9menu Alternatives

    9menu is described as 'create a menu to run commands' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to 9menu for Linux, Windows and Mac. The best alternative is dmenu, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like 9menu are Zenity (Free, Open Source), Yad (Free, Open Source), KDialog (Free, Open Source) and whiptail (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 7, 2021

    1. dmenu is a dynamic menu for X, originally designed for dwm. It manages large numbers of user-defined menu items efficiently.
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      jemi Highly regarded, simple menuing system, with lots of patches available for customization.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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    2. Zenity is a tool that allows you to display GTK dialog boxes in commandline and shell scripts.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Yad (yet another dialog) is a fork of Zenity with many improvements, such as custom buttons, additional dialogs, pop-up menu in notification icon and more. It's useful for creating quick and easy GUIs for shell and batch scripting.
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    3. Show KDE dialog boxes from shell scripts
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    4. display dialog boxes from shell scripts
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      display dialog boxes from shell scripts. Curses based. Works in console mode.
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    5. MessagePop is a simple application designed to help you convey a message to the computer user. The program allows you to specify the message text and the other parameters from the command line.
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    6. display a message or query in a window (X-based /bin/echo)
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    7. a GTK-based xmessage clone
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    8. CocoaDialog is an OS X application that allows the use of common GUI controls such as file selectors, text input, progress bars, yes/no confirmations and more with a command-line application.
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