simpler desktop tooltips

Stephan Kulow coolo at
Mon Jun 13 08:32:14 BST 2005

Am Sonntag 12 Juni 2005 21:07 schrieb André Wöbbeking:
> Hi,
> IMO the tooltips for .desktop files on the desktop are too detailed. The 
> average user doesn't want to see all the information (size, 
> modification time, ...) he only wants to know what the icon is for. 
> The attached patch is only a quick hack and can certainly be improved 
> but it's a starting point. Suggestions are welcome.
The modification time and size of the desktop file is indeed nonsense. But
I guess, people expect informations about the link target. E.g. if it's a text
file, they might indeed want to know the modification date, but if it's a http
link, they might want to know the last visited date and if it's a device, they
might want to know the free space available.

But your patch is a welcome start ;)

Greetings, Stephan

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