Whisker Menu 2.5 Released, Now Supports Xfce 4.16

Whisker Menu is an alternate application launcher for Xfce. Version 2.5 released with updated icons and refactor code for the new Xfce 4.16 desktop.

Whisker Menu 2.5 Released, Now Supports Xfce 4.16

Whisker Menu is an alternate application launcher for Xfce. Version 2.5 released with updated icons and refactor code for the new Xfce 4.16 desktop.

When you open it you are shown a list of applications you have marked as favorites. You can browse through all of your installed applications by clicking on the category buttons on the side. Top level categories make browsing fast, and simple to switch between. Additionally, Whisker Menu keeps a list of the last ten applications that you’ve launched from it.

What’s new in Whisker Menu 2.5

  • Add option to show all applications by default
  • Rearrange sidebar buttons to match default category
  • Show panel button title as tooltip in icon-only mode
  • Always sort top-level categories
  • Vertically center contents of header
  • Use new Xfce action icons
  • Use new desktop ids for default programs
  • Rewrite to hide menu on focus out
  • Refactor code to use new Xfce functions
  • Refactor building translations
  • Translation updates: Bulgarian, Chinese (China), Chinese (Taiwan), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, French, Galician, German, Italian, Korean, Lithuanian, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

Installing Whisker Menu 2.5

For Ubuntu:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gottcode/gcppa
sudo apt update
sudo apt install xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin

For Debian 10:

echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/gottcode/Debian_10/ /' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/home:gottcode.list
curl -fsSL https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:gottcode/Debian_10/Release.key | gpg --dearmor | sudo tee /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/home_gottcode.gpg > /dev/null
sudo apt update
sudo apt install xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin

Arch Linux users already have the package available for upgrade in the official repositories.

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