App Launcher

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A simple App Launcher

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App Launcher

A simple launcher for your panels

Features:

  • a GUI to organize your applications, even in groups
  • add new applications via drag'n'drop
  • add colorful separators
  • run multiple apps with middleclick
  • rightclick opens the context menu to edit your apps
  • support for horizontal and vertical panels
  • set custom icons for applications and groups
  • customize different properties of your applet:
    • set/hide label
    • set custom applet icon
    • enable/disable notification
    • set hotkey to open the menu
    • show/hide application icons
    • set application icon size
Drag'n'Drop Context Menu
Drag'n'Drop Demo Context Demo

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21 Comments

He-Zu
He-Zu-2 months ago
Hi, my Python Version is 3.9.2 many greetings
He-Zu
He-Zu-2 months ago
Hello, there is no entry in the looking glass log. But you're right, it's up to my system. I started LMDE5 from a Live Boot Stick and installed the applet. It works perfectly. I have no idea where the problem is with my installation. One more thing I found. When I open the settings and then restart cinnamon, the settings window opens, but I can't operate anything in it. I will continue to search if I can find something. Thanks for the help
mchilli
mchilli-2 months ago
Ok, sounds unfamiliar. Could it be possible that there's something wrong with your python version? The custom list widget, where you configure your apps in the settings, is the only difference from other applets.
He-Zu
He-Zu-3 months ago
Hi, I wanted to use your applet. Installation works. Add apps too. However, I can't get into the settings. When I select "Set up" an icon opens in the taskbar but the window for the settings does not open. I'm using Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE5) Cinnamon Version 5.4.12 Any idea why. Thanks for help.
mchilli
mchilli-2 months ago
hm, can you configure the applet before you add any apps? maybe there is an error message in the looking glass log!? I've tested it with a fresh lmde5 installation and everything works fine.
freewee
freewee-9 months ago
I recently use Mint Cinnamon and I was looking for an alternative to Classicmenu indicator, that is a litle bit "recalcitrant"! I found your applet very interesting, the first tests seem conclusive... The drag and drop is very efficient! I will transfer all my shortcuts ( I really have a lot!!). Perhaps 1 improvement (for me!): No clicks over the menu... And I' m not sure it would be possible: opening the applet within my old "Plank"? Anyway many thanks for this great applet!
freewee
freewee-9 months ago
Really nice! But something is missing (I think!): I don't find how to make sub-menus!! Many thanks
mchilli
mchilli-9 months ago
Hey, nice to hear that you like it. Submenus can created when you edit an application and click the plus button next to the group selection. If you mean the old "Plank Dock", then no its not possible, sry. Greetings
freewee
freewee-9 months ago
Thank you! About submenus, I wanted to say "sub-submenus"!!
mchilli
mchilli-9 months ago
oh ok, but i think there is no possibility for this in cinnamon
freewee
freewee-9 months ago
Thank you! I will use it without that!
fazla86
fazla86-1 year ago
good and useful applet one annoying thing is that every time the application configuration in applet is changed, it freezes the whole system, for about 10-15 seconds in my case. The CPU hits the 100%. Even if I just change applications order in the list, it freezes. other than that, it is perfect my system is: Linux Mint 20.2 Cinnamon 5.0.7 Intel© Core™ i7-1065G7 CPU @ 1.30GHz × 4
fazla86
fazla86-1 year ago
UPDATE: After removing the swap, wait is reduced to 2-3 seconds. yaaaay :D I have 16GB of RAM memory and could simply remove 2GB swap on my system
RT Cunningham
RT Cunningham-1 year ago
Drag 'n' drop now works for me, with the latest update.
mchilli
mchilli-1 year ago
Hey, nice to hear that it works now!
RT Cunningham
RT Cunningham-1 year ago
Drag 'n' drop doesn't seem to work. Maybe I'm doing it wrong?
mchilli
mchilli-1 year ago
Maybe ;-), you pick an application from the menu and drag it to the app-launcher. I've created a demo gif to demonstration: https://git.io/J0tiv
RT Cunningham
RT Cunningham-1 year ago
I can only add applications manually.
RT Cunningham
RT Cunningham-1 year ago
Okay, I did exactly that and nothing at all changed.
mchilli
mchilli-1 year ago
Hm strange, ok can you tell me more informations e.g. OS with version and Cinnamon version? So I can try to reproduce the issue. Do you have the latest version of the applet?
RT Cunningham
RT Cunningham-1 year ago
Mint 20.2, Cinnamon 5.05 I don't understand why it wouldn't work. Every other applet does.