Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 61428
comment= entries in desktop files suboptimal
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:41:01 EDT
Description of Problem:
Since KDE (and GNOME 2?) are moving towards displaying the Comment= desktop file entry in
menus, they should be good menu entries.
gnome-games prefixes almost every game with "Gnome", so you end up with menu entries
GNOME > Games > Gnome Robots Game
I think just "Robots Game" would be preferrable.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install KDE 3.0 in the default configuration
2. Look at the gnome menus in the K menu
What the heck is KDE doing that for? The "Name=" field is for the name of the
menu entry, that's why it's called "Name" ;-)
Anyhow GNOME 2 displays Name in the menus, not Comment, so this needs to be
sorted out on firstname.lastname@example.org so that everyone is displaying the same
What does KDE do with the "Name" field?
Both are used. in KDE3, you have the choice between
* name (comment)
* comment (name)
If you look at typical desktop files (all KDE, GNOME and plain-X11-with-desktop-file),
you'll see that almost all the time, you have something like
where showing the comment is preferrable.
"Name" should be a good menu name, and "Comment" should be a tooltip.
For one take on this see http://www242.pair.com/nilsp/nils/panel/menus.html
Anyway if we want to have it configurable whether menu items show up as generic
names ("Email Client") vs. application names ("KMail") then we should say that
the Name= field will be one of those, and add an additional field for the other;
overloading Comment for this purpose is nonsense, the Comment should be a
comment, not an "alternative menu name"
We need to bring this up on xdg-list and establish how it works.
Fixed on xdg-list.