Whisker Menu 2.7.1 released

What’s New?

Bug Fixes

  • Fix not selecting second icon in search results. (Issue #50)
  • Fix incorrect selection when leaving treeview.
  • Fix skipping first treeview item.
  • Fix unnecessary button size changes.

Translation Updates

  • Catalan, Greek.

Downloads

Source tarball

SHA-256:
04ae0c1764a0d5ec70f18a760d998a2109bb6724f048554d7d6999d9072ca63e

SHA-1:
fdbde3fdb583823bcd5693f085c98ca334355121

Whisker Menu 2.7.0 Released

I did not expect to end up making as many changes to Whisker Menu as I did in this release. The menu is pretty well finished at this point, and has been for years. Still! There are always things to do.

What’s New?

You now can position the categories horizontally as icons above or below the launchers. This allows for a very Unity-like look to the menu. And you now resize by dragging the sides of the menu instead of the tiny size grip that has annoyed so many users! This makes the menu look more balanced visually as well.

The profile picture is rounded by default to match current trends, but you can set it back to a square if you prefer. Or you can even hide the username and profile picture entirely as has been requested for many years.

I fixed some bugs with the search results, and also improved the result relavancy by only matching as characters in the user-visible name. I also removed the sliding out of search results because of how unpopular it was.

I have replaced gdmflexiserver with dm-tool as the default for switching users. After all, GDM has not provided the old binary for many years. I have also added a new default search action to search for files using catfish.

There are several behind-the-scenes changes as well. I replaced the slots with lambdas, as previously blogged about. I added CSS class names to make theming easier. Stripping of release binaries is now optional. The icon has been renamed to match the new naming scheme of Xfce. And thanks to Matias De lellis, the menu can now use AccountsService for fetching the username and profile picture.

Downloads

Source tarball

SHA-256:
f044056c5325e878873a3a574a65f7c8d3dce2666a0b8345b1eca35bef29dc11

SHA-1:
5b354ef5b9fc9a80e8021c1011eb2dbdf45ff2e7

Revisiting signal handlers once more

This is a bit of a long post about a purely technical change inside of Whisker Menu. I quite enjoyed solving it, but the change is invisible to end users. All code is under the GNU GPL version 2 or later, same as Whisker Menu.

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Whisker Menu 2.6.2 released

What’s New?

Bug Fixes

  • Fix background shifting when showing menu. (Issue #41)
  • Fix menu not toggling after pressing escape. (Issue #65)
  • Properly prevent interactive search in treeview.

Downloads

Source tarball

SHA-256:
6d20e22c18593aca5adecaf0a7a4f33a6bda233bdd92d3ca7b51c37d0baaf76e

SHA-1:
d92c9cb91dcb731b1f3e6bf23cf6b021804e6b65

Whisker Menu 2.4.6 released

What’s New?

Bug Fixes

  • Fix crash during grab check (Issue #19)
  • Fix background incorrect without compositing

Downloads

Source tarball

SHA-256:
8974d38cc87df528693efe4b6e14bcd233cdb49d2018a23ddddf745110b25744

SHA-1:
267e721e5613456d7956a5fa2adda7c67e98dd47

MD5:
81a4a4c7635273485fac5c2d98e48d02

Whisker Menu 2.4.5 released

What’s New?

Bug Fixes

  • Fix saving plugin title with overridden default text (Bug #16822)
  • Fix extra key press to select search items (Issue #8)
  • Fix icon view skipping first item when pressing arrow key
  • Fix incorrect signal name
  • Fix nonfunctional grab check

Translation updates

Asturian, Dutch, Esperanto, Hungarian, Icelandic, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian

Downloads

Source tarball

SHA-256:
f5241910ea6411840b8c9f9471f0d262ab0583150bb82f9b280eccbaadb0ebbe

SHA-1:
4d5be0a9c9f8f24604f6fddb9aa6f86069d4cc03

MD5:
adb064538b2e2cbc7ddd1d8ac57cec36

Whisker Menu 2.4.4 released

What’s New?

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed search delay (bug #16731)

Translation updates

Catalan, Finnish, Hungarian, Malay, Portuguese

Downloads

Source tarball

SHA-256:
624acf6d46484bb35608a76424579571423e2aefa6579f6e444f5cfb5342ff9a

SHA-1:
637c2c3a4729b99896b337edd267ffb14bf9f7bd

MD5:
7f6faf5ae5ca276d073798a3ff8b0e5b

Whisker Menu 2.4.3 released

What’s New?

Bug Fixes

  • Fix loading incorrect icons for some applications (bug #16461)

Translation updates

Bulgarian, Finnish, Greek, Icelandic, Interlingue, Nepali, Norwegian Bokmål, Russian, Slovak

Downloads

Source tarball

SHA-256:
39faeee91ceb3cb727f9de09dbf20a8c73e524851a2c3b76a4b19a0732de5ff0

SHA-1:
be03bc377c0843b96f87691b575fb15554ca9582

MD5:
7b66438996127b759ad634f6579e003c

Whisker Menu 2.4.2 released

What’s New?

Bug Fixes

  • Fix crash when selecting desktop action (bug #16445)

Translation updates

Chinese (China), Croatian, Georgian

Downloads

Source tarball

SHA-256:
fb2e1d44744d851c5339900e7af9068397028efa9ee5235a66ab273e95740dee

SHA-1:
45db486bef609b5a9ca3324bb8cb7dbb657c1b13

MD5:
f553d3be2ffebd8d9fa5b6415647e4ff

Whisker Menu 2.4.1 released

What’s New?

Just a few fixes for the new icon mode.

Bug Fixes

  • Fix narrow iconview columns
  • Fix bad hyphenation by increasing iconview column width

Translation Updates

Finnish, Serbian

Downloads

Source tarball

SHA-256:
53fc81a936792aedfca00f3d66fec9e3eef6fbb77e16c366e425bf3f5fdfb67c

SHA-1:
5ff6483bf96eda9871a35c6c54ccc93b44e73913

MD5:
878e9e0144c67aa988d5ddf5b345b823