Stewart Adam wrote:
Just a note before I start, I'm talking mostly about Gnome but this may
apply to KDE or XFCE users.
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?
SuSE has a quite neat scheme for that. In KDE at least, dunno about
gnome / others, I'm a KDE fanboy ;)
Menu structure is like this:
-> email <- GenericName
-> kmail <- Name
-> thunderburd <- Name
The special trick now is that it doesn't show menus with only one entry.
If you had only one email client installed, the "email" entry changed
from a submenu to a button which started the one installed mailer directly.