Fwd: Re: Controlling menubar title on Ubuntu 11.10?

Kai Mast kai.mast at freakybytes.org
Mon Mar 19 11:20:18 UTC 2012

Argh Sorry, Mail was send to original poster instead of mailinglist..

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	Re: Controlling menubar title on Ubuntu 11.10?
Date: 	Mon, 19 Mar 2012 12:19:26 +0100
From: 	Kai Mast <kai.mast at freakybytes.org>
To: 	Nikos Chantziaras <realnc at gmail.com>

On So 18 Mär 2012 23:11:25 CET, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
> On 14/03/12 18:07, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
>> (I initially sent this to ubuntu-devel, but it didn't make it through.)
>> Hello.
>> I wrote an application that, at startup, prompts the user for a file
>> (using a standard "open file" dialog). Ubuntu 11.10 takes the title of
>> that dialog ("Choose the file you wish to play") and uses it for the
>> rest of the application's session. This is wrong of course. The menu bar
>> should display the application's name.
>> Is there a way I can control the title of the menu bar?
>> The GUI of the application is written using Qt.
> So I guess it's not possible then.  This is really a shortcoming in
> Ubuntu and doesn't look very well thought out.  But I'll have to live
> with it.

I am no expert on this but I am pretty sure the name in the panel  
comes from the .desktop-file.

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