Re: [Tails-ux] #16990: Update our list of "Favorites" applic…

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Author: intrigeri
To: tails-ux
Subject: Re: [Tails-ux] #16990: Update our list of "Favorites" applications

segfault (2020-03-06):
> sajolida:
> Most applications already add an attribute "GenericName" to their
> .desktop file, which is a description of the type of application. So
> from the application's perspective, it already provides what is needed,
> and GNOME *could* display that information next to the name. But I don't
> expect them to change that behavior.
>> or whether diverging from the Debian package would be costly
>> in terms of maintenance.
>> @segfault: Any clue on this?
> That should be possible by patching the respective .desktop files in
> /usr/share/applications/. I don't expect much maintenance cost, because
> I don't think applications change their title or the name of the
> .desktop file often.

I agree wrt. the English name.

Additionally, note that .desktop files also include translations of
this info, which might make the problem considerably less trivial,
depending on where we set our expectations.