[RFC]Application menu entries leave a lot to be desired

神癒礁湖 (Rafael Laguna) rafaellaguna at gmail.com
Sat Nov 10 23:17:49 UTC 2012

That's why icons are made for: clarifying the purpose. I don't think that a
"dot with powers" (PowerPoint) will mean to me a presentation app.

紳癒礁湖 (Rafael Laguna)
Lubuntu Artwork Team
El 10/11/2012 23:48, "Jonathan Marsden" <jmarsden at fastmail.fm> va escriure:

> On 11/10/2012 12:50 PM, Yorvyk wrote:
> > We had a rather short session on this, but the consensus was that
> > some entries don't make it obvious what they are. ... So we ended up
> > with the following, ...
> > Leafpad Editor
> I'd suggest "Leafpad Text Editor" to clarify that this particular editor
> is for editing text, not audio or video or any other data.
> Incidentally, the current Comment for Leafpad in 12.10 seems to be
> "Simple text editor", which seems to "make it obvious what it is" to
> me... so why is this in the list of ones urgently/obviously needing to
> be changed?
> > Transmission Bit-torrent
> This one might benefit from being "Transmission Bit-torrent Client" to
> clarify that it is client software (just as we say Sylpheed is an "Email
> CLient"?  I take it the use of "Bit-torrent" rather than "BitTorrent" is
> to avoid the trademark?  According to wikipedia, BitTorrent "is a
> protocol"... in which case that spelling would seem to be preferable to
> "Bit-torrent", unless we are forced to avoid calling it BitTorrent for
> legal (copyright/trademark/etc.) reasons.
> > Xpad Notes
> Is there value in making this something like "Xpad On-screen Notes", to
> indicate more clearly the nature of the notes concerned?  They are not
> musical notes, nor are they just plain text typed notes stored in plain
> text files on disk (a la MS Windows Notepad)... so some clarification
> seems like it might be worthwhile?
> Jonathan
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