Drop "Open a " from .desktop Actions

Bug #1668699 reported by Jeremy Bicha on 2017-02-28
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
webbrowser-app (Ubuntu)
Low
Jeremy Bicha

Bug Description

Start the Web Browser app.
Right-click on its icon in Unity's Dash (the strip on the left side of the screen).
There are two custom Actions: "Open a New Window" and "Open a New Private Window".

I propose that the "Open a " prefix be dropped.

This provides greater consistency with other apps which just use "New Window" or "New Document" Actions. Examples include epiphany-browser, gedit, LibreOffice and Nautilus.

In GNOME Shell, Actions show in the Activities Overview. GNOME Shell includes a default "New Window" action. So in GNOME Shell, the actions shown include the duplicate "New Window" and "Open a New Window". (Note that an explicit "New Window" shortcut does not duplicate the default "New Window" in GNOME Shell as long as the action is named new-window.)

See also LP: #1668664 for Firefox and LP: #1668730 for Chromium.

Related branches

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2017-02-28
description: updated
Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :

The proposed change looks sound to me, thanks for the report and the patch!
I’d like to get feedback from design before merging, adding a ubuntu-ux task.

Changed in webbrowser-app (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Jeremy Bicha (jbicha)
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → Low
Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

As far as I can tell, this change is not in conflict with any browser design spec, and the consistency argument makes sense. Thanks Jeremy.

Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: nobody → Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt)
status: New → Fix Committed
Olivier Tilloy (osomon) on 2017-03-09
Changed in webbrowser-app (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package webbrowser-app - 0.23+17.04.20170310-0ubuntu1

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webbrowser-app (0.23+17.04.20170310-0ubuntu1) zesty; urgency=medium

  [ Alexandre Abreu ]
  * Explicitely define Ctrl+R as the refresh shortcut for the browser
    (LP: #1593877)

  [ Andrew Hayzen ]
  * Use the new TabsBar component from Ubuntu.Components.Extras

  [ Florian Boucault ]
  * Add Peekier to available search engines (LP: #1649673)
  * Bookmarks and history: increased font size one level
  * Make new tabs opened in the background to be placed next to the tab
    requesting them instead of at the end of the list of tabs (LP: #1499780)
  * Enable predictive text in address bar (LP: #1378750)
  * Fix issue with new tab page sometimes never being unloaded (LP: #1659435)
  * Snap: embed ubuntu-ui-extras by building it from source
  * Improved UX for <select> dropdowns in web content
  * Store and restore on startup the size of each window (LP: #1312892)
  * Do not go fullscreen if already fullscreen (LP: #1665727)
  * Do not rely on qmake as webbrowser is CMake based

  [ Jeremy Bicha ]
  * Drop "Open a " prefix from .desktop Actions (LP: #1668699)

  [ Matthieu James ]
  * Updated browser icon (LP: #1358050)

  [ Michael Terry ]
  * Properly set the APP_ID variable for the snappy world

  [ Olivier Tilloy ]
  * Use the no-system-libraries build attribute instead of specifying extra
    stage packages
  * Move snapcraft.yaml to snap directory (new in snapcraft 2.26)
  * Add a desktop UA override for dailymotion.com (LP: #1662826)
  * Log oxide and chromium versions at app startup
  * Add UA overrides for google photos (desktop and mobile) (LP: #1665926)
  * Explicitly plug to the "mir" interface (LP: #1662145)
  * Add "ibus" and "nvidia" apparmor abstractions to webbrowser-app apparmor
    profile
  * Additional holes in generated apparmor profile to allow webbrowser-app
    to run under unity8 in zesty (LP: #1590561)

 -- Olivier Tilloy <email address hidden> Fri, 10 Mar 2017 15:35:28 +0000

Changed in webbrowser-app (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
no longer affects: ubuntu-ux
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