KDesktop Menu
Various KDE Extensions
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Description:

KDesktop Menu is a replacement menu for use with kicker (KDE). It was inspired
from the Gnome menu applet.... heavily.

Requirements:
- KDE 3.5
- QT 3.3

INSTALL:

./configure
make
su -c "make install"

TODO:

Please read the TODO file for information of planned features as well as my requests for comments on suggested features.

BUGS:

Currently a bug exists when KDeskopMenu is placed horizontally on the bottom of the bar. On first click, the menu pops up at an incorrect position.

If it crashes, configure with --enable-debug=full and then start kicker in konsole.
Last changelog:

11 years ago

0.3 - July 09, 2006
ADD: Display the KDM user face icon where the "Switch User" icon is displayed.
ADD: Storage Media expands to show all in media:/ (Filters out hdd/nfs/smb)
(rossoft, kde-look.org)
CHG: Make the Switch User information more human readable.
FIX: Crash bug when trying to edit the menu in certain instances
FIX: Make compile and work with KDE 3.5.X

0.2.1 - June 05, 2005
FIX: Applet crashed on start when the kicker session was brand new.
CHG: Re-created the build system files in hopes of solving the undefined
macros problem

0.2 - May 30, 2005
ADD: Actions and Desktop menu's contents mostly configurable.
ADD: Actions Menu now uses all possible menu extentions.
ADD: KMenu icon can now be disabled.
CHG: Remove need for KInstance in About stuff...
CHG: Reworked the class inheritance to speed up compilation.
FIX: The location of the menubar on a bottom horizontal panel.
FIX: Minor bugs were fixed.
FIX: User Switching wasn't working when 2+ sessions were already started
FIX: Many code clean ups.

0.1.2 - Apr. 03, 2005
FIX: Infinite loop caused if the user has disabled the Side pixmap in
kickerrc. What a typo heh

0.1.1 - Apr. 02, 2005
ADD: More includes and debug statements, looking for the cause of a crash.

0.1 - Apr. 02, 2005
Initial release.

DemiAlbedo

9 years ago

This is the best menu for KDE I have seen. Recently I have started trying to tweak kdesktop (I added a pictures, and video folder to the "desktop" tab) however I don't know how to link it so that when I click videos it goes to the videos folder. Does anyone have any ideas of how to do that, or where the code is written in the source so I can do it myself?

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inckie

9 years ago

I have a chekinstall-made Kubuntu package for this applet lying around here. Is anyone interested?

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janet

10 years ago

Is there a way to replace the text with icons? It really does not look good on huge kickers (mine has a heigth of 72) and takes up too much width.

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RonB1964

10 years ago

Everything seemed to compile OK, but I can't figure out how to launch the new menu bar. Forgive me if I missed something obvious.

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battousaihimura

10 years ago

I got the same problem here.
Did you discover how to launch it?

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inckie

9 years ago

Hmm, I had to install libkonq4-dev in order to compile it, but then it was only a matter of adding the "KDesktop Menu" applet to Kicker.

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necromonga

11 years ago

hi

when i try to install it, doing make i get the following error:

menu_desktop.Tpo"; exit 1; fi
menu_desktop.cpp:35:33: error: konqbookmarkmanager.h: No such file or directory
menu_desktop.cpp: In member function 'virtual void MenuDesktop::initialize()':
menu_desktop.cpp:172: error: 'KonqBookmarkManager' has not been declared
make[2]: *** [menu_desktop.lo] Fehler 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/ciagin/bin/kdesktop_menu-0.3/src'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Fehler 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/ciagin/bin/kdesktop_menu-0.3'
make: *** [all] Fehler 2

im using opensuse 10.1 with kde3.5.5

thx

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skywaker

11 years ago

is this project live? i use mandriva2007 and i wants compile kdesktop-menu but there is problem with KonqBookmarkmanager ..

i search a header and i find only kbookmarkmanager.h in some qt3-devel direcotry ...

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skywaker

10 years ago

Hi. I compile Kdesktop-Menu under a Mandriva 2007 and under a FreeBSD unix 6.1, too. I create patched tar.gz and you can download it from my web site a look to screenshots, are beutifull !!!

There are sources:
http://skywaker.7crows.net/ftp/kdesktop/kdesktop_menu-0.3.tar.gz

There are screenshots:
http://skywaker.7crows.net/ftp/kdesktop/snapshot-kdemenu1.png
http://skywaker.7crows.net/ftp/kdesktop/snapshot-kdemenu2.png
http://skywaker.7crows.net/ftp/kdesktop/snapshot-kdemenu3.png


Thanks and thanks to author for this project...

I have one wish... Is palned implement kdesktop-menu to KDE 4.0 ???

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Castar

11 years ago

Hi!

This is definitely the greatest improvement I have found on this site. It made me love KDE again and stop thinking about gnome!

Still, I have a problem. I feel that I don't have all of the options enabled in my Kubuntu Edgy. In actions, I can only find "switch user" "save session" "lock session" and "logout", while in the Desktop menu, "Personal folder" which doesn't work, "Documents" which opens my home folder and "Media".

Have I done something wrong during compilation?

