Bug 514349

Summary: change application name to Firefox in desktop file
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: jmccann
Component: firefoxAssignee: Christopher Aillon <caillon>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Priority: low    
Version: 12CC: cschalle, gecko-bugs-nobody, mclasen
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patch for desktop file none

Description jmccann 2009-07-28 18:44:45 EDT
Currently we are using the name as "Firefox Web Browser".  This is actually an incorrect use according to the desktop file spec (as described in http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/xdg/2009-July/010807.html) and it happens to make problems for gnome-shell.

Another factor is that these days far more people know and recognize the Firefox than they used to (in fact arguably more people recognize Firefox than understand what a Browser is).

We should change the desktop file to use "Firefox" for the name field and continue to use "Web Browser" or maybe "Web" for the generic name.
Comment 1 Christopher Aillon 2009-07-29 13:57:54 EDT
Taking bug for now.
Comment 2 jmccann 2009-09-23 17:58:30 EDT
Created attachment 362364 [details]
patch for desktop file

I don't think we need to add X-GNOME-FullName.
Comment 3 Christopher Aillon 2009-10-13 18:43:44 EDT
Committed to cvs for firefox and thunderbird, but didn't produce builds; new builds should be coming soon though.
Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2009-11-16 06:09:59 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.

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Fedora 12 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2010-12-02. Fedora 12 is 
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