Fwd: Re: Controlling menubar title on Ubuntu 11.10?

Nikos Chantziaras realnc at gmail.com
Mon Mar 19 19:00:56 UTC 2012

On 19/03/12 13:20, Kai Mast wrote:
> 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.

There is no desktop file.  It's a single binary the user can download, 
copy and run from wherever desired.

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