Whisker Menu 2.5 Released, Now Supports Xfce 4.16

Whisker Menu 2.5 Released, Now Supports Xfce 4.16

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

You are shown a list of applications you have marked as favorites when you open it. 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.

Whisker Menu 2.5

What’s new in Whisker Menu 2.5

  • Add option to show all applications by default
  • Rearrange sidebar buttons to match the default category
  • Show panel button title as a tooltip in icon-only mode
  • Always sort top-level categories
  • Vertically center contents of the 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


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


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.

Bobby Borisov
Bobby Borisov

Bobby, an editor-in-chief at Linuxiac, is a Linux professional with over 20 years of experience. With a strong focus on Linux and open-source software, he has worked as a Senior Linux System Administrator, Software Developer, and DevOps Engineer for small and large multinational companies.

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