K menu submenu on a panel

Duncan 1i5t5.duncan at cox.net
Wed Jun 19 06:33:30 BST 2013

Stephen Dowdy posted on Tue, 18 Jun 2013 10:29:30 -0600 as excerpted:

> I would Definitely really love to have some type of "dock" or
> "telescoping list of icons" or "Icon Group" (a containment widget that
> held icons that would unroll on mouse-over) type plasmoid widget that i
> could use like a "favorites" or just to organize my own set of
> applications.  Trying to fabricate some type of kde-menu hierarchy and
> making a folder-view to it might have been doable if the panel icon for
> that could be changed.

One issue with kde's shipped folderview plasmoid is that while it 
presents a root menu of its folder/directory when installed to a panel, 
that menu's just a single level deep.  If there's nested subdirs, 
clicking on them doesn't open submenus, it opens the configured file 
manager (dolphin by default) to that subdir.

There's a quick-access plasmoid available on kdelook, that makes proper 
submenus out of subdirs, and works as an icon that makes a popup menu out 
of the pointed-at dir, whether it's installed on a desktop/activity or on 
a panel.


(There's several successive maintenance forks listed on kdelook, the one 
linked above being the one that gentoo ships currently and thus that I 

Normally, that'd give you a directory browser, not an apps menu browser, 
but I'd guess the old tree of *.desktop files trick should work, and that 
would let you browse it.

The icon's customizable.

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