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Month: May 2012

Two Settings menu options

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Wed, 9 May 2012 11:18:19 -0700 (PDT)
In the TDE menu there are two menu options named "Settings," both inherited from 3.5.10.

One Settings menu option is static and contains various items to configure application settings, not necessarily TDE related. The other Settings menu is dynamic, optional, and is related only to KControl preferences.

Having two menu options with the same name is potentially confusing.

Translations pose a challenge for renaming the static Settings menu (tdebase/applnk/ Renaming that menu option is further complicated because of XDG expectations. Renaming this menu option is best avoided.

Renaming the dynamic menu option to "Control Center" or "Preferences" seems straightforward. There are at least two files that need editing: tdebase/kicker/menuext/prefmenu/prefmenu.desktop and prefmenu.cpp. Whereas translating to "Preferences" would be a steep uphill challenge, renaming to "Control Center" is almost painless. Although not a perfect one-to-one correspondence but very close, we would use KControl.desktop to copy and repopulate the Name keys. In all, quite doable.

I don't know how renaming the dynamic menu option affects the Konqueror "settings:/" kio slave, if at all.

Thoughts? Comments?