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.

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qb89dragon

13 years ago

are you using gnome?
change all gksu commands to sudo and then run it from the terminal.

I'll hopefully be making package manager versions sometime soon.

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Zeroangel

13 years ago

Hi, I'm running Ubuntu Gutsy and I get a blank menu when I click on it. When I click off of the menu it stays there and I have to remove the vista-menu from the panel to make it go away.

I ran "Vista_Menu.py run-in-window", it did the blank menu thing, and the terminal kicked out the following

Quote:dave@icarus:~/Downloads/71425-Vistamenu_1_0_7_beta/Beta release 1.0.7/src$ Vista_Menu.py run-in-window
Reorientating Orb top!! (Don't let this happen too often!!)
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)
IOError: error while reading from input stream

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qb89dragon

13 years ago

This only happens when your usericon is a jpeg, it works when it's a png.
Thanks for pointing out this bug to me, I'll be sure to fix it in the next release.

For now you can save your userpic as a png, and update it in the gnome 'about me' dialog.

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yakusa77

13 years ago


Hello

I am very pleased to be able found that the zombie problem is solved, but two things are expected has my taste: power changed the path of the email client and a translation menu.
Thank you

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qb89dragon

13 years ago

Hi,
The path of the email client is controlled by GNOME in the 'Preferred Applications' Dialog.

Being able to change the language is a long way off for the menu, as the buttons and their text are images. If you want to change the path of the folder that for example 'my music' opens, go to the menu preferences and under 'button actions' you can change where each of the right hand buttons launches to.

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guimenez

13 years ago

yes, it run in terminal.

i don't know what to do. i can install any panel and it appears on "add list" but vista menu nop

:(

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qb89dragon

13 years ago

Is the menu not appearing in the panel add list, or does it appear then fail to load on the panel?
Any debugging information would be appreciated. If your install is in another language, then you might want to check the bonobo activation file, I have not configured it for other languages. It's in the install package.

Are you using compiz? Try enabling compiz when you add the panel to the menu.

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guimenez

13 years ago

It don't appear in the panel add list.
i can run in terminal but it don't stay in panel, it stay in desktop :(

my language is portuguese. can you tell me what i need to change to put in panel add list

thanks

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karmelek

13 years ago

It is good but when it is on top panel it has a space between panel and menu - how to correct it? I also haven't any icons in menu - how to fix it?

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qb89dragon

13 years ago

To make it look correct on the top panel requires a visual redesign of the menu, so feel free to do design more menus yourself.
Have you tried installing the required dependencies in the readme file, then you should get icons on the menu.

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karmelek

13 years ago

sudo apt-get install python2.5 python-xdg python-cairo python-gconf
I have it in the newest version.

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guimenez

13 years ago

Congratulations for you nice work.

I'm using ubuntu 7.10, after install i go to panel-add and can't find the vistamenu

please how can i done that

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qb89dragon

13 years ago

Try going to a terminal and typing

Vista_Menu.py run-in-window

and if the menu fails to run, an error message will be present there, please post it to the website here. If the menu appears correctly outside of the panel, then it may be a problem with your bonobo activation server, or install of linux. Try reinstalling the menu one more time.

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karmelek

13 years ago

try:
killall gnome-panel after installing it usually helps with new addons to the panel

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guimenez

13 years ago

Hi

Congratulations for you nice work.

I'm using ubuntu 7.10, after install i go to panel-add and can't find the vistamenu

please how can i done that

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michl85

13 years ago

I have the same problem like some other users here. When I try to add the vista-menu to the panel, a message-box appears "The panel encountered a problem while loading "OAFIID:GNOME_VistaMenu".Do you want to delete the applet from your configuration?". How to solve this? Has anyone an idea?

I hope to get it working soon. it's really great stuff!

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Chrispy

13 years ago

I found the issue:

class xy():

should be

class xy:

in several files

Then it works for me.

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michl85

13 years ago

I have the same problem like some other users here. When I try to add the vista-menu to the panel, a message-box appears "The panel encountered a problem while loading "OAFIID:GNOME_VistaMenu".Do you want to delete the applet from your configuration?". How to solve this? Has anyone an idea?

I hope to get it working soon. it's really great stuff!

