Stewart Adam <s.adam <at> diffingo.com> writes:
I know alacarte is there for a reason, but I was wondering if others
agree the system menus could use some restructuring. The generic names
like 'Movie Player' are great because you can search for programs by
function but what when 2+ desktop environments are installed? Which
'File Brower' am I opening - XFCE, Gnome or KDE's?
That's indeed a problem, but submenus aren't the answer, inserting the real
name of the application is. We KDE SIG folks have been fighting for that for a
while, with moderate results.
It turns out that 'File Browser' opens up Nautilus, while
'File Brower -
Super User Mode' pulls up konqueror.
The entry for Konqueror is labeled "Konqueror (Systemverwaltungsmodus)" here
(KDE 3.5.8, de_AT.UTF-8 locale). If there's such a vague name, that would be a
bug, we normally don't use vague names in KDE .desktop files. We can patch
In rawhide there are two identical
'System Monitor' entries if you have KDE and Gnome installed. The only
way you can tell them apart is that the entry which opens ksysgaurd
doesn't have a comment.
That's bad too, we really have to add KSysGuard to the name there.