Impossible to distinguish between "applications" with the same name

Bug #769922 reported by Andrew on 2011-04-24
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: unity

It is impossible to distinguish between multiple "applications" which have the same name but are in different menu categories.

Example (see attached screenshot):
    Applications ▸ Internet ▸ Desktop Webmail
    System ▸ Preferences ▸ Desktop Webmail

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: unity 3.8.10-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,imgjpeg,compiztoolbox,decor,resize,wallpaper,snap,regex,gnomecompat,move,grid,titleinfo,text,mousepoll,imgpng,vpswitch,place,unitymtgrabhandles,animation,wall,session,workarounds,expo,ezoom,staticswitcher,fade,scale,unityshell,scaleaddon]
Date: Sun Apr 24 08:29:16 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Beta amd64 (20110413)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Andrew (andrewkk) wrote :
levu (levu) wrote :

I can think of this solution: If there are desktop files which have the same name and they are both shown at the same time, append the category:

Desktop Webmail (Preferences) / Desktop Webmail (Internet)

If there's only one program with this name shown, there is no need for this.

The better solution would be to have unique names for all programs :)

Alex Launi (alexlauni) on 2011-05-19
Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
tags: added: needs-design
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

I would rather say that its something that should be changed in the app itself. Like gwibber and empathy.

Andrea Azzarone (azzar1) on 2015-09-23
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: New → Opinion
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Opinion
Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → Opinion
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