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Re: [desktop] why kde and gnome's menu situation sucks

On Thu, Oct 24, 2002 at 12:26:55AM -0400, Colin Walters wrote:
> On Wed, 2002-10-23 at 23:46, Luke Seubert wrote:
> > I believe I understand your point.  Is the idea to use a label like "Web
> > Browser", instead of a label like "Explorer", or a proper name like,
> > "Galeon"?
> For what it's worth, the GNOME project is generally pushing for
> functional names like "Web Browser", except when a particular project
> has significant recognition in the free software community (e.g. Galeon,
> Mozilla).  So what they'll do is put the project name in parenthesis
> afterwards, like:
> Web Browser (Galeon)
> This seems like a very reasonable approach IMO.

How about this:

Let menu entries have an alternative, descriptive record (hints
probably, but make them coherent WRT other applications)

When in 'Desktop mode', display the alternative record, like 'Web

If the user happens to have two web browsers installed, either choose
the one with the highest priority alone or display all with the real
name in paranthesis like 'Web Browser (Galeon)'

If not in 'Desktop mode', just default to the name like it is now.

Of course, this should be made configurable on a per-system basis at

(I still think we should take our menu systems and plug them into KDE and
GNOME. That way, we could get this functionality for all window


Don't bother flaming me: I'm behind a firewall

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