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Description of problem:
Running Kasteroids from within Gnome, Metacity displays the window with no title
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Launch Kasteroids via Gnome's games menu.
Actual Results: No title caption in the Metacity window manager for this window.
Expected Results: Having a title caption..
Bluecurve on 1600x1200x24 bit color here, IF that matters...
Kenolaba has the same problem.
It seems that Exec=kasteroids %i %m -caption "%c" is not correct handled from
The problem still exists on Severn and it is even worse than on RHL9. 90% of
all the KDE apps launched from the Gnome memu don't have a Title in the window
George maybe you could look at this?
This is not a bug in the panel but either in the .desktop files or in the spec.
If you look at
Then the %c is meant to expand to the Comment field, however the relevant
.desktop files have no comment field. I suspect KDE is then breaking the spec
here. Since the spec contains this stuff because of KDE however mostly I
suppose we should fix the spec. I'm mailing xdg-list.
Note that there is more broken in the % expansion then meets the eye. %m is not
in the spec and explicitly disallowed, %i seems to expand in KDE to something
like two arguments "-icon foo", and %k has very vague description of what it is
(I assumed the name of the desktop file)
Created attachment 93237 [details]
Patch to fix KDE app launching from gnome
The spec is very vague, and KDE breaks the spec in several places. This patch
is what I commited on HEAD and should apply to stable as well since nothing
changed here lately. Basically it will do things the way KDE does things and I
suppose we should put that in the spec. Mailed xdg-list about this already.
Note the patch is for gnome-desktop, not gnome-panel, I forgot to mention that
*** Bug 100649 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Seems to be working fine in Raw Hide and should have been working
correctly in Fedora Core 1 also.