Eog should show an Open with... menu item in the global menu under Unity

Bug #1503602 reported by Jan Rathmann on 2015-10-07
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
eog (Ubuntu)
Lars Karlitski

Bug Description


currently Eog in Wily lacks a discoverable "Open with..." menu item under "Image" in its menu bar when using Unity, so I propose to add it there.

The "Open with..." functionality is currently only avaiable from the context menu when you right click somewhere in the image, but that's not very discoverable.

When using Eog under Ubuntu Gnome, the "Open with.." item is integrated into the menu of the "Hamburger button" in the toolbar on the top right.

Previous versions of Eog (untill Vivid) had the ability to customize the toolbar and add an "Edit image..." button, which I'm missing a bit, and the "Open with..." functionality is the most viable replacement for this at the moment, so it should not be made too hard for existing users to discover that.

Kind regards,

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.10
Package: eog 3.16.3-1ubuntu2
Uname: Linux 4.3.0-040300rc4-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.19-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Wed Oct 7 10:48:12 2015
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-10-03 (3 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" - Alpha amd64 (20151002)
SourcePackage: eog
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Jan Rathmann (kaiserclaudius) wrote :
Changed in eog (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Lars Uebernickel (larsu)
importance: Undecided → Low
Lars Karlitski (larsu) wrote :

Thanks for reporting this bug. The way GNOME does menus has changed quite a bit recently and as a result it is quite hard to have dynamic menus of this kind in the global menu bar. We're working on a way to do this in gtk, but it is too late in the cycle to land that work.

In the meantime, you can "Open With" from the context menu of the image or from nautilus.

Changed in eog (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
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