is there a way to disable emoji search?
fredcw
fredcw-7 months 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-7 months 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-7 months 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-7 months 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-7 months ago
Thanks for your help. Your work is amazing!
urbster1
urbster1-7 months 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
urbster1-7 months ago
My Super key was mapped to Hyper by mistake, in case anyone else has this issue.
Andrei Miculita
Andrei Miculita-7 months 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-7 months ago
Yes, I noticed this too. I haven't thought of a solution yet but I'll think about it.
Nik
Nik-7 months 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-7 months ago
Thanks, that's very encouraging.
Sergio Schneider
Sergio Schneider-8 months 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-8 months 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-8 months 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-7 months 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-7 months ago
Thanks! How about the suggestion #2? Display only the icons without the "program name"
fredcw
fredcw-7 months ago
>only the icons without the "program name" I tried this, I don't think it would be very popular.
Sergio Schneider
Sergio Schneider-7 months 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-7 months 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-8 months ago
Another suggestion: Option to hide favorite apps from menu bar when option "Show favorite apps category" is enabled
fredcw
fredcw-8 months ago
This would be difficult for me to implement as cinnamenu and the window list applets are not really connected in this way.
MarcoB0049
MarcoB0049-8 months 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-7 months 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-8 months ago
Thanks.
MarcoB0049
MarcoB0049-8 months ago
sry @AM=false true=@fredcw ;)
Andrei Miculita
Andrei Miculita-8 months ago
Why was the option to uninstall programs removed from the right-click menu?
fredcw
fredcw-8 months 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-7 months 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-8 months 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-8 months ago
Thanks.
Pheinte
Pheinte-8 months 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-8 months 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-8 months 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-8 months 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-8 months 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-8 months ago
Thanks for the css tip, it's looking great now :)
Ibrohim Mahmud Hanafi
great menu, i try it
fredcw
fredcw-8 months ago
Thanks.
Andrei Miculita
Andrei Miculita-9 months 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-9 months 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-9 months ago
Thanks for the explanation! :) I'll just avoid that icon theme then.
Andrei Miculita
Andrei Miculita-9 months 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-9 months 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
daddy33-10 months ago
Hi, menu resizing not working anymore with the last commit (named "Menu resizing"...) Cinnamon 4.8.3 manjaro linux.
daddy33
daddy33-10 months ago
Edit : sorry, It's working actually.
fredcw
fredcw-9 months ago
There is a bug that prevents resizing after right clicking on an emoji. Will fix in next update.
RT Cunningham
RT Cunningham-10 months 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-10 months 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-10 months 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-10 months ago
There should be a new option in the settings "Show favorites apps category."
yngvhi
yngvhi-10 months ago
Yep. Missed it because it was below the bottom of the window. Had to scroll down. Doh. Sorry.
Oober
Oober-10 months ago
Sorry for replying to wrong topic, moderators can delete this and that other irrelevant posts.
Oober
Oober-10 months 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-10 months 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-10 months ago
You should be able to set the panel icon sizes in panel settings.
Oober
Oober-10 months 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-11 months 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-11 months 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-11 months 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-11 months ago
The problem occurs when the "enable search providers" option is enabled.
Fran
Fran-11 months ago
Important: Menu does not open in last update #3307
fredcw
fredcw-11 months 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-11 months ago
I sent you an email with the info
Andrei Miculita
Andrei Miculita-11 months 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-11 months 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-11 months ago
I've set the maximum left padding of the category box to 20px. Hopefully this looks a little better.
Andrei Miculita
Andrei Miculita-11 months 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-11 months 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-11 months ago
Hi, you can drag and drop the categories. Actually, this feature is not stated anywhere which is probably an oversight.
msegmx
msegmx-11 months ago
Oh, that was easy :) (Opening menu editor not needed.) Thanks for the quick reply!
Sergedel
Sergedel-1 year ago
How to access the built in calculator?
Fran
Fran-1 year ago
I think the built calculator is the search field, try to search 2+2
Sergedel
Sergedel-1 year ago
OK! Thank you!
Fran
Fran-1 year ago
What is the big dot spot next to the session buttons? is possible to remove it?
fredcw
fredcw-1 year 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-1 year 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-1 year ago
Is possible to replace the default left mint menu by cinnamenu?
fredcw
fredcw-1 year 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-1 year ago
I found it, in panel settings
Fran
Fran-1 year ago
How can a move the cinnamenu to the left? No the cinnamenu is on the right
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
You can move applets by right clicking on the panel and selecting "Panel edit mode."
