On Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 16:59, C wrote:
On Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 15:36, Will Stephenson
> I've got a few applications - the games
from HumbleBundle 2 - that
> have been added to the KMenu by their installers. When I navigate to
> the applications in the KMenu, the icons are showing, but there is no
> text next to the icons (Application name field is empty). A mouse
> hover shows the app names in grey text in the Description field.
Can you reproduce this creating a menu entry from
scratch? If so,
give comprehensive steps. If not, attach one of the
HumbleBundle-created .desktop files and we can test it (eg symlinking
/usr/bin/some-game to /bin/true).
Yes it's reproducible.
1. Right-click KMenu
2. Select Edit applications
3. Pick a menu entry point. I selected Games > Arcade
4. Click New item
5. Name item Testing
6. Fill in the Command field with a known application... for example
kwrite 7. Do not give it the optional description
When you check the KMenu at this point the object is visible in the
menu, but the name is not visible. Hover with a mouse and the name
shows up in the Description area.
If I go back into the menu editor and give the new object a
description, then the name shows up in the right place, and the new
description shows on mouse hover.
Interestingly, the Humble Bundle game items all have a Comment. If I
add a new Description, leaving the comment, then the problem persists.
If i move the Comment to the Description, then everything is back to
So, it seems that a menu object with a Name but no Description or
Comment displays incorrectly. A menu item with a Name, Description
and Comment displays incorrectly.
Ummmm.. does that make sense?
Just resurrecting an old thread. This issue has popped into my
awareness yet again -and NOT just with the Humble Bundle games, but
with ANY application i install that adds a node to the menu which only
has a name (no Description).
I've got a clean install of openSUSE 12.1 and KDE4. I've updated to
KDE4.8.1, and started adding in my applications. I've noticed that
yet again, if an item in the standard Application Launcher is added
*without* a Description (only a Name), then the Name gets moved to the
Display location in the App Launcher menu. (I don't mean in the menu
editor) So all that is displayed is an Icon, and no text off to the
right. Hover the mouse, and you can see the application name
displayed in small light grey font where the optional Description is
supposed to be.
If I open the Menu Editor and add text to the empty (optional)
Description field (it can even be just a single empty space) and then
save, when I go back into the Application Menu everything is
displaying as expected.
Two questions... has anyone else noticed this? or is it just my system?
I've searched bugs.kde.org
, but haven't found the right combination of
keywords to turn up anything.. yet.
I believe I have seen the same issue.
Additionally, if the name and description are exactly the same, then you
once again end up with icon, but no text.
Using description rather than program name by default seems ...
Having 8 icons all named Web Browser doesn't make sense.
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