Office/ and Utilities/ menu reorganization

Matthias Welwarsky matze at
Mon Aug 8 15:23:46 BST 2005

On Monday 08 August 2005 15:23, Fabian Wolf wrote:
> On Sunday 07 August 2005 20:08, Stephan Binner wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > KDE releases include too many and non-important, or duplicate, or not
> > best- of-its-kind applications. Maybe we can have a BOF at Akademy about
> > criteria what to ship and how in KDE 4. Now only about changing menu
> > layout of 3.5: ...
> There is one thing I don't get about the menus:
> PDF Viewer (KPDF)
> PDF VIewer (Adobe Reader)
> One would think they belonged in the same submenu. However KPDF is located
> in Graphics while Adobe Reader is in the Office submenu... does not make
> sense to me. Actually I don't think either one of the mentioned menus
> really fits them. Personally I would put them in some utility submenu -
> they are just plain document viewers!

As I learned recently, the Adobe Reader is much more than a plain document 
viewer (at least some guy from Adobe went to great lengths to explain that 
its much more than a plain viewer). You can for example comment PDFs, work 
with forms, use it as a presentation viewer ... However, I agree on the idea 
that they should be in the same category. I wouldn't understand why I find a 
PDF reader in two different menu locations, too.

> Regards,
> Fabian

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