Vista Start Menu for Gnome Panel

Various Gnome Stuff

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): Add the source-code for this project on opencode.net

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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.

p4inkiller

12 years ago

moreno@moreno-desktop:/usr/bin$ python Vista_Menu.py run-in-window
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "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'

not working. what now?
thanks

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p4inkiller

12 years ago

forgot to say I'm using ubuntu 8.04 hardy heron amd64

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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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ALow

12 years ago

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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ALow

12 years ago

It worked, thanks. :)

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qb89dragon

12 years ago

Try reinstalling the menu, the problem seems to be that the menu didn't get fully installed. You could try running the installer (in the folder called installer in the setup package) from a terminal and see if you have and issues with being able to write to certain directories as root.
Otherwise, it might be a problem with your version of python xmlminidom. What distro/version of distro are you running?

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Heldron

13 years ago

I use vista menu with ubuntu panel button in the top panel but the button doesn't appear correctly, also I can't see graphics settings and system commands in preferences

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qb89dragon

13 years ago

graphics settings and system commands haven't been put into the settings yet, it's beta remember =)
If you want to change those options, gedit ~./.VistaMenuSettings.xml

I'm not sure I understand your description of the problem with the panel button, but a screenshot would be helpful.

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Heldron

13 years ago

Solved ;)
I modified .xml file, thank you

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Whise

13 years ago

fantastic new release , congrats

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qb89dragon

13 years ago

thanks =)

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cmost

13 years ago

While I don't care for Windows (I haven't used it for over five years) I do appreciate your hard work. Also, I LOVE your dragon wallpapers! Great job!!!

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qb89dragon

13 years ago

thanks =)

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miggl

13 years ago

Hi!
First of all, GREAT panel widget!!!! One of the best out there.

Unfortunately I'm running into a few issues:
- The menu is blank (no entries).
- The menu won't disappear once I open it.
- The start button has a white background if I have the Gnome Panel set to have an image background.

Is there a work-around or fix for these issues? Thanks!

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qb89dragon

13 years ago

The next version or two should fix the panel background issue.
However it sounds like you didn't install the dependencies listed in the readme file.
If doing that doesn't work, then run in a terminal Vista_Menu.py run-in-window
and post on this thread what any errors are.

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miggl

13 years ago

Not sure if this is related, but it seems that not all icons are showing at the top when hovering over the right-hand links. These is inconsistent every-time I restart the VISTA-menu (sometimes it will display a certain link icon, sometimes it won't, seems to display about half of them only).

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qb89dragon

13 years ago

- If you run it from a terminal, do you get any errors opening and closing the menu?
- Are you running KDE alongside GNOME?

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miggl

13 years ago

No apparent errors:
Reorientating Orb top!! (Don't let this happen too often!!)
M_Home called click event
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/Vista_Menu.py", line 50, in <module>
gtk.main()
KeyboardInterrupt


However, I did have KDE installed alongside gnome (but since have removed it again). Is there a conflicting dependency, etc? I may not have removed all installed packages.

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qb89dragon

13 years ago

I don't exactly know what is causing it. However a vast number of changes have been made to the upcoming version that most likely will resolve this issue. If it still persists after I post version 1.08, then please let me know.

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miggl

13 years ago

Here is the terminal output:

Reorientating Orb top!! (Don't let this happen too often!!)
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/vistamenu/Vista_Menu_Object.py", line 101, in button_press
self.ShowMenu()
File "/usr/lib/vistamenu/Vista_Menu_Object.py", line 160, in ShowMenu
self.hwg.setup(origin[0], origin[1])
File "/usr/lib/vistamenu/Vista_Menu_Main.py", line 86, in setup
self.ChangeUserPic_Normalise()
File "/usr/lib/vistamenu/Vista_Menu_Main.py", line 309, in ChangeUserPic_Normalise
self.usericon.updateimage(1,Images.UserImage)
File "/usr/lib/vistamenu/Cairo_Window.py", line 129, in updateimage
self.temp = cairo.ImageSurface.create_from_png(imagefile)
MemoryError

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qb89dragon

13 years ago

go to your home directory, 'view hidden files' and delete .face (your user picture), which may be incompatible

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miggl

13 years ago

Thanks, that seemed to have fixed it.

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adamruss

13 years ago

i've made an arch pkg for this:
http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=16476

could you send me the buttons templates so i can make an Archlinux button?

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qb89dragon

13 years ago

There isn't a button template other than the files that are in the package. The much improved version 1.08 of the menu is going to be released (along with it's debian package) in a few days however.
I'd be grateful if I could have your arch package linked on the main page here. Contact me with your msn name if you want to have the version 1.08.

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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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