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.

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qb89dragon

12 years ago

Do you know a better way than parsing applications.menu?

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Masterlux

12 years ago

The package debian was updated.

http://www.pgm-tv.1s.fr/paquet/Vistamenu.deb

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rakan21

12 years ago

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh175/rakan31/Desktop.png

Can you help my get rid of the white area.
I don't know how. The bar is transparent.

Send suggestion to rakan21@gmail.com

Thanks

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qb89dragon

12 years ago

It's a problem with me needing to spend the time to figure out how to do it in software, and it's not an easy task at that! Be patient and I'll get round to it eventually. Or use a GTK theme that already comes with a panel background, such as aero clone.

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Whise

12 years ago

i dont know if this is already implemented but the easiest way to get translations is to create a launchpad project , i did it with screenlets and ts pretty simple to get translations that way

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qb89dragon

12 years ago

Cool. Thanks for the info, I'll do that.

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pipaceliny

12 years ago

Everything works great beside:
- Blue Wave skin is not working for me
- Search button (over the recent items) is not working (maybe I should install some application?)
- I suggest to remove Games button and add something like Favorite Applications or Recent Applications
- I can help with polish translation

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qb89dragon

12 years ago

The blue wave theme not working is because I forgot to update the theme backend for that before I uploaded.

To see why your searchbar isn't working (probably dependencies), go to a terminal and enter Vista_Menu.py run-in-window and hit enter and paste the debug output here so I can figure out what it is.

I would very much appreciate a polish translation. My msn name is hughescih at hotmail com

I have plans to make the first page you see as the most commonly opened programs.

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DerDrachen

12 years ago

Good idea, but it has planted when I wanted to change some configuration. And the French translation is not very good...

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qb89dragon

12 years ago

Nobody has translated it to French yet, I would be very grateful if you could do it.

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DerDrachen

12 years ago

OK, I would try... Look for it on homepage !

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bwang

12 years ago

I'm using Ubuntu Gutsy, and sudo apt-get install deskbar returns a package not found error. How can I fix this?

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qb89dragon

12 years ago

Just remove the 'deskbar' part, it is installed on ubuntu gutsy and up by default. The name has probably changed to what it is now.

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Whise

12 years ago

there is alot of start button themes in this site , just search for "start button" and youll get alot

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Whise

12 years ago

im having a problem , when i add the menu to the panel all i get is a litle white dot .. when i run in run-in-window i get no errors , this is weird and problaby more of a gnome panel/ bonobo bug then your program bug

here is a screenshot

http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/76faef3845.jpg

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qb89dragon

12 years ago

This may help identify the problem:
Open a terminal, enter just 'Vista_Menu.py', press enter, and nothing should happen. But then try and add an instance of the menu to the panel and it will use the instance in the terminal and you should get some debug output.
Also, what distro/version are you using?

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Whise

12 years ago

humm, that way it works , i dont get the white dot and the progam works correctly , however if i dont do it like this it doesnt , this is very strange .

the output returns no errors
im on ubuntu 8.04.1

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qb89dragon

12 years ago

Try deleting the panel and recreating the panel. Check that there is a symbolic link from /usr/bin/Vista_Menu.py to /usr/lib/vistamenu/Vista_Menu.py

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Whise

12 years ago

nothing...i even tried a clean install of gnome-panel. however it works on my other pc , so there must be something wrong with my panel

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qb89dragon

12 years ago

Did you try deleting the .VistaMenuSettings.xml in your home directory.

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Whise

12 years ago

hum strange i did that and i still got the white dot

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Electricity

12 years ago

I just got this error when I changed my Icon theme, changing my icon theme back to Human fixed the "white dot" error...

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p4inkiller

12 years ago

hey! lot of thanks. I really want to check this out, this start menu is what I've always thought gnome lacked of.
But I can't add the applet to the panel. this is the problem:
http://img58.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pantallazotq6.png

"the panel found a problem while loading ..." do you want to delete the applet from your config ?(whatever I click anything happens)

so, what can I do? I have the dependencies and I install it double clicking the script. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling, but didn't work.

thanks

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ALow

12 years ago

I'm having that same problem too. I really like this menu, it goes well with my vista theme, I can't wait for a fix.

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qb89dragon

12 years ago

Can you please go to a terminal and enter Vista_Menu.py run-in-window
and then paste any output from that window in here.

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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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