Bug 518667 - Tomboy should include a menu entry
Summary: Tomboy should include a menu entry
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: tomboy
Version: 11
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-08-21 15:10 UTC by Paul Cutler
Modified: 2010-06-28 14:13 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 14:13:20 UTC

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Description Paul Cutler 2009-08-21 15:10:34 UTC
Description of problem:

Tomboy should include a menu entry in Applications -> Accessories

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


Tomboy should be included in the Accessories menu for two reasons:

1. Discoverability - if users want to run Tomboy or a note-taking application, most users will search the menu for it, rather than having to right click on the panel and click Add to Panel.

2. GNOME Shell - while testing GNOME Shell, I noticed my Tomboy icon was not appearing.  This was due to running it via add to panel, rather than from a menu, the terminal or via GNOME-Do.  When running from the panel, the Tomboy icon appears outside of the notification area (http://www.silwenae.org/etc/tomboy.png).  When running Tomboy directly, from the command line or from the menu, it appears within the notification area and is usable within GNOME Shell.

Comment 1 Sandy Armstrong 2009-09-11 12:31:54 UTC
I'd like to confirm as the upstream maintainer that most Tomboy users don't know about panel applets, and run Tomboy by starting it from the menus.  They expect that menu item to be there.

Paul's argument about gnome-shell is also quite valid, see comments here:

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