Fran
Fran-1 year ago
Yes thanks, I found it
anaconda69
anaconda69-1 year ago
Is there a way to change width of Cinnamenu window? It would be nice.
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
Only by changing the number of columns in grid view.
aznlir88
aznlir88-1 year 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-1 year ago
Thanks.
MickJR-2019
MickJR-2019-1 year 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-1 year ago
Aww thanks! :)
KrisTheNewest
KrisTheNewest-1 year ago
Is there a way to change the size of account details/logout/shutdown etc buttons?
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
Yes, you can change the size of the session buttons on the "Appearance" tab in settings.
KrisTheNewest
KrisTheNewest-1 year ago
https://i.imgur.com/IUaUxmJ.png I doesn't seem to be there.
MickJR-2019
MickJR-2019-1 year 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-1 year 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-1 year ago
Thanks for the feedback. This will be fixed in the next version.
patrickthomaz
patrickthomaz-1 year 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-1 year 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-1 year 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-1 year ago
I've added "folder-documents-recent" and "folder-favorites" as fallback icons in case the others are no available.
cvdmint
cvdmint-1 year 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-1 year 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
Docmine17-1 year 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-1 year ago
Thanks.
thebritons
thebritons-1 year 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-1 year ago
Yes, changing the menu items using the menu editor will affect the standard Cinnamon menu and Cinnamenu at the same time.
nywilds
nywilds-1 year 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-1 year ago
Hi, thanks for the feedback. I'll consider adding this option at some point.
FabioMorales1984
FabioMorales1984-1 year ago
Cinnamenu update!!! Work fine I am happy thanks best your keep up. My linux mint 20 on computer
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
Thanks.
fusentast
fusentast-1 year 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-1 year 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-1 year 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-1 year ago
I would were much like to contribute to this project, so I'll email you with the details. Thank you.
fusentast
fusentast-1 year 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-1 year ago
Not sure if this is a Cinnamon thing, but hovering is sometimes unresponsive https://youtu.be/AdhA0R1Y33g
fredcw
fredcw-1 year ago
Fixed!
fredcw
fredcw-1 year 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-1 year ago
@fredcw: Additional info for the bug Andrei Miculita reported: https://github.com/jaszhix/Cinnamenu/issues/27
mshmm
mshmm-1 year 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-1 year ago
It's nice to know that people are using it, thanks.
fusentast
fusentast-1 year 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-1 year 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-1 year ago
Hi! Has "sort categories by drag and drop" been disabled in this latest update? Thanks.
fredcw
fredcw-1 year 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-1 year 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-1 year ago
Thanks for the feedback, I've now put the feature back in.
Lee C Williams
Lee C Williams-1 year 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-1 year 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-1 year 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-1 year 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-1 year ago
Can confirm the list view is now behaving again~ :D
Sergedel
Sergedel-1 year 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-1 year ago
Thanks. Bug fix in next version.
m4udcl
m4udcl-1 year 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-1 year 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-1 year 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-1 year 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-1 year 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-1 year 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-1 year 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-1 year ago
I'm thinking of making it so that the category that opens is the one that was open previous.
akirikos
akirikos-1 year ago
I like this menu better than the default one, glad it's back!!!
RT Cunningham
RT Cunningham-1 year ago
I used it until 19.3 got rid of it. I'm glad to see it back.
Daniel Liikamaa
Daniel Liikamaa-1 year 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
ranjith35333-1 year ago
got it.
ranjith35333
ranjith35333-1 year ago
How to view apps in grid?
River116
River116-2 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-2 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-2 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
melomane63-2 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
Footbath666-2 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
Anon01234-2 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-2 years ago
Excellent! Thank you for making it. Only one small problem. Search results are lagging a bit.
ILIAS TSELIOS
ILIAS TSELIOS-2 years ago
Awesome! Great job!
Utnapishtim
Utnapishtim-2 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-2 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-2 years ago
Modern menu on Linux Mint Cinnamon. Using it, thanks!
huntantr
huntantr-2 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-0049-2 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
Tuxman2-2 years ago
Hi everybody, do you know how I can add Cinnamenu at the plank dock ? Thanks.
Tuxman2
Tuxman2-2 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-2 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-2 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
Tuxman2-2 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-2 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
Tuxman2-2 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
melomane63-2 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
melomane63-2 years ago
work fine in mint 19 and cinnamon 3.8
richardm1
richardm1-2 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-2 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
samuelsa02-3 years ago
Suggestion: Option to start showing all applications, not just favorite applications.
smokin420
smokin420-3 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-3 years ago
What is your resolution? There are option to control the height and width (number of columns in grid mode).