Keep up the good work!

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linux3114a

11 years ago

the access to personal directory doesn't wok under desktop option

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linux3114a

11 years ago

kdesktop_menu-0.3-lotus101351.i586.rpm
at
http://home.carlet.be/raoul.linux/

under download section


nice ! ! ! !

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dominik

11 years ago

http://dominikx.blogspot.com/2006/08/kdesktop-menu-gnome-style-ebuild.html

thx,
dominik

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Ganchans

11 years ago

For those who are running on SuSE 10.1, i've build the rpm, can find it here :
http://ganchans.googlepages.com

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Ganchans

11 years ago

For those who are running on SuSE 10.1, i've build the rpm, can find it here :
http://ganchans.googlepages.com

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ciasa

11 years ago

Nice applet. I've been looking for something like this for a while now.

Would it be possible to have the desktop submenu show all places that show up in the sidebar of the save/open file dialogs? If files are open/saved to those places frequently enough to warrent having shortcuts then it would make sense to have access to them from that menu.

Also, if possible, could you fix the applet to take up all vertical space in the panel. As it is the buttons have about 4 pixels of dead space above them.

And last, this applet doesn't play well with vertical panels. Would it be possible to have the menus stack on top of each other, instead of being a horizontal line?

Thanks for the great work so far!

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Rodion

11 years ago

Thanks ever so much for updating this great program. I did notice one (small) bug: under the switch users menu, the keyboard shortcut reads "CTRL+ALT+7", but really ought to be "CTRL+ALT+F7".

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rfujimoto

11 years ago

Haha, thanks for the info. I've fixed the error!

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amigib

11 years ago

and what about favorites in programs menu? can you add it? it would be great cause this this is really nice aplet.., my default now :)

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rfujimoto

11 years ago

- Right click on the panel and choose "Configure Panel"
- Go to the "Menus" tab
- Put a checkmark next to "Bookmarks"
- Click "Apply" and "Ok"

- Right click on the applet and choose "reload configuration"

Hope this helps

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amigib

11 years ago

sorry, my mistake, actually i was thinking about something like in kmenu (on the top), you know, 5 or more most popular (clicked) programs or maybe extend your Default programs tab for more than 2 programs and it would be great to be able change icon for those programs cause i dont see any when i put eg. Firefox...

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rfujimoto

11 years ago

The chances of putting custom programs up there will be slim. If you wanted to, you could just edit the menu and put two programs up top that you want.

The top favourites I may include though.

About the Firefox icon. Does Firefox have an icon in your Kmenu (usually Internet->Firefox)? The icon is pulled from there so if you change the icon in the Kmenu, it should update the default browser thing

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franzf

11 years ago

Really nice work :)

And for all Gentoolers out there:

kde-misc/kdesktop-menu-0.3.ebuild


# Copyright 1999-2006 Gentoo Foundation
# Distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License v2

inherit kde

DESCRIPTION="Gnome-like KMenu-Replacement."
HOMEPAGE="http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=22605"
SRC_URI="http://www.kde-look.org/content/files/22605-${P/-/_}.tar.bz2"

S=${WORKDIR}/${P/-/_}

LICENSE="GPL-2"

SLOT="0"
KEYWORDS="amd64 ppc x86"
IUSE=""
RESTRICT="nomirror"

DEPEND="|| ( kde-base/kicker
kde-base/kdebase )"

need-kde 3.3

Thx
Franz

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rfujimoto

11 years ago

Thanks for sharing the ebuild.

It's been awhile since I've used Gentoo, but I believe it should have:

need-kde 3.5

line? Perhaps not, I haven't used Gentoo for awhile.

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PikoPiko

11 years ago

This was the only thing I liked about Gnome!

Thank you sooooo much.

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11 years ago

0.3 - July 09, 2006
ADD: Display the KDM user face icon where the "Switch User" icon is displayed.
ADD: Storage Media expands to show all in media:/ (Filters out hdd/nfs/smb)
(rossoft, kde-look.org)
CHG: Make the Switch User information more human readable.
FIX: Crash bug when trying to edit the menu in certain instances
FIX: Make compile and work with KDE 3.5.X

0.2.1 - June 05, 2005
FIX: Applet crashed on start when the kicker session was brand new.
CHG: Re-created the build system files in hopes of solving the undefined
macros problem

0.2 - May 30, 2005
ADD: Actions and Desktop menu's contents mostly configurable.
ADD: Actions Menu now uses all possible menu extentions.
ADD: KMenu icon can now be disabled.
CHG: Remove need for KInstance in About stuff...
CHG: Reworked the class inheritance to speed up compilation.
FIX: The location of the menubar on a bottom horizontal panel.
FIX: Minor bugs were fixed.
FIX: User Switching wasn't working when 2+ sessions were already started
FIX: Many code clean ups.

0.1.2 - Apr. 03, 2005
FIX: Infinite loop caused if the user has disabled the Side pixmap in
kickerrc. What a typo heh

0.1.1 - Apr. 02, 2005
ADD: More includes and debug statements, looking for the cause of a crash.

0.1 - Apr. 02, 2005
Initial release.

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