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michl85

13 years ago

I have the same problem like some other users here. When I try to add the vista-menu to the panel, a message-box appears "The panel encountered a problem while loading "OAFIID:GNOME_VistaMenu".Do you want to delete the applet from your configuration?". How to solve this? Has anyone an idea?

I hope to get it working soon. it's really great stuff!

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danjayh

13 years ago

I LOVE Vista Menu ... it's awesome! However, the search function doesn't work for me. Here's what was output to the terminal when running it in a window:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/vistamenu/Vista_Menu_Main.py", line 327, in SearchBarActivate
self.PGL.PerformSearch(self.searchitem)
File "/usr/lib/vistamenu/PGMenu/0/PGMenu.py", line 121, in PerformSearch
self.XDG.PerformSearch(searchtext)
File "/usr/lib/vistamenu/XDG.py", line 311, in PerformSearch
self.ConstructMenu()
File "/usr/lib/vistamenu/XDG.py", line 153, in ConstructMenu
self.SearchMenu(self.BaseMenu.getMenu(entry.getPath(True)))
File "/usr/lib/vistamenu/XDG.py", line 198, in SearchMenu
self.SearchMenu(folder.getMenu(entry.getPath(True)))
File "/usr/lib/vistamenu/XDG.py", line 186, in SearchMenu
for entry in folder.getEntries():
AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'getEntries'
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Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/vistamenu/Vista_Menu_Main.py", line 327, in SearchBarActivate
self.PGL.PerformSearch(self.searchitem)
File "/usr/lib/vistamenu/PGMenu/0/PGMenu.py", line 121, in PerformSearch
self.XDG.PerformSearch(searchtext)
File "/usr/lib/vistamenu/XDG.py", line 311, in PerformSearch
self.ConstructMenu()
File "/usr/lib/vistamenu/XDG.py", line 153, in ConstructMenu
self.SearchMenu(self.BaseMenu.getMenu(entry.getPath(True)))
File "/usr/lib/vistamenu/XDG.py", line 198, in SearchMenu
self.SearchMenu(folder.getMenu(entry.getPath(True)))
File "/usr/lib/vistamenu/XDG.py", line 186, in SearchMenu
for entry in folder.getEntries():
AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'getEntries'
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Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/vistamenu/Vista_Menu_Main.py", line 327, in SearchBarActivate
self.PGL.PerformSearch(self.searchitem)
File "/usr/lib/vistamenu/PGMenu/0/PGMenu.py", line 121, in PerformSearch
self.XDG.PerformSearch(searchtext)
File "/usr/lib/vistamenu/XDG.py", line 311, in PerformSearch
self.ConstructMenu()
File "/usr/lib/vistamenu/XDG.py", line 153, in ConstructMenu
self.SearchMenu(self.BaseMenu.getMenu(entry.getPath(True)))
File "/usr/lib/vistamenu/XDG.py", line 198, in SearchMenu
self.SearchMenu(folder.getMenu(entry.getPath(True)))
File "/usr/lib/vistamenu/XDG.py", line 186, in SearchMenu
for entry in folder.getEntries():
AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'getEntries'
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(... and so on ...)

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notselfcreated

13 years ago

I sent a message, but I'll post here, too. After I installed Vista Menu, I right-clicked on the panel as instructed and selected "Add". I can't find it on the list anywhere. How do I add it to the panel?

I am discouraged because I don't see many people with the same problem.

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notselfcreated

13 years ago

OK, it works now. Awesome! For some reason, when I switch my theme back to Human, the "Vista Menu" finally showed up in the panel install list.

Now the only problem is that the menu is too big and it doesn't scale well to my Eee PC's 800x480 screen. The default behavior is to push the menu down, so I can only see half of the words "Control Panel".

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wheeeeee

13 years ago

ok, ive installed the menu, but when i click it, i get a blank white box with a search bar. How do i fix it?

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sexymimi64

13 years ago

Same thing for me.
First it did work, but then... for any reason I don't know it stopped to work. I tried to remove it and install it again but it doesn't change anything.

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lpkizz

13 years ago

i don't get it dude i mean maybe it's just me but how can i add menus it got nothing just the side menu how can i ad things

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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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