Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 68136
The gnome menus are totally overloaded and take ages to load the small app icons
Last modified: 2014-01-21 17:48:03 EST
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Description of problem:
There are way to many apps in the gnome menus on my system it takes ages to
until all the small app icons are loaded. I propose to use more sub-menus. Even
on my 1280x1024 desktop I can't see all menu entries under "System tools" with
scolling through the menu.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open the gnome menus, e.g. "System tools"
In addition the menus seem to be randomnly organized.
specifically - evolution is under "other" with gnumeric.
and EACH of the screensavers is listed under "other"
finding ximian-evolution in the other menu on a 1024x768 laptop was not obvious
(considering I was looking for evolution :)
ok I looked a little deeper on this - its just that the .desktop files don't
contain the Categories= key.
I presume this has to be fixed on an app-by-app basis.
Are there plans, however, to reduce the number of items and to make more
consistent the naming scheme and capitalization of the menu items?
for example: under Sound & Video we have:
GTV MPEG Player (with no icon - kinda disconcerting)
The number of duplicates in systems tools is too many to mention - ie:
should I use Printer Configuration, printing mananger or print manager to
And is Service Configuration better than SysV-Init editor?
You can understand the confusion - maybe it would be better if all the
redhat-config-* programs shared the same icon/style of icon or something - so I
could at least know which ones those were.
Menus need cleaning up, yes. It's a work in progress.
I'm going to close this bug since it doesn't cover any specific aspect of the
cleanup, and there are hundreds of aspects.