Bug 514349 - change application name to Firefox in desktop file
Summary: change application name to Firefox in desktop file
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox
Version: 12
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Christopher Aillon
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-07-28 22:44 UTC by jmccann
Modified: 2015-01-14 23:23 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2010-12-05 06:40:20 UTC
Type: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)
patch for desktop file (1.60 KB, patch)
2009-09-23 21:58 UTC, jmccann
no flags Details | Diff

Description jmccann 2009-07-28 22:44:45 UTC
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 17:57:54 UTC
Taking bug for now.

Comment 2 jmccann 2009-09-23 21:58:30 UTC
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 22:43:44 UTC
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 11:09:59 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.

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