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Saturday, August 9th 2008, 5:16pm

Cluster menu (for KDE 5?)


I've been toying around with an idea, and want to hear some feedback.

It sums up like this: I hate scrolling menus. I find the movement unnatural. I'd like to see a sort of cluster menu system-wide, similar to those presented in Microsoft's Surface or Mozilla's Aurora (

I'd like it to work similar to this: clicking a 'Menu' button creates a sphere or ellipse of menu items, when most used (recently used) items are closer to the centre than others. Say I choose 'Menu', and then 'File', then another sphere is created, and the older grays out.

It's much more forward for people using tablets or touch screens, and is faster and more natural even when using a mouse.
Since KDE is all for innovation, so I thought to suggest it here, for future reference. It feels to me very natural to incorporate such a menu system in KDE, with Plasma and the Oxygen theme.

Feedback is most welcome


Sunday, February 1st 2009, 4:44am

BUMP, or BUHP really. Bring up *his* post. Good idea, I would think.


Friday, January 8th 2010, 12:20pm

damn yes

i would focus on the touch screen interface if i were you and raise it into the centre of the screen though if you can try to neaten it. Thanks so much if its possible.