Use X-GNOME-FullName when available for launcher hover text

Bug #594285 reported by Michael Terry on 2010-06-14
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
Gord Allott
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: unity

When hovering over icons in the launcher, I propose that X-GNOME-FullName is preferred over Name from the .desktop file. Since the only other content there is an icon, more context is better when figuring out what will happen when I click the icon.

By way of example, the empathy icon is not the clearest (the telepathic bubbles between heads). Hovering over it only says "Empathy", which doesn't really mean anything by itself. Using "Empathy IM Client" would be more clear. This also has the side effect of matching what the normal Desktop GNOME menu shows.

Related branches

Neil J. Patel (njpatel) on 2010-06-25
Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Gord Allott (gordallott)
importance: Undecided → Low
milestone: none → 2010-07-08
status: New → Triaged
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2010-06-28
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) on 2010-07-12
Changed in unity:
milestone: 2010-07-08 → 2010-07-22
Gord Allott (gordallott) on 2010-07-16
Changed in unity:
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unity - 0.2.18-0ubuntu1

unity (0.2.18-0ubuntu1) maverick; urgency=low

  * New upstream release.
    - can't drag and drop item to last position in launcher (LP: #595819)
    - set a solid color as background (LP: #594232)
    - select a place by default (LP: #601020)
    - Support offline shortcuts in quicklist (LP: #595842)
    - keyboard focus in places should default to the search entry (LP: #599888)
    - fix various search issues in places (LP: #600732, #604964)
    - contracted/expanded feature doesn't take mouse position into account
      (LP: #595878)
    - Use X-GNOME-FullName when available for launcher hover text (LP: #594285)
    - SIGSEGV in _clutter_stage_has_full_redraw_queued (LP: #594209)
  * debian/control:
    - bump libclutk-dev build-dep to latest
    - add libdbusmenu-glib-dev, libgnome-desktop-dev and libgnomeui-dev deps
  * add debian/patches/01_add_dbusmenu_glib_vapi.patch:
    - not distribute yet, small fix in the vapi to make a method return an
      unowned variable instead of an owned one
 -- Didier Roche <email address hidden> Fri, 16 Jul 2010 14:48:14 +0200

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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