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Sunday, March 22, 2009

We Won't Leave You Behind...

Although the future belongs to newer application launchers like Kickoff, Lancelot or Raptor, some users prefer the old K Menu style. Nothing wrong with that. That's the reason why the plasma team made it really easy to switch the menu to a more KDE 3 like style. Unfortunately this "classic menu style" was quickly made and it missed a few features.

To improve the situation, I tackled the wishes #158302 and #187014.


The classic menu style now supports separators in the menu...


... and it also offers the same context menu as the Kickoff style.

Both features will be available with KDE 4.3. Have fun!

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  • Thanks for the two patches! I really like the context menu! I still prefer the old menu over kickoff. Its far easier and faster to use! Hopefully they never stop distributing it!

    By OpenID buggernotme, at 5:32 PM  

  • Not sure if this is kmenu or plasma:
    In kde3 I used to be able to drag the icon for a submenu to the kicker panel. In kde4 I can only drag application icons.

    By Blogger Zot, at 5:34 PM  

  • Does the favorites list also have the "Sort Alphabetically" entries in the context menu?

    Xtreme Kommander

    By Blogger Jesse, at 12:14 PM  

  • thanks for this!
    is it also possible to add some find functionality (like in 3.5.9+ on suse)? i.e. press '/' and type something to gray everything out except the matching entries (krit for Krita, etc.)

    By Blogger vespas, at 4:51 PM  

  • @Jesse: The favorites list doesn't have any context menu at the moment. I will take a look at that if I find time again.

    By Blogger cloose, at 7:10 PM  

  • Please implement another options.

    1 - Icons more large, look is more good.

    2 - Left image similar with kde 3.5

    By Blogger O tudo e o nada..., at 2:45 AM  

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