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

Yorvyk yorvik.ubunto at googlemail.com
Wed Oct 31 12:48:47 UTC 2012

During my brief bit of usability testing with software centres another 
problem reared it's ugly head. Some of the entries in the apps menu are 
remarkable for their meaninglessness and could do with changing. As an 
  Menu > Office > Gnumeric with the tooltip - 'Calculation, Analysis, 
and Visualisation of Information".

My three users have never really used a spreadsheet and this meant 
nothing to them.  Thier suggestion was to change the menu entry to 
'Gnumeric Spreadsheet' or some thing similar, as long as sit contained 
the word 'spreadsheet.
Abiword was recognised as a word-processor, but only because it had 
'word' in it's name.
They also struggled to find a PDF viewer.  Evince is labelled 'Document 
Viewer' with the tool tip saying 'View multi-page documents'.  No 
mention of PDF.
I'll be going through the menu later in the week with a couple of them 
to see if they can come up with some more obvious entries.  I'll then 
raise a bug for this.


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