Improve mintMenu for MATE to be able to manage sub-categories

kazztan0325
  7 years ago
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Traditional mintMenu is still a best menu I have ever used.

But it cannot manage sub-categories, even if we make some sub-categories under main-category of Applications with "Main Menu Editor" (mozo).

I think it would be more useful for MATE users if mintMenu for MATE would be improved to be able to manage sub-categories as well as KDE's plasma-widget-lancelot.
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kazztan0325 7 years ago

@vincentv:
I understand Mint Dev Team has no resources to develop "Revamped Classic mintMenu" newly.
However I am wondering why Mint Dev Team cannot build up its manpower...


kazztan0325 7 years ago

@vincentv:
Sorry for my delayed response.
I have rewritten this idea for MATE just now.


kazztan0325 8 years ago

@mikefreeman:
In reality I use cairo-dock's applet 'Application Menu' together with mintMenu.

but I think mintMenu and mintUpdate are the tools which Mint's Identity especially are embodied in.
So I hope mintMenu would be improved more and more.


mikefreeman 8 years ago

This is one of the reasons I don't use MintMenu. Once I get a certain number of programs installed, it becomes difficult to find things. Sure, I could use the search, but that's only if I can remember the name of the program. I generally use the good old Gnome menu bar. Not as cool looking, and doesn't have the great search features, but I can find things in it pretty quickly.


kazztan0325 8 years ago

@blueXrider:
Thank you for your advice.

I tried 'Ubuntu System Panel' today.
It looks to be similar to mintMenu.
There are more setting options in Preferences than mintMenu.

It can manage sub-categories.
But the way of showing sub-categories is similar to KDE's plasma-widget-kickoff.
About the way of showing sub-categories, I like KDE's plasma-widget-lancelot.


@SeventhReign:
Thank you for your comment.

I would like to ask you.
Have you used lancelot?

I think lancelot is more easily to use than kickoff, especially about the way of showing sub-categories.


SeventhReign 8 years ago

I prefer the way the MintMenu is setup now. Everything is right there in the first menu. No need to click through 3 or 4 submenus to get to what you want. That is/was KDE 4's biggest issue for me.


blueXrider 8 years ago

Another option is
Ubuntu System Panel
Version 2.01-00

It has some customisable options that might suit you

Open Terminal and type or copy and past

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:malacusp/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install usp2 usp2-extras

Log out then back in
Right click on the panel
Add to panel> choose Ubuntu-System-Panel


kazztan0325 8 years ago

@remoulder:
Generally, Is it so difficult to change the design of software?


remoulder 8 years ago

This is by design