Description:

Tasty Menu is a K-Menu replacement for KDE 3.x series aiming to provide the maximum usability and flexibility.

It provides three columns where you can always have all your favourite applications in handy.

Key features:
-One column for all your favourite applications and two columns for browsing all the installed programs
-Search engine for the applications
-Optional integration with Kerry Beagle or Strigi
-Highlighting of recently installed applications
-Fast user switching
-Drag and drop support

Debian sid package:
https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=204883
Centos package:
http://www.centos-linux.nl/rpm/tastymenu-1.0.1-1.el5.i386.rpm
ALT linux x86-64
http://alt5.linux.kiev.ua/srpm/Sisyphus/tastymenu/get

Changelog:

9 years ago

1.0.8
-builds with newer gcc
-fixed paint glitch with fake transparencies

1.0.7
-fixed a typo in the config dialog

1.0.6
-Now all the applications should be displayed again
-Brazillian portoguese translation by Ewerton de A. Dutra

1.0.5
Very tiny fix:
-fixed the about box
-some fixes in packaging
-now it's installed in the right directory (for example in /usr/lib/kde3 instead of /usr/lib)

1.0.4
-updated French translation
-updated Slovenian translation
-fixed a crash on lright mouse button click on search field
-the old memory leak should be somewhat mitigated

1.0.3
-Fixed a bug that occurred when clicking on the search result if the menu mode was "recent/most used applications"
-Polish translation by Tomasz Argasiński
-Some fixes in the Slovenian translation
-description text shouldn't become too little

1.0.2
-Slovenian translation by Matija Å uklje
-Fixed a little build problem

1.0.1
-Menu and tooltip no longer steals mouse and keyboard input
-Better management of the tooltip
-No separators when the list is in alphabetical order
-Finnish translations by Tommi Nieminen
1.0:
-Not having particular problems, released it as 1.0
-French translation by Laurent Hilsz

1.0_rc2:
-Rearranging the items of the left column by drag and drop works again
-the layout should be a little bit more polished
-Updated Ukrainian translation

I consider this pretty much feature complete at least for now, so it's the time to approach the fatidical 1.0 :)
1.0_rc1:
-Search field should be a lot faster
-Only strings with at least three characters are being searched (necessary for the speedup)
-Corrected a bug that prevented to search into application descriptions

0.9.1:
Ukrainian translation by Motsyo Vitaliy

0.9:
-"Add to desktop" option in menuitems
-Drag and drop from menu to desktop
-Option to set different icons sizes in the three columns
-the button text label should always be of a visible color
-most used/recently used applications list updates in realtime
-clear most used/recently used applications list
-(warning1: deleting one list deletes also the other)
-(warning2: if you use opensuse you must have kickoff reverted to classic kmenu in order to use the recently used/most used lists)
-updated russian and german translations

0.8.2
another little bugfix release:
-Spanish translation by Jesus S Fernandez Prieto
-button background goes highlighted even if kicker doesn't have neither a background pixmap or transparent background
-menu icon (including on mouseover effect) changes immediately when the user sets a new icon
-highlighted button background also when kicker has no transparency or backgound image
-searching should be a little bit faster (still far from optimal)

0.8.1:
-German translation by Jannick Kuhr
-Drag and drop enabled only in "Favourite applications" mode (otherwise it destroys the favourite list!)

0.8:
-Favourite applications list can be rearranged via drag and drop
-new installed programs notification should be more reliable (some inspiration from Kickoff :P)
-it finds also programs installed by other users
-old programs shouldn't be no more erroneusly listed
-updated russian and italian translations
-when there is only one search result, pressing enter executes it (and the search terms are cleared)
-added button to clear the recent documents list
-application descriptions can be removed also from the left column
-easier to start a program with a single mouse click when the tree is collapsed
-groups with only one item can be configured to be shown
-items can be ordered alphabetically (with applications after the groups)
-better managing of the button size (especially within a vertical panel) and when the menu text is disabled the button is exactly square
-the button icon is highlighted on mouse over according to the global settins
-in the search results the tree is always open

0.7.1:
-Russian translation by Yurkovsky Andrey
-corrected a possible compilation problem
-application descriptions are hidden also from the first column
-button width updated again when the text label is turned off

0.7:
-configurable button text label
-configurable menu button pixmap
-item descriptions can be turned off
-optional "save session" entry under the user button
-configurable popup text
-the button no longer appears on mouse over, instead the background becomes lighter on mouse over and darker on mouse press
-when the user clicks on an empty area the last item is no longer activated
-Italian translation

7 years ago

pierat

Hello!

