Re: Avoiding the name of an application in Menus?
- From: Calum Benson <Calum Benson Sun COM>
- To: Joachim Noreiko <jnoreiko yahoo com>
- Cc: gnome-doc-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Avoiding the name of an application in Menus?
- Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2006 17:40:51 +0000
On 22 Feb 2006, at 14:41, Joachim Noreiko wrote:
I don't think it mentions this in connection with
window titles or application names across other parts
of the desktop though.
I would very much like to see app names in the format
"Epiphany Web Browser" all the way across the desktop,
window titles, documentation, etc.
FWIW, the HIG also says that window titles should primarily feature
the name of the document, web page etc. that's in the window, only
followed by the application name if it's necessary for
disambiguation. So you should rarely need to see the name of the
application in a title bar... and if you do, you'd want it to be a
short as possible (rather than "Sound Juicer CD Ripper" or "Epiphany
Web Browser"), as it's likely to be truncated.
CALUM BENSON, Usability Engineer Sun Microsystems Ireland
mailto:calum benson sun com Java Desktop System Team
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