mintMenu 1.8 released!

Releases and other announcements.
Please don't post support questions here
Forum rules
Section reserved for the team. You can reply to announcements here but not post new topics.

mintMenu 1.8 released!

Postby clem on Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:52 am

This version is a significant step forward compared to mintMenu 1.7. Please install it and give it a try. Feedback and bug reports (in this thread) are welcome.

Changes:

- The little window that used to appear when you started Gnome is now gone (it was due to mintMenu).
- If there are no "favorite" applications the menu shows all applications by default instead of the empty favorite tab
- When launching a search the menu now closes itself.
- When launching a search the menu button now toggles itself OFF.
- When writing in the textfield no filter is done anymore.
- You can now search by simply pressing the return key (same as when search button is clicked).

How to install:

Code: Select all
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade


then remove the mintMenu applet and add it to the panel again.

Clem
Last edited by clem on Wed Feb 07, 2007 5:54 am, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
clem
Level 15
Level 15
 
Posts: 5545
Joined: Wed Nov 15, 2006 8:34 am

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Postby friedtofu on Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:31 am

awesome clem! wow, each day increases mintMenu by .1? :)

(cant seem to get the update right now, so i'll check back in about 8 hrs..)
friedtofu
Level 2
Level 2
 
Posts: 50
Joined: Wed Nov 22, 2006 9:36 pm

Postby AlsaPhil on Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:42 am

fantastic, Clem! Works super :D
Image
User avatar
AlsaPhil
Level 4
Level 4
 
Posts: 397
Joined: Thu Nov 16, 2006 9:32 am
Location: Tunis, Tunisia

Postby jes on Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:56 am

Bug in MM 1.8 i install the new release and when i type openoffice i the MM it dos not start finding openoffice it worked in 1.6 -1.7
jes
 

Postby clem on Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:57 am

Jes: " When writing in the textfield no filter is done anymore. "
User avatar
clem
Level 15
Level 15
 
Posts: 5545
Joined: Wed Nov 15, 2006 8:34 am

Re: mintMenu 1.8 released!

Postby maximus659 on Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:59 am

clem wrote:This version is a significant step forward compared to mintMenu 1.7. Please install it and give it a try. Feedback and bug reports (in this thread) are welcome.

Changes:

- The little window that used to appear when you started Gnome is now gone (it was due to mintMenu).
- If there are no "favorite" applications the menu shows all applications by default instead of the empty favorite tab
- When launching a search the menu now closes itself.
- When launching a search the menu button now toggles itself OFF.
- When writing in the textfield no filter is done anymore.
- You can now search by simply pressing the return key (same as when search button is clicked).

How to install:

Code: Select all
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade


then remove the mintMenu applet and add it to the panel again.

Clem



The menu looks great so thank you. However the best feature for me was the instant search and now it seems to be gone. Before I used be able to type just few letters and the menu displays the corresponding applications just like Windows Vista but now I have to launch the actual search box which in my opinion is not a good idea specially when you have a search icon on the panel outside the menu.
maximus659
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 8
Joined: Mon Feb 05, 2007 4:52 pm

Postby jes on Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:09 am

#maximus659

i will mis it to
jes
 

Postby maximus659 on Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:17 am

Glad I'm not the only one. Is there any way that filter feature could be turned on again?
maximus659
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 8
Joined: Mon Feb 05, 2007 4:52 pm

Postby historyb on Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:28 am

Menu looks good. I liked the instant search too. :)
User avatar
historyb
Level 2
Level 2
 
Posts: 52
Joined: Sun Dec 17, 2006 5:12 pm

Postby clem on Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:40 am

I'll find a way to bring the "filtering" back in the next version but it won't be activated by default.

Clem
User avatar
clem
Level 15
Level 15
 
Posts: 5545
Joined: Wed Nov 15, 2006 8:34 am

Postby maximus659 on Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:49 am

Clem, You're the best!
maximus659
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 8
Joined: Mon Feb 05, 2007 4:52 pm

mintMenu 1.8 released!

