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Re: Menu Policy - please read if you maintain a package with a .desktop file in it!



Seth Nickell wrote:

2) If your package is in any of the default package sets:
...
  b) The menu item should usually be the application's
generic/descriptive name. For example, use "Web Browser" instead of
"Mozilla" or "Mozilla Web Browser".

3) If your package is NOT in any of the default package sets:
  a) The menu name should usually be the application's given name + the
generic/descriptive name. For example, use "Mozilla Web Browser" instead
of "Web Browser" or "Mozilla".

Why mess with names like this at all when functional equivalents exist *now* in .desktop files using Name and GenericName, e.g. for mozilla:
Name=Mozilla
GenericName=Web Browser


The display of these are (user) configurable (at least in KDE) whereas hardcoding changes as you suggest certainly are not.

-- Rex



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