Any way to change the alignment of Application menu?

I’m using Plasma 6 on an ultrawide display (21:9). I’m using Plasma’s Tiling manager with 1:2:1 layout (basically a “main” program in the middle and some utilities on the sides). I’ve made the bottom panel as wide as the “middle” section of the layout, so it appears directly where I focus my eyes.

The problem I have is, that the Application Menu, that pops up, is aligned based on where the button that launches is present, using the button as the “center” position. While this is ok when the menu is narrow, it starts to go left when I’m “searching”, basically going to the left bottom corner of my screen. It’s also annoying, because it “moves” the columns while I’m typing (it starts with one column, after one letter the “system settings” column pops up, moving the “Applications” column to the left and with 2 or 3 letters, the “Bookmarks” and “File Search” columns appear).

Here’s how it looks when I use it. The “middle tile”, where the browser is, is where I would like to see the application menu.

Is there a way to make the “pop up menu” appear anchoring it’s left side to the “launcher” button? This would show it in the middle of the screen, and the columns wouldn’t “move” while typing. I know ultrawide displays are a niche, but this would make Plasma much more comfortable for me.


I have the same issue and there aren’t enough alternative plasma 6 launchers. Kickoff could really use a center align option.