Postby nick on Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:03 pm

Hi Clem
just booted into Gnome (have all of KDE added) all of KDE applications are there,
along with everything else, have a LOT of programs, everything from Ham Radio,all show up OK
Might even stick with Gnome for the first time for 8 years :) :)

Good work and Thanks - Nick
nick
Level 5
Level 5
 
Posts: 686
Joined: Sat Dec 02, 2006 8:04 am

Postby |_NiGhTmArE_| on Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:48 pm

clem wrote:Jes: " When writing in the textfield no filter is done anymore. "


if I write in the textfield and then click with mouse on the category All the filter works :P
User avatar
|_NiGhTmArE_|
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 48
Joined: Mon Feb 05, 2007 6:16 pm
Location: Italy

mintMenu 1.8 released!

Postby npap on Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:39 pm

By the way,
Where is the Storage Device Manager? It is very useful in mounting external HDD's and flash sticks. However, it has disappeared.
Image

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
Plato
User avatar
npap
Level 6
Level 6
 
Posts: 1392
Joined: Wed Nov 22, 2006 3:52 pm
Location: The Twilight Zone

Good Work

Postby zephyrus54 on Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:16 pm

Good work clem. I do agree with those who like the search filter, and I do hope you bring it back. I usually know where I want to go, but I don't like clicking through the menu to get there. It's nice just being able to type it in and have it show up. Cheers.
zephyrus54
Level 2
Level 2
 
Posts: 51
Joined: Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:28 pm
Location: Chicago, IL

Postby skampo on Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:49 pm

I booted into gnome and updated. Looks good here. Many thanks for all the work you are putting into this distro.

However the wife has seen engage in dreamlinux and wants it, so I have setup enlightenment e17 on your distro for her, and sorting engage the way she wants it. It works pretty well on Mint.

Cheers... Keep up the good work.
skampo
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 38
Joined: Sun Jan 21, 2007 12:39 am

Postby Alephcat on Tue Feb 06, 2007 4:18 pm

not a bug with it as such, but when I have beryl installed the menu button retains focus so that I have to click on it twice to activate it, and sometimes the menu appears behind other windows. Any suggestions on fixes?
"To absent friends, lost loves, old gods, and the season of mists; and may each and every one of us always give the devil his due."
User avatar
Alephcat
Level 3
Level 3
 
Posts: 132
Joined: Wed Dec 06, 2006 6:13 am
Location: Chester

mintMenu suggestion

Postby rcdanek on Tue Feb 06, 2007 6:51 pm

After adding a couple programs with Synaptic Package Manager, my Preferences Group disappeared. I added one thing and an Other showed up, Then I added Wine and some Wine apps a Wine group showed up. Preferences got pushed out of the way and there was nothing I could do to get to it. I had to select All to see the programs associated with Preferences. I assume that as more groups get added, even more things would disappear.

Should mintMenu grow with the number of groups? ...is there a way to enable this behaviror and I just don't see it?

I'd hate to see another scroll bar added to the application groups, but there needs to be something one can do.

Also, it would be sweet if there was a botton somewhere in mintMenu that would bring up the menu editor (I assume that what Menu Layout is.) It would be sweeter if there was an optional field for an entry for a short name.
rcdanek
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Feb 02, 2007 11:18 am

Almost perfect !

Postby Remy on Tue Feb 06, 2007 6:55 pm

Hello,


Really good job ... but I really liked the instant search ...
I read you would put it back, Clem.
Thanks.
Why do you want to deactivate it by default ?
User avatar
Remy
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:20 am
Location: Cernay, France

Postby clem on Wed Feb 07, 2007 5:54 am

rcdanek: right click on the mintMenu button and choose "Preferences". Then go to plugins->applications and change the value for "height". Then remove your mintmenu from the panel and add it again.

Clem
User avatar
clem
Level 15
Level 15
 
Posts: 5545
Joined: Wed Nov 15, 2006 8:34 am

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Return to Releases & Announcements

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest