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Re: what is "Document Viewer"?



Kevin Kofler wrote:
Bill Davidsen wrote:
I think you have lost sight of the user here, the average user would see
"evince" in a menu and have zero idea what it is and does.

The correct thing to write is "Evince Document Viewer" (or any permutation
of this). And the freedesktop.org .desktop file standard says this should
be encoded as:
Name=Evince
GenericName=Document Viewer
Now somebody just needs to fix GNOME not to ignore GenericName, and
the .desktop files to use Name and GenericName as intended by the standard.

Yes, exactly. I might even suggest that the menu be built to say
 "GenericName (Name)"
so that multiple approaches to a task might be more evident.

It also would educate the user about the application name as well as the service it provides, which is a good thing.

--
Bill Davidsen <davidsen tmr com>
  "We have more to fear from the bungling of the incompetent than from
the machinations of the wicked."  - from Slashdot


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