Vernon
Vernon-3 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-3 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-3 years ago
Very2 good,,, it give me more freedom on cinnamon.... thanks friend... :) Good Job...
Corto-landese
Corto-landese-3 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-3 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-3 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-3 years ago
Sounds like a good issue to post on Github. This is not a bug report forum.
Tuxman2
Tuxman2-3 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-3 years ago
Great version 3.2.0 ! The drag and drop category re-ordering is really practical !
LPW00
LPW00-3 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-3 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-3 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-3 years ago
Just a big THANK YOU for Cinnamenu applet! Keep up the good work.
Poojan Pandya
Poojan Pandya-3 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-3 years ago
Restart Cinnamon after adding it to the menu: fixed that issue for me. :)
Lee C Williams
Lee C Williams-3 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-3 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-3 years ago
Sorry, just restarted cinnamon just to be doubly sure. The issue is fixed!
Lee C Williams
Lee C Williams-3 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
Tuxman2-3 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-3 years ago
No worries. I'm not sure yet, hopefully soon when I have more time to work on features.
Ehab AbuAlSaoud
Ehab AbuAlSaoud-3 years ago
Can't remove Firefox from Favorite Apps
Jason Hicks
Jason Hicks-3 years ago
Fixed in 3.1.3.
oxydium
oxydium-3 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-3 years ago
Just patched this in 3.1.2, should be fixed. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.
Band1to
Band1to-3 years ago
Awesome !
Mike Mombarg
Mike Mombarg-3 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-3 years ago
Fixed in 3.1.2.
Steve Murphy
Steve Murphy-3 years ago
Hi, Just wondering if the end user can add to the default search providers and if so how?
Steve Murphy
Steve Murphy-3 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-3 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-3 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-3 years ago
Please file bugs and feature requests on Github.
Sam
Sam-3 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-3 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-3 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-4 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-4 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
Tuxman2-4 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-4 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-4 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-4 years ago
Restart cinnamon: ALT+F2 -> enter "r". This shouldn't be happening though, which version of Cinnamon are you on?
Tuxman2
Tuxman2-4 years ago
Log out from your user session and then log in again into your user session. Otherwise, restart the computer.
Tuxman2
Tuxman2-4 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-4 years ago
You're awesome man. Thanks
Michael Scott
Michael Scott-4 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-4 years ago
Thanks, should be fixed in 3.0.1.
Daniel S. Filho
Daniel S. Filho-4 years ago
What is the Cinnamenu command? I want to create a hot corner.
Jason Hicks
Jason Hicks-4 years ago
The option to activate the menu on hover was broken up until now, try enabling it in v3.
Ben Henry
Ben Henry-4 years ago
On a dual monitor setup, only seems to work on one monitor.
Jason Hicks
Jason Hicks-4 years ago
What would you expect multi-monitor behavior for a system menu to be?
Ben Henry
Ben Henry-4 years ago
gghghg
Miguel Bustos
Miguel Bustos-4 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-4 years ago
Thanks, I'll look into it.
Miguel Bustos
Miguel Bustos-4 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-4 years ago
I have downloaded it and unzipped it. No idea what to do next.
Jason Hicks
Jason Hicks-4 years ago
Install through Cinnamon Settings -> Applets
Tx Aggie
Tx Aggie-4 years ago
Newbee here. How do you install it? Running Mint 17.3 Thx,
Jason Hicks
Jason Hicks-4 years ago
This applet only works on Cinnamon 3.2+, or Mint 18.1+.
Hubert Ziebicki
Hubert Ziebicki-4 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-4 years ago
This issue should be resolved as of v3.0.0.
Hubert Ziebicki
Hubert Ziebicki-4 years ago
Never mind, I fixed it by restarting Cinnamon.
Claude Champagne
Claude Champagne-4 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-4 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
Tuxman2-4 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-4 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-4 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
Tuxman2-4 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
Tuxman2-4 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-4 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-4 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-4 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-4 years ago
COOL! I HOPE THAT THIS WILL BECOME THE DEFAULT MENU APPLET OF THE NEXT RELEASE OF LINUXMINT!
Simon Brown
Simon Brown-4 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-4 years ago
Thanks for the nice review. I think the memory issue is resolved now as of v3.0.0.
Tuxman2
Tuxman2-4 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-4 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-4 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
Tuxman2-4 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-4 years ago
I think new menu based on gnomenu is there on 18.2 roadmap. Looks awesome. Far better than default menu.