long name field in .desktop icon

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Thu Mar 2 20:33:33 GMT 2006

Eduardo Jaime Quiros Batres wrote:
> Em Qui 02 Mar 2006 11:00, Rex Dieter escreveu:
>>Eduardo Jaime Quiros Batres wrote:
>>>I have a icon with a long "name=" description and I can't find in the
>>>help or google how to make the descriptin appear in several lines.
>>>Under the desktop icon I get "shortcut to something..." and I would like
>>>it to appear in 2 or more lines:
>>AFAIK, there is no way to do what you want.  However, it sounds like you
>>probably want to use the
>>field to put the long description instead of abusing
> nothing to do with abusing, having to do with solving a user problem that now 
> has one more reason to keep talking bad about linux and making it difficult 
> for a transition we have to make, doesn't matter if he's right, matters that 
> he thinks that it should be possible and others also.

Yes abusing.

Perhaps you should read a bit of the Desktop Entry Specification, 
pertaining to desktop entry keys
to see what they're supposed to be used for.

was/is not intended for anything more than the (simple) name of the 
Application in question.

I stand by my original suggestion that you use the more appropriate
fields to accomplish what you're after.

-- Rex
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