Bring back the "System Tools" menu?

Evandro Fernandes Giovanini efgiovanini at
Fri Sep 28 03:14:49 BST 2007

Hi everyone,

"System Tools" is a standard category of the XDG spec that is not used
in a default Ubuntu desktop. Applications that usually go in that
category have been moved to other places, such as "Accessories" or
"Administration", or simply hidden by default.

Looking at Gutsy, I think the Accessories menu is too crowded with
applications that don't belong there (Bluetooth Analyzer, Disk Usage
Analyzer, Terminal). Another problem with Ubuntu ignoring the XDG spec
is that third party applications might install an entry in that
category, so the user will end up with the extra category anyway.

I'd like to suggest that Ubuntu reconsiders this change and reverts back
to upstream behaviour.


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