The kicker menu is too short currently, hiding some of my favorites. It appears to only be as tall as there are menu folder entries.
Created attachment 86677 [details]
Screenshot of the problem
This is due to the Plasma Next rewrite of Kicker currently following the same approach as the Plasma 1 version did, which is to rely on the user dragging the size of the menu as they want it to be, and Kicker fading out the overflow if it's too small to fit everything. This breaks down because applet popup dialogs in Plasma Next are no longer user-resizable.
Git commit 361436ac5e406ac9dc0fca1b5eab5d748afc8470 by Eike Hein.
Committed on 17/05/2014 at 22:34.
Pushed by hein into branch 'master'.
Size menu to fit favorites, since applet popups are no longer user-resizable.
M +10 -3 applets/kicker/package/contents/ui/FullRepresentation.qml
M +4 -2 applets/kicker/package/contents/ui/SideBarSection.qml
i would like to confirm: it is very disturbing, in kde4 i could enlarge kickoff manually
so i could set up my application shortcuts without dealing with scrollbars. I hope this
will not remain and hope this will be soon solved.
@andy: Kickoff is not Kicker.
reply to Eike Hein from comment #5)
> @andy: Kickoff is not Kicker.
this comment does not help, kicker or kickoff, the problem remains since kickoff disappeared.
We bundle two menus, Kickoff (the default) and Kicker (the alternative). Kicker resizes to always fit all favorites, so the problem you're describing doesn't apply to it.
(In reply to Eike Hein from comment #7)
> We bundle two menus, Kickoff (the default) and Kicker (the alternative).
> Kicker resizes to always fit all favorites, so the problem you're describing
> doesn't apply to it
don't understand this. kickoff is not available in plasma 5 anymore as far as i know ( netrunner 15 / kubuntu 15.04 ). Actually Kicker
toggles a scrollbar to handle all entries and does not resize at all. Kickoff was resizeable so there was no need to
switch on both menus and scrollbars.
... and how it comes to the status "RESOLVED FIXED" ? nothing is fixed.
plasma 5 degrades all positive things kde4 brought up. No different Wallpaper
for desktop cube, Menus not resizeable, no custom icon for application launcher
and so on ...
This Kickoff: http://netrunner-mag.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/snapshot17.png
It's the default menu in Plasma 5.
This is Kicker: https://www.kde.org/announcements/plasma-5.3/kicker-docs.png
It's the alternative menu. This bug is marked RESOLVED FIXED because it's about Kicker and because of the change shown in comment #3.
The icon for Kicker has been customizable since 5.0. The icon for Kickoff is customizable as of Plasma 5.3.
Please stop using this ticket for unrelated things now.
I'd just like to suggest that talking about this stuff in terms of kickoff, kicker, etc isn't friendly to general users of Plasma. Plasma does not present these names to the user. Plasma presents them as "Application Launcher" etc. I have enough history with KDE to have some idea of what is being talked about but frankly I can never remember the difference between the similarly named kickoff and kicker. A new user would no idea. I'd like to suggest that the names used in the issue system and discussions be harmonized with the terminology used by the user interface.
^ Yeah, fair point.