I think I found a small bug: when you place the kicker panel on the right side of the screen, you can't place Tasty on the button of the panel, because it will open the menu downwards, outside the screen.

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7 years ago

pierat

Sorry: I just confused left/right. (Must be getting older...)

I meant the left screen side. But the effekt stays the same: Tasty opens the menu downwards, outside the screen, when you place it at the bottom of the kicker panel.

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7 years ago

pierat

Tasty is great, but there are two things I haven't found out yet:

1. Can I set the background to something else then plain white?

2. There are some extra key on my keyboard. How can assign the key XF86menuKB (keycode 168) to open Tasty?

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7 years ago

JoyNix

Makefile:868: предупреждение: переопределение команд для цели `clean-bcheck'
Makefile:831: предупреждение: старые команды для цели `clean-bcheck' игнорируются
Makefile:873: предупреждение: переопределение команд для цели `bcheck-am'
Makefile:836: предупреждение: старые команды для цели `bcheck-am' игнорируются
make all-recursive
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/joy/Desktop/tastymenu-1.0.7'
Makefile:868: предупреждение: переопределение команд для цели `clean-bcheck'
Makefile:831: предупреждение: старые команды для цели `clean-bcheck' игнорируются
Makefile:873: предупреждение: переопределение команд для цели `bcheck-am'
Makefile:836: предупреждение: старые команды для цели `bcheck-am' игнорируются
Making all in doc
make[2]: Entering directory `/home/joy/Desktop/tastymenu-1.0.7/doc'
Making all in .
make[3]: Entering directory `/home/joy/Desktop/tastymenu-1.0.7/doc'
make[3]: Цель `all-am' не требует выполнения команд.
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/joy/Desktop/tastymenu-1.0.7/doc'
Making all in en
make[3]: Entering directory `/home/joy/Desktop/tastymenu-1.0.7/doc/en'
make[3]: Цель `all' не требует выполнения команд.
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/joy/Desktop/tastymenu-1.0.7/doc/en'
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/joy/Desktop/tastymenu-1.0.7/doc'
Making all in po
make[2]: Entering directory `/home/joy/Desktop/tastymenu-1.0.7/po'
make[2]: Цель `all' не требует выполнения команд.
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/joy/Desktop/tastymenu-1.0.7/po'
Making all in src
make[2]: Entering directory `/home/joy/Desktop/tastymenu-1.0.7/src'
make[2]: Цель `all' не требует выполнения команд.
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/joy/Desktop/tastymenu-1.0.7/src'
make[2]: Entering directory `/home/joy/Desktop/tastymenu-1.0.7'
Makefile:868: предупреждение: переопределение команд для цели `clean-bcheck'
Makefile:831: предупреждение: старые команды для цели `clean-bcheck' игнорируются
Makefile:873: предупреждение: переопределение команд для цели `bcheck-am'
Makefile:836: предупреждение: старые команды для цели `bcheck-am' игнорируются
make[2]: Цель `all-am' не требует выполнения команд.
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/joy/Desktop/tastymenu-1.0.7'
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/joy/Desktop/tastymenu-1.0.7'

How it to correct?..

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8 years ago

drautzburg

On my sytem (debian, using kde 3.5.9), there is another strange effect, which gomes and goes with flickering:

when I type in a search, the search results appear after the 3rd letter (I believe this is what is intended), but after about half a second they disappear again and I am left with an empty list of search results.

The behavior seems to be the same with 1.0.6 from debian and 1.0.7 compiled by myself. (BTW the 1.0.7 version claims it is a 1.0.6 - small glitch).

Now at least with my self-compiled version the problem seems to disappear when I check "override alt+F1.." in the "Configure" dialog. I even reset the Shortcut via "Configure Global Shortcuts" to Ctrl+Space while leaving the Alt+F1 option checked. Still no flicker, no disappearing search results and Ctrl+Space brings up tastymenu. I havent tried this with the precompiled version though (I deinstalled it).

I tried this a couple of times back and forth and the behavior was consistent, i.e. unchecked->trouble, checked->no trouble. Still I am not sure if this is really a workaround. The flickering had been gone before and reappeared out of nowhere, so maybe tomorrow it'll be back.

But the fact that search results disappear when flickering is on, was very consistent in the past.

Maybe this rings some bells?

P.S.

I also took the liberty to remap the return key so it clears the search text, rather than launching a program in case there is only one search result. This way (and with Ctrl+Space launching tastymenu) I can operate tastymenu more easily from the keyboard.

menuhandler.cpp:
346 return false;
347
348 // DTZ
349 menu->searchLine->clear();
350 return true;
351
352 QListViewItem *listItem = NULL;



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8 years ago

drautzburg

Some more observations:

After typing in a search and the results being displayed, I close tastymenu. When I start it again, I see it in the state I left it, i.e. the search string is still visible and so are the search results. Good.

