Win7 menu emulator 1.0

UUID: win7Menu@physics
Score: 8

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This is a window 7 start menu emulator.  Hope youall like it :)

bugs: sometimes when hovering over a application button the menu will widen.


About The Author


I am a very very amateur developer.  Since getting into developing applets.  i have expanded my programing languages by 300% :)


Window list

Windows 7 & Cinnamon menu

Win7 menu


  1. anandrkris says:

    2 years ago

    Thanks, much useful. One thing would like to see in this is aligning the Menu to the left of the screen / Menu bar. - This applet has the feature "Now you can align the menu to the screen edge." Perhaps you can provide this as configuration item in settings?

  2. la-gusanita says:

    2 years ago

    Needs to be updated for Cinnamon 2.0! Causes Cinnamon (v. 2.0.14) to crash and run in fallback mode repeatedly. Uninstalling the applet fixes it.

  3. nived says:

    3 years ago

    Nice but not better than Mint menu :-(

  4. Uszaty says:

    3 years ago

    Good work! But Cinnamon has a new file manager - Nemo. I've replaced your 'nautilus' code with 'xdg-open' and it works! For home dir - ''xdg-open ." For documents - "xdg-open Documents" etc.... With this code your menu will be file-manager-independent.

  5. bluedxca93 says:

    3 years ago

    Very nice applet. It could be that it won't run on cinnamon 1.8 .If it is like that could you fix the applet? My desktop looks actually like this :

  6. CaptainMark says:

    4 years ago

    Very nice applet, I have a few suggestions, 1. Menu should be resizable, when clicking on all programs it would be nice to be able to fit at least 10 entries or so 2. When clicking all programs the text is replaced with favourites, the arrow should point backwards to indicate you can go back to the first section 3. when typing a search the text at the top 'back to categorys' you've mis-spelt 'categories' 4. An option to always bring up 'all programs' rather than using the last viewed list would be nice, great effort, keep up the good work

  7. fakasupi says:

    4 years ago

    Really nice. Thank u so much.

  8. Crilly90 says:

    4 years ago

    Great menu, but is there any way to change it so your favourites are displayed every time you open the menu instead of it remembering that you clicked on all programs?

  9. physics says:

    4 years ago

    yeah thats in the future

  10. fmete says:

    4 years ago

    sorry *cons

  11. fmete says:

    4 years ago

    its perfect and faster than cinnamon menu. only pros is language support. can you add external language file for Win7 menu?

  12. MrHerbst says:

    4 years ago

    When sesrching it would be nice to have the first match selected. In current version I always have to utilize the mouse

  13. physics says:

    4 years ago

    Go ahead. glad you liked it :)

  14. bownz says:

    4 years ago

    OMG Love the Apps Menu. Mind if I incorporate that part into my GnomeMenu?

  15. physics says:

    4 years ago

    ok i'll see, might be awhile before i have a configuration set up . to edit them manually look in boxes.js RightButtonsBox.addItems

  16. SallyK says:

    4 years ago

    I really like this - being able to feature the favourites, but still search the rest of the menus one of the things I miss most about the original Mint Menu. I don't know if you're looking for suggestions, but one thing it would be really nice to be able to do is to change the File Manager locations on the top right - I can't be the only user who's long ago removed the original Documents, Pictures etc folders. If they could either be picked from our Nautilus bookmarks, or there was some way to edit them manually, that would be really useful.