In the past week the new version of the ArcMenu 33 project was launched which is an implementation of an alternative application menu for Gnome. For those unfamiliar with Arc Menu, they should know that this is a Gnome Shell extension designed to replace the standard menu Found in Gnome 3, this application menu extension has some additional benefits over the standard menu found in Gnome 3.
Within its Arc Menu features, in addition to creating a hierarchical menu installed applications, include search functionalityAs well as quick access to files in the system and also the currently logged in user along with quick access to software center and system configuration and other functions that can be accessed from the setup menu.
ArcMenu 33 Key New Features
Among the main changes in this new version of Arc Menu you can find thea possibility to select different menu designs.
In addition to the basic style of ArcMenu, different styles of different menus have been proposed in the design of the style, among which can be found Brisk, Mint, Whisker, Elementary, Gnome, Redmond y ubuntu dash, as well as various options for minimalist design.
It is also highlighted that in this new version of ArcMenu 33 compatibility with new version of Gnome 3.34 is provided, although previous versions 3.28, 3.30 and 3.32 are also supported.
Another novelty that stands out is that added an interface to change the colors of menu items and the ability to create themes that allow you to arbitrarily change the menu style.
On the other hand, the implementation of the ability to import and export preset colors and themes as well as the opportunity to increase the size of the icons in the menu.
For those who are Dash to Panel users, with this new version of Arc Menu you can drag and drop applications from Arc Menu (including search results) in Dash to Panel to instantly add them as a launcher.
Last and not least sand I present a new project logo, which is the following:
Of the other changes that are mentioned in the announcement of this new version:
- Added support for editing parameters of pinned selected apps
- Added support for displaying item catalog content in search results.
- Considerable work has been done to optimize the code. Higher rendering performance with the Cairo library
- The ability to open files located within folders directly from the search engine.
- More backend fixes and translation architecture updates that will allow better and more accurate translations for the different elements of the extensions.
If you want to know more about this new version of Arc Menu you can consult the following link.
How to install ArcMenu?
For those who are interested in being able to install this Gnome extension on their system, they can do it in a fairly simple way, they just have to go to the following link where they can install from their web browser.
In case of having problems with it, you can consult the following link where it is explained how to integrate your browser with Gnome.
Or for the case of those who prefer to compile on their systemAll you have to do is open a terminal and type the following commands in it.
First we are going to get the source code of Arc Menu with:
git clone https://gitlab.com/LinxGem33/Arc-Menu.git
We enter the folder:
If you have a previous version of Arc Menu, it is important that you first uninstall that version before installing the new version, for this you just have to type:
Finally we can perform the installation with:
Now to load the extension Gnome needs to be restarted to do this they can exit their user session or simply press the following key combination `Alt + F2` a box will open, here they just type“ r ”and give enter.