menu labels and mnemonics, how planned were they?

Boudewijn Rempt boud at
Wed Jul 13 08:36:02 CEST 2005

On Tuesday 12 July 2005 22:52, Torsten Rahn wrote:

> Sorry, but this is what gives us people who want to distribute KDE to
> customers headaches because having such long generic names displayed in the
> menu is an absolute nono. It basically forces each one of us to spend
> numerous hours for going through each menu entry and to shorten it up to
> something reasonable that can be recognized within an eye-blink and is
> still descriptive enough to get a slight idea what the application is
> about. I guess I will have to get back to the kde-usability guys so that we
> establish guidelines for these "names".

That would be useful: the names I found when I started looking at them were 
absolutely horrible -- but I'm hardly capable of doing better. I'll go with 
Alan's suggestion for now and use "Paint" for Krita -- but I'm not sure what 
would be the best thing for Karbon.




GenericName=Paint Component

How about that?

Anyway... This shows that we can indeed give Alan a free hand with the menu 
organization since nobody really had any reaction to his menu suggestions. 
Have fun, Alan! (Don't touch the filters menu, though, because I'm working on 
a different way to load the filters and that will affect the menu handling).

Boudewijn Rempt
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