Formal complaint concerning the use of the name "System Settings"

Thomas L├╝bking thomas.luebking at
Tue Jul 26 21:39:38 BST 2011

Am Tue, 26 Jul 2011 22:27:40 +0200
schrieb Ambroz Bizjak <ambrop7 at>:

> Additionally, I make the following points on your proposed solution:
> My solution can do everything that the solution you are proposing
No. Can't. The runner/startmenu (call it whatever you want) can
effectively prevent clashes - what some extra string can only hope to
achive (based on social engineering)

> Your solution (as far as I get it) assumes a specific interpretation
> of the Name and GenericName fields. 
No. It assumes that the .desktop files differ in some identifying

> It's just that some DEs (and distributions)
> use the Name field for the primary name in the menu, while some use
> the Name field.
I think you didn't get what I said in the first place.
The runner (the menu, whatever) has to ensure the disambiguation.
Whether starting form the generic or non generic name doesn't matter at


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