Vista Start Menu for Gnome Panel

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Description:

An elegant and functional menu with many themes, not just vista.
Currently supported languages:
English, Czech, French, Spanish, Portuguese

THIS IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH UBUNTU 8.10 Intrepid Ibex
The lightweight Vista Menu implementation is compatible.
http://www.gtk-apps.org/content/show.php/XP+Start+Menu?content=93807

I may work on this in future, but if any python programmers out there want to take this over and improve it, please email me for the latest source.

INSTALLATION

-Install Dependencies:

sudo apt-get install python2.5 python-xdg python-cairo python-gconf python-xlib deskbar


-Download package from this page
-Extract to your desktop, and double click on the installer inside
-Right click on the gnome panel, and go to 'add to panel' and select vista menu


We need people to help make new themes and translate the menu to new languages! Please send me a message if you can help.
Last changelog:

12 years ago

Beta 1.07: Includes new theme and fixes multiple program launching and command line errors
Beta 1.08: Basically a total rewrite!
Beta 1.08_1: Fixed Blue Wave theme.
Beta 1.08_2: More languages added.

UbuntuJMC

12 years ago

The install option does not work for icon theme.
I have updated one with icons of the crystal-project.
Do you think I can share it?
(It's based for ubuntu with a user picture)
Is there another way to install or compile new theme?

I want to thanks the author for this great applet.

PS: even activated the transparency of the panel doesn't work for me.

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qb89dragon

12 years ago

If you send the icon theme to me, it must match the format of an existing theme. These are in the install package under /Themes/Icon. Then I can include it in the next release.

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abhinavhardikar

12 years ago

When I select an application to run it takes more than 10 sec for the menu to disappear.

Abhinav

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Masterlux

12 years ago

The package deb. is now with the 1.0.8.2 version.

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cypherpunk

12 years ago

hola, instale el menu vista pero no mas instalarlo se me quedo pillado al intentar cambiar el logo, lo desintale y al intentar instalarlo otra vez no me dejo, mas tarde puede instalarlo pero entonces me salia en vez del menu puntos blancos. Y ahora cuando lo intento poner me sale este error «OAFIID:GNOME_VistaMenu». arriba ya lo solucionasteis pero no entendi como lo hicisteis por que no hablo ingles..:S

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qb89dragon

12 years ago

What distribution (i.e Ubuntu, Fedora, Redhat etc) are you using?

Have you installed the required dependency packages?

What is the output of running Vista_Menu.py run-in-window from a terminal?

I don't speak spanish much so please keep it simple then I can understand! =)

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cypherpunk

12 years ago

Yo no hablo nada ingles...pero espero que me puedas ayudar.

What distribution (i.e Ubuntu, Fedora, Redhat etc) are you using? uso ubuntu.

Have you installed the required dependency packages? si que los e instalado, o eso creo...

What is the output of running Vista_Menu.py run-in-window from a terminal? esta pregunta no la entiendo, soy un poco nuevo en linux. Si me explicas como puedo hacer que funcione en el terminal lo are.
Gracias!

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OxKing

12 years ago

I have a problem under Ubuntu Hardy.
Synaptic starts without admin privilegs,
and "kttsmgr" didn't start at all.

All fine with the standard gnome menue.
But with the vista-thing those problems happens. :(

PS.:
I've installed it with the .deb packet.

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OxKing

12 years ago

Its 1.08 beta.

The Synaptics problem only appears under
"systemwerkzeuge" (systemtools in english i think) -> "synaptc-paketverwaltung" icon.

When i start it with "package manager" on the right side of the Vista Menue it works fine....

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qb89dragon

12 years ago

If you go to Alacarte (your menu editor), and right click on synaptic under system tools, what command is it executing?

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SteffenS81

12 years ago

This Menu looks awesome!!! Very well done.

But do you think we could include a german translation package. I'm not very experienced in coding, but if you tell which words are needed to be translated then I could post them and you could put them into the right place.

DEAL or NO DEAL???

Cheers

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qb89dragon

12 years ago

Thanks for the offer. I would very much appreciate your translation. Message me with your email or MSN contact ID and I can send you a translation template.

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DARKGuy

12 years ago

Hey! awesome panel :) been using it for a while now ^_^.

I've been wondering though, could you share the wallpapers? I love dragons! pleaseeeeeeee xD

Keep up the great job ^_^

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qb89dragon

12 years ago

They both came from this amazing artist's gallery:
http://nambroth.deviantart.com

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miggl

12 years ago

Getting the following error when trying to add to panel:
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The panel encountered a problem while loading "OAFIID:GNOME_VistaMenu".
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Running in terminal returns:
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Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/Vista_Menu.py", line 19, in <module>
from Vista_Menu_Object import VistaMenu
File "/usr/lib/vistamenu/Vista_Menu_Object.py", line 21, in <module>
import Images
File "/usr/lib/vistamenu/Images.py", line 207, in <module>
ReloadSettings()
File "/usr/lib/vistamenu/Images.py", line 141, in ReloadSettings
SearchWidget = SBase[0].attributes["Widget"].value
File "/usr/lib/python2.5/xml/dom/minidom.py", line 529, in __getitem__
return self._attrs[attname_or_tuple]
KeyError: 'Widget'
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qb89dragon

12 years ago

Delete your .VistaMenuSettings.xml in your home directory (hidden file). It happens that some themes arent fully updated yet to support the new software.

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SergioJP

12 years ago


I have this problem also, as my system is in Portuguese the links of the buttons do not work and I have to edit the xml and there around the problem.

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davim

12 years ago

will you post this on launchpad.net??

you could setup a ppa repository there.

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ALow

12 years ago

When using the Vista/Ubuntu circle the top part goes away sometimes or displays somewhere else on the screen. Also the search bar is slow when you type, text comes in up to 5 seconds after you type. Other then that the menu is great.

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Masterlux

12 years ago

For those which have problem with their panel.
Example: http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh175/rakan31/Desktop.png

A solution exite:

_ go in “your theme / panel” and to replace the file “panel-bg.png” by the panel which you want.

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besnath

12 years ago

french: le probleme c'est que dans theme/panel j'ai plusieurs panel-bg.
your menu is fantastic i have just a little bug when i edit menu i change something after i remove and i reselect start menu to apply changes but nothing change.
i'll see a next release soon i hope.

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elwario91

12 years ago

Hi!

This is very nice, but it would be nice imho to give it a different name and add a more "Linux/Gnome" theme by default, but based on the vista menu. What do you think?

Great work! But change the name, please...

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bwang

12 years ago

The menu contents do not match my main menu contents; also, I cannot click on the "search" area. How do I fix this?

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qb89dragon

12 years ago

The search bar isn't selectable, just type away and your text will go in it. The menu contents don't match because of programs installed under other desktop environments, such as KDE. This is an issue with the python XDG backend.

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bwang

12 years ago

Is there any way to fix the menu contents problem? I have KDE installed.

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12 years ago

Beta 1.07: Includes new theme and fixes multiple program launching and command line errors
Beta 1.08: Basically a total rewrite!
Beta 1.08_1: Fixed Blue Wave theme.
Beta 1.08_2: More languages added.

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