Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 61654
bad kde menus
Last modified: 2007-03-26 23:52:06 EDT
fresh custom install of beta3 with kde+gnome+development
kde3 seems to have changed what is used as the text to be displayed for the
In kde 2.2, the "Name" value in the xxx.desktop file located in
/usr/share/applnk tree was used.
In kde 3, the "Comment" value is used unless there is none and then the "Name"
value is used.
For a number of packages (especially those listed under Games and Editors), the
"Comment" value provides useless information.
For example, all three editors listed have the Comment value of "text editor".
Although minor, this makes program selection very difficult.
This was intentional in order to make it easier for new users ("Text Editor" is much
preferrable over "Kate" or "VIM" for those who don't know their way around the system
I've reverted it because many people are complaining, though.
It was not that using "Text Editor" was a bad idea but that with three editors
all saying the same thing, it was had to differentiate.