However when I actually launch anything, the next time I pop up tastymenu, it stills shows the search string, but no search results, which is inconsistent. Those search results seem to be quite fragile.

Another thing I noticed, is that just hovering the mouse over a category in the middle panel brings up this category in the right panel. No big deal, but confusing. I would have expected that this takes a click. Likewise in the left panel (search results). Hovering the mouse over a section heading collapses or uncollapses the items below.

My feeling is that tastymenu processses events it should really ignore.



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8 years ago

lolo110808

Hello,
Tasty menu is certainly the best kde menu in my opinion, far from the default one and better than kickoff. I really love it. Nonetheless, I have noticed a really irritating feature: it keeps on blinking very often. Could this be fixed ?
My system : opensuse 11.0 + kde 3.5.10 + tastymenu 1.07.
Thanks for all.

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8 years ago

janet

Do you have a fully transparent kicker? Try coloring the kicker a little - does tastymenu still blink? Mine doesn't.

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8 years ago

fresneda

Great applet. Unfortunately, in debian sid it causes kicker to memory leak. Pity.

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8 years ago

janet

I have a weird problem: it's not possible to start ksysv in root mode via tastymenu. It works fine with standard kmenu and fine via console (kdesu ksysv). But as soon as I try to start the very same command via tastymenu the whole desktop is dead (except for mouse) until I kill the kdesu process via a virtual console.
All other apps I have tested do work fine with tastymenu and kdesu.

Anybody else has this weird behaviour? And how can I get it to work?

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8 years ago

janet

Does anybody know what must be done to the source code to disable the submenus opening/closing on mouseover?

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8 years ago

przemkus

Maybe I missed something, but is there some guide which -dev packages to install in order to build .deb package on Debian/Kubuntu?
I found out that compilation and building package out of the sources requires following packages in Kubuntu Hardy:
g++ debhelper build-essential fakeroot xorg-dev libqt3-mt-dev kdebase-dev
:)

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8 years ago

przemkus

Hello,
I noticed that the option "add icon to desktop" doesn't work with recent KDE (Kubuntu Hardy) and Polish language.
I think the problem source is that "Desktop" directory name is now localized, and eg. in Polish it's called "Pulpit".
Greetings:)

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8 years ago

darkphoenixff4

Tastymenu is great! Is there going to be a KDE4 port? If not, mind if I try? I much prefer Tastymenu to Kickoff and the default KMenu...

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8 years ago

janet

Oh please do! I'm kind of afraid of loosing usability when I finally have to switch to KDE 4 desktop. I'd really feel relieved to know at least I could use tasty menu with KDE 4.

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8 years ago

douglh

I agree completely. I will not upgrade to any distro that uses kde4 until tasty menu is available for it.

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8 years ago

flakeparadigm

KDE 4.1 is out but still no Tasty Menu for it! Hope it comes soon!

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8 years ago

dough

Here's one more vote! KDE 4.1 is an improvement but I still won't use it until there's a tasty menu available!!!

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8 years ago

Zwopper

This is THE best KDE menu by far! Please port it to KDE 4 as well!!!

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8 years ago

TubaSoldier

Thank you so much. I love Tasty!
The last time I tried using it there were some memory leak issues. Things are great now! Love the work. Looking forward to seeing it in KDE4!

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8 years ago

kronophage

Hi, just wanted to say Tasty Menu is great !
Really like the way it lets you see all your apps with a quick glance. Far better than KDE default menu and (above all) kbfx !
I really hope you'll find time to port it to KDE4, otherwise it would be such a great loss :(

Thanks and keep it up ;)
ed

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8 years ago

ACG

Yes. Please don't let Tasty fall by the wayside. Best. KDE. Menu. Ever.

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9 years ago

qbaaa

Is it possible to use the original, rectangular OpenSUSE K Menu Button - /opt/kde3/share/apps/kicker/pics/kmenu_basic.mng ?
I did Configure (from right click menu) > Button Icon and placed /(...)/kmenu_basic.mng and OK, but it narrowed to square shape.

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9 years ago

janet

The tooltips are a little buggy:
the comment is displayed twice and there is no space between last word of application name and first word of comment. And there's a tiny typo in the german translation in the settings: there's a & where there shouldn't be: S&ymbolgrößen

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9 years ago

jotapesan

This program is really good. for me is better than kickoff. i love it.

The only thing a little annoying is the combobox. For better usability maybe is a good idea to change the combobox with 4 buttons or icons (web browser style). ¿What do you think?

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