Whisker Menu 1.3.0 released!

I have just released a new version of Whisker Menu, version 1.3.0. The biggest feature in this release is probably the addition of search actions, which are inspired by the Xfce application finder’s custom actions. These are useful if you want to perform specific actions by typing something into the search field, and included by default are four example actions that you can change or remove. For instance, one of the default actions allows you to open your default web browser and search Wikipedia by starting your search with “!w” (eg, “!wopen source” will show you Wikipedia’s definition of “Open Source”).

This release also has a lot of smaller features, such as the ability to run arbitrary programs from your path by typing the entire program name into the search field. You can also now drag menu items to your panel or desktop if you do not want to use the context menu. Additionally there is more flexibility in configuring the command buttons, as well as the option to hide them if you do not need them. You can also hide the category or menu item icons by setting their size to “None” if you prefer a menu without icons.

I hope you enjoy this release! And, of course, please let me know if you have any issues.

3 Responses to Whisker Menu 1.3.0 released!

  1. Man, this thing just keeps getting better and better. This menu is the ONLY reason I stick with xfce. (Actually, no it’s not) but yea….awesome!!!

  2. foray1010 says:

    I wonder if there is a way to hide user name. Because enable “Position commands next to search entry” will leave a row just for user name, which is ugly and waste space.
    Anyway, it is awesome, no doubt!

  3. Graeme says:

    Actually, the resize widget (the only supported way to make the menu bigger or smaller) is also on the same line as the username.

    Anyway, I’m sorry, but I will not be allowing hiding the username. In fact, I have been considering removing the option to move the command buttons. I regret adding it, and it makes the code